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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-23-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By j-red
Iíll do that (keeping one of the screens, so...

Iíll do that (keeping one of the screens, so thereís skin in the game ).
However, they were purchased from Wentworth aircraft which is a well known and reputable dealer.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-22-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By j-red
SOLD: Dynon Skyview D1000

SOLD
serial confirmed w/Dynon and they’re good to goSkyview D1000 screen with map and synth vision
Primary ADAHRS
GPS 250
Factory wiring harness w/usb

I think it would be a pretty good deal for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-20-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,789
Posted By j-red
Thanks for the offer. I had actually talked with...

Thanks for the offer. I had actually talked with him a little about doing that. It needs the arm too, and Iíve been meaning to call Dynon and get the parts ordered. In the course of our...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-20-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,789
Posted By j-red
I put two and two together and believe LeeMajors...

I put two and two together and believe LeeMajors might be someone I have actually done something wrong to. I have contacted him by PM, but want to make sure he sees this. If it is indeed who I...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-19-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,789
Posted By j-red
Not sure how it could, but youíre welcome to...

Not sure how it could, but youíre welcome to contact me if you have some concern.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-19-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By j-red
WTS: Garmin GTR 200 com

SOLD

Really nice condition, with tray and connector. This unit was installed for 20 hours and removed to upgrade to a GPS/COMM

About the radio:
The GTR 200 panel mount comm radio for experimental...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-17-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By j-red
Email sent on interior

Email sent on interior
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-15-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By j-red
Ray Allen speed ctrl, led indicators, switches

All new, mostly unopened
Two led indicators, looks like there is a newer style than these available now.
4 rocker switches
1 SPD-1 speed control unit.

Make an offer. ...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-09-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By j-red
Iíll take it if the first poster doesnít.

Iíll take it if the first poster doesnít.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-04-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,789
Posted By j-red
Updated availability and pricing.

Updated availability and pricing.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-02-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,789
Posted By j-red
SOLD: More Dynon Stuff for sale (Now marked SOLD!!)

Everything has been sold, thanks!Clearing out some excess stuff and deciding what to keep. All prices include shipping CONUS.

Dynon Skyview D1000 Display- with Synth Vision and Mapping software. ...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-27-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,210
Posted By j-red
Dynon Skyview & AP Servos

I've been buying components for a Skyview system for a little while now, and then came across a great deal on a used package that duplicates much of what I've bought. I'm going to be selling the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-23-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By j-red
If you do end up needing to go retail, you might...

If you do end up needing to go retail, you might check out lightsportusa.com
I'm not affiliated, but saw their ad on an aviation website advertising the lowest prices on Dynon stuff. I ordered a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-28-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By j-red
I'd probably work up a 2 pin Molex using a jumper...

I'd probably work up a 2 pin Molex using a jumper either crimped into the pin together with the power line, or spliced and soldiered just slightly upstream if the connector wasn't big enough.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By j-red
Need help w/Fuel tank sender possible weeping screw

Doing the first annual since putting this rv6a back online. There were no apparent leaks before this, but this year’s annual revealed some blue staining around the sender after I took the wing root...
Forum: RV-14 02-20-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,182
Posted By j-red
Just watched the Guardian Avionics videos. ...

Just watched the Guardian Avionics videos. That's cool stuff right there!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By j-red
If you do indeed have the PR pants and want the...

If you do indeed have the PR pants and want the new brackets, Iíve got a set you can have cheaper than from Vans. I bought them before realizing I had the older style pants and theyíve just been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By j-red
If you have the old style pants, the part shown...

If you have the old style pants, the part shown in the picture above will definitely not fit. The good news is that it's pretty easy to bend some scrap aluminum and make the dual brackets you need...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-15-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,543
Posted By j-red
+1 for the waferstar/Kiao Time/Chinese gsm unit...

+1 for the waferstar/Kiao Time/Chinese gsm unit with tmobile card. There is a little trick to learning to use the text interface/code but not too big a deal. They used to have an app that would make...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-08-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By j-red
Sunset Flight

I found my old gopro knockoff camera in a drawer this past week and welded up a mount to fit in a tiedown slot. The video quality is pretty poor, as this camera doesn't handle low light very well,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-23-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,153
Posted By j-red
I donít take the dipstick out completely, just...

I donít take the dipstick out completely, just enough to read it and put it back in. I always check it cold, so no real reason to wipe it with anything. Only time it comes all the way out is oil...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,153
Posted By j-red
I fly almost exclusively off of grass. Do you...

