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Forum: RV-10 12-09-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By BobTurner
Best solution is the after-market kit mentioned...

Best solution is the after-market kit mentioned above. Installing a leather or nylon pull handle aft of the door handle helps to pull in both the fore and aft ends of the door. But then you need two...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-09-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,467
Posted By BobTurner
IIRC the part number with the K suffix is...

IIRC the part number with the K suffix is manufactured to accept a dimple nested into the center hole - the threaded one - for use with flat head screws. The discussion here concerns dimpled ‘ears’,...
Forum: ADS-B 12-09-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By BobTurner
Street value of your SL70 is about $350. The mode...

Street value of your SL70 is about $350. The mode C market is saturated with trade ins from upgrades to mode S-ES.
You should look at your whole panel. Is there an upgrade to an ifr gps in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By BobTurner
What formats do you have the RS232 set for,...

What formats do you have the RS232 set for, serial 5 and 6? I *believe* you should be getting basic gps info from the 375 to the WS. Note, if you wish to do approaches with the cdi data displayed on...
Forum: Northwest 12-05-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By BobTurner
That’s a nice reference you posted. Note, that...

That’s a nice reference you posted. Note, that things like a tailwheel endorsement are specifically excluded when operating under a LODA (waiver). Only transition training may be given. What is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,171
Posted By BobTurner
Like a few other posters, I’m scratching my head...

Like a few other posters, I’m scratching my head here, trying to explain how any combination of throttle or mixture could result in ‘unhappy’ CHTs, at 15K’. Do you have a fixed timing (mag or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,171
Posted By BobTurner
I have to ask: Why would one fly at half...

I have to ask: Why would one fly at half throttle, at 15K’?
Forum: Northwest 12-02-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By BobTurner
Mike is a special case because, as you point out,...

Mike is a special case because, as you point out, the airplane is coming from Vans, not Mike. Furthermore Vans demonstrators are not certified as EAB, but something else. So if the OP can find a...
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By BobTurner
It would probably work okay, especially if your...

It would probably work okay, especially if your read-out is a modern EFIS (they can be calibrated to be quite accurate). But you’re talking about electricity in a gas tank, and the sender is clearly...
Forum: Northwest 12-02-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By BobTurner
Hi Marc, If I understand your post correctly, you...

Hi Marc,
If I understand your post correctly, you are looking for a cfi who can also provide an RV for your tail wheel training? Unfortunately such operations are prohibited by the FARs. You need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,870
Posted By BobTurner
+1 on Ed’s post: if you have electric trim,...

+1 on Ed’s post: if you have electric trim, airspeed dependent trim speed is a big plus.
(2) If you have a -10, get the aftermarket door handle mechanism, the one with the cam that grabs the door...
Forum: Midwest 11-30-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By BobTurner
You can do the tail kit in just 1/2 of a 2 car...

You can do the tail kit in just 1/2 of a 2 car garage - whose car stays in, and whose goes out, is for you to work out. :)
Forum: GPS 11-30-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By BobTurner
It so happens that at this moment, right below...

It so happens that at this moment, right below your post, is one entitled “Wiring echo UAT to GTX327”. This has a lot of useful info in it.
Forum: Midwest 11-30-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By BobTurner
There are many who built the whole plane (wings...

There are many who built the whole plane (wings off) in a two car garage, then rented a tilt-bed truck for the trip to the airport. I did this.
Yes, many get the tail kit first, to see if building is...
Forum: COMM 11-29-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By BobTurner
A theoretically ideal vertical quarter wave over...

A theoretically ideal vertical quarter wave over a perfect, infinitely large ground plane, is a match for 36 ohm coax -not 50 ohm. Some low cost, simple antennas just live with the mismatch. Or count...
Forum: COMM 11-29-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By BobTurner
not necessarily

You need to get data from someone who has this specific antenna. Some are capacitively coupled, and a typical ohmmeter will show infinite resistance between the BNC and the radiating element. Other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,790
Posted By BobTurner
I hate these "English" arguments too. But your...

I hate these "English" arguments too. But your last statement ("many experienced") suggests that you too believe not everyone satisfies the matrix, so there are some prerequisites. Not just who you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,790
Posted By BobTurner
Let's be clear: if this is a new to you, but out...

Let's be clear: if this is a new to you, but out of phase 1 airplane, you're correct. If this airplane is in phase 1, the regs DO require a certain pedigree of any one else on board.
Forum: ADS-B 11-28-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By BobTurner
If you leave ADSB-in working, while your lead has...

If you leave ADSB-in working, while your lead has ADSB-out running, you'll get constant alerts.
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By BobTurner
Bear in mind almost the entire bottom of the wing...

Bear in mind almost the entire bottom of the wing is open on the QB, so there's plenty of access. You can hold off on these decisions.
If I were doing it again, I'd plan on one of the LED lighting...
Forum: Autopilots 11-26-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 913
Posted By BobTurner
Do this test: Deliberately trim it off to the...

