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Forum: RV-10 Today, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By rleffler
I did something similar. I have AFS screens and...

I did something similar. I have AFS screens and slightly different accessories. It looks like it should work.

Give Geoff a call. He can mock up in Solidworks to see if things fit, then cut the...
Forum: Autopilots Yesterday, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By rleffler
It could be as simple as an open circuit on one...

It could be as simple as an open circuit on one of the pins to a hardware issue with either the AP or GPS.

1. Document your schematic, what pins go to,what pins.
2. Document your port settings,...
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By rleffler
I did the same about six years ago. I was...

I did the same about six years ago. I was religious about checking the levels with it for awhile. Then I realized that the floats and fuel sensor are pretty accurate during the last half of tank. I...
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By rleffler
I would only drain if youíre seeing metail in the...

I would only drain if youíre seeing metail in the filter and/or strainer.

The quart or so of old oil will be diluted by all the new oil. Nothing to worry about.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By rleffler
You shouldn't pay any sales tax if you ship...

You shouldn't pay any sales tax if you ship direct to Sweden. Unfortunately, I can't offer advice on how to minimize your local sales tax.

If you pick the equipment up in the US, you'll pay the...
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,272
Posted By rleffler
No, LOP isn't your issue. I fly all the time in...

No, LOP isn't your issue. I fly all the time in the winter. My local temps are similar to yours (unless you're in northern WI :D). I normally fly with the fronts closed and the rear barely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By rleffler
There are very few vendors that stock product at...

There are very few vendors that stock product at SnF or OSH. Mostly its small stuff like headsets, less expensive instruments, and tools.

You can make arrangements with vendors like SteinAir,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,823
Posted By rleffler
Correct, the illumination indicates the circuit...

Correct, the illumination indicates the circuit status.

There is another version of the switch that is DPDT that illuminates based upon the position of the switch, either up or down. The switch on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By rleffler
http://aerosportproducts.com/switches.htm...

http://aerosportproducts.com/switches.htm (http://aerosportproducts.com/switches.htm)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By rleffler
While I do have a VPX Pro, I'm not promoting it...

While I do have a VPX Pro, I'm not promoting it nor am discounting Carl's design.

Are you implying that a VPX Pro is a single point of failure? If so, then my assumption that you haven't read the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By rleffler
This is what I did. If you have a fault, you...

This is what I did. If you have a fault, you should get an alert from the VPX. I don't depend on the switch LED to tell me fault conditions.

bob
Forum: GPS 02-05-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,971
Posted By rleffler
To be fair, this is an apples to oranges...

To be fair, this is an apples to oranges comparison. While the data is similar, the free data is for VFR only. The Garmin and/or Jepp subscriptions are not optional for IFR. It would be next to...
Forum: ADS-B 02-01-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By rleffler
There are actually five AMOCs now. The two most...

There are actually five AMOCs now. The two most recent cover Avidyne as a GPS source and the other is for the EXP. However, the EXP AMOC requires disabling the internal GPS and using it as a ADSB...
Forum: GPS 02-01-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,971
Posted By rleffler
Obviously, the 430W will be less expensive than...

Obviously, the 430W will be less expensive than purchasing a new Avidyne. How long do you need the GPS to work in your aircraft? The 430 is end of life and superseded by the GTN series. When will...
Forum: Web Site Development 01-31-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By rleffler
Going into your junk folder is caused by either...

Going into your junk folder is caused by either the mail user agent or your antivirus/malware program. You can change those settings so they don't go to junk.
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-29-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By rleffler
Or just drop Tricia @ AFS an email or call her. ...

Or just drop Tricia @ AFS an email or call her. I'm sure she would have it shipped out today.
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,272
Posted By rleffler
If there was air leaking on the top and bottom of...

If there was air leaking on the top and bottom of the boxes, I would highly recommend taking them off the firewall and inspecting them. The fact that they are bent on the top and bottom is a red...
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By rleffler
Both numbers have been communicated over the...

Both numbers have been communicated over the years.

Do the math and figure out your weight and balance. Each aircraft is going to be different.
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By rleffler
I have mine installed in an Aerosport Products...

I have mine installed in an Aerosport Products panel, which is installed differently than the plans. I have never experienced any vibrations.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By rleffler
It looks to be a honey pot survey. After it took...

It looks to be a honey pot survey. After it took my personal information, it simple stated "Done". It was a good thing I didn't submit my real information.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-26-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By rleffler
I replaced mine with a Dynon 261 (aka Trig...

