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Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By BobTurner
Left right usually means, as seen by the pilot...

Left right usually means, as seen by the pilot when seated in his normal seat. I find it easier for some reason to think of port (left) and starboard (right). They don't change when the pilot turns...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules Yesterday, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,221
Posted By BobTurner
Ed, I agree with most of what your wrote....

Ed, I agree with most of what your wrote. However, for initial instrument students (the OP), I do think being unstabilized in the last 800 vertical feet makes life harder for them. Me too - I like to...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-18-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By BobTurner
Montgomery is a pretty nice GA airport. Coming in...

Montgomery is a pretty nice GA airport. Coming in from the EAST (I presume west was a mistake) you can fly under the class B airspace and avoid talking to ATC (other than tbe tower) if that’s your...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-18-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,221
Posted By BobTurner
If you break out at 500’ agl you can safely do...

If you break out at 500’ agl you can safely do just about anything. Here in the US ILS or LPV minimums are typically 200’ and 1/2 mile vis. Breaking out at 200’ at 120 knots, with a fixed pitch prop,...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-18-2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,221
Posted By BobTurner
I’ll bet that same cfi had you set the mixture...

I’ll bet that same cfi had you set the mixture full rich prior to landing. Why? In a go-around, it’s just one more knob to remember. The answer is, why make a stressful situation more difficult, when...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-17-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,221
Posted By BobTurner
It’s certainly easier to fly an ILS if you avoid...

It’s certainly easier to fly an ILS if you avoid making large power or configuration changes as you get in close. So most cfii’s will recommend doing the landing check list some distance out - maybe...
Forum: ADS-B 10-17-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,839
Posted By BobTurner
Just to be clear, ADSB-IN is not required for...

Just to be clear, ADSB-IN is not required for 2020 compliance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,868
Posted By BobTurner
Actually, there were two licenses required: one...

Actually, there were two licenses required: one for you (a radiotelephone operator license) and one for the airplane (a base station license), and while the US no longer requires them most other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,208
Posted By BobTurner
They’d need to be really chubby: 5 gal gas = 30...

They’d need to be really chubby:
5 gal gas = 30 lbs, at 3.8 g = 114 lbs.
Forum: Safety 10-15-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,169
Posted By BobTurner
Don't be fooled. Even having the instrument...

Don't be fooled. Even having the instrument rating, there are times when wisdom is the better part of valor. I still recall launching for a ski trip. Forecast called for "clear". We launched into...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,169
Posted By BobTurner
"It is far, far better to be on the ground,...

"It is far, far better to be on the ground, wishing you were up in the sky, than to be up in the sky, wishing you were on the ground."
I don't know the author but it's very true. Never second guess a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By BobTurner
HI Jordan, Well, I'm too far away and not...

HI Jordan,

Well, I'm too far away and not qualified to instruct (my opinion) in a -6 anyway. Just wanted to be sure you're up to date on "rules".
The FAA allows examiners to "opt out" of EABs. Some...
Forum: ADS-B 10-15-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,839
Posted By BobTurner
I'm assuming you're not interested in VOR,...

I'm assuming you're not interested in VOR, otherwise I'd suggest looking for a used SL-30 - still, IMHO, the best VOR radio ever made. Two VORs for the price of one. But no, I can't help.
Forum: ADS-B 10-15-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,839
Posted By BobTurner
Mike, first question: new or used? Perfectly good...

Mike, first question: new or used? Perfectly good used 327s are being practically given away. But if you want new, new 327s are not that much less than a new Trig TT-22. You can use the GRT Safe Fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,643
Posted By BobTurner
Disclaimer: I own a -10 so I’m biased. That said,...

Disclaimer: I own a -10 so I’m biased. That said, an RV-9A is the best balance of speed and efficiency. If you think you’ll have a passenger, look at Vans web site to see if you’ll have enough useful...
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By BobTurner
My *memory* (can’t be sure) is that these are the...

My *memory* (can’t be sure) is that these are the same as the RV-7 parts, which are or were in the on-line catalog.
In my case I only needed to move the left outboard hinge down 1/32 or 1/16”, so I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By BobTurner
Not rocket science

Biggest issue is many torque wrenches aren’t accurate at very low settings, but if yours is:
Thread the nut on the bolt but stop short of the nylon or metal locking area. Put your torque wrench on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By BobTurner
Follow Scott's post. But, if you a locknut that...

Follow Scott's post. But, if you a locknut that will not even go on with specified final torque, that doesn't sound right. e.g., if you have an AN3 bolt and nut and 25 inch pounds won't move the nut,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,192
Posted By BobTurner
A lot depends on what if anything you already...

A lot depends on what if anything you already have. I already had a working ADSB-in system (SkyRadar D2 displayed on iPad and GRT screen), and a Garmin 420W which was capable of being a position...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By BobTurner
Count the number of flaps you’re planning, call...

Count the number of flaps you’re planning, call it N.
The notch between each flap should be 360/N deg.
e.g., 4 flaps, 360/4 = 90 deg.
Forum: ADS-B 10-11-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By BobTurner
Some mis-speak here. Just to be clear, you may...

