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Forum: RV-10 12-13-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,038
Posted By jliltd
I make diagrams of my Deutsch pin position...

I make diagrams of my Deutsch pin position assignments and put them in a binder. I use these as a shop standard and pin the DTMs on each aicraft the same way for the same components. This allows...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-12-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By jliltd
"although a firm Darwin supporter, I am not going...

"although a firm Darwin supporter, I am not going to join him"


Now that is a timeless and priceless quote. The only fault with it being my not having penned it myself. Although plagiarism is not...
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,038
Posted By jliltd
My all-time favorite connectors - Deutsch

http://www.strobesnmore.com/assets/images/d2kit-4.jpg

I love the Deutsch connectors. Really great stuff. I mainly use DTM for aircraft work (like Hugh alluded to). You can find complete tool kits...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-11-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By jliltd
Vernier throttles can be a problem for quick...

Vernier throttles can be a problem for quick response situations like formation flying or instant go-arounds. I have one in a Piper Comanche and it has been fine but as a rule RVs seem to lend...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-08-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,957
Posted By jliltd
Great news. The Garmin GDL 52 portable (non-R)...

Great news. The Garmin GDL 52 portable (non-R) units are finally shipping. I have two enroute ordered from vendors at Oshkosh '17.

Remeber if you get one now and activate SXM before 12/31/2017 you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-07-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,049
Posted By jliltd
I am at 4,000 elevation (same as you for all...

I am at 4,000 elevation (same as you for all purposes). I had heck trying to get the idle mixture to give me any rise at all when pulling idle cutt-off with my parallel valve engine. It sounded like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By jliltd
Jon, I can't tell by looking. Especially on my...

Jon,

I can't tell by looking. Especially on my cell phone. Do you have an electronic oil pressure gauge with remote sender? Or rather does your oil pressure line come through the firewall to the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-07-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,634
Posted By jliltd
I guess there are regional variations in language...

I guess there are regional variations in language that can catch one off guard. In the vernacular of West Texas we would interpret the above statement as it is "20 cents a foot coiled and mailed...
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By jliltd
For simple installs I usually pull a string from...

For simple installs I usually pull a string from start point to end point and mark the string with a Sharpie for any component locations or breakouts along the way. Then I can take the string to a...
Forum: Oregon 12-03-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By jliltd
Llok up Richard Blackburn. A&P, IA and former...

Llok up Richard Blackburn. A&P, IA and former crop duster. He and his wife own the cowboy hat shop downtown. Montana Peaks Hat Company. Great folks and Richard is a good engine and airframe guy. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,281
Posted By jliltd
Ggod thought. I just had a 500 hr Potter &...

Ggod thought. I just had a 500 hr Potter & Brumfield 10amp breaker fail. This was a straight breaker and not even a circuit breaker switch. It never was cycled for any reason. Prior to finding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By jliltd
Just like checking weather, NOTAMs and fuel...

Just like checking weather, NOTAMs and fuel availability, -- I check Uber & Lyft sites during pre-flight planning. I landed in Tupelo, MS last Fall for the night when ferrying an aircraft cross...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-02-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By jliltd
The Kannad Integra Easy's internal GPS antenna...

The Kannad Integra Easy's internal GPS antenna only works if unobstructed by the airframe. So in the case of most Van's installations satellite signals would be blocked from the unit when mounted...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-01-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By jliltd
I would polish them up and call it good. My...

I would polish them up and call it good. My hangar mate got one of the first sets of Grove RV-8 airfoil gear and polished them. It was a 11 year build and has been flying for 7 years. They look...
Forum: COMM 11-30-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,124
Posted By jliltd
Now you have my attention. The price is good but...

Now you have my attention. The price is good but the Razor control head looks simply awesome. I just perused the Razor control head manual. MGL has not been resting on it's laurels. A very...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-30-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By jliltd
Just get a PM3000 faceplate. It is identical...

Just get a PM3000 faceplate. It is identical except for the model number and one more position on the isolate. A black Sharpie could take care of the latter and leave the 3000 model number alone. ...
Forum: COMM 11-30-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By jliltd
Yes. You should be good to go. Per Note 7 in...