I fly almost exclusively off of grass. Do you think that would contribute to intake dirt/sand and be seen as silicon in the oil? Filter was sealed up pretty well during the install, but I'm...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,153
Posted By j-red
Thanks for the input guys. Makes me feel much...

Thanks for the input guys. Makes me feel much better as I learn more about what is common/normal and not.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,153
Posted By j-red
Is my engine self-destructing?

I love to learn. That's one of the things that got me into the airplane building thing. It's also taught me that there's a lot I have yet to learn...

I have a lycoming o-360, 675 hours SNEW, but...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-13-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,473
Posted By j-red
Oddly, I just bought a lightspeed Zulu 3 this...

Oddly, I just bought a lightspeed Zulu 3 this past week. Because of that, I’m kind of tuned into them (I can’t be the only one who price shops after buying something!) and happened to notice today...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-11-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,994
Posted By j-red
You could just use an additional standard relay...

You could just use an additional standard relay such as most of us have as our master. I wonder what you have on that bus: 40a seems like a bunch for even older avionics!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By j-red
Columbia Aircraft Services did a fantastic job in...

Columbia Aircraft Services did a fantastic job in mine. Looked like new when I got them back and they didnít go .10 over since they didnít need it which was a specific concern of mine. Quick turn...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 11-22-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,015
Posted By j-red
Great video. Thanks for posting. Looking...

Great video. Thanks for posting. Looking forward to others.
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By j-red
Probably not. I say probably, because it may...

Probably not. I say probably, because it may depend on the inspector and also your location even though legally it doesn't have anything to do with the airworthiness inspection itself. I'd say...
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,663
Posted By j-red
Different length engine mounts. Those UL-Power's...

Different length engine mounts. Those UL-Power's stick way out there. It works because the pilot/passenger sit behind the center of lift and the engine can be used to leverage their weight. If I'm...
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,663
Posted By j-red
I won't try to turn you off of the Corvair if...

I won't try to turn you off of the Corvair if building your own engine is one of the end-goals. There's lots of builder support, and its a neat way to have your hands on every part of the project. ...
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,663
Posted By j-red
I cruised at about 115-120 mph indicated. Top...

I cruised at about 115-120 mph indicated. Top speed was about 130 mph all-in at sea level. A friend just bought a factory-built 12 and sees just about the same numbers.
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,663
Posted By j-red
Having built and flown a 601 w/ a Corvair on a...

Having built and flown a 601 w/ a Corvair on a tight budget, my $.02 is that if money is the biggest factor, and you're set on a Van's product, you should go with a 12 and a 130hp viking. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By j-red
Pm me if you want those brackets cheaper. I...

Pm me if you want those brackets cheaper. I bought them but couldnít use them due to using an old style narrower wheel pant.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 10-20-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By j-red
East Coast aerobatic training

I would love to grow in my ability to have fun in the RV. Does anyone know of where I could get some quality aerobatic training in the region (Delmarva, Jersey, PA)? I have a 6a, and understand...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,291
Posted By j-red
Don't know, but it looks like you can take them...

Don't know, but it looks like you can take them off via those two screws and use a normal screw-retention D-sub connector.

Edit. Upon looking closer, i can't tell whether the arrow things are bent...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-16-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 26,664
Posted By j-red
6 Month Update 10/16/17

Updated all of the dead photobucket links. Here's hoping halie.com sticks around a while.....

Good time for an update to this thread. Been flying for about 6 months during which this -6a has...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,909
Posted By j-red
I use two of those Phillips extensions snapped...

I use two of those Phillips extensions snapped together. Works like a charm.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-06-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,020
Posted By j-red
NYC Hudson River exclusion

It’s a paradox that rules can bring us freedom, but one we find true in so many areas of life. Experienced that very thing today after studying the precise airspace and reporting rules governing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,944
Posted By j-red
If I could piggyback on this conversation, I was...

If I could piggyback on this conversation, I was forced to land with full aileron trim stuck in one direction recently. It was a challenge, but do-able. Basically, the servo extended when the hat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,079
Posted By j-red
The EAA video guys do a great job. Very high...

The EAA video guys do a great job. Very high quality stuff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,771
Posted By j-red
Amen to that!

Amen to that!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-24-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By j-red
An Olga laminate cutter like this one. Has...

