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Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-16-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By pilot2512
Also confirm you are using RG 400 coax and that...

Also confirm you are using RG 400 coax and that it is at least 6.5 feet long?

Jay
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,780
Posted By pilot2512
Iíve seen them made into beer taps on eBay.

Iíve seen them made into beer taps on eBay.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-16-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By pilot2512
I have two thoughts. First you say last weekend...

I have two thoughts. First you say last weekend but in your picture the gps date says May 30. Is there a way to adjust the date? Second, the G3X has an internal gps. Have you thought of getting a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 870
Posted By pilot2512
Have you tried listening to the audio? No audio...

Have you tried listening to the audio? No audio leads to a antenna/coax issue. Audio good then itís a indication issue.

Jay
Forum: GPS 04-16-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,575
Posted By pilot2512
Did you replace the GPS Antenna when you swapped...

Did you replace the GPS Antenna when you swapped to the GTN? Have you tried another antenna? Where on the aircraft is the antenna and G3X antennas?

Jay
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By pilot2512
Aerographics.com. I havenít used them yet, but I...

Aerographics.com. I havenít used them yet, but I plan to. Iíve seen a lot of good things written about them on VAF.

Jay
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By pilot2512
I hate to ask the obvious...but if it is in the...

I hate to ask the obvious...but if it is in the alternator wire then the engine must be running and the alternator working to read amps. Also there is supposed to be fuses between the shunt and GEA...
Forum: COMM 03-08-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By pilot2512
Where is your build located? It is a common...

Where is your build located? It is a common problem when people are still building in their homes. Lots of electrical noise that can cause squelch to open. Especially things like LED lights. Take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By pilot2512
Inquiring minds want to know...what was the...

Inquiring minds want to know...what was the answer? I still need to do something with my oil door.

Thanks

Jay
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By pilot2512
Donít know if the wing tips were removed during...

Donít know if the wing tips were removed during paint but I would think not. That would then say go to tail position light since rudder had to be removed to be balanced. Another option is if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,011
Posted By pilot2512
Should have called it the blank panel...

Should have called it the blank panel...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By pilot2512
As for you GPS issue. What is the length of your...

As for you GPS issue. What is the length of your coax cable? It should be a minimum of 6.5 feet (almost 2 meters). Are you using RG-400?

Jay
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By pilot2512
is your roll servo at the end of the canbus? If...

is your roll servo at the end of the canbus? If it is then it needs to have a terminator or do as I did and just wire connector, plug it in and leave it. It doesnít have to be mounted in the wing....
Forum: Interiors 02-09-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,505
Posted By pilot2512
cooling

It has 6 fans, 2 in bottom and 4 in back with perforated leather to let it flow. Not really A/C but airflow should help with the Houston summers.

Jay
Forum: Interiors 02-08-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,505
Posted By pilot2512
I just ordered seats with heating and cooling. ...

I just ordered seats with heating and cooling. Texas gets both extremes.

Jay
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-30-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By pilot2512
If those are old school strobes instead of LED,...

If those are old school strobes instead of LED, then there are some large capacitors that need to rapidly charge when power is applied. I was able to find a power supply on eBay for about $20. Just...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-29-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By pilot2512
I just checked the agar in manual. It does say...

I just checked the agar in manual. It does say 11-33 volts. Might just be a blip below 11 causing it
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-29-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By pilot2512
Iím not familiar with the strobe system, but it...

Iím not familiar with the strobe system, but it sounds like there is a momentary high draw when the strobes are turned on that is dropping your voltage low enough to cause the transponder to reboot. ...
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-19-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By pilot2512
Been a while since I lived in ORL area, but I...

Been a while since I lived in ORL area, but I used to do for work Billy Webb at Bilmar Avionics there at ISM. Good people to work with. If he is still around tell him I say Hi!

Jay
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,442
Posted By pilot2512
You donít say how much fuel you took on but is...

You donít say how much fuel you took on but is there any chance you got jet fuel instead of 100LL? You might want to pull a sample and look as well as smell it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,445
Posted By pilot2512
the second picture does not look like a grounding...

the second picture does not look like a grounding block. Looks more like a junction block. I used one just like that for my strobes and nav lights. Hard to tell where it is located. As far as...
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,125
Posted By pilot2512
per the G3X installation manual, the is supposed...

per the G3X installation manual, the is supposed to be a fuse on each wire from the shunt as close to the shunt as possible. I would look at the area around the shunt for the fuses and all...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-09-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By pilot2512
What Bob said and also take antenna off and make...

What Bob said and also take antenna off and make sure it has a good bond to A/C ie no corrosion between ant and skin. Best if you can have someone do a VSWR test on the coax.
Forum: Reviews 01-01-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By pilot2512
Are you certain itís the SL-40 not an...

Are you certain itís the SL-40 not an installation issue?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-08-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,592
Posted By pilot2512
Can you confirm the serial data between the VP-X...

Can you confirm the serial data between the VP-X and the G3X are working? Also check on the VPX that J10 pin 9 and J12 pin 4 are grounded.

Jay
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By pilot2512
I have it, just need an email address to send it...

I have it, just need an email address to send it to.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-24-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By pilot2512
what Chris said. Up north aviation

what Chris said. Up north aviation
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By pilot2512
pm sent. Jay

pm sent.


Jay
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-24-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By pilot2512
I see no mention of looking at the antenna. Pull...

I see no mention of looking at the antenna. Pull it off and verify it is clean underneath and that it is getting a good ground.

Jay
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,820
Posted By pilot2512
You need to find your pressure sensor (red cube...

