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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By RVbySDI
I won't say much about whether I think you should...

I won't say much about whether I think you should build one over the other. All I will say about that is . . . Well, I built a 9!

As for the question of whether one is easier to build than the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-02-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By RVbySDI
I am sad to hear of this. I am glad to hear that...

I am sad to hear of this. I am glad to hear that Allen was able to sell his plane.

My condolensces to Allen's family as well as to you and his aviation family.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By RVbySDI
"Is there anything else I can do?" Well, MEK...

"Is there anything else I can do?"

Well, MEK does leave a residue so one other thing you might do is go buy some cheese cloth and wipe down all surfaces that had MEK.

As for getting proseal on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,939
Posted By RVbySDI
#2 fuel injector had something in it. Dan, did...

#2 fuel injector had something in it. Dan, did you ever examine the trash with your magnifying glass?

#4 had a crack 3/4 around the pipe just under the flange.

Sporadic EGT readings due to bad...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,939
Posted By RVbySDI
After 5 days with the airplane at the Chapter 75...

After 5 days with the airplane at the Chapter 75 repair station I made it home Thursday with the engine purring like a kitten. Thanks to the guys at EAA chapter 75, especially Eric. Thanks to Dan...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,795
Posted By RVbySDI
Wait what! No analysis today? :( I have waited...

Wait what! No analysis today? :(

I have waited all day to watch the next installment only to login and see. . . Nada! Man real bummer. Well I guess I will go explore the WX maps on my own.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By RVbySDI
Yes, being a small company, they close the office...

Yes, being a small company, they close the office at noon on Fridays and have a company BBQ. I know if you call them on Monday you will be talking with someone who will help you.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By RVbySDI
I would suggest picking up the phone and calling...

I would suggest picking up the phone and calling GRT while you are at your plane. They are fantastic people to work with. Give them a call.
Forum: ADS-B 07-01-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,004
Posted By RVbySDI
Or, call or email the G3Xpert guys at Garmin. I...

Or, call or email the G3Xpert guys at Garmin. I am sure between Stein and Garmin you will get your answers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By RVbySDI
+1 on this advice. Also, you might want to think...

+1 on this advice. Also, you might want to think about cleaning fuel injectors. I had a similar problem with sporadic CHTs last summer. Cleaned fuel injectors and problem solved.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-13-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,467
Posted By RVbySDI
Actually, GRT also provides (free of charge)...

Actually, GRT also provides (free of charge) charts on their site. Here is the link to their download page:
http://grtavionics.com/home/navigation-database-updates/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-11-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,467
Posted By RVbySDI
Agree with everything said here. In this day...

Agree with everything said here. In this day where it seems people only want to communicate via internet forum, email or texting, it is nice to know GRT is still willing to answer the phone and let...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,593
Posted By RVbySDI
Analogy: I built my airplane using exclusively an...

Analogy:
I built my airplane using exclusively an Avery C-frame hammer dimpler
And a Cleveland Tool hand squeezer. It was noisy using the dimpler so required always having ear protection. I had...
Forum: ADS-B 04-29-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,388
Posted By RVbySDI
Please PM me if anyone wants a GDL-82 installed. ...

Please PM me if anyone wants a GDL-82 installed. I would be glad to install your 82 for you.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-06-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,404
Posted By RVbySDI
Bob, Just to clarify my point, I was referring to...

Bob,
Just to clarify my point, I was referring to the shielded wires capability of preventing electrical interference to the actual wiring if the shielded magnetometer wires are routed near other...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-06-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,404
Posted By RVbySDI
Wires should have little to no impact on the...

Wires should have little to no impact on the operation of the magnetometer(s) provided they are shielded wiring to them. Since you have the harness from Stein, then I would say you will not see any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By RVbySDI
Like Figs I do not have an 8 either. So forgive...

Like Figs I do not have an 8 either. So forgive me for adding comments that may not address the specifics of your layout. As Figs stated, you will use the existing transponder antenna. If you are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,200
Posted By RVbySDI
Answers to your questions in RED above. The...

Answers to your questions in RED above. The installation is not difficult at all. You do need to insert some pins into a DSub connector. You do have to either build a coax cable or purchase one...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 03-23-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,790
Posted By RVbySDI
Well, I did enjoy time spent there in the past...

Well, I did enjoy time spent there in the past when I attended, I believe 4 years starting in 2008. However, given the manner in which the SnF organization treated me and others after 3/31/2011, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,316
Posted By RVbySDI
Others have commented quite effectively on your...

Others have commented quite effectively on your concerns. I will only expound upon one. The perception of lack of space in the 9A vs Mooney. As a data point. I am 6'1" 260. I have no problems...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-20-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,654
Posted By RVbySDI
I am sad to hear this news. I never was able to...

I am sad to hear this news. I never was able to meet Robbie in person but had several telephone conversations with him early in my build. He was always willing to answer any questions I had.

