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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,748
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Todd - thanks for continuing to post these...

Todd - thanks for continuing to post these updates. We're coming in from the north-east and the movement of this weather system will leave us with a potential to get in by segmenting our trip,...
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,241
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Can't speak directly to the 650 or the RV12, but...

Can't speak directly to the 650 or the RV12, but am peripherally involved in a 750 build. The level of completeness of the Zenith drawing set is, at best, disappointing and does not match up with...
Forum: RV-4 07-17-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,233
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Very interested to hear how these lights perform...

Very interested to hear how these lights perform from an RF noise perspective. These look like nice easy nearly-drop-in replacements for those with halogen bulbs.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,183
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I seem to recall a post here by Rob Hickman...

I seem to recall a post here by Rob Hickman indicating the ACM either is or is planned to be available as a stand-alone module (specifically the ECB variant). So far my searches have not been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,013
Posted By Canadian_JOY
My co-pilot and I practiced for OSH last Thursday...

My co-pilot and I practiced for OSH last Thursday - neither of us have ever flown in. Even though we will be arriving with a mass arrival Sunday morning we trained as though were were just joining...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,183
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Marvin - perhaps to further clarify some of the...

Marvin - perhaps to further clarify some of the comments above...

Vertical Power is about... POWER control. Power in, power out, power switching.

The Advanced Control Module is about all that,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,997
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for continuing to share your saga. Much...

Thanks for continuing to share your saga. Much good knowledge being gained here, without the investment in sweat!
Forum: ADS-B 07-11-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If I'm not mistaken, GRT has previously...

If I'm not mistaken, GRT has previously recommended that ADSB-IN requires a high-speed serial port at 115,200 baud. Maybe that's just my memory playing tricks on me but I know that's what my HX is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Otis - it's "Canada Goose". Don't blame all...

Otis - it's "Canada Goose". Don't blame all those geese on us poor Canadians. The geese outnumber us by about 100:1! :D
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for sharing this info, folks. I think our...

Thanks for sharing this info, folks. I think our black plastic Whisperflo vents are very soon going to be replaced by fancy aluminum ones!
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,880
Posted By Canadian_JOY
While I agree with your comments about...

While I agree with your comments about densiometers in heavies burning heavy fuel, I would assert that a 10% error in fuel quantity sensing is a considerable error in small aircraft. It may equate...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I don't have access to the Van's catalog right...

I don't have access to the Van's catalog right now... How much are the aluminum vents? ACS and Stein have aluminum ones at about $160 each. Ouch. But still better than freezing in the winter and...
Forum: RV-12 07-09-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,880
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Two other important considerations haven't been...

Two other important considerations haven't been mentioned here. They are perhaps less important to our smaller aircraft, but of some considerable importance to the larger piston aircraft in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By Canadian_JOY
One of the reasons for the lower TBO and the...

One of the reasons for the lower TBO and the lower resale value is because helicopter engines, particularly in working helicopters doing external load work, are spending a whole lot of their lives...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,509
Posted By Canadian_JOY
In addition to the flaky "start" contacts, the...

In addition to the flaky "start" contacts, the ACS and Bendix switches have been prone to similar contact-related issues with the P-lead portion of the switch.

It used to be that I would trust an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,340
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for your comments, Gents. I've been...

Thanks for your comments, Gents. I've been wondering about this for awhile since we've been getting EFIS systems capable of more and more information being displayed on top of the basic attitude...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,340
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Sid - thanks for your comments. What I was...

Sid - thanks for your comments.

What I was really looking for was whether pilots find it easier or harder, slower or faster, to get "on the instruments" when their EFIS is configured to show...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,340
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Since this thread has been revived, I thought I...

Since this thread has been revived, I thought I would toss in a question...

Now that we have fancy EFIS displays that show not only attitude but terrain and mapping information superimposed on...
Forum: Canada 07-02-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Canadian_JOY
For a GA-friendly airport, come west a bit to...

For a GA-friendly airport, come west a bit to Carp, CYRP. Several RV's on the field, some of their owners are present here on the forum. We're further from town but a lot lower-stress to get there,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,044
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Many have espoused Pledge as an excellent cleaner...

Many have espoused Pledge as an excellent cleaner for canopies, so I, too, am interested to hear this response.

(I use Plexus on my canopy, but that's personal choice.)

I'm deep in the "mist with...
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-28-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for that clarification, Jesse. To your...

