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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By Walt
Yes Garmin can repair/exchange the unit for you.

Yes Garmin can repair/exchange the unit for you.
Forum: RV-10 06-17-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By Walt
It might also absorb/trap water and cause...

It might also absorb/trap water and cause corrosion.
Forum: ADS-B 06-15-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By Walt
I've seen a lot of antenna installs, can't recall...

I've seen a lot of antenna installs, can't recall ever seeing one mounted backwards (straight edge fwd). :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Walt
I never mount the GSU's to the display for a few...

I never mount the GSU's to the display for a few reasons:

1) Garmin recommends against it due to lack if panel rigidity
2) Maintenance, it's a major hassle when removing a screen, P-S-AOA lines
3)...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-14-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,492
Posted By Walt
You really don't need a primer unless you live in...

You really don't need a primer unless you live in Alaska.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By Walt
The GDL 52 ADS-B/XM receiver can provide...

The GDL 52 ADS-B/XM receiver can provide traffic/weather to both G3X touch screens. The 7" screens do not have internal XM receivers so the 52 is required if you want XM. You will need an XM antenna...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,025
Posted By Walt
Totally agree! Personally I think the...

Totally agree!



Personally I think the GustBuster was the best system out there and I still love mine, but unfortunately I think the designer/builder has moved on to other things and the system is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-11-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By Walt
Usually the ones you find online are outdated,...

Usually the ones you find online are outdated, last I check Rev R was the latest for the GTN series.
Always pays to have friends, I suggest creating a relationship with a Garmin dealer.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-10-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,209
Posted By Walt
Yep, I also put the CP PTT on the panel in the...

Yep, I also put the CP PTT on the panel in the side by sides for the same reason. That and a quick release on the stick makes removing the stick about a 30 second job.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By Walt
Suggest you look at one of the engines from...

Suggest you look at one of the engines from Titan/Continental.
FI, mags and Hartzell constant speed, can't go wrong

http://www.continentalmotors.aero/titan/engines/x360.aspx
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-07-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By Walt
And related to the above is the old SB on the...

And related to the above is the old SB on the manual trim "mount" nut:
https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sb-06-9-20/
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By Walt
Low air pressure = flat tire (guaranteed) My...

Low air pressure = flat tire (guaranteed)

My tire of preference: Michelin Air with Air Stop tubes.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-05-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,974
Posted By Walt
The bright white color and super clean valves...

The bright white color and super clean valves generally means high combustion temps.
If the plugs are bright white instead of the normal tan color I would be looking at low fuel flow.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Walt
I recommend an antenna for each screen, the GA26...

I recommend an antenna for each screen, the GA26 is pretty inexpensive and sits on top of the glare shield unobtrusively.
If you have a G5 add another one for that.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-03-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,654
Posted By Walt
Not sure I agree with the above. One of the more...

Not sure I agree with the above. One of the more popular units requires removal every year to inspect, does this qualify as "improved maintenance?
I'd also contend that bolting electronics to the ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,592
Posted By Walt
Just completed the YE application, in the past...

Just completed the YE application, in the past I've to beg/borrow a headset (the wife and I use Clarity) when giving rides so looking for a recommendation for a decent reasonable priced headset for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-02-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,487
Posted By Walt
Just a suggestion, that's just what I use, makes...

Just a suggestion, that's just what I use, makes a good master switch IMO with 3 distinct positions. Use whatever you prefer.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-02-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,487
Posted By Walt
Yea sorry, 2TL1-10A (edited previous post)

Yea sorry, 2TL1-10A (edited previous post)
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-02-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,487
Posted By Walt
DPDT 3 pos, No jumper req'd as a mstr/alt...

DPDT 3 pos, No jumper req'd as a mstr/alt switch.
Honeywell 2TL1-10A is my switch of choice.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-02-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 61,571
Posted By Walt
If you build an aircraft and deviate from the...

If you build an aircraft and deviate from the manufacturers design, then you alone are responsible for the consequences of those design changes.