I replaced mine with a Dynon 261 (aka Trig 22).

bob
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 964
Posted By rleffler
This sounds like you want to make a decision on...

This sounds like you want to make a decision on rumors and not facts. What does "not working well" mean?

I have a hard time believing that a particular brand of wheel is the root cause of your tire...
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,815
Posted By rleffler
I'm a fan of having two screens in front of the...

I'm a fan of having two screens in front of the pilot. This is an older photo with AFS 4500s. I've since upgraded to AFS 5500s which are slightly...
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By rleffler
I concur with Jesse.

I concur with Jesse.
Forum: ADS-B 01-22-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,101
Posted By rleffler
I just installed a Trig22 in my RV-10. Made the...

I just installed a Trig22 in my RV-10. Made the first flight with the new transponder over the weekend. I didn't notice any clicking with my Bose with ANR enabled.

Not making any statement, just...
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,272
Posted By rleffler
Something is amiss....... RV-10s are notorious...

Something is amiss.......

RV-10s are notorious for having too much heat. Do a search on tunnel heat for more details.

I flying regularly when the temps are in the single digits. I'll crack open...
Forum: ADS-B 01-21-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 22,642
Posted By rleffler
I appreciate the recognition. I try to help...

I appreciate the recognition. I try to help where I can.

Unfortunately Iíve been overwhelmed with requests from various folks requesting assistance. Many donít understand the technology or...
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By rleffler
Make friends with a furnace repairman. Buy him a...

Make friends with a furnace repairman. Buy him a case of beer and have him bring his tester to sniff out the source of CO.
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By rleffler
Either way will work. If you dimple, you just...

Either way will work. If you dimple, you just have to dimple all the interior parts too. Although that doubler may be too thick to dimple. It's been too long and I can't recall the thickness. ...
Forum: ADS-B 01-17-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,239
Posted By rleffler
You have an original 472. They stopped...

You have an original 472. They stopped distributing them mid-summer. Standby for the testing to conclude. I would assume that Dynon will offer some sort of upgrade, but I don't know that to be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,767
Posted By rleffler
Technology has come a long way in the last five...

Technology has come a long way in the last five years.

My original Crossbow AHRS used to take several minutes before you could move. When I had a failure and replaced it with another product, this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By rleffler
Mine is on my PFD.

Mine is on my PFD.
Forum: RV-4 01-11-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By rleffler
If you're looking for something you can copy...

If you're looking for something you can copy exactly, you'll probably not have your expectations met. Use the photos to understand best practices, then take that knowledge and determine what's best...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,865
Posted By rleffler
Most of the current solutions you just have to...

Most of the current solutions you just have to run a second line to your pitot tube from your adahrs location.
Forum: RV-4 01-10-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By rleffler
Don't you have an installation manual? Mine...

Don't you have an installation manual? Mine literally has dozens of implementation photos.

Don't be shy, give Don or Kyle a call at Airflow Performance. They are very accommodating and extremely...
Forum: ADS-B 01-06-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 22,642
Posted By rleffler
Send me an email, do NOT PM me. If you click on...

Send me an email, do NOT PM me. If you click on my userid, youíll find a link to email me.
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,414
Posted By rleffler
I donít have any experience with this model. I...

I donít have any experience with this model.

I have a Reif heater with both a sump and cylinder bands for heat. It works as advertised and Iím very pleased with.

I think in our northern winter...
Forum: Tools 01-05-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,727
Posted By rleffler
I have the afm8 and really like it. It’s more...

I have the afm8 and really like it. It’s more flexible than the less expensive crimpers because of the availability of positioners for all kinds of pins types.

I don’t have any experience with the...
Forum: ADS-B 01-04-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 22,642
Posted By rleffler
I was just told by a non-Garmin source that...

I was just told by a non-Garmin source that Format 2 is something Garmin made for their GDL 82 device.

So if you're looking for ADSB+, select ADSB+ Format 1
Forum: GPS 01-04-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By rleffler
I was just informed by a non-Garmin source that...

I was just informed by a non-Garmin source that Format 2 is something Garmin made for their GDL 82 device.

So if you're looking for ADSB+, select ADSB+ Format 1.
Forum: RV-10 01-03-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By rleffler
Twice. Once everything as fitted, I took them...

Twice.

Once everything as fitted, I took them off and stored them back in the wing stand. They were transported to and from my painterís hangar/shop in the stands. Once the aircraft was painted...
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 22,642
Posted By rleffler
Garmin ADSB + Format 1 and Format 2

Charlie Waffles brought this to my attention.