Thanks for that clarification, Jesse. To your point, I had been looking at buying an AF3400EE to replace my AF2500 and AFS tech support had provided me with the same procedure to convert the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-28-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for that feedback, Lars - this kind of...

Thanks for that feedback, Lars - this kind of confirms my concerns about VDO sensor reliability.

I'm not at all concerned about grounding the VDO sensors as I have had plenty of experience in the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-28-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Jesse - would you care to share what steps you...

Jesse - would you care to share what steps you had to take in order to get the Kavlico sensors to work with the GRT EIS, please?
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-27-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for the feedback. Several previous posts...

Thanks for the feedback. Several previous posts here gave the impression the VDO senders would produce erratic high oil pressure readings, indicating the wiper arm of the sender had lost contact...
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-27-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Feedback Request: GRT-Supplied VDO Oil & Fuel Pressure Sensors

I'm currently considering removing our existing engine monitor, an AF2500, and replacing it with a GRT EIS system which will more easily interface with the rest of the GRT gear in the panel.

Over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,870
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just wondering if the risks become more elevated...

Just wondering if the risks become more elevated with certain engine types. I know Mike Busch has lots of experience with big-bore Continentals so perhaps some of his tendency to err on the side of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-26-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Garmin wants you to buy the GAD429, plane and...

Garmin wants you to buy the GAD429, plane and simple, so they hold their protocol cards close to their chest.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,156
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Hans - welcome to the forum. Your questions have...

Hans - welcome to the forum. Your questions have been discussed many times here, so some prudent use of the "search" function will no doubt yield much good reading material and much beneficial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Larry - interesting point. I was seizing upon...

Larry - interesting point. I was seizing upon this note in the P-Mag manual:
”6” is a courtesy (optional) connection to provide a digital tack signal – two pulses per revolution (reconfigurable to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-25-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,997
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I have a bunch of cutting and buffing to do -...

I have a bunch of cutting and buffing to do - really appreciate this on-going discussion. Haven't yet found the Trizact discs locally so am planning on doing 600 wet, 1000 wet, 2000 grit 3M...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I pulled the cargo tiedowns from a couple of...

I pulled the cargo tiedowns from a couple of wrecked early-2000's Toyota Matrix cars. They are installed with a screw into a nut plate, with a penny washer under the screw head to ensure there was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If resistors are used between the P-Mag RPM out...

If resistors are used between the P-Mag RPM out put and the AF4500, this may be an issue with the sizing of those resistors, such that the P-Mag output is just on the hairy edge of detection by the...
Forum: COMM 06-23-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By Canadian_JOY
That last paragraph, Rainier, is a critical link...

That last paragraph, Rainier, is a critical link for most people to come to understand why a control head would be necessary. Thanks for the explanation.
Forum: COMM 06-22-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By Canadian_JOY
You are justifiably proud of the N16 - it's quite...

You are justifiably proud of the N16 - it's quite an achievement, Rainier!

If I'm reading your response correctly, from a system block diagram perspective I believe what you're saying is the...
Forum: COMM 06-22-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Congratulations on the new product release,...

Congratulations on the new product release, Rainier! It's been a LONG time coming, and a much-needed device in the market. This is very exciting indeed!

Without having to dive into the interface...
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,120
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Felicitations, Georges! Tres bien fait!

Felicitations, Georges! Tres bien fait!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,305
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Since there are no primers attached to the...

Since there are no primers attached to the cylinders this rules out the number one culprit. This issue bit me big time on my 3rd engine run when I failed to close and lock the manual primer pump.

A...
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,307
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Having recently completed the first flight in our...

Having recently completed the first flight in our aircraft, I can say with certainty that having a qualified flight instructor in the seat beside me took a huge load off my mind. I flew that first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Not sure which model of Bendix mag you have,...

Not sure which model of Bendix mag you have, however the most common models in our little airplanes is pretty simple in terms of its P-lead connection. At the end of the wire you'll find a brass...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Doug - in our climate one must consider weather...

Doug - in our climate one must consider weather as a very important factor in the move. If moving it in the warm months, a flatbed will work just fine. If the weather is even the least bit cool,...
Forum: COMM 06-19-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Most audio panels will support an on-stick...

Most audio panels will support an on-stick momentary switch contact to swap radios for transmitting. I'm not sure if you've evaluated this solution vis a vis your perceived requirements, but for...
Forum: COMM 06-18-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A good audio panel is just a MUCH better way to...

A good audio panel is just a MUCH better way to accomplish what you want to do. I know, nobody wants to install an audio panel if they can avoid it. Unfortunately nobody wants to troubleshoot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,919
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Same here - leave the safety wire in place with...