Some mis-speak here. Just to be clear, you may opt to listen (ADSB-in) on both frequencies, but per FAA regulation you may only transmit on one frequency. Since you have an S-ES transponder, you are...
Forum: COMM 10-11-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By BobTurner
If the dimmer circuit directly drives the bulb,...

If the dimmer circuit directly drives the bulb, yes. If there’s some circuit in between, can’t say. Shouldn’t hurt to just try.
Forum: COMM 10-11-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By BobTurner
A simple RC circuit can change the PWM to average...

A simple RC circuit can change the PWM to average DC. E.g., line from PWM to resistor to capacitor (other side to ground) and King dimmer input.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,210
Posted By BobTurner
Just as the others have said: After you did the...

Just as the others have said: After you did the above, you should have been offered two choices: ‘load’, or ‘load and activate’. It looks like you chose ‘load’. If your next waypoint was the IAF (or...
Forum: GPS 10-08-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By BobTurner
The correct software for the 430W came out about...

The correct software for the 430W came out about 3 years ago. It’s easy to check: go into the 430W’s set up menu, select an RS232 output, and see if “ADSB+” is an option (you must have the +). If so,...
Forum: GPS 10-07-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By BobTurner
Since I see by your low post count, forgive me if...

Since I see by your low post count, forgive me if I assume you’re not up to date on EAB instruments and history. For years the FAA would absolutely not approve any non-TSO’d device in a normally...
Forum: GPS 10-07-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By BobTurner
Mis-information

You’re looking in the wrong place. The sub-section on the Trio web site dealing with installation in normally certified aircraft via STC but no TSO has these limitations. The Trio sold for EAB...
Forum: GPS 10-07-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By BobTurner
I think your problem may be related to the format...

I think your problem may be related to the format change in the new software. Your Trio may be unable to read the new arinc format (Garmin 429). I too wish everyone would play quietly together, but...
Forum: GPS 10-07-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By BobTurner
Please provide a reference for this statement....

Please provide a reference for this statement. Who specifically has said ‘not authorized’ with respect to coupled approaches in an EAB aircraft? Mine flies the airplane right down to the runway, just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,067
Posted By BobTurner
I agree with the first statement. But before...

I agree with the first statement. But before worrying about non-critical transponders or ADSB, I’d look to a better nav than a non-TSO’d gps and a portable hand held nav/com. I’d look hard at a used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,067
Posted By BobTurner
A follow up. For taking the ifr practical exam,...

A follow up.
For taking the ifr practical exam, the test guide says the aircraft has to have "installed" equipment. It's up to the examiner if a Sporty's handheld meets that definition. At this point...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,067
Posted By BobTurner
The last question is the easy one. If you get an...

The last question is the easy one. If you get an "old" gps - that is, one with a TSO 129 (not the newer, TSO 145/146), then you MUST get/have some other form of navigation, which in practice means a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By BobTurner
Just to be clear, the current FARs for ifr gps,...

Just to be clear, the current FARs for ifr gps, and ADSB gps, do not mention TSO. Instead, they say ‘approved’. In FAR 1.1 (definitions) it says ‘A TSO is one way, but not the only way, to (be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,851
Posted By BobTurner
At or below 1200’ AGL in class G, the VFR...

At or below 1200’ AGL in class G, the VFR minimums are as you say, so under such conditions you are operating under vfr rules. For helicopters their minimum is 1/2 mile visibility. You need to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,851
Posted By BobTurner
FAR 91.175 does require you to use a published...

FAR 91.175 does require you to use a published approach to descend under ifr. Descent below the MDA/DA without the required visibility is not allowed. While many published approaches take you into...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,851
Posted By BobTurner
This particular dog-leg shaped area happens to...

This particular dog-leg shaped area happens to lie on the boundry between LA and Denver-controlled airspace. But I have no idea of its relevance, or why it is there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,851
Posted By BobTurner
This is correct, although you are still obligated...

This is correct, although you are still obligated to fly at least 1000’ (2000’ in designated mountainous areas) above terrain and obstacles, and descend using only published approaches. So you have...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,094
Posted By BobTurner
Are these the stock Vans vents? Plastic? The...

Are these the stock Vans vents? Plastic? The vents from Stein are all metal, don’t leak when closed.
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,094
Posted By BobTurner
I used the adjustable (air volume and pointing)...

I used the adjustable (air volume and pointing) vents from Stein. I also built for maximum useful load (which means minimal sound insulation). Under Lightspeed headsets, I cannot tell if the vents...
Forum: Southeast 10-02-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By BobTurner
Welcome to the EAB world! As a reminder, you are...

Welcome to the EAB world! As a reminder, you are looking for a cfi and airplane owner (could be different people), where the owner has an FAA waiver (“LODA”) allowing his RV to be used for hire for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By BobTurner
1. Try it again with air vents closed. 2. Watch...

1. Try it again with air vents closed.
2. Watch your indicated airspeed for changes, valve open/closed.
3. In my airplane going to alternate static shows a very small change on the main EFIS -...
Forum: Flight Testing 09-29-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By BobTurner
Andy, the TAS data you show is about 10 knots...