I upgraded to 6.41 after I worked on the AMOC. At that time, the only choices were ADSB and ADSB+. After upgrading to 6.41, there is now an ADSB+...
Forum: GPS 01-03-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By rleffler
Garmin ADSB+ Format 1 and Format 2

Charlie Waffles brought this to my attention since I wrote the Navworx AMOC for the Garmin GPS position source.

I upgraded to 6.41 after I worked on the AMOC. At that time, the only choices were...
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By rleffler
Or implement any of the approved AMOCs, which are...

Or implement any of the approved AMOCs, which are being distributed on AOPA's web site. In additional to the original three, there are two new ones in process. One for the EXP and one for Avidyne...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,092
Posted By rleffler
I have several friends that have installed the...

I have several friends that have installed the quick panels with the ACM in their aircraft. They have all had AFS screens, but I don't think that matters. Rob's team does a great job with both...
Forum: RV-10 01-02-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,198
Posted By rleffler
Definitely start looking now, but don't purchase...

Definitely start looking now, but don't purchase until about six months before you need them. Technology and vendor competitiveness changes very dynamically. For four years during by build I was...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By rleffler
There are other alternatives that may be less...

There are other alternatives that may be less expensive than the standard white board. I have a 3' x 6' magnetic whiteboard sheet that sticks perfectly to my hanger wall (assuming you have metal...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,074
Posted By rleffler
Thereís not an easy way with the Trutrak and...

Thereís not an easy way with the Trutrak and 4500s. You would have to have a method to switch both the rs232 line from the gps and the Arinc line, then reconfigure it on the fly. assuming thats...
Forum: COMM 12-31-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,205
Posted By rleffler
Yes, they exist, although not inexpensive. This...

Yes, they exist, although not inexpensive. This is just one...
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By rleffler
My antenna are also under the rear seats. You...

My antenna are also under the rear seats. You will want to put an access door in the seat pan. Itís not a question of when youíll need it, but when.

You can make your own, or simple use the same...
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By rleffler
Mine are painted and look just fine after 4.5...

Mine are painted and look just fine after 4.5 years of flying.
Forum: ADS-B 12-27-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,383
Posted By rleffler
It's in process, but Mike is out of the office...

It's in process, but Mike is out of the office until next week.

bob
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By rleffler
I had a similar issue on a couple other items...

I had a similar issue on a couple other items with the FSDO rep performing my inspection. He came right out and said this is not right. I think the fact that I turned to the page of the plans...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
Posted By rleffler
I have some, but not the Costco brand. They...

I have some, but not the Costco brand. They work fine in my RV-10.
Forum: RV-10 12-16-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,042
Posted By rleffler
I guess Iím the odd man out. I have a pair of...

I guess Iím the odd man out. I have a pair of 680s going into their fifth year of service and are working just fine. I have an Odyssey battery charger, but I only use it occasionally when Iím...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-15-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By rleffler
If you're not qualified to perform the analysis...

If you're not qualified to perform the analysis and you don't have a friend that is qualified, I would think hard about purchasing an EAB is the correct decision. Otherwise you are putting quite a...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-15-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,168
Posted By rleffler
Not necessarily. At our airport, it has been...

Not necessarily. At our airport, it has been demonstrated that you can get in a locked hangar in a couple minutes.

Take a look at your siding panels. Are the screws exposed externally? Most are...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-15-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By rleffler
Why would buying an used aircraft cause more...

Why would buying an used aircraft cause more concern? Especially if the price is right. If you don't like what they did, just change it.

I had a friend that recently purchased a RV-4. He's about...
Forum: ADS-B 12-11-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By rleffler
The 21 appears to be a Class 2 transponder and...

The 21 appears to be a Class 2 transponder and the 22 is a Class 1. The FAA requires a Class 1 transponder.

From the Trig website:

You may wish to consider our TN70 product line, this contains all...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By rleffler
Give Don Rivera at Airflow Performance a call. ...

Give Don Rivera at Airflow Performance a call. The procedure may be on their web site. I believe the procedure is the same for both RSA and AFP. Don can also supply you the injector restrictors...
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By rleffler
That's what I did and I regret not making them...

That's what I did and I regret not making them longer.

Think about this scenario. You want to make a modification and add a couple pins to a connector. Can you pull the tray out and lay it in...
Forum: ADS-B 12-06-2017, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By rleffler
The original certified Navworx unit is not within...

The original certified Navworx unit is not within the scope of the AD.
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