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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,143
Posted By cduster
This is not to be taken as a suggestion, just an...

This is not to be taken as a suggestion, just an interesting (for me anyway) tidbit of trivia. I had a pilot that I worked with a few years back and his father commercially hunted predators from...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-21-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By cduster
Well, a couple of heat lamps, a blanket over the...

Well, a couple of heat lamps, a blanket over the top of the cowl and a little 110v ceramic heater shooting up through the cowl exit heated up the top cowl enough to get the pins in without any undue...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-21-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,176
Posted By cduster
The GAMI/APS crowd that runs LOPWOT (lean of...

The GAMI/APS crowd that runs LOPWOT (lean of peak, wide open throttle) run the TSIO-550s at about 80%+ nearly all the time. As near as I can tell, they make TBO just fine, but as a general rule,...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-17-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By cduster
Making small fit adjustment: Cowling

Rookie fiberglass question here...In an attempt to help combat higher than desired CHTs on my rocket, we faired in the lip on the upper cowling to try and make a smooth transition and eliminate the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By cduster
I think this problem has been solved. I...

I think this problem has been solved. I experienced a crash that was due to a bad internal micro sd card. After replacing the bad card, internal battery, and rebuilding the system, these problems...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-08-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By cduster
Well, it looks like the 430W/MGL iEFIS/Garmin G5...

Well, it looks like the 430W/MGL iEFIS/Garmin G5 combo works great. Yes, we did have to install the GDA29 to make the system work. We also had to split two ARINC 429 "out" pairs from the 430W to...
Forum: GPS 01-29-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By cduster
496 and g5 questions

Ok guys, we have some planes set up with G5s wired up to 496 gps units. The G5s will display horizontal and vertical guidance from the 496 units. I understand that the G5s can also use that data...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By cduster
We use a lot of slotted ones on our ag planes....

We use a lot of slotted ones on our ag planes. The sky bolt ones are better than the cam lock ones due to the boxed in shape of the slot, but if you want to protect your paint long term, Id see if...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-25-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,417
Posted By cduster
Well, it seems to have worked. It is still doing...

Well, it seems to have worked. It is still doing some wonky things like not accepting the MLO file and its hit or miss with finding the terrain data. I switched internal cards out and it seem to be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,417
Posted By cduster
Yes, thank you very much. The screen is indeed...

Yes, thank you very much. The screen is indeed black with no obvious attempt for the unit to boot. I'll borrow a windows computer and try the detailed step by step and report back.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-23-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,417
Posted By cduster
Its the Generation 3 Challenger with the 10.4"...

Its the Generation 3 Challenger with the 10.4" screen, ibox, SP-6 compass, SP-7 AHRS, RDAC XF engine monitoring system, two autopilot servos, Sandia STX 165R remote mode c transponder, UAT echoUAT...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-23-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,417
Posted By cduster
I don't know what they could teach me by looking...

I don't know what they could teach me by looking at a black screen. :D

You are, of course, exactly right about the economics of the situation. On the other hand, I am old enough that frustration...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-23-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,417
Posted By cduster
Great info Jim. Thanks for taking the time to...

Great info Jim. Thanks for taking the time to put that info out there.

I like the thought of switching over to a Garmin mode C and retaining the echoUAT, but for whatever reason, I really hate...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-22-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,417
Posted By cduster
Converting from MGL to G3X

OK folks, I've just about exhausted my patience with the MGL iEFIS that came with my plane. Every day its something else and every bit of it requires a very steep learning curve. Have you ever...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-21-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By cduster
Thanks for the very generous offer Cecil, contact...

Thanks for the very generous offer Cecil, contact info sent. I've been reading a lot trying to learn the system and its quite obvious that you are one of the top three guys on these units in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-20-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By cduster
MGL display of echoUAT traffic

When using the wifi feature of the echoUAT in conjunction with Foreflight on my iPad, traffic seems to show up great. For some reason, or a combination of many reasons, I don't see traffic on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-20-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By cduster
MGL saving default settings

I'm sure it is something that I am doing wrong, but how do I go about setting defaults in the MGL iEFIS in a way that they will persist past the next shutdown? For instance, something as simple as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-20-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By cduster
Wouldn't the GAD 29 be necessary in the sense...

Wouldn't the GAD 29 be necessary in the sense that in order to fly legal IFR RNAV approaches, the GAD 29 would be the only way to get WAAS certified position data to the G3X, G5, and autopilot? ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-16-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By cduster
Thanks for the reply. I sure would have thought...

Thanks for the reply. I sure would have thought that if I could get my trusty old 396 to provide nav data to the G5, the 430W would have been capable as well.

Am I correct in assuming that even...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-16-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By cduster
G5 with 430W

Hello folks, I've got a rookie question. I have decided that I would like to remove my vacuum system and old mechanical CDI indicator with a G5. I have an existing 430W that is hooked up to an MGL...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-09-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,307
Posted By cduster
Thats just wrong. Whats worse is that you got me...

Thats just wrong. Whats worse is that you got me first thing in the morning before my coffee even kicked in.
Forum: Safety 12-15-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,423
Posted By cduster
I'm guessing the receptacle has the +/- swapped.