Yes. You should be good to go. Per Note 7 in Appendix D of the installation manual leave the tip connection at the jack out. It is optional and would be rare for anybody to use a hand mic.

I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,320
Posted By jliltd
Well said Gary. And after a particularly hairy...

Well said Gary. And after a particularly hairy landing (or every landing in a Pitts) personal effects like underwear and headsets ought nevermore be loaned to a friend.

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,320
Posted By jliltd
It's hard to beat Lightspeed customer support. ...

It's hard to beat Lightspeed customer support. When you call you are talking to a real aircraft person, not an operator at a huge audio corporation. That being said:

It really does come down to a...
Forum: ADS-B 11-27-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,645
Posted By jliltd
I am doing an install right now and am planning...

I am doing an install right now and am planning for a GDL 82 installation. I therefore am installing a GA 35 antenna on the exterior of the aircraft and am placing a circuit breaker in the panel for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-27-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,716
Posted By jliltd
Would this purchase be eligible for the current...

Would this purchase be eligible for the current $50 rebate incentive on the aera 660?

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By jliltd
Nice video Gator. Here are some things I...

Nice video Gator. Here are some things I observed...

They rightly ditched the gasket. +1

They explained how the star type lock washers provide the electrical bonding to the aircraft skin for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By jliltd
I agree the onerous prep and bonding process I...

I agree the onerous prep and bonding process I outlined is not necessary for most GPS antennas. Despite what the installation instructions say practical experience has proven that GPS reciever...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By jliltd
My take on it having done many, attended training...

My take on it having done many, attended training courses at the AEA and talking to industry experts.

Throw away all gaskets. After installation seal around perimeter with either Pro Seal (best...
Forum: RV-12 11-24-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,619
Posted By jliltd
Ted. I can't make heads or tails of it. I would...

Ted. I can't make heads or tails of it. I would encourage you to contact Dynon. Your questions would best answered there.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-22-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By jliltd
I was a beta tester for the new iFly 740b and it...

I was a beta tester for the new iFly 740b and it is very nice. The screen looks as bright to me as the original 740 (now called "Premium") and the response rate is great. It comes down to being...
Forum: ADS-B 11-18-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,608
Posted By jliltd
Thanks, Dan. Very informative. Too bad the Echo...

Thanks, Dan. Very informative. Too bad the Echo doesn't have a serial altitude input pin as then the whole thing would be direct signal. Good points. I do think you are getting 90% of the...
Forum: ADS-B 11-18-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,608
Posted By jliltd
The uAvionix installation manual shows the Echo...

The uAvionix installation manual shows the Echo can be wired for direct communication/control by various digital Mode C transponders such as the SL-70, Sandia STX-165 and Garmin 327 and one or two...
Forum: Safety 11-18-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,518
Posted By jliltd
This thread is making my head spin. PCM. IG. ...

This thread is making my head spin.

PCM. IG. Left pointing diodes. Shorted transistors. Gate keepers. Somebody missed a memo. I didn't even know there was a memo. But I probably couldn't read...
Forum: ADS-B 11-17-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By jliltd
Actually yes, the Echo installation instructions...

Actually yes, the Echo installation instructions show an option to hard wire to the GTX 327 for control, eliminating the need for it's internal sniffer function. Same with the Freeflight UAT. In...
Forum: ADS-B 11-17-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By jliltd
Garmin GTX-327 Software Updates

I have an RV-3B and Nanchang CJ6 with GTX 327 transponders. I wish to install UAT out in each amd Freeflight amongst others allows digital control of their units by the GTX-327. I successfully...
Forum: Safety 11-16-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,518
Posted By jliltd
We bought an Earth-X battery frok Wicks at...

We bought an Earth-X battery frok Wicks at Oshkosh 2017. Ended up triggering a BMS Earth-X warning on the G3X GEA 28 interface LRU. Called Kathy af Earth-X and couldn't be more impressed. First...
Forum: COMM 11-05-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By jliltd
Brian, I installed a TY91 in Aviat Husky. ...

