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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By rleffler
We traveled with Mutt Muffs on our two dogs. One...

We traveled with Mutt Muffs on our two dogs. One is large and the other is small/medium.

We've found that we don't put them on until just ready to take off. Let the dog hear all the noise while...
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By rleffler
As you noted, people have done all of the...

As you noted, people have done all of the above.

I cut about two inches off the back of the stick. Basically up to where the powder coat starts. The does bring the stick closer to you, but I've...
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By rleffler
It's not, it's lower than the stock panel.

It's not, it's lower than the stock panel.
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By rleffler
I used them as well. The project was financed...

I used them as well. The project was financed much like a construction loan when you build a house. You borrow what you need, when you need it.

Be forewarned, they are a small bank and don't...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By rleffler
I did all my doors and rear windows with the...

I did all my doors and rear windows with the cabin cover and forward fuselage assembly just clecoed in place. This allowed me to work on the panel outside of the plane later into the build.

It's...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By rleffler
Granted, I did things a bit different than...

Granted, I did things a bit different than everyone, since my cabin cover was used to generate the data for the console and a mold for the headliner. The inside of my cabin cover is glass smooth,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By rleffler
I haven't changed mine yet from the Odyssey...

I haven't changed mine yet from the Odyssey settings yet. But then I've only flown it twice since I installed the EarthX batteries. I'm getting ready to start my condition inspection, so I'll...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By rleffler
That's basically what I did. You may still have...

That's basically what I did. You may still have more work on #1 after #3, but it should be minor. Painting the interior on the bench upside down is much easier that painting it in place.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,202
Posted By rleffler
So I won't tell you about the same box that is...

So I won't tell you about the same box that is more than half the cost.

http://www.wafer-shopping.com/4g-version-gsmautoac-for-usa-australia-europe-canada-p-351.html#.WtYjOjMUn5J
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,202
Posted By rleffler
No. But it's just a standard SMS device, so...

No.

But it's just a standard SMS device, so there is plenty of other apps you can use. You just have to send it a string to enable the various functions.

The full manual can be found on this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,202
Posted By rleffler
Since we're experimenters..... This is same box...

Since we're experimenters.....

This is same box the Switchbox sells, but you have to set it up and configure it yourself. But you save quite a bit of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-17-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By rleffler
We're getting a bit off topic and I really don't...

We're getting a bit off topic and I really don't want to steal GRT's thunder, but....

I don't think it's FSDO that I'm worried about. I'm more concerned about insurance underwriters and their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,137
Posted By rleffler
I don't think it will ever happen. Because of...

I don't think it will ever happen.


Because of SteinAIr, Aerotronics, AFS/Dynon, and many more already provide that service.
The RV-10 market is significantly different than the other RV-10s. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-16-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By rleffler
I'm not sure I agree....... If the intent is to...

I'm not sure I agree.......

If the intent is to fly IFR, you still need a TSO certified GPS Navigator per the FAR.

Training for IFR in VFR conditions is ok in the early stages of training, but I...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-16-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By rleffler
Chasing down arinc issues is a pita. I don't...

Chasing down arinc issues is a pita. I don't know about the 625, but on the 650 in the set up screens, there is an option to display arinc data real time.

I had two vendors both stating that the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-16-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By rleffler
What standard is it being certified to meet? Or...

What standard is it being certified to meet? Or is there a new TSO for this category?

If this does nothing more than provide a competitive pricing option to Garmin subscriptions, I would consider...
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By rleffler
No, I'm saying the bolt that holds the alternator...

No, I'm saying the bolt that holds the alternator that is located between the alternator and the oil filter is a pain to put in with the engine off the plane. It's even worse when the engine is...
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By rleffler
Here's a photo of my SD-20, which has been...

Here's a photo of my SD-20, which has been relabeled the 40amp from B&C.

This is before I installed the oil filter adapter and hung the engine. I have to modify a ratcheting wrench to get the one...
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By rleffler
I disagree..... Since you live just down the...

I disagree.....

Since you live just down the road, that probably isn't an issue. But for those of us that live farther away shipping and crating is a huge expense. The more you can bundle, the...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By rleffler
Start reading all the builder's logs. Tim's at...

Start reading all the builder's logs. Tim's at myrv10.com was the gold standard for quite awhile, but some of the information is a little dated due to updates in the last few years. He does talk...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By rleffler
That's was my first thought as well. My...

That's was my first thought as well. My experience is that stereo headsets don't tend to work with mono intercoms unless you switch them to mono first.