I'm guessing the receptacle has the +/- swapped.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By cduster
I'll try to look up and learn how to use the...

I'll try to look up and learn how to use the ARINC diagnostics.

Unfortunately I can't use the external Micro SD card to record info because something mechanical is wrong with it and the card won't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By cduster
MGL iEFIS autopilot questions

I am slowly learning how to setup and run the MGL iEFIS and it sure seems like I have quite a way to go. In the video linked below, I had an RNAV approach loaded into the 430W and had it driving the...
Forum: Job Board 11-05-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By cduster
We need fresh and younger pilots in the ag...

We need fresh and younger pilots in the ag industry. The average ag pilot age is climbing rapidly and it is increasingly difficult to get new talent trained and insurable.

The first step is to get...
Forum: Rocket 11-04-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,450
Posted By cduster
Thanks Finn. If I understand that correctly,...

Thanks Finn.

If I understand that correctly, 1/4" forward on the LH side means that my 1/8" shim took half of the offset out of the rigging. One more washer would require a little fiberglass...
Forum: Rocket 11-04-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,450
Posted By cduster
I moved my bottom left 1/8" washer to the top...

I moved my bottom left 1/8" washer to the top right which let the engine sag a tiny bit and straightened it out just a hair. One completely subjective test flight later and I think that I like it. ...
Forum: Rocket 10-17-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,450
Posted By cduster
Engine Angle

Some reading, including a bit aimed at Reno types, got me questioning engine mount offset. I guess the conventional wisdom is that straightening the engine angle out and perhaps setting it with the...
Forum: Rocket 09-23-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By cduster
So, in this part number F8475JH-4, the "J" is the...

So, in this part number F8475JH-4, the "J" is the blade shape or twist?

In your opinion, how many knots is this prop costing me? Right now, I think its average TAS at 8500' and 24 squared is just...
Forum: Rocket 09-16-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,246
Posted By cduster
Durn, Id love to fly over there and check out...

Durn, Id love to fly over there and check out your rocket, unfortunately Hurricane Dorian has us way behind at work. Maybe I can catch up with you some time in the near future. BQ1 is awesome by the...
Forum: Rocket 09-15-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,246
Posted By cduster
Did you cover and smooth the area around the...

Did you cover and smooth the area around the lower engine mount cross bar? I'd love to see some pics of that if you have them available.
Forum: Rocket 09-15-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,246
Posted By cduster
N86WR, SN 011 Its a beautiful plane that just...

N86WR, SN 011 Its a beautiful plane that just needs a little TLC to bring her up to speed.

She had a large piece of flattened out hose clamped in between the exhaust stacks right about where the...
Forum: Rocket 09-15-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By cduster
Curing a slow and hot Rocket: Prop

In the quest to get my HR2 up to speed, I guess I need to learn a little about the prop. It is a Hartzell HC-M2YR-1BF with F8475JH-4 blades. Whats the opinion of this prop, is it the right one for...
Forum: Rocket 09-15-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,246
Posted By cduster
Curing a slow and hot Rocket: CHTs

I've recently picked up an early SN Harmon Rocket 2 and as is always the case, "new to me" airplanes always end up slower, thirstier, and hotter than the rest of the fleet. I'll be spending the next...
Forum: Rocket 09-14-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By cduster
Now there's a bucket list item. I'm sitting home...

Now there's a bucket list item. I'm sitting home streaming it as I type. Enjoy the races!
Forum: Rocket 09-14-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By cduster
It does, thank you very much. Congrats on having...

It does, thank you very much. Congrats on having such an early SN, that is really cool. I think mine is #11.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By cduster
MGL CHT issues

I'm sorting out a recently purchased HR2 with the MGL G3 iEFIS. The CHT readings are out of sight, but luckily, I don't think the indication represents reality. The probes are, as much as I can...
Forum: Rocket 09-14-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By cduster
Wow, you fellows are doing some amazing work.

Wow, you fellows are doing some amazing work.
Forum: Rocket 09-14-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By cduster
Harmon Rocket II Weight and Balance

I'm trying to double check some paperwork that goes with a new to me plane. Does anyone have the moments for a plans built HR2 close at hand? Here is what I have so far, and what is missing.

Datum...
Forum: Rocket 09-13-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By cduster
New Owner cockpit temp question

Hello guys and gals, I recently picked up a HRII (N86WR) and after a few short flights have noticed quite a bit of heat pushing back from the firewall. The problem is noticeably more pronounced at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,484
Posted By cduster
I don't know if it would really matter where you...

I don't know if it would really matter where you put it exactly. I had a 260 Comanche with the LoPristi cowling that worked great at cooling the 260hp Lycoming. It used a single cowl flap located...
Forum: Rocket 09-09-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By cduster
I'm only 5'11" but I have a very long torso and I...

I'm only 5'11" but I have a very long torso and I also had to recline a bit and slide down to keep my headset off the headliner of my Bonanza and Baron. In the rocket, the previous owner had a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 17,695
Posted By cduster
Selling an aircraft can be a major PIA and I'm...

Selling an aircraft can be a major PIA and I'm convinced that it is getting to be more so as time marches on. I for one don't so much mind the people asking for a bottom dollar figure, but those who...
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