My...
Forum: ADS-B 03-19-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,872
Posted By RVbySDI
Personal opinion, so take it for what you paid...

Personal opinion, so take it for what you paid for it.

$50 is a steep price to pay to have someone else do something you can do yourself. Of course only you can determine if you can undertake...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-15-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,951
Posted By RVbySDI
Ah, such dead on wisdom! I think you should...

Ah, such dead on wisdom! I think you should start each post with "Hear Me Now And Believe Me Later!" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=089FXiadgXY)

This is like reading a statement from Warren...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-08-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,500
Posted By RVbySDI
If weight is a concern but you still want the HP...

If weight is a concern but you still want the HP a 360 provides you should not discount this engine:
http://www.continentalmotors.aero/titan/engines/x340.aspx

I have 592 hours on the ECI IO-340. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-04-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By RVbySDI
Well, I am no expert engine guru but here are my...

Well, I am no expert engine guru but here are my thoughts. The temps you mentioned are well within the "good operating temps" for the engine. So I am not sure it is necessary that you worry too...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-02-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,962
Posted By RVbySDI
Interesting reports of quick build tanks. The...

Interesting reports of quick build tanks. The amount of work you have already put into these tanks hopefully shows that it would not be that much more difficult for anyone building to build their...
Forum: ADS-B 02-21-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,649
Posted By RVbySDI
Now if we could just get that FAA rebate check to...

Now if we could just get that FAA rebate check to be delivered as efficiently as you did we would be set. :confused:
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By RVbySDI
Hey, I how do I get one of those "law tractors"? ...

Hey, I how do I get one of those "law tractors"? That sounds like a useful tool! Is this for use on lawyers? does it plow or maybe just mow down those law types? Either way I want one! :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 152,053
Posted By RVbySDI
Hello Walt, I have my GDU 470 mounted in my...

Hello Walt,
I have my GDU 470 mounted in my panel. I actually replaced a 695 with the 470. Sorry I don't have a pic of the installation at this time I can post.

I am sure you are interested in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,555
Posted By RVbySDI
100# baggage limit in my RV9A with 1800# gross. ...

100# baggage limit in my RV9A with 1800# gross. CG within Van's specified limits. No realistic way to exceed the CG fore or aft.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-07-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,634
Posted By RVbySDI
I also contemplated additional fuel capacity. I...

I also contemplated additional fuel capacity. I have often thought of additional fuel as a safety buffer for long flights. However, from my almost 8 years of flight experience now with the 9 I will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,695
Posted By RVbySDI
I might add to this thought -- Even a...

I might add to this thought -- Even a multi-engine aircraft is still susceptible to a potential single-point failure. As long as humans are included as part of the process of aircraft flight there...
Forum: Texas (North) 02-02-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,394
Posted By RVbySDI
Please include Chapter 1612 in your comments...

Please include Chapter 1612 in your comments about EAA around OKC. There are a fair share of RVs in that chapter as well. They meet the second Saturday of each month (the February meeting is a week...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,474
Posted By RVbySDI
"TRAFFIC, 2 O'CLOCK, 1 MILE, 500 FT ABOVE!" -- in...

"TRAFFIC, 2 O'CLOCK, 1 MILE, 500 FT ABOVE!" -- in my headset is most definitely going to have my head up and eyes out the window! Actually, they will be looking at 2 O'Clock, 1 mile, 500 ft above!
Forum: Web Site Development 01-31-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By RVbySDI
To those who have posted about the local email...

To those who have posted about the local email client filters, white lists, etc. Yes indeed, I am aware of those "work arounds". I have them in place. They do not work for this site. Now as for...
Forum: Web Site Development 01-31-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By RVbySDI
I view VAF on two separate computers, an Iphone...

I view VAF on two separate computers, an Iphone and two separate Ipads. None of them have the same antivirus software on them. All of them have email notifications from VAF in the junk folder.

As...
Forum: Web Site Development 01-30-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By RVbySDI
Search and you will find a lot of posts on the...

Search and you will find a lot of posts on the subject. There are notifications that do go out but they end up in the junk mail folder. They did not used to go to junk but have for many years now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,474
Posted By RVbySDI
Do let us know what you think when you do become...

Do let us know what you think when you do become interested in it. :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-30-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By RVbySDI
Mounted in the baggage area on the right side...

Mounted in the baggage area on the right side panel behind the passenger seat. Works fine there.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-29-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,347
Posted By RVbySDI
For those interested, you might want to pick up...

For those interested, you might want to pick up the latest KITPLANES (http://www.kitplanes.com/issues/) magazine and read the "Under New Management" article.
Forum: ADS-B 01-29-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,191
Posted By RVbySDI
You might want to look into bullet point 5 on...

You might want to look into bullet point 5 on this unit from Garmin:
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/540911
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,314
Posted By RVbySDI
I know this does not solve your problem but can...