The 320 engine mount was designed for a 320 with FP...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-01-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,241
Posted By Walt
I don't think you're gonna get much better than...

I don't think you're gonna get much better than that as far as accuracy, TSO'd AS indicators limits generally range from 2 at the low end to 7 mph error at the upper end.

If you were to ask me I'd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By Walt
The simple chore of checking the oil could prove...

The simple chore of checking the oil could prove to be a bit of a problem?
Forum: Safety 05-31-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By Walt
Another Paint Shop Observation.... (safety related)

During an annual condition insp. I did recently on an RV7 that came out of a paint shop about a year ago. It quickly became obvious that the "assembler" didn't read any of my articles on VAF (can you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By Walt
The G3X Touch communicates with the Foreflight...

The G3X Touch communicates with the Foreflight seamlessly, the GTN is connected to the Touch via a wired CONNEXT line which transfers flight plans back and forth from the GTN. Make a change in FF and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-30-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,654
Posted By Walt
Have owned and worked on most every type of EI...

Have owned and worked on most every type of EI out there....
My new IO370 was delivered with Bendix Mags! :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By Walt
Superior recalled all 382/400 engines due to...

Superior recalled all 382/400 engines due to defective crankshafts which were a new design, it has nothing to do with CR or stroke (or detonation IMO).

The stroked Titan engine uses the same design...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By Walt
IO370, 195hp Runs like a scalded dog! (they have...

IO370, 195hp Runs like a scalded dog!
(they have also certified this 9.6-1 CR)

http://www.continentalmotors.aero/titen/engines/x370.aspx
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By Walt
The official word from...

The official word from Lycoming:
https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/SL171_SL_171_General_Aspects_of_Spectrometric_Oil_Analysis_11261971.pdf
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-28-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By Walt
Just an FYI, if you touch the AP "scoreboard" you...

Just an FYI, if you touch the AP "scoreboard" you can turn ESP on/off easily, no real menus to go into.

You can also select engage the AP or not during extended envelope protection in the setup menu...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By Walt
I've never had anyone suggest I pull their engine...

I've never had anyone suggest I pull their engine and have it overhauled based on an oil analysis,
IMO it just gives folks something else to worry about especially when flying at night or over...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-27-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,740
Posted By Walt
I replace auto plugs on customers aircraft...

I replace auto plugs on customers aircraft regularly, after a couple hundred hours the gap has grown significantly from wear even on the iridium. I think iridium can go around 200 hrs while the std...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,745
Posted By Walt
A few basic operational procedures to help...

A few basic operational procedures to help prevent this:

For FI:
Cold: Do no overprime, a couple of seconds with mix/throt all in is plenty, (you can always add more if it doesn't catch).
Hot: No...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-27-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Walt
Crimp on a PIDG terminal and screw together with...

Crimp on a PIDG terminal and screw together with the supplied hardware. Make sure you use a good crimp tool as these sensor wires are sensitive to poor connections (most EGT/CHT faults I see are due...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-25-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,745
Posted By Walt
#27 front and back, 1/8" in the center with a...

#27 front and back, 1/8" in the center with a nice countersink


Yes I use proseal to bond it. It's captured by the filter so no real worry about it coming loose.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-25-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,745
Posted By Walt
.032" works pretty good for the bottom plate.

.032" works pretty good for the bottom plate.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-25-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,745
Posted By Walt
Fire in the hole...

Actually in the airbox, vertical induction FI with no drain holes for excess fuel to escape. I saw another similar situation that caused a lot more damage, this one escaped with some minor air...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By Walt
Removed a 360 and bolted on the 370, no issues or...

Removed a 360 and bolted on the 370, no issues or problems with the install as it was a direct replacement.
I run the 74" Hartzell BA.

Haven't done any real cruising at the higher altitudes yet and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By Walt
I'll give ya a ride in a nice IFR 7A if/when you...

I'll give ya a ride in a nice IFR 7A if/when you get back to Tx.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By Walt
JB, Thanks for getting those manuals out to us...

