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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By Timberwolf
I just went through this to get my limitations to...

I just went through this to get my limitations to say IFR is allowed. Sent the aw cert and op limitations to the FSDO and a week later had it back in hand ready to go.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Timberwolf
Deals are out there. I got my rv-6 with a new...

Deals are out there. I got my rv-6 with a new IO-360 angle valve with 70 hours and a new hartzell CS BA prop full IFR with steam gauges for ~$40K. I've since dropped $20k into the panel for full...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-11-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
Posted By Timberwolf
Iím still trying to wrap my brain around why...

Iím still trying to wrap my brain around why anyone would fly an airplane back home after it just quit on short final and wouldnít run below 1200rpm. I feel like you were awfully close to becoming a...
Forum: ADS-B 11-10-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,281
Posted By Timberwolf
Figure out how to wire in the uAvionix gps 1 wire...

Figure out how to wire in the uAvionix gps 1 wire from their all in one WAAS gps puck and weíre set. Thatís what I donít get from this whole thing. Itís an experimental and itís up to the...
Forum: COMM 11-09-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By Timberwolf
You might give Garmin a call. They donít have...

You might give Garmin a call. They donít have screens left but still may be able to fix the comm portion. Not sure of the validity, but Iíve read in the past that itís the same comm module as the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-06-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,634
Posted By Timberwolf
I installed the MGL first in one plane. When it...

I installed the MGL first in one plane. When it came time to do the RV I went G3X. Iím still trying to work MGL issues with the company....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-04-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By Timberwolf
Seek the help of an A&P or someone familiar with...

Seek the help of an A&P or someone familiar with the process. The ignition has to be ON for this, aka mags hot.
Forum: ADS-B 11-03-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,081
Posted By Timberwolf
Did you have to call to order? Dallas Avionics...

Did you have to call to order? Dallas Avionics site is useless.
Forum: ADS-B 11-03-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,081
Posted By Timberwolf
Mark I was leaning that way and if itís that...

Mark I was leaning that way and if itís that simple I think I may be sold. Just hate to shell out the cash.....again
Forum: ADS-B 11-03-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,081
Posted By Timberwolf
For those that are going to take this bait, are...

For those that are going to take this bait, are you going with the 2 modules that plugs into your current GPS antenna, or with the WASS GPS and antenna built into 1 unit. Any benefits to either?
Forum: COMM 11-02-2017, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By Timberwolf
Rainier- I will PM you directly so as to not...

Rainier- I will PM you directly so as to not derail this thread anymore.
Forum: COMM 11-01-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By Timberwolf
****THREAD DRIFT**** Larry, My experience also...

****THREAD DRIFT****
Larry,
My experience also caused me to go with the G3X in my latest product. Not only can I not use my v6 to talk to approach, my biggest driving force was due to the fact that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By Timberwolf
Umm no. They do make K&Nís for certified as well...

Umm no. They do make K&Nís for certified as well called challenger filters. He is referring to the cheap foam filters. Get the cleaning kit and follow the instructions. No air filter is technically...
Forum: COMM 11-01-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By Timberwolf
I sure hope it works better than my V6. Great...

I sure hope it works better than my V6. Great vswr and unusable freqs all across the band. Didnít really get anywhere with tech support. Been like that since the day is was installed a year and a...
Forum: ADS-B 10-30-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 160,084
Posted By Timberwolf
When the unit is trash Iíll pull it and not put...

When the unit is trash Iíll pull it and not put one back in that plane. Iím waiting on the garmin Gdl-82 for the RV. Burned once, Iíll stick with garmin.

As a side note I was never informed by the...
Forum: ADS-B 10-28-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,592
Posted By Timberwolf
No mention of the exp units. We are still left...

No mention of the exp units. We are still left with our pants around our ankles....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-24-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By Timberwolf
check water temp with a candy or meat...

check water temp with a candy or meat thermometer. Everyone recommends checking the temp of everything nowadays without understanding emissivity. Water has a .96 emissivity at ambient temp. Chances...
Forum: ADS-B 10-21-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,540
Posted By Timberwolf
How about since the FAA is partially at fault in...

How about since the FAA is partially at fault in all this, that they reallocate the funds that weren't claimed for the rebate program and offer to buy back all of the exp units out there? Thus...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,307
Posted By Timberwolf
Maybe we can get uavionix or another company to...

Maybe we can get uavionix or another company to support the doghouse unit. As much of a dream as that is, I probably just need to get on board with most others and cut my losses and move on. Another...
Forum: ADS-B 10-19-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 864
Posted By Timberwolf
Dallas avionics email says all orders have been...

Dallas avionics email says all orders have been cancelled. I know I put in my $300 but ill have to go back and see if it actually withdrew it from the account. We were so close to having the exp...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By Timberwolf
In the case of the 625 vs 650 I elected to do the...