Same here - leave the safety wire in place with the twisted end bent back on itself to form a loop that prevents your fingers from ever touching the cut ends of the safety wire. Makes any future...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,919
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I have one of those vice-grip style tools. It...

I have one of those vice-grip style tools. It seems everywhere I need to clamp, the tool is too big or awkward to use. Hemostats are able to get into much tighter spaces (and come in handy for tons...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,919
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Best combination I've come up with is to use...

Best combination I've come up with is to use hemostats (medical forceps) with a curved head on them. Position the Adel clamp, then squeeze with the hemostats. Lock it down with .025 safety wire. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-15-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Tape wrap holds no appeal for an aircraft. Lace...

Tape wrap holds no appeal for an aircraft. Lace the bundle using lacing cord, or sheath it in techflex. I have both the split and non-split versions in our aircraft. The split techflex is the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-15-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A drill press is overkill, or at least a...

A drill press is overkill, or at least a substitute for good workmanship, and nigh-on impossible to use unless the instrument panel is on the workbench and depopulated of components.

A better,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,142
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Heck, if splitting hairs, Rob, one is a round...

Heck, if splitting hairs, Rob, one is a round pin, the other is a square socket.
(Hmmm sounds vaguely like my life story... LoL)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By Canadian_JOY
And file a flight plan or flight itinerary. Belt...

And file a flight plan or flight itinerary. Belt and suspenders, and another pair of suspenders... :D

(If you were to see our current mosquito population you'd know why I'm so adverse to spending...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-14-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,862
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If installing a GRT Mini (except the Mini-GA...

If installing a GRT Mini (except the Mini-GA which you likely wouldn't want anyway) be aware that it has built-in serial communication lines to talk to the TT22 transponder. The HXr and other EFIS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for this important update, Galin.

Thanks for this important update, Galin.
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If your ELT antenna is one that has a "lump" in...

If your ELT antenna is one that has a "lump" in it, this is often a tuning device which helps the antenna radiate not only on 121.5 but also on 243.0 MHz. With this being the case, use of these...
Forum: Safety 06-13-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,496
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I was doing some avionics development work on the...

I was doing some avionics development work on the SH-60 Seahawk at Pax River when the V-22 first made its debut there for acceptance flight testing. Every point of observation, from standing on the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-11-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By Canadian_JOY
While I agree completely with this statement, I...

While I agree completely with this statement, I will point out that several highly successful aircraft have used the engine mount as the primary attachment location for the engine-to-airframe bonding...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,862
Posted By Canadian_JOY
GRT's support is... different. As in "small...

GRT's support is... different. As in "small company" different. No, they don't have a forum that's worth much. No, they don't have a gee-whiz glitzy user interface to get to their tech support...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-07-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,110
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for the follow-up, Ross. I spent most of...

Thanks for the follow-up, Ross. I spent most of tonight working on the engine and gave these induction tube clamps much thought... Perhaps they will be on the list for the next oil change.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-05-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By Canadian_JOY
To back up Tom's statements with practical...

To back up Tom's statements with practical observations... I've installed a fair number of aluminum fittings over the years. When assembling our aircraft using the same stainless fittings that Tom...
Forum: COMM 06-05-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,237
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Our aircraft had a PMA8000B audio panel and it...

Our aircraft had a PMA8000B audio panel and it worked very well. Wanting Bluetooth functionality, and thanks to a member here who was liquidating some avionics, I purchased and installed a PDA360EX....
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-05-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,110
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for the quick response, Ross. Now I...

Thanks for the quick response, Ross. Now I understand the reference made to those of us with carb'd engines. One doesn't want one's intake hoses to turn to mush, thanks to them being exposed to an...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-04-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,110
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ross - I must be missing something... In a...

Ross - I must be missing something... In a previous post you suggested those of us with carbs wouldn't be able to use your fancy rubber tube connectors. I looked at our Lycoming O-360 tonight and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,277
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'll add my little bit of experience... I have...

I'll add my little bit of experience... I have both a GoPro Hero 3 and a Sony HDR-AZ1. I prefer the video from the Sony. The Sony is easier to operate, far easier to mount, is a smaller form...
Forum: Reviews 05-24-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Canadian_JOY
By its very nature, SPOT has very little...

By its very nature, SPOT has very little satellite link margin. Unlike a 406MHz ELT that broadcasts its 406 message at 5 watts, the SPOT transmits with a couple of hundred milliwatts. With this...
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