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Forum: RV-4 09-29-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Just remember - if you find yourself with an...

Just remember - if you find yourself with an unexpected aft cg; forward (nose down) trim is your friend. It helps keep you from over controlling the aircraft due to increased pitch sensitivity.
Forum: GPS 09-29-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By Tankerpilot75
You also want to checkout “user defined” way...

You also want to checkout “user defined” way points.
Forum: Autopilots 09-29-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I’m not sure yet. That’s why I’m thinking about...

I’m not sure yet. That’s why I’m thinking about it and asking these questions.

One thing I do recognize is that keeping the aircraft in trim during descent and on approach when coupled to the...
Forum: Autopilots 09-28-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Thank you both Jesse and Walt. Sorry for the...

Thank you both Jesse and Walt. Sorry for the name screw up. I obviously need to do more studying.

Walt, I do have a non-standard trim setup with drive cable. I chose to install it this way to...
Forum: Autopilots 09-28-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Tankerpilot75
The “accidental shorts” you referred to are...

The “accidental shorts” you referred to are supposed to be eliminated by the “Ultimate Trim Control Boad” I referenced earlier.

If Jesse St. James or Walt Arron is reading this I would appreciate...
Forum: Autopilots 09-28-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Tankerpilot75
TruTrak Autotrim option

I have the opportunity to purchase a TruTrak automatic pitch trim module at a very reasonable price (lunch) for my Vizion 385 from a friend who chose not to make it part of his autopilot installation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,256
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Final PIREP

Well my replacement LED bulbs arrived about two weeks ago and I installed them. This installation went much better (he sent a different series of LED bulbs). I sent the first set back for analysis...
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Try typing into google “Military Flight Checklist...

Try typing into google “Military Flight Checklist Inserts”.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,256
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Can’t complain about customer service

I originally was going to chalk this experience to “lesson learned” but moosepileit got me thinking I should probably call the vendor and let him know of my problem with the bulbs. The vendor said,...
Forum: Midwest 08-30-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Good choice! You might call ahead and see if...

Good choice! You might call ahead and see if they’ll park your RV in a hanger over the weekend. Like everyone has said, this is probably the best and most friendly airport/FBO around. They’re...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,256
Posted By Tankerpilot75
PIREP LED Position Light bulbs

I promised a Pirep on the LED light bulbs I purchased from Pilotlights.net and will only say I was disappointed.

The diameter of the base is just slightly smaller than the original Whelen bulbs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,238
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Sounds like you’re going through “new aircraft...

Sounds like you’re going through “new aircraft owner” pains. Don’t let the radio and engine surprises get you down. We all go through a little acquisition transition pain as we learn about our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,957
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I’m wondering, since they don’t technically yet...

I’m wondering, since they don’t technically yet own the structure can’t the group of hanger owners just tear down and remove their structures. Taking the hangers down and people moving their planes...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-12-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,910
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I flew to Oshkosh this year next to a RV14 with...

I flew to Oshkosh this year next to a RV14 with stock IO-390 and C/S prop. His extra 30 hp were definitely noticeable at 11,500 feet. He flew LOP and I had to fly best power ROP to stay with him. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-10-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,539
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I’ll give you a call in a couple of weeks to set...

I’ll give you a call in a couple of weeks to set appointment.
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By Tankerpilot75
My O2 bottle is located vertically behind the...

My O2 bottle is located vertically behind the right seat in the cargo area using two large screw clamps to secure it. Makes it real easy to check tank pressure and for the pilot to turn on and off...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Contact a scuba shop.

Contact a scuba shop.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-09-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,539
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Don’t want to steal this thread but typically...

Don’t want to steal this thread but typically what does it cost to have a C/S prop balanced?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,256
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Will do. RFI in the comm radios will be a deal...

Will do. RFI in the comm radios will be a deal breaker! I have ferrite chokes on my magnetometers because of previous electro-magnetic interference affecting heading inputs. I had to move my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,256
Posted By Tankerpilot75
The bulbs I purchased from Pilotlights.net...

The bulbs I purchased from Pilotlights.net clearly state theirs are for “experimental use only.” However they are supposed to exceed the brightness of the Whelen bulbs and have a significantly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,256
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Ordered

I called the people at Pilotlights.net and talked to them about their LED replacement bulbs. They recommended using their colored LED lights under the Whelen colored lens covers. Said the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,256
Posted By Tankerpilot75
LED Position Lights

I was walking through the exhibit barns at AirVenture and several lighting exhibits got me to thinking about replacement position light bulbs.