In the case of the 625 vs 650 I elected to do the g3x deal $5500 vs $8600 for the gtn 625 then spend $1k on the Val nav. Separate boxes and both can technically display the VOR/localizer on their...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By Timberwolf
The gtr 200 or 20 both have an internal comm...

The gtr 200 or 20 both have an internal comm panel. I have a gtr 200 as primary comm, gx60 as backup comm and gps, gtn 625 primary nav, and Val nav2000 for radio navigation. About as cheap and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By Timberwolf
Start with the basics and check timing. Is it...

Start with the basics and check timing. Is it rough when you switch to the bad mag? Check wire lead positions are to the correct cylinders. If you do pull the plugs, check that resistance is <5K...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,551
Posted By Timberwolf
Absolutely not. You're missing the point. If...

Absolutely not. You're missing the point. If you're not going to do the legwork to familiarize yourself then you are at the mercy of someone else. There's so many different resources out there but it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-10-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,551
Posted By Timberwolf
Joe if you want to go this route and install it...

Joe if you want to go this route and install it yourself to save money, this is going to take research on your part. There is quite a bit of legwork involved. Otherwise drop it off at a shop, tell...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-09-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,677
Posted By Timberwolf
You would think so, but the original question of...

You would think so, but the original question of dual p mag reliability seemed to be answered some time ago. This thread has actually thrown out a lot of information for 2 different ignition systems...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-08-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By Timberwolf
All it requires is a strip of aluminum and...

All it requires is a strip of aluminum and fasteners. Anything from Avex rivets to low profile Allen head bolts. Drill holes and bolt/rivet it on. No special tools required.
Forum: Fiberglass 10-07-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By Timberwolf
Personally, I would make the targa strip out of...

Personally, I would make the targa strip out of aluminum. None of the issues associated with the glass. Mine has bent at one corner from the top smacking down in the wind. I was able to bend it back...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-07-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,317
Posted By Timberwolf
Good pics and explanation. I've flown through...

Good pics and explanation. I've flown through quite a few heavy storms and water ingress is minimal in flight. On the ground when I'm out I'll tape up the seams. This method seems takes care of that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By Timberwolf
Boiler Up!

Boiler Up!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,689
Posted By Timberwolf
Thanks Michael, makes sense. I thought the...

Thanks Michael, makes sense. I thought the reference was to a fiberglass duct mounted to the top cowl, which is why I couldn't find much info on it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,689
Posted By Timberwolf
Do you have any pics or can you point to any...

Do you have any pics or can you point to any posts that show these ducts for the cylinders? I've seen them referred to a few times in posts, but haven't seen exactly what kind of duct you guys are...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-01-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,317
Posted By Timberwolf
Those do look great, but I can't see how those...

Those do look great, but I can't see how those would benefit on a flying aircraft. I've thought about 3D printing something, but it would need to articulate for when you tip the canopy up.

So far...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-30-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,317
Posted By Timberwolf
Just to keep this going as the previous reply...

Just to keep this going as the previous reply seems to point to a different design this is what mine looks like for the hinge in the front. I haven't run across any other rv'swith this setup so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,802
Posted By Timberwolf
Bryan, I have to disagree with the first part...

Bryan,

I have to disagree with the first part about the FAA knowing about your medical status. I have an Air Force flying medical which covers me under third class. No where in the regs have I seen...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-27-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By Timberwolf
Duke fuel pump

My wife was doing her transition training in the 6 today and had the duke fuel pump on while they were in the pattern. It would kick itself off after 2 minutes. When they landed I took it up and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By Timberwolf
I just bought a couple ACK E-04's for my planes...

I just bought a couple ACK E-04's for my planes to replace my Pointer 121.5 units. Cheap and simple
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-25-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By Timberwolf
I would take Jesse up on that. A few bucks out of...

I would take Jesse up on that. A few bucks out of your pocket to have him looking over your shoulder is going to save you in the long run. Plus having the right tool for the job is absolutely...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-25-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By Timberwolf
Cumulo, all good points. I've got 2 comant...

Cumulo, all good points. I've got 2 comant CI-122's mounted under the fuse up under the plane in front of the spar. The Nav antenna is a CI-157P mounted under the horizontal stab. The radio literally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By Timberwolf
**** I didn't even see this post. Glad Dan was...

**** I didn't even see this post. Glad Dan was able to make it down to ya and get you on your way. He's not a bad guy at all ;)
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 09-21-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,329
Posted By Timberwolf
The only thing I hate about the tip up on my 6 is...

The only thing I hate about the tip up on my 6 is the leaking while on the ground. In the air I can fly through some heavy rain and I do feel a mist on my legs, but it is doable. On the ground it...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-20-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,777
Posted By Timberwolf
Not sure where you sourced yours but I use piddle...