You need to find your pressure sensor (red cube is for fuel flow). Then you need to very carefully check the ground connection. Pull the wire at the terminal to make sure it is holding solid and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,100
Posted By pilot2512
hey neighbor

I am building a -9a in Alden Bridge. If you would like someone to help you out a little or see some of the processes needed send me pm or email. I am a A&P and a maintenance instructor at United. ...
Forum: Texas (South) 09-12-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By pilot2512
10 am @ Galaxy FBO. See you there Jay

10 am @ Galaxy FBO.

See you there

Jay
Forum: Texas (South) 09-11-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By pilot2512
EAA 302 meets this Saturday at Conroe airport. ...

EAA 302 meets this Saturday at Conroe airport. Plenty of RV's of all types. Come join us if you can.

Jay
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By pilot2512
Are you using a GMC-307? If anything lower, than...

Are you using a GMC-307? If anything lower, than that would need a RS232 connection as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By pilot2512
When I did my panel, I needed extra at the bottom...

When I did my panel, I needed extra at the bottom for large switches. Van's sells a panel that is 2" taller. I'll look to see if I can find the number.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-18-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,705
Posted By pilot2512
From a professional avionics guy, there are 2...

From a professional avionics guy, there are 2 reasons you may fill the empty slots. 1-some connectors are water tight and they are required for that reason. Not usually applicable to GA. 2-...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By pilot2512
Not an engine guy but I am an avionics guy. I...

Not an engine guy but I am an avionics guy. I would look at your grounds especially firewall forward.
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,719
Posted By pilot2512
Voltage is measured as a reference to ground. ...

Voltage is measured as a reference to ground. Verify your engine/alternator are properly grounded.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-03-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,176
Posted By pilot2512
Please give consideration that a lot of those...

Please give consideration that a lot of those coaxes to the antennas have a minimum length and you may end up with a coil of coax anyways. As a matter of fact I think the GTX-45R also has a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By pilot2512
I think I would be checking all the fuel lines...

I think I would be checking all the fuel lines and selector valve before assuming it is a tank leak. There should be evidence of the leak somewhere by looking for a blue stain if you are using 100...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-15-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By pilot2512
No marker beacon in the 650. It's in the audio...

No marker beacon in the 650. It's in the audio panel if you have one with marker beacon in it, not all have it.

Jay
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-11-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 703,682
Posted By pilot2512
Che! Que lindo! Jay

Che! Que lindo!


Jay
Forum: Painting your RV 04-11-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,195
Posted By pilot2512
I've been looking at Sherwin Williams paint...

I've been looking at Sherwin Williams paint school and they do mention they teach how to shoot that too. Anyone take that class lately?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By pilot2512
OAT probe- which wing panel?

I plan to install my OAT probe in my left wing. 3 inspection panels to choose from. Which one? Most inboard, shorter wire run but may be to close to exhaust stream. Middle panel, further away...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By pilot2512
I had my panel done. Very happy with it but I'm...

I had my panel done. Very happy with it but I'm not flying yet, so I can't talk about the durability. It was sprayed with 2 coats of clear. ...
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By pilot2512
EAA 302 in Conroe. Lots of active RVers. At...

EAA 302 in Conroe. Lots of active RVers. At least 1 14 under construction. Meetings are second Saturday of every month.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-02-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 524
Posted By pilot2512
Its been several years since I worked on them but...

Its been several years since I worked on them but the only difference between a KT-76A and a KT-78A is the cavity (the tube that xmits). And that was the difference, xmit power out. (125W vs. 250W) ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-24-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,755
Posted By pilot2512
looks like...

looks like this

http://www.bandc.aero/essentialbusdiode-1.aspx
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-30-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,120
Posted By pilot2512
very common thing to do for the pitch trim servo.

very common thing to do for the pitch trim servo.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-10-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By pilot2512
I found my copy, I can scan and send to you if...

I found my copy, I can scan and send to you if you send me your email.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-10-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By pilot2512
It's not much but there is a sheet in the bag...

It's not much but there is a sheet in the bag with the wingtip hardware.

Jay
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By pilot2512
B&C has...

B&C has them

http://www.bandc.aero/uninsulatedringterminal8awg1875stud.aspx
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-29-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By pilot2512
the garmin components should be done with a...

the garmin components should be done with a potentiometer, its the LED lights that need a PWM (pulse width modulator) to dim them.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-25-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,862
Posted By pilot2512
From van's

Not sure if this has been mentioned.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/Gauge_Install.pdf

According to the link, you need at least 11 volts. You do not mention checking the grounds. If they are...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-19-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By pilot2512
G3X uses the same. I can send pics of how its...

G3X uses the same. I can send pics of how its done if you need it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By pilot2512
Stein

Stein has them in 9" and 12", just search for bracket
Forum: Texas (South) 11-26-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,065
Posted By pilot2512
yes, they were just at Hooks last month.

yes, they were just at Hooks last month.
Forum: Fiberglass 10-27-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,039
Posted By pilot2512
wing tip reinforcement strip

I finally got my first wingtip all lined up and drilled for nut plates. According to the plans there is a reinforcement strip needed if you use pop rivets but not needed for nut plates. Some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By pilot2512
I'm up in The Woodlands building a 9A. First...

I'm up in The Woodlands building a 9A. First power up was this last summer and I'm currently trying to finish up the wings.


Jay
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By pilot2512
FAR 91.413 - ATC transponder tests and...

FAR 91.413 - ATC transponder tests and inspections
(a) No persons may use an ATC transponder that is specified in 91.215(a), 121.345(c), or ß135.143(c) of this chapter unless, within the preceding 24...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By pilot2512
In all reality, you should have had a 91.413...

In all reality, you should have had a 91.413 transponder check done with an avionics shop when you replaced it. They also would have caught that.

Jay
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By pilot2512
Iím 2000 mi away today. If you donít get an...

Iím 2000 mi away today. If you donít get an answer Iíll be back home tomorrow.
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