I have the standard old Whelen A650 position/strobe...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,009
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I attended a FlyQ presentation at AirVenture this...

I attended a FlyQ presentation at AirVenture this year and was quite impressed with what I saw. Thinking seriously about the 30 day free trial offer through iTunes. At about half the price of...
Forum: Safety 08-01-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,970
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Jack It’s not hard to put 125 to 150 lbs. in the...

Jack
It’s not hard to put 125 to 150 lbs. in the back. First you start with a few tools for that “emergency repair.” Then you add your tie-down kit and a small ice cooler for cokes, bottled water...
Forum: Safety 07-31-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,970
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Yes, I’m stupid but lucky

This year’s trip to AirVenture taught me a valuable lesson about C.G. And weight.

Like (I suspect) several RV owners I became complacent about cg and weight because these planes perform so well. ...
Forum: ADS-B 07-25-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Last year I swapped out my old 330 (non-Es) for...

Last year I swapped out my old 330 (non-Es) for the 335 with gps. I purchased it through Steinair and had them make a conversion cable for me. It wasn’t too costly (around $100) and greatly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,385
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I just left the Young Eagles awards banquet and...

I just left the Young Eagles awards banquet and Jack Pelton mentioned briefly the difficulties weather presented this year for Friday, Saturday and Sunday arrivals. He said they were going to...
Forum: California 07-16-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,094
Posted By Tankerpilot75
You might point out that the weakest part on an...

You might point out that the weakest part on an RV (my opinion) is the nose gear. That’s why Antisplat had made a bunch of money selling their nose gear brace setup.

I’ve also personally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,354
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I’m pretty sure every suggestion you’ve received...

I’m pretty sure every suggestion you’ve received here is on target. However I will relate an experience I encountered last year after my condition inspection. On my second flight post inspection, I...
Forum: ADS-B 07-11-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By Tankerpilot75
If you’ll check the GRT Support web page under...

If you’ll check the GRT Support web page under Miscellaneous Support, Equipment Suppliment, “Stratux ADS-B Raspberry Pi” document you will see under section 2.1 it says to set the baud rate at 38,400...
Forum: Safety 07-09-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,062
Posted By Tankerpilot75
That’s the problem. A careless owner allows a...

That’s the problem. A careless owner allows a dog loose at an airport that causes damage or injury and the lawyers will become involved!

Most of us love dogs. Having lost two dogs myself (not at...
Forum: Safety 07-09-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,062
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Dave, Since you’re an attorney give some free...

Dave,
Since you’re an attorney give some free legal advice. What are the legal ramifications if an unleashed dog causes damage or personal injury at a public airport. Is there personal liability...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I installed my GTX 335 last summer right before...

I installed my GTX 335 last summer right before AirVenture. Love it.

I replaced my GTX 330 (non-WAAS) with the 335 with internal GPS. My antenna is mounted on the firewall between two non-WAAS...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-07-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,274
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I agree with Larry. I have had a magnetometer...

I agree with Larry. I have had a magnetometer failure and the only thing affected was heading accuracy. You do need to make sure the magnetometer is aligned with the AHARS for accurate heading...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,274
Posted By Tankerpilot75
The good news is that is not that many wires you...

The good news is that is not that many wires you need to tug!
Forum: Safety 07-06-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,062
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I’ve read here several people who indicate that...

I’ve read here several people who indicate that it’s personal choice as to how a particular pilot should respond to a dog owner who lets their dog run loose. I strongly disagree! That’s equivalent...
Forum: ADS-B 07-06-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By Tankerpilot75
You might need to install a double pole switch.

You might need to install a double pole switch.
Forum: Safety 07-05-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,062
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I agree with Carl about “taking a breath.” But...

I agree with Carl about “taking a breath.” But there are reasons why pets shouldn’t run loose at an airport and especially around airplane parking, taxi areas.

A responsible pet owner should not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Try this STARTING ENGINE (Normal) a) Brakes –...

Try this

STARTING ENGINE (Normal)
a) Brakes – HOLD
b) Fuel Valve - ON
c) Master Switch – ON
d) Mixture – FULL RICH
e) Prop – FULL FORWARD (High RPM)
f) Throttle – FULL FORWARD
g) Fuel Boost Pump –...
Forum: ADS-B 07-01-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,000
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Wish I could help you but it’s been more than a...

Wish I could help you but it’s been more than a few “nights” since I originally started this thread. My suggestion is to contact Chris at Steinair for assistance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Mike PM me your email address and I will send you...