Do this test: Deliberately trim it off to the stick-right side, then engage the autopilot. If the autopilot trims it further right, the wires are crossed.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-25-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By BobTurner
BTW, I hope you (OP) don’t feel ‘dumped on’. The...

BTW, I hope you (OP) don’t feel ‘dumped on’. The truth is, you have a very real chicken and egg problem. Experienced ifr pilots have a very good idea of what equipment is required by law; what is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-25-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By BobTurner
The FARs spell out the minimum equipment required...

The FARs spell out the minimum equipment required by law. But the vast majority of instrument pilots would say that they would be very uncomfortable flying with the minimum. Basically, the minimum...
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,362
Posted By BobTurner
Usually finding a cfii isn’t the problem. But it...

Usually finding a cfii isn’t the problem. But it is tough finding a cfii who is familiar with your particular avionics suite - since there’s no such thing as a standard panel in EAB. You need to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By BobTurner
I have a pair of GRT Hx’s, fed via USB from a...

I have a pair of GRT Hx’s, fed via USB from a Skyradar D2, similar to you. I also get wx/traffic wirelessly from the D2, using WingX, or Skyradar’s software, running on an iPad. I don’t think either...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By BobTurner
No. As noted in post #2 this box is a TSO129 box...

No. As noted in post #2 this box is a TSO129 box (non-WAAS). You may not legally use it for ifr unless you have alternate navigstion on board, e.g., a VOR. Problem #2. This box won’t do a ‘precision’...
Forum: Autopilots 11-23-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 913
Posted By BobTurner
This is not right. Any chance the aileron trim...

This is not right. Any chance the aileron trim wires are hooked up backwards?
Forum: Autopilots 11-22-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By BobTurner
Same for me. But one suggestion. I haven’t...

Same for me. But one suggestion. I haven’t actually used the autopilot in ‘direct to gps’ mode since phase 1. Every year at annual, I try to re-read the Trio manual. Otherwise I’m sure I would forget...
Forum: Autopilots 11-21-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By BobTurner
Clear as mud

In 2010, when I investigated this exact same question, TruTrak said ‘no’, the RS232 gps line did not need to be switched, just the ARINC lines. Trio, on the other hand, recommended switching both....
Forum: COMM 11-21-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By BobTurner
I would say that those statements are consistent...

I would say that those statements are consistent with the noise source being between the audio panel and the radios.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,617
Posted By BobTurner
If you purchased the Geek Squad insurance then by...

If you purchased the Geek Squad insurance then by all means take it to them. They’ll know how to deal with this. But....you may have a problem.
Every year I use software (Turbo...) for income taxes....
Forum: Canada 11-21-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By BobTurner
Bob - Note the OP is in Canada, may have...

Bob - Note the OP is in Canada, may have different rules.
I put one in the panel of my -10, off to the right. It needs the correction card. Best I could swing it was still off by 10 deg N and S.
I...
Forum: COMM 11-21-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By BobTurner
Noise issues can be tough to track down. I’d...

Noise issues can be tough to track down. I’d start by examining the pilot’s headset jacks. Are the isolating washers intact, jack not touching ground anywhere? Is the braided shield unconnected at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-21-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,607
Posted By BobTurner
Everyone likes what they bought. Very few will...

Everyone likes what they bought. Very few will say, “Well, I just spent $20K and it was a mistake...”. It’s just human nature.
I went with GRT. I like the ability to choose among various accessories...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,462
Posted By BobTurner
Note post 2 refers to aircraft certified as EAB....

Note post 2 refers to aircraft certified as EAB. Light Sport has different rules, I’m not up to date on them but you can find them.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
Posted By BobTurner
Definitely shielded wire. Stereo headphones: Use...

Definitely shielded wire.
Stereo headphones: Use 3 conductor plus shield cable. (The three wires will be for left, right, and common (return) channels). Connect the shield to the radio ground, leave...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,063
Posted By BobTurner
Strictly speaking, you also need to keep records...

Strictly speaking, you also need to keep records of Flight Reviews, 3 landings/takeoffs every 90 days (if you carry passengers), Instrument time or IPCs (if you fly under IFR), etc.

But insurance...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-17-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By BobTurner
+1. Start at the aft starboard cylinder. Look for...

+1. Start at the aft starboard cylinder. Look for a flexible tube (it may be covered with steel braid) attached to the intake manifold. Follow the tube, it probably is attached to a firewall...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By BobTurner
Read my post. This is faulty reasoning. Random...

Read my post. This is faulty reasoning. Random errors are reduced by averaging, but systematic ones are not.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By BobTurner
Not necessarily

These days, even moderately priced scales are usually very repeatable, but not necessarily accurate, so two scales of the same model/manufacturer are likely to read the same, even if not accurate....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By BobTurner
“Biannual” = twice a year “Biennial” = once every...

“Biannual” = twice a year
“Biennial” = once every two years
So many people got this wrong that the official FAA term is now “Flight review”, due every two years. But it doesn’t roll off your tongue...
Forum: ADS-B 11-16-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,215
Posted By BobTurner
+1 Just try to explain why your “out” data tells...