Not sure where you sourced yours but I use piddle packs everyday in my day job. Ours are made by abilityone www.alphapointe.org

It's a company that employs blind people. Not sure if you can buy them...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-20-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By Timberwolf
All good replies. I'm going to do a little more...

All good replies. I'm going to do a little more troubleshooting to see if I can get to the bottom of this, but I personally believe it is something within the radio and has to do with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By Timberwolf
Val Nav 2000 Issues

I'm starting this thread to try to get some data points for those out there with a Val Nav 2000 radio. If you or any buddies have one installed, I'd love to hear if you have issues.

I'm seeing the...
Forum: ADS-B 09-18-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 160,084
Posted By Timberwolf
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-16-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,156
Posted By Timberwolf
These are great data points. Val is pointing the...

These are great data points. Val is pointing the finger at the install of the other avionics, I'm not buying as it worked fine with the king kx155. Bob, I also have a gtr 200 and an Apollo gx65. I...
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,251
Posted By Timberwolf
keep the 327 and go with the new Garmin GDL82....

keep the 327 and go with the new Garmin GDL82. Cheaper and problem solved. I would never in a million years recommend Navworx. Not that it doesn't work, but the whole way everything went down the FAA...
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,491
Posted By Timberwolf
I have 2 planes at Milton...you really have to...

I have 2 planes at Milton...you really have to keep your head on a swivel. You have Navy/Marine Helos and T6's, Air Force T6's and T1's, Hurlburt and Eglin Traffic, plus all the commercial and flight...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By Timberwolf
easiest thing is to follow the manual schematics....

easiest thing is to follow the manual schematics. I ran a shielded twisted 2 wire pair for the can bus then PIC Coax for the wire. A little non standard but I had the wire sitting around. I wouldn't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,156
Posted By Timberwolf
Another issue I've seen is the Nav radio is...

Another issue I've seen is the Nav radio is receiving interference from the comm radio and I basically lose indications on the CDI anytime I transmit. More testing is needed to see if it's certain...
Forum: Autopilots 09-04-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By Timberwolf
I would hope as a prudent owner or mechanic such...

I would hope as a prudent owner or mechanic such a thing would be checked on the ground, or at the very least in VFR conditions before trying to go IFR with a whole software update. If it doesn't...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-30-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,841
Posted By Timberwolf
Whoever the IA is that is signing off such a...

Whoever the IA is that is signing off such a piece of work needs to have a little visit from the FAA. I'm not all about telling dad when something isn't going right, but when it's blatantly obvious...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-21-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,156
Posted By Timberwolf
It integrates great without the Val com. I have...

It integrates great without the Val com. I have the gtr 200 and the Val nav. Indications show up fine on the g3x. I only got to play with mine fore a few mins on a flight back up to school, but I'll...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-21-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,156
Posted By Timberwolf
I got my Val nav installed and configured a...

I got my Val nav installed and configured a little bit but not quite how I want it. Either way it shows fine on the g3x and I had a VOR over 80 miles away with my whiskers mounted under the tail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By Timberwolf
I just ordered a Bruce's for my 6 a couple months...

I just ordered a Bruce's for my 6 a couple months ago. My plane has been sitting out in the alabama sun for the last 3 weeks with 3 more weeks to go. It is doing great and wind seems to not affect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By Timberwolf
Great idea and I do have such a thing by...

Great idea and I do have such a thing by disconnecting the line to the encoder right under the dash. Always good to experience an issue like this in a low threat environment first so next time the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,268
Posted By Timberwolf
Priorities. Love it.

Priorities. Love it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By Timberwolf
Lines do run up vertical from the static ports....

Lines do run up vertical from the static ports. Went out this morning and blew them out with a surprising amount of water draining from the ports. Now I'm left wondering if it was from when it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By Timberwolf
Static line block

After letting my -6 sit outside while I'm at training for 2 weeks I fired it up and flew home for the weekend. Ran into some moderate rain, but nothing torrential. As I join the pattern I notice she...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By Timberwolf
I have dual coolers on my 6 with a pumped up...

I have dual coolers on my 6 with a pumped up IO-360 angle valve. I'm about to remove one and leave just the 7 row behind #4 to see if I can get sufficient cooling. I'm not a big fan of all the extra...
Forum: ADS-B 08-07-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,251
Posted By Timberwolf
Ordered mine as well. When does the new software...

Ordered mine as well. When does the new software come out?
Forum: Autopilots 08-06-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,377
Posted By Timberwolf
Why do you have the torque all the way up? I...

Why do you have the torque all the way up? I believe I have mine set at 30% on my 6. I can't recall my gain for the roll servo. If you have a heavy wing or it is out of trim it can cause this...
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