Mike
PM me your email address and I will send you two files. One is my POH in Word document format and the other is an Excel file that I use for copying and pasting certain information (table of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,721
Posted By Tankerpilot75
The best thing I’ve found and cheapest is Behold...

The best thing I’ve found and cheapest is Behold furniture polish. A can is less than two bucks and does a real nice job of cleaning off bugs.
Forum: ADS-B 06-30-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By Tankerpilot75
You may have to restore your old FlightBox...

You may have to restore your old FlightBox software. When I did the same conversion you did I had Steve Sokol send me a new data card with the beta software for the transmission of the serial data...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 663
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Altimeter check Question

I’m seeing something that totally confuses me when I do my altimeter check prior to takeoff. I have two EFIS systems (1) a GRT Horizon WS as my primary and (2) a Dynon D10A with internal battery as...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,810
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I installed Tosten military style grips in my...

I installed Tosten military style grips in my RV7A two years ago. Like everyone else I had to cut around two to three inches off my stick. Used a pipe cutter to make the cut. I love these grips!!!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,467
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I agree. There products are great but tech...

I agree. There products are great but tech support has not stayed up with competitors. I hope this decline does not for tell the future.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-04-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 39,746
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Just curious

Wish you well on this adventure!

Questions: what type of fuel tank modifications have you made to accommodate the very long legs you’ll be flying? What is the impact on planned maximum gross...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Elevator trim indicator. 1. Center the trim...

Elevator trim indicator.
1. Center the trim indicator by moving your trim switch servo.
2. Then center the elevator trim by adjusting the elevator tab.

Aileron trim indicator.
1. Center the trim...
Forum: California 05-23-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By Tankerpilot75
California - great place to visit. Couldn’t...

California - great place to visit. Couldn’t afford to live there. Oklahoma airplane tax $5.00!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,669
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Resistance Wins

Jask, you were right. I checked both wires (positive and negative) going from the panel switch to the strobe power supply. Continuity on the ground side was excellent indicating my ground was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,669
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Related question (I think)

My RV7A is having “ xenon strobe light” issues and I’m wondering if I might have a ground problem. My strobes quit working and after talking to a Whelen representative I’ve accomplished the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-12-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,142
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Team Aerodynamics Offers a Whelen kit

About two years ago I changed out my Vans halogen landing lights to LED lights. I used the kit sold through Team Aerodynamics which uses the Whelen 71685 LED light. The kit cost was $155 per light....
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-11-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I have no idea what the European rules are for...

I have no idea what the European rules are for strobe lighting but I was told by a Whelen sales rep that their cheaper experimental Microburst II led light set does not meet FAR 91.205c certification...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I hope you have or also ordered a brake rivet...

I hope you have or also ordered a brake rivet tool. If not Aircaft Spruce sells a good one for $37.50. https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/RapcoBrake.php
Forum: RV-10 05-11-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,132
Posted By Tankerpilot75
The comments you provided him were useful...

The comments you provided him were useful “cautions” but I don’t agree with your “recommendation.” It’s true build quality can very significantly from RV to RV but a thorough prebuy by a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,667
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Check your p-lead on you mags and confirm...

Check your p-lead on you mags and confirm everything is tight. I experienced similar intermittent problems and discovered my p-lead ground that screws into the left mag was loose. Once tightened...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-08-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By Tankerpilot75
What LED system did you use to replace your...

What LED system did you use to replace your Whelen system with? Was it hard or easy to convert to LED? Cost?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-07-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Help: strobe quit working

I promise not to clean my tail lens again!

My tail navigation/strobe light lens was extremely dirty so I decided to pull the bottom rudder flairing where the tail position light/strobe light...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,774
Posted By Tankerpilot75
It’s been a while since I’ve flown international...

It’s been a while since I’ve flown international so take this advice with caution. However, there are two considerations whether you fly VFR or IFR internationally you should consider, and that is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-16-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Like others have said, primary should be the...

Like others have said, primary should be the 430W. But let me throw a couple cautions and suggestions your direction.

1. It is very easy when your just starting out to become “equipment...
Forum: Southeast 04-13-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,591
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Don’t forget tax base for most of us include ...

Don’t forget tax base for most of us include “income taxes, sales taxes, capital gains taxes, personal and real property taxes.” Also check to see “what types of income” are tax exempt or taxed at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-13-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,824
Posted By Tankerpilot75
That’s why God invented “crosswinds.”

That’s why God invented “crosswinds.”
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