If that's not the issue, have somebody...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 349,341
Posted By rleffler
It's an iPad tray. It lifts up above the...

It's an iPad tray. It lifts up above the throttle.

It will be interesting to hear Geoff's comments on how well the new design works.. I know he just made his first cross country with the new panel...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By rleffler
I agree with Bob. I installed a SD-20, which has...

I agree with Bob. I installed a SD-20, which has now been relabeled as a 40a. With the B&C spacers, it's a tight fit with oil filter. I highly recommend getting the B&C oil filter adapter to free...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,803
Posted By rleffler
The obvious question does your gps have a view of...

The obvious question does your gps have a view of the sky. It sounds like your donít have gps satellite sync, usually from being in a hangar.
Forum: RV-14 04-06-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By rleffler
I'll have to caveat that I have a RV-10, but...

I'll have to caveat that I have a RV-10, but since we share a similar wing and empennage, I'll give you the RV-10 answer.

reflex is when the flaps are even with the bottom of the fuselage

0 degrees...
Forum: RV-14 04-06-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By rleffler
You can't use other people's settings. Because...

You can't use other people's settings. Because of the variables in how you mount the Ray Allen sensor, the actual resistance measurements will vary from aircraft to aircraft. All you need to do is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By rleffler
Yep! Full disclosure is that I am a happy...

Yep! Full disclosure is that I am a happy customer, I have the Andair caps and Aircraft Speciality did the engraving. Steve and I used to work for the same company, although both of us have moved...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By rleffler
No, but Aircraft Specialty will. Actually, any...

No, but Aircraft Specialty will.

Actually, any trophy shop has the capability, but some get really freaked out when you ask them to engrave on a arc or a non standard shape of metal. :eek:
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-05-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,225
Posted By rleffler
You'll need to ensure that you have a good...

You'll need to ensure that you have a good battery to keep the alternator working by keeping the field energized.

I've got two PC680s in my RV-10, which has been flying for over five years. They...
Forum: COMM 04-05-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By rleffler
Mine have been flying for over five years. No...

Mine have been flying for over five years. No issues yet. Like most small businesses catering to the experimental market, their support is second to none.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By rleffler
I put these in my...

I put these in my RV-10:

http://www.aircraftspecialty.com/Andair%20Fuel%20Caps.html

You really can't buy a small enough amount of proseal for the job. I think I bought like a 2 oz tube and had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By rleffler
I'm with Walt on the 650 power pins. The reason...

I'm with Walt on the 650 power pins. The reason for the multiple pins is to supply ample current with the smaller gauge wire for the high density db connector pins.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By rleffler
I have a VPX/Pro, two batteries, and two...

I have a VPX/Pro, two batteries, and two alternators. I have a pair of switch/contactor that can isolate or join each battery to the main buss. I use the diode in your link to ensure that the ebus...
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By rleffler
The process is different on a RV-10, which was...

The process is different on a RV-10, which was the OP's question.
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By rleffler
I concur. I couldn't make a decent flare if my...

I concur. I couldn't make a decent flare if my life depended on it, so I went with lines from Tom.
Forum: Autopilots 03-27-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,169
Posted By rleffler
Lucas used to be very responsive, but is no...

Lucas used to be very responsive, but is no longer at Trutrak. Try emailing either Andrew@trutrakap.com or Zach@trutrakap.com.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By rleffler
I have mine connected to each of my batteries.

I have mine connected to each of my batteries.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-27-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,367
Posted By rleffler
I've always had more consistent results by...

I've always had more consistent results by manually stepping down via the altitude setting on the EFIS driving my AP. I've found that even if I'm at the appropriate altitude at the IAF, sometimes...
Forum: Autopilots 03-27-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By rleffler
I had the original AFS Pilot, which was a...

I had the original AFS Pilot, which was a slightly modified Digiflight II. I upgraded to a Vizion when I upgraded from 4500s to 5600s.

Historically, I've been a fan of standalone AP heads, so if...
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,457
Posted By rleffler
Perhaps a lunch at Urbana, Muncie, or Columbus? ...

Perhaps a lunch at Urbana, Muncie, or Columbus? A meeting of all the area RV-10s?
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,457
Posted By rleffler
Congrats on your first flight! How Far East can...

Congrats on your first flight!

How Far East can you fly during phase I?
Forum: ADS-B 03-23-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 25,576
Posted By rleffler
I would only upgrade if there is a known issue...

I would only upgrade if there is a known issue that is fixed in the upgrade.