I know this does not solve your problem but can you detail exactly why you see your GRT as 'unreliable'? As others have posted, these readings can tell you a lot. I have had many conversations over...
Forum: ADS-B 01-26-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,191
Posted By RVbySDI
This is true. However, then again, this is...

This is true. However, then again, this is exactly the situation Jim was referring to in paragraph 3 of his post. One in this situation is indeed locked into having to deal with one company's...
Forum: ADS-B 01-26-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,872
Posted By RVbySDI
What Jesse and Figgs said! The FAA is using the...

What Jesse and Figgs said! The FAA is using the performance flight date as its monitor. It does not know when you installed, most likely they really don't care when it was installed either. They...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,974
Posted By RVbySDI
No one should ever think there is a 'One Size...

No one should ever think there is a 'One Size Fits All' solution for anything. This fits into that category as well. I have the Halo in the ear and love them. However, the headset did come with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By RVbySDI
Exactly what I did. Removed the tank from the...

Exactly what I did. Removed the tank from the plane. Secured it to the drill press and drilled the holes. I will not say it was "Easy Peazy" but it was uneventful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By RVbySDI
Don't remember the size but if you buy an...

Don't remember the size but if you buy an adjustable hole saw like this one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,258
Posted By RVbySDI
I replaced the standard Vans battery box with the...

I replaced the standard Vans battery box with the EarthX multi use box. It was plug and play for my installation. Everything matched exactly. No drilling involved.
Forum: COMM 01-18-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,461
Posted By RVbySDI
All aural alerts come from whichever display unit...

All aural alerts come from whichever display unit one would use to display the traffic. That would be EFIS displays of whatever manufacturer you choose to use, GPS displays of whatever manufacturer...
Forum: COMM 01-18-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,461
Posted By RVbySDI
Well, my name is Steve also so I will offer this:...

Well, my name is Steve also so I will offer this: There is the gdl82 for ADS-B OUT UAT that has anonymity. Of course it has no ADS-B IN so you would have to combine it with the GDL-39 or GDL-52 to...
Forum: COMM 01-17-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,461
Posted By RVbySDI
Steve, I appreciate your position but having...

Steve,
I appreciate your position but having experience with it for a few months now I really appreciate the "verbose" alert. It really does enhance your traffic awareness. It gives a better...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 152,053
Posted By RVbySDI
I know all of this is for fun, education and,...

I know all of this is for fun, education and, well, because we can. Given that, my unsolicited thoughts: The real question really isn't what is the drag delta from the faired tie down vs non-faired...
Forum: COMM 01-17-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,461
Posted By RVbySDI
I have flown with music playing in the background...

I have flown with music playing in the background and Foreflight on the screen. When Foreflight has an audio alert it does come in over the top of the music. That most likely is an aspect of the...
Forum: COMM 01-16-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,461
Posted By RVbySDI
Ok, well everyone has their rationals for their...

Ok, well everyone has their rationals for their specific philosophies they live by. To each his own. So in your case then at this point your options are:

Design your own software to do what you...
Forum: COMM 01-16-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,461
Posted By RVbySDI
I believe the audio is a function of the...

I believe the audio is a function of the application that is displaying the traffic (Foreflight, Pilot, etc.) and not a function of the instrument that is receiving the data (i.e. GDL-39, GDL-88,...
Forum: ADS-B 01-13-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,610
Posted By RVbySDI
As the others mentioned, the deadline that...

As the others mentioned, the deadline that expired was the "reservation" for the rebate. The expiration was only for reserving your rebate. So back in early September about a week before the end...
Forum: ADS-B 01-10-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,610
Posted By RVbySDI
Ok, well the transponder was not checked during...

Ok, well the transponder was not checked during the installation. However, the transponder has never had any issues of concern in all the years of flying. It has passed the transponder checks in...
Forum: ADS-B 01-10-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,610
Posted By RVbySDI
Well, I don't even know how to reply to those...

Well, I don't even know how to reply to those questions. Please enlighten me on who exactly, besides the installer, would be "ramp checking" anything. And just exactly to what "ramp check" are you...
Forum: ADS-B 01-10-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,610
Posted By RVbySDI
Just this past Monday I finalized my...

Just this past Monday I finalized my installation. Here is a pic of my installation location. I actually ended up moving the GDL82 about 1-1.5 in further aft than this picture displays. The...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-10-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,942
Posted By RVbySDI
Actually it didn't. In fact it was the reverse. ...

Actually it didn't. In fact it was the reverse. Early aviation speed measurements were in MPH. That is why the old planes had air speed in MPH. It wasn't until much later on the switch was made to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,942
Posted By RVbySDI
Yep, do that, but, now we are talking about...

Yep, do that, but, now we are talking about distance, not speed.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,942
Posted By RVbySDI
I cannot answer for anyone else but me. As for...

I cannot answer for anyone else but me. As for me, every other speed measurement in all other aspects of my life are measured in MPH. Every non-aviator who I talk with about flying asks me how fast...
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