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Forum: California Yesterday, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Toobuilder
Cliff Dwellers Lodge. Period. Dot.

Cliff Dwellers Lodge. Period. Dot.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-10-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Toobuilder
Might be a harsh question, but are you absolutely...

Might be a harsh question, but are you absolutely sure the Pmag wasn't dropped or otherwise displaced from normal spec?
Forum: Rocket 11-10-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By Toobuilder
The effective length of the gear legs change with...

The effective length of the gear legs change with bending, so the comparatively rigid fairing needs to float at one end. I anchor mine at the top with a tab and Adel clamp but let the bottom...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-07-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,747
Posted By Toobuilder
If "with you" is now wrong, I have a 20 year...

If "with you" is now wrong, I have a 20 year habit to try break.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-06-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Toobuilder
As a general rule a torque wrench is not accurate...

As a general rule a torque wrench is not accurate at the lower (or higher) extremes of the scale. If you are using a wrench using a pounds/feet range, I'm guessing the 5 is well under 10% of...
Forum: ADS-B 11-05-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,771
Posted By Toobuilder
Yep, it's a good start. I thought something like...

Yep, it's a good start. I thought something like this was in the works and it's why I finally broke down and decided to use the 330ES transponder on my Rocket and the GNX375 in the -8.

Many will...
Forum: GPS 11-05-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Toobuilder
Thanks everybody. Just to satisfy my curiosity,...

Thanks everybody.

Just to satisfy my curiosity, is the VOR/ILS ARINC sentence different from all the other ARINC ports? I thought the ARINC stream was a common buss that the various clients simply...
Forum: GPS 11-04-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Toobuilder
Thanks Brian, but I do have the GNX installation...

Thanks Brian, but I do have the GNX installation manual. I also have the legacy GRT - 430 wiring diagram supplied by GRT. Between these two docs I've been able to do a nearly pin for pin conversion...
Forum: GPS 11-04-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Toobuilder
Question Replace GNS430 with GNX375 - pinout help needed

Removing a 430 in favor of a 375 and trying to plan the pinouts before I dive in. First off, the current configuration has the 430 driving a legacy GRT Horizon (WS) and a Gi 106 CDI.

Pinouts are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,430
Posted By Toobuilder
Not to mention the NGK spark plugs many of us use...

Not to mention the NGK spark plugs many of us use are "not for use in aircraft".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,457
Posted By Toobuilder
...or you could just buy an ignition that does...

...or you could just buy an ignition that does what you program it to do in the first place.

It's incredible that in this day and age, 50+ years after EI appeared in cars, we still have to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,457
Posted By Toobuilder
Battery condition does not ensure that the...

Battery condition does not ensure that the starter is seeing the proper voltage. Need to test this under load. Easy to do and could very well be your issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,457
Posted By Toobuilder
Does the surefly have a method to alter the start...

Does the surefly have a method to alter the start retard timing during configuration setup? The SDS products are user configurable and mine is set to fire 3 degrees AFTER top dead center any time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By Toobuilder
If you have an older unit that's never been off...

If you have an older unit that's never been off the engine then I assume the service bulletins are not up to date. There is a big one on magnet retention that requires a factory retrofit. Yes, this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-24-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,178
Posted By Toobuilder
Step one is to define the requirements. It's...

Step one is to define the requirements. It's your airplane - how will it be used? Figure that out and let that start you down the path. You might not need any glass at all.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,594
Posted By Toobuilder
The SDS intake parts are buried in "Billet/CNC"...

The SDS intake parts are buried in "Billet/CNC" section.

Took me a while to find it too.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-23-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By Toobuilder
My second pump is wired to and labeled to my...

My second pump is wired to and labeled to my former "boost pump" switch. No harm running both pumps at the same time, and more importantly, no need to unlearn decades of muscle memory and training.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,594
Posted By Toobuilder
I've used the auto parts store CT clamps on my...

I've used the auto parts store CT clamps on my oil return lines with great success. Just the flat style packaged with canister style fuel filters. Common as dirt.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,594
Posted By Toobuilder
Actually, constant tension clamps are a...

Actually, constant tension clamps are a comparable cost to the old school worm clamps, but the CT versions work better.

The value of the SDS kit is at the other end of the tube. NOTHING stops the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,594
Posted By Toobuilder
Yes. Everything you need. Install and forget.

Yes. Everything you need. Install and forget.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-20-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By Toobuilder
In my opinion the only way this would be useful...

In my opinion the only way this would be useful is if you planned to change engines quickly for some reason. This would also require that you had a second engine (and harness) built up and ready to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,948
Posted By Toobuilder
The intakes don't have nuts, they have bolts. ...

The intakes don't have nuts, they have bolts. The exhaust has nuts (on studs).