Andy, the TAS data you show is about 10 knots faster than Vans ‘book’ speeds at 8000’. Are you flying a non-stock -10, or have some other explanation?
Forum: Flight Testing 09-29-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By BobTurner
Steve, Did you include induced drag (e.g. as air...

Steve, Did you include induced drag (e.g. as air density drops the wing AOA has to increase, increasing induced drag)? I believe this is the main ‘non-ideal’ factor which causes WOT true airspeed to...
Forum: Flight Testing 09-29-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By BobTurner
In my case, you’re right. I missed the point. I...

In my case, you’re right. I missed the point.
I would guess, looking at the numbers, that the top speed tests were done where they would give the best results: as close to sea level as they could...
Forum: RV-10 09-29-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By BobTurner
Well, I know of one but CA is a long way for you....

Well, I know of one but CA is a long way for you. And, she’s booked up 2 months in advance (not sure why there’s suddenly no one available within a reasonable time). The FAA’s attitude seems to be...
Forum: Autopilots 09-29-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By BobTurner
On a -7? I don’t know. On a -10? Definitely yes,...

On a -7? I don’t know. On a -10? Definitely yes, unless you never make significant speed or configuration changes while using the autopilot. On an approach, I have better things to look at than...
Forum: GPS 09-29-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By BobTurner
Yep. I get this too. It’s because some of my...

Yep. I get this too. It’s because some of my saved flight plans use ECA VOR - which was recently de-commissioned. I haven’t bothered yet to delete/re-do them.
Forum: Flight Testing 09-29-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By BobTurner
This is actually basic physics. Pick a power...

This is actually basic physics. Pick a power setting: e.g., 75%. At sea level there is a lot of air, so a lot of drag. Go up. Air density drops, so drag drops, so you go faster. Finally, at 8000’(DA)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,944
Posted By BobTurner
I use a key, and never leave it in the plane. The...

I use a key, and never leave it in the plane. The risk is not theft, so much as the legal doctrine of an attractive nuicence - stupid kid starts airplane, prop kills his friend, parents sue for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,944
Posted By BobTurner
Anyone who’s ever been in an RV! -:)

Anyone who’s ever been in an RV! -:)
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,812
Posted By BobTurner
Reading your comments (“...after 200 rivets...

Reading your comments (“...after 200 rivets you’re ready to move on...”) makes me wonder if you’d be happier buying someone else’s RV. Personally I thought building was a great, enjoyable experience,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,421
Posted By BobTurner
1. Carb or fuel injection: carbs are more common...

1. Carb or fuel injection: carbs are more common on the used market.
Carbs are cheaper than FI.
FI is easy to tune for LOP operation.
FI has no carb ice (but still need alternate air)
2. You need to...
Forum: Autopilots 09-28-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By BobTurner
I have the Trio Pro with auto-trim, so yours may...

I have the Trio Pro with auto-trim, so yours may be different.
The Trio trim function connects to the trim tab motor, not the elevator servo.
The Trio has a pulse-width modulated speed control...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By BobTurner
2nd question first: i think you are corrrct - a...

2nd question first: i think you are corrrct - a leading edge location allows you to put the light where you want it, and also allows for bigger lights. But for those of us whose wings are completed,...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By BobTurner
They must meet the performance requirements of...

They must meet the performance requirements of the TSO, but do not actually need to have a TSO. And of course there are no requirements for landing lights.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-26-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,443
Posted By BobTurner
In the typical (172) training aircraft full power...

In the typical (172) training aircraft full power is used, as this is a "maximum performance maneuver". In an RV, choose a power setting so the airspeed slowly decreases throughout the maneuver,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By BobTurner
I don’t know about ‘regulations’. But you need to...

I don’t know about ‘regulations’. But you need to talk with the school; there may be some practical difficulties, e.g.:
They may have no cfii’s familiar with your RV.
They may have a designated...
Forum: California 09-24-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,679
Posted By BobTurner
My letter to the county (2010) simply said, “per...

My letter to the county (2010) simply said, “per the FAA, I do not own an aircraft, as I have no A/W certificate. I only own parts. I will notify you when I receive an A/W certificate.” Alameda...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By BobTurner
Quite honestly I don’t know of any value in it,...

Quite honestly I don’t know of any value in it, except to free up panel space. I do have a remote mounted TT22 controlled by the HX. I ran an ‘ident’ wire to a switch on the stick, to make things...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By BobTurner
EAA at LVK has a set of race car scales. I don't...

EAA at LVK has a set of race car scales. I don't have their current contact number, but you can probably get it from EAA HQ.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-21-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,535
Posted By BobTurner
Dual GRT HX/HS, but the small 6" ones. I don't...

Dual GRT HX/HS, but the small 6" ones. I don't use the approach plate feature. Instead I carry an iPad mini, in my lap or on the center console. With approach plate loaded, I pick up the mini to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,091
Posted By BobTurner
No, what your test proved is that it worked on...

No, what your test proved is that it worked on that day. You need to test it under worst case conditions, when minimal satellites are in view, some of them low on the horizon.
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