+1 Just try to explain why your “out” data tells the world that you are listening to adsb-in on zero, one, or two frequencies, and watch people’s eyes glaze over.
Forum: COMM 11-15-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By BobTurner
Pages 9 and 10 of the owners manual (available...

Pages 9 and 10 of the owners manual (available on-line) tell you how to turn the various muting options off.
Forum: ADS-B 11-15-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,215
Posted By BobTurner
I believe the plan is to leave in place radar...

I believe the plan is to leave in place radar which is co-shared with DOD, e.g., along the border. Don’t be surprised, though, if the FAA tries to get DOD to pick up the entire cost.
ADSB has a...
Forum: ADS-B 11-15-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,215
Posted By BobTurner
BTW, if you have adsb-out, there is no option to...

BTW, if you have adsb-out, there is no option to turn it off. You are required by the current FARs to run it, whether in rule airspace or not.
Forum: ADS-B 11-15-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,215
Posted By BobTurner
The answer to your question is: money. The FAA...

The answer to your question is: money. The FAA wants to save money, by passing on ATC costs to pilots. ADSB-in is just a bone thrown to pilots, to try to make it easier to swallow. The FAA’s long...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By BobTurner
Torque: As others said, the 3/4 turn bit works...

Torque: As others said, the 3/4 turn bit works fine. But if you want to torque it: I have a luggage scale. Or a fish scale works. Tie the scale to the end of your wrench. Pull perpendicular to the...
Forum: Safety 11-14-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By BobTurner
I’ll beat Mike, and say ‘welcome’. Since the...

I’ll beat Mike, and say ‘welcome’.
Since the plane has not flown in a year, it is most likely overdue for its annual ‘condition inspection’ (name for an annual inspection of an EAB airplane). I...
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By BobTurner
You’ll want RG-400 for all RF lines to antennas -...

You’ll want RG-400 for all RF lines to antennas - com(s), nav(s), gps, transponder, adsb, ... It’s not so expensive that you can’t order a few extra feet. Nothing is so aggravating as coming up a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By BobTurner
I disagree, assuming this airplane is registered...

I disagree, assuming this airplane is registered as EAB, anyone can do the work. However, careful consideration of structural integrity is always a good idea.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By BobTurner
As a non-builder, let me offer some free advice -...

As a non-builder, let me offer some free advice - worth what you paid fir it!
Every off-plans mod seems to take twice as much time for planning, as for the actual work.
Are you going to not use the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By BobTurner
+1. Make sure it's wide enough for the airplane...

+1. Make sure it's wide enough for the airplane (I have a -10, and the local rental place had 2 tilt-beds. But only one was wide enough).
Make sure you really tie it down. A truck suspension will...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-11-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By BobTurner
That ‘thin web’ carries the shear load which, by...

That ‘thin web’ carries the shear load which, by connecting the upper and lower spar caps (think “I beam”) makes the assembly much harder to bend. My rule is to contact Vans before drilling any...
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By BobTurner
Everyone agrees, standard trim speed is about...

Everyone agrees, standard trim speed is about right for take off/landing but too fast for cruise. There are devices like Safety Trim that will slow it down based on airspeed. I use my Trio autopilot...
Forum: RV-10 11-10-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,138
Posted By BobTurner
Show Planes system, plus Ray Allan position...

Show Planes system, plus Ray Allan position sensor (displayed on grt efis).
Works fine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-10-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By BobTurner
Debris in two seems like too much of a...

Debris in two seems like too much of a coincidence. I’d pull the spider ,and the screen on the fuel injection control unit, check for debris.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,213
Posted By BobTurner
I don’t have a Dynon, but I cannot imagine that...

I don’t have a Dynon, but I cannot imagine that it doesn't display the input voltage somewhere. That’s the avionics buss voltage. What does it say, engine running? (otherwise, attach the voltmeter to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,213
Posted By BobTurner
The missing measurement here - the important one...

The missing measurement here - the important one - is: What is the buss voltage with the engine running? If it is not over 14 volts then you have a charging system issue. If it is over 14 (but less...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By BobTurner
I would keep the encoder. Here’s my logic: The...

I would keep the encoder. Here’s my logic: The original WS and HS GRT efis boxes can provide a gray code and/or an RS232 input to a transponder. I think the 320 needs the gray code. But gray codes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By BobTurner
Guys- My sense is that Frank is trying to avoid...

Guys- My sense is that Frank is trying to avoid de-mating the wings and trailering his plane somewhere else.
Frank - If you are willing to take the wings off, the flying particles has the hangar at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By BobTurner
GRT connects to Android.

GRT connects to Android.
Forum: ADS-B 11-05-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,905
Posted By BobTurner
Read this thread, just posted: "FAA Acts To...

Read this thread, just posted:

"FAA Acts To Preserve ADS-B Data Privacy (1090 ES)"
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