An Olga laminate cutter like this one. Has exactly the kind of point you need to score a nice clean, deep line. Have tried box cutters and this thing is far superior. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-23-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By j-red
It would take a few swipes for something that...

It would take a few swipes for something that thick, but I've had excellent success with a $5 Olfa knife and a straight edge for cuts up to .040. Silent, and makes a nice clean cut. The table saw...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-23-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 15,782
Posted By j-red
I don't mind the green :D (doesn't look nearly...

I don't mind the green :D (doesn't look nearly as terrible as the GRT engine monitor!) If I knew during the build what I know now, however, I probably would have hidden both of them somewhere out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,253
Posted By j-red
Wow. Just wow. I'm sure you're anxious to see...

Wow. Just wow. I'm sure you're anxious to see that baby. Congrats.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,461
Posted By j-red
First airplane date and $100 hamburger with my wife.

So excited to finally get to share the excitement of flying with my wife.

We don't have any family in town to watch the kids, and were pretty new to the area when I built the Zenith, so she was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,176
Posted By j-red
Never tried to sell, but I bought an engine mount...

Never tried to sell, but I bought an engine mount there last year for my 6a. Don't need anything this year, but I'm sure others do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,323
Posted By j-red
Ha! Same thing my wife said to me when I got...

Ha! Same thing my wife said to me when I got back home (I had left before she was up). Figured I was doing pretty good matching blue and white!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,323
Posted By j-red
Passed my checkride in an RV!

After 140 hours as a sport pilot, and six months trying to arrange schedules to fit in the transition/ night / hood time required to take the PPL checkride, it is finally done! I'd have been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 108,193
Posted By j-red
Just barely made it

Winds weren't any faster up here at 10k than they were down at 8, but I couldn't know that without trying :D
170KTAS, 203 GS
http://halie.com/scale/25/oij.jpg
Forum: Safety 06-22-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,095
Posted By j-red
One issue with the "both" position that hasn't...

One issue with the "both" position that hasn't been brought up yet as far as I can tell is that, particularly with the analog fuel guages shown in the photo, it would be really hard to tell how much...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-06-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,564
Posted By j-red
I've been to the Bay Bridge airport before, but...

I've been to the Bay Bridge airport before, but never to an RV gathering. Looking forward to my first one!
Forum: Propellers 06-02-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,685
Posted By j-red
Rvbuilder, You make an interesting point. Tests...

Rvbuilder,
You make an interesting point. Tests were done at 8k DA, but I took the sensenich up to 11k da yesterday and noticed that the performance dropped off. I was able to get 170kts true at...
Forum: Propellers 06-02-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,685
Posted By j-red
I appreciate the replies. I don't really...

I appreciate the replies. I don't really understand the data myself:o, which was one of the reasons for the post! The props were tested in very similar conditions, and altitude adjusted for density...
Forum: Propellers 06-02-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,685
Posted By j-red
Which prop to keep? another Catto VS Sensinich thread

I need some guidance. Have two props and I like them both. They're both quite different in their performance, and I first want to understand the differences fully and second want to decide on which...
Forum: ADS-B 05-28-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,636
Posted By j-red
I went stratus esg but with a home built stratux...

I went stratus esg but with a home built stratux raspberry pi receiver which will interface with both the iPad (wifi) and the GRT via serial
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By j-red
Excellent question and I imagine the answer will...

Excellent question and I imagine the answer will vary for each engine. Just for a point of reference, I've got about 20 hours on my overhauled o-360 and have yet to see ANY measurable oil...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-05-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 26,664
Posted By j-red
Thanks for the compliments. The dock on the left...

Thanks for the compliments. The dock on the left side is just a suction cup ram mount for the ipad mini.
Forum: ADS-B 05-04-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,375
Posted By j-red
Another anecdote to add to the collection. I...

Another anecdote to add to the collection. I have a GMA 240 audio panel, and after installing the Stratus ESG transponder this past weekend, i went for a flight and immediately upon takeoff noticed...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-04-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 26,664
Posted By j-red
New Interior and Transponder

While flying is fun, the builder in me just wants to keep tinkering. Several months back, I had ordered a set of seats and carpet from Flightline Interiors. They were great to work with, and...
Forum: ADS-B 04-27-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,734
Posted By j-red
Diffrerence or not, it works. Went out today and...

Diffrerence or not, it works. Went out today and pulled it into the sunlight and set a timer for 20 minutes. Seven minutes later, coordinates popped up on the screen. Flew for 25 mininutrs and...
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