Remove bolts, scrape old gasket junk off, ensure tube retainers are not bowed, Install new gaskets, ensure tube is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By Toobuilder
Do the bypass duct first. It may not fix your...

Do the bypass duct first. It may not fix your issue completely, but it is an effective fix for a known engineering deficiency. It is certain to help.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-14-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,752
Posted By Toobuilder
I'm using the 4" Summit pulley on my 70 amp...

I'm using the 4" Summit pulley on my 70 amp Toyota Camry (ND) alternator. I chucked the pulley in my lathe and removed a bunch of metal to lighten it up, and removed the OD down to the top of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By Toobuilder
Weighing a homebuilt is quick and easy. But...

Weighing a homebuilt is quick and easy. But there is no getting around tape on the floor, plumb bobs, tape measures, and shuffling load cells to ensure repeatability.

The key to making the process...
Forum: Rocket 09-23-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By Toobuilder
Odd. Just looked at my prop log book and my...

Odd. Just looked at my prop log book and my blade pn is 8475J-4. (no "H" suffix to be found). The locals around here including the prop shop and Harmon himself indicate the "J" is the twist and...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-21-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,385
Posted By Toobuilder
VGT used to waive the one night fee "on your...

VGT used to waive the one night fee "on your word" that you were buying 20 gallons from self serve or even if you "got close", but they are quite militant about the 20 gallon minimum since the re...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-21-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,385
Posted By Toobuilder
20 gallons of gas at VGT buys you one night of...

20 gallons of gas at VGT buys you one night of parking. Never heard of a ramp fee the dozens of times I've been there.
Forum: Rocket 09-19-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By Toobuilder
Rockets fly and behave like RV's EXCEPT for the...

Rockets fly and behave like RV's EXCEPT for the pillowy soft gear legs. Treat every landing like you are landing on quicksand and you will be fine. If it bounces on landing, GO AROUND! Beware hard...
Forum: GPS 09-19-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,233
Posted By Toobuilder
Question Hi Steve, Just got a new GNX 375 yesterday and...

Hi Steve,

Just got a new GNX 375 yesterday and have 2 simple questions:

Is there a dedicated backplate on the tray like legacy products? If so, I'm not seeing it. Included in the box (looking...
Forum: Northwest 09-18-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By Toobuilder
Are you looking for experience with the efii...

Are you looking for experience with the efii "brand", or electronic fuel injection in general?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Toobuilder
Agree that a mechanical gage should be plumbed it...

Agree that a mechanical gage should be plumbed it to see if it agrees with the electric. THEN start troublehooting the engine.
Forum: Rocket 09-09-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By Toobuilder
To the OP- keep in mind that the canopy height is...

To the OP- keep in mind that the canopy height is somewhat builder specific. Mine is pretty low.

Concerning the engine/prop - Rockets have a unique blade twist (the "J" blade) compared to the run...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-07-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,385
Posted By Toobuilder
We do Vegas a bunch and have been using VGT for...

We do Vegas a bunch and have been using VGT for the last few years. That said, we stay downtown so it's an easy Uber ride.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-30-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Toobuilder
Thumbs up Option 1 worked! Thanks!

Option 1 worked!

Thanks!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-29-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Toobuilder
Question Help! Foreflight "Stuck" on Binders Page

I have a full size iPad for my wife and a mini for me up front. The full size unit has somehow found the Documents > Binders function and I can't navigate back out. No problem on the mini, as the...
Forum: Rocket 08-28-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,643
Posted By Toobuilder
Concerning the canopy- In my case I have a stout...

Concerning the canopy- In my case I have a stout locking prop rod which holds the canopy securely open. Since I have EFI, there's none of that typical high power hot start nonsense. It just starts...
Forum: Rocket 08-26-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,643
Posted By Toobuilder
Did another 1.5 today. Put together a short clip...

Did another 1.5 today. Put together a short clip of my fuel quick turn and how the SDS EFI handles a heatsoak event. Flawless:

https://youtu.be/Je0-Apg5JdM

Oil consumption is coming down though I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,562
Posted By Toobuilder
Ignition timing should be set to make maximum...

Ignition timing should be set to make maximum power. Cooling should be designed to remove heat from the engine. Hobbling the engine with retarded timing to reduce power so that it will cool...
Forum: Rocket 08-25-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,643
Posted By Toobuilder
Mark -I'm with all new fairings, but the leg...

Mark -I'm with all new fairings, but the leg fairing alignment is a holdover from the prior configuration. So, I'm not sure if "optimal". I plan to do an oil streak or yarn test to see if they are...
Forum: Rocket 08-25-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,643
Posted By Toobuilder
Thanks Gents. Flew over to IYK this am to put...

Thanks Gents.