JB, Thanks for getting those manuals out to us 370 owners as very few folks subscribe to the ATP manuals (pricey).

I just want to add how pleased I am with my new IO370, I chose the high compression...
Forum: RV-10 05-23-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By Walt
I am not a fan of non-plated copper wire, it...

I am not a fan of non-plated copper wire, it generally will corrode in the aircraft environment.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-22-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By Walt
I just prefer the higher quality that is usually...

I just prefer the higher quality that is usually associated with the mil-spec. And as Rick noted I saw no need to go for the MX12, that would have required replacing all the lug ends for the M10...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-22-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By Walt
I personally use the MX11SA mil-spec version.

I personally use the MX11SA mil-spec version.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-22-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By Walt
I'm pretty sure the bluesea is a rebranded...

I'm pretty sure the bluesea is a rebranded Gigavac.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-22-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Walt
I have the little snap in base plate if you need...

I have the little snap in base plate if you need it.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-22-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By Walt
I have one, shoot me an email if interested. Walt

I have one, shoot me an email if interested.
Walt
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Walt
Not sure you will have the same effect clocking...

Not sure you will have the same effect clocking as with a 2 blade.
I would suggest that you start with a Dynamic balance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By Walt
I prefer Michelin Air with airstop tubes for the...

I prefer Michelin Air with airstop tubes for the mains and Aeroclassic 8 ply with butyl tube on the nose (actually I prefer the Beringer nose wheel, far superior to the stock set up).
Forum: Texas (North) 05-18-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Walt
There's also one in the Roanoke town 'square',...

There's also one in the Roanoke town 'square', not far from 52F if you want to stop by :eek:
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-17-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By Walt
Not a good design IMO, the master should kill...

Not a good design IMO, the master should kill power to the alt 'B' lead.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-17-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,763
Posted By Walt
Check out this old thread on nose...

Check out this old thread on nose gears:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=121430
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By Walt
Been running the BC 40A for the last 15 yrs, I...

Been running the BC 40A for the last 15 yrs, I see no need to carry around the extra capacity (weight) of the 60A unit if you don't need it.
I also have the BC 20A backup but have never needed...
Forum: Texas (North) 05-16-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By Walt
If you feel like making the drive to 52F I'll be...

If you feel like making the drive to 52F I'll be there, always some RV's around!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,124
Posted By Walt
Agree with the above 100%, no way would I depart...

Agree with the above 100%, no way would I depart IFR without the AP. When things get busy, hand flying in actual can be very challenging.
Forum: GPS 05-12-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 25,181
Posted By Walt
The only diversity units in GA I'm aware of are...

The only diversity units in GA I'm aware of are the GTX330D and the L3 NGT9000-D.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-11-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By Walt
My 2c, forgo the quadrant and the console, not...

My 2c, forgo the quadrant and the console, not enough room.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-11-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By Walt
I recommend you don't try it without the proper...

I recommend you don't try it without the proper equipment to perform the full calibration which is a P-S test box and encoder test box.
In the USA an owner making that adjustment would be contrary to...
Forum: Safety 05-11-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,076
Posted By Walt
Assuming the locking feature of the nutplate is...

Assuming the locking feature of the nutplate is still good I find locktite to be very effective solution in this location. I've never safetied mine and have never had one come loose. I also check the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,258
Posted By Walt
Been there done that, "speed tape" (aluminum...

Been there done that, "speed tape" (aluminum tape) was a quick easy fix, worked like a charm. Switched to locking fuel caps after that. I always carry some in my tool bag. Most mechanics keep a roll...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By Walt
Do yourself a favor and buy a quart then you mix...

Do yourself a favor and buy a quart then you mix as much as you need when you need it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Walt
It defaults to com 1.

It defaults to com 1.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,737
Posted By Walt
Not sure what generation GI260 you have but some...

Not sure what generation GI260 you have but some of the early ones would cause can bus faults. If you have an older one try disconnecting or powering off the GI260 and see if that helps.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-05-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Walt
Are the radios receiving?

Are the radios receiving?
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