4.1.0 has a major bug in that traffic isn't transmitted reliably to both display ports. This was supposedly fixed in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-23-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By rleffler
Check out the text on the bottom of this...

Check out the text on the bottom of this page:

http://aerosportproducts.com/switches.htm (http://aerosportproducts.com/switches.htm)
Forum: ADS-B 03-22-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 25,576
Posted By rleffler
I believe the BG version was the device with the...

I believe the BG version was the device with the compliant GPS internally and not impacted by the AD.
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,235
Posted By rleffler
So does about $10 of parts from the Home Depot...

So does about $10 of parts from the Home Depot Aviation aisle. Over five years of flying and it's still working great. I don't have a photo available online at the moment.

Cut about a quarter...
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,235
Posted By rleffler
The Aerosport Products trim will work on any RV.

The Aerosport Products trim will work on any RV.
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,235
Posted By rleffler
That would be correct.........

That would be correct.........
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,235
Posted By rleffler
None. I've got mine set for my standard cruise...

None.

I've got mine set for my standard cruise configuration. I just override it for take off and landing. Every once in awhile, I'll have to make a slight tweak.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-13-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By rleffler
Dynon has a chart comparing their products on...

Dynon has a chart comparing their products on their site, but I don't think there is one that would compare them to the AFS product line.

Let me start by stating that I may be somewhat biased. I...
Forum: RV-10 03-12-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,761
Posted By rleffler
I don't know how either Mike or Kyle assembled...

I don't know how either Mike or Kyle assembled theirs, but I would not use the rivets in the plans to ensure no compromise to structural integrity. I would off set rivets lines dedicated to the...
Forum: RV-10 03-12-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,761
Posted By rleffler
I used fiberfrax and stainless foil in the...

I used fiberfrax and stainless foil in the tunnel. In over five years I've not had any issues. The tunnel is cool to the touch.
Forum: RV-4 03-09-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By rleffler
I would call the guy today, since you don't want...

I would call the guy today, since you don't want any surprises when he shows up next week. If he's a jerk and demands to see the documentation, I suspect that Van's will email you a copy. But as...
Forum: ADS-B 03-08-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By rleffler
How would you suggest to make it more...

How would you suggest to make it more effective?

They had to print the PAPR, then look up your address in the aircraft registration, stuff and label the envelope, apply postage and drop it in the...
Forum: ADS-B 03-08-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By rleffler
The PAPR has been around for 4-5 years. It...

The PAPR has been around for 4-5 years. It started out as you have to request it from a person. I think the FAA has done a great job at improving the automation from it's early days.

Initially,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-08-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By rleffler
On the RV-10, its under OP Drawings. The...

On the RV-10, its under OP Drawings. The electrical harness is OP-37.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-06-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By rleffler
You made me go look at my last flight. ...

You made me go look at my last flight. Unfortunately, I only have data from my right wing OAT in Savvyanalysis.com. Both OATs are mounted just inboard from the first access panel in the wing on my...
Forum: ADS-B 03-02-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,002
Posted By rleffler
I don't have any history with the 472, but I do...

I don't have any history with the 472, but I do have a beta unit which replaced my Navworx ADS600-B.

I suspect it's the same size. It's much smaller than the Navworx box!

With the filtering added,...
Forum: Autopilots 02-26-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,345
Posted By rleffler
Like I mentioned before, must likely an open...

Like I mentioned before, must likely an open circuit or a hardware issue if it worked previously.

Since you arenít the builder, the only option is to trace each and very wire to ensure continuity. ...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By rleffler
All my photos are on mykitlog.com build site. ...

All my photos are on mykitlog.com build site. Like I mentioned, the aluminum pieces were done more for cosmetic reasons that structural.
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,163
Posted By rleffler
I had the material from Flyboys on my RV-10. On...

I had the material from Flyboys on my RV-10. On several occasions, I lost portions of the material in flight. They were gracious to offer replacements, but after the third time replacing them I...
Forum: Autopilots 02-24-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,345
Posted By rleffler
Dumb question..... You do have the Arinc...

Dumb question.....

You do have the Arinc interfaces wired between the two devices, correct?

To get gpss to work the AP needs the data from the arinc out of the gps to function correctly. ...
Forum: RV-10 02-24-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By rleffler
Most folks cut aluminum inserts for those areas. ...

Most folks cut aluminum inserts for those areas. That will give you a more consistent look and feel as the other panel inserts.

While they are in front of the panel for cosmetic reasons, they also...
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