Flew over to IYK this am to put more time on the engine. Had a nice visit with Axel ant then put the SDS EFI to the test with a thoroughly heat soaked engine start. OAT was already...
Forum: Rocket 08-24-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,643
Posted By Toobuilder
Rocket Return to Flight

Just completed a proper test flight on the Rocket one week shy of 3 years since last flight. No major issues. Was most worried about keeping new cylinders cool enough for break in (August, So Cal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,994
Posted By Toobuilder
No. Just no.

No. Just no.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,994
Posted By Toobuilder
Just keep in mind that keeping oil "on" the cam...

Just keep in mind that keeping oil "on" the cam is different than creating the hydrodynamic wedge of oil that keeps the lifters "off" the lobes of the cam. One is an anti corrosion technique and the...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,737
Posted By Toobuilder
Thanks Marvin for the clarification. I've never...

Thanks Marvin for the clarification. I've never seen RV-14 baffles and just assumed they were continuing with the same deficiency as legacy models. Good to see that they have addressed this.
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,737
Posted By Toobuilder
The fix is simple - bypass ducts on #2 and #3 to...

The fix is simple - bypass ducts on #2 and #3 to fix the zero fin depth issue.

LOTS of threads here on the subject.
Forum: ADS-B 08-15-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,716
Posted By Toobuilder
A guy I worked with was one of these early...

A guy I worked with was one of these early adopters of the FA offering. A normally well reasoned, highly intelligent individual, he quickly got sucked into the conspiracy theory vortex. Every...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-12-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 59,290
Posted By Toobuilder
If you are in fact cruising at 25 degrees advance...

If you are in fact cruising at 25 degrees advance as your baseline, then activating the LOP feature will show you 5+ knots increase in speed, a 5-10 increase in CHT (which will help, because you will...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-04-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,889
Posted By Toobuilder
An updated Rocket with a TSIO550 that can do 225+...

An updated Rocket with a TSIO550 that can do 225+ KTAS is the ticket. Give me a comfortable, fast tandem with LONG legs and my wife and I are IN!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,500
Posted By Toobuilder
After the servo repair, but before you grind on...

After the servo repair, but before you grind on the starter any more (and wipe away ALL lube on the cam), make sure you perform an injector flow test. This will exercise the fuel system and verify...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-03-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,363
Posted By Toobuilder
The SDS covers come with new hardware.

The SDS covers come with new hardware.
Forum: Rocket 07-31-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,564
Posted By Toobuilder
Just renewed my policy after a 3 year rebuild. ...

Just renewed my policy after a 3 year rebuild. Given all the talk of skyrocketing rates I was expecting the worst. Given that, I'm:

PP-SEL
1300 TT
900 TW
340 MM

$700 Liability only
I've been with...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-30-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By Toobuilder
Concerning heat/fire issues with the conventional...

Concerning heat/fire issues with the conventional hose placement - the hoses are most certainly going to have firesleeve protection, so that takes case of the IR off the pipes which is going to be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-29-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By Toobuilder
Some random thoughts in no particular order: The...

Some random thoughts in no particular order:

The closer you keep the plumbing to the "typical" RV, the less rework you will have to do down the road.

EFI is essentially unaffected by heat, so...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-27-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 20,863
Posted By Toobuilder
Is the System 32 actually flying, or is it still...

Is the System 32 actually flying, or is it still vaporware?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,948
Posted By Toobuilder
Interesting development with Lyc tied to the hip...

Interesting development with Lyc tied to the hip via TCDS with unique advance schedules for each engine type. It won't be long before the "proprietary" advance map is common knowledge and we can see...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-27-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 20,863
Posted By Toobuilder
To be fair though, there is some confusion about...

To be fair though, there is some confusion about "programability". Some believe that the curve shift offered on the Pmag qualifies, but it's not the same as the SDS stuff. It's a grey area we need...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,948
Posted By Toobuilder
If by "starting", you mean engine start, the MP...

If by "starting", you mean engine start, the MP line has little to do with that. All ignitions need to have a "start retard" mode to prevent kickback. This typically is sensed by low RPM or a...
Forum: GPS 07-26-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,233
Posted By Toobuilder
Will the GNX 375 control a GTR 20 through the...

Will the GNX 375 control a GTR 20 through the touch screen?
Forum: Rocket 07-25-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,763
Posted By Toobuilder
4 months late Mike?!!! You are slipping!

4 months late Mike?!!!

You are slipping!
Forum: Rocket 07-25-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Toobuilder
The Rocket props have a unique twist in the blade...

The Rocket props have a unique twist in the blade (J blade?) Due to the higher cruise speed. Aztruck props will cost you many knots.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-23-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By Toobuilder
To add to Mike's answer, the rear facing numbers...

To add to Mike's answer, the rear facing numbers line up with the TOP of the case.
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