Brian,

I installed a TY91 in Aviat Husky. Awesome radio. Standby monitoring of standby frequency is clear as a bell. Supports standby frequency tuning directly from a GPS via SL 40 protocol. ...
Forum: ADS-B 11-02-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,167
Posted By jliltd
I suppose those of us who have their 600 EXP...

I suppose those of us who have their 600 EXP sitting in the box uninstalled won't need the adapter harness and can go with the standard uAvionix installation from the beginning. When I order I will...
Forum: ADS-B 11-02-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,167
Posted By jliltd
I have to hand it to Dallas Avionics. They too...

I have to hand it to Dallas Avionics. They too are a victim of the NavWorx debacle. However, they are dipping into their own pocket to try to help former NavWorx customers and maintain their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,627
Posted By jliltd
Bingo. Rick A and Don B have it right. Torque...

Bingo. Rick A and Don B have it right. Torque seal is not intended to be used as a indicator over time of loosened nuts or bolts. It is only intended to be used during initial quality assurance...
Forum: COMM 11-01-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,124
Posted By jliltd
I welcome this news from MGL. They are always...

I welcome this news from MGL. They are always innovating and bringing new products to market. I have experience with their Stratomaster altimeter/encoder instrument (pre Vega) and XTreme EMS engine...
Forum: GPS 11-01-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By jliltd
Current GTN 625 w/10" G3X. Worthit? GTN 650/750 swap out

I would like some opinions on this. If an RV is currently flying equipped with a 10" G3X Touch with dual GTR 20 comms and a GTN 625, and I happen to have brand new GTN 650's and GTN 750's in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,440
Posted By jliltd
I find it faster, easier and more intuitive to...

I find it faster, easier and more intuitive to draw my schematics from scratch rather than salvage someone else's diagrams. I also start with a pencil and a big chief tablet and brainstorm up what I...
Forum: RV-3 10-28-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,386
Posted By jliltd
I just measured my RV-3B and it is 27 & 7/8"...

I just measured my RV-3B and it is 27 & 7/8" inches from the ground to the bottom of the firewall parked in the hangar.

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,381
Posted By jliltd
I have had many of the newer Leakguard Butyl...

I have had many of the newer Leakguard Butyl tubes simply fail outright over the last 3 years (One hasn't gotten truly religious until one lands a Pitts S-1 with a flat main in tight wheelpants). ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,840
Posted By jliltd
Thanks for the post, Scott. That is one of my...

Thanks for the post, Scott. That is one of my biggest pet peeves. It's not just hangars. It's tents. Other aircraft. Lawnchairs. Pancakes. Families lined up and watching.

I too would like to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,646
Posted By jliltd
At the Texas STOL Roundup in 2015 in Llano I saw...

At the Texas STOL Roundup in 2015 in Llano I saw an RV-8 taxi by with his sliding canopy removed. I felt bad for the guy thinking he was taxiing to a hangar to repair his slider mechanism. Then he...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,382
Posted By jliltd
I like the ALFI. Very nice if not a bit pricey. ...

I like the ALFI. Very nice if not a bit pricey. No noise noted on two different aircraft.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThFp69s4Zjk

Jim
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-21-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By jliltd
It depends on your context. Are you alluding to...

It depends on your context. Are you alluding to Mode C / ADS-B waivers for aircraft without engine-driven electrical systems? If so, here it is in a nutshell:

If an aircraft was originally...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-16-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,957
Posted By jliltd
Wow. I really blew it on previous post. I meant...

Wow. I really blew it on previous post. I meant a GA27c (MCX) for the glareshield, not GA 37C. Sheesh. Was way too early in the morning. Let me show that again with correction here:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-16-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,957
Posted By jliltd
With respect to the prior post, my preferred...

With respect to the prior post, my preferred installation would be only one exterior antenna with the aera 660 using a GA 37C antenna mounted to the glareshield, leaving only the GNS 430W and GDL-52...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-15-2017, 01:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,957
Posted By jliltd
Can the GDL 51/52 (R and non-R) utilize a GA 37...

Can the GDL 51/52 (R and non-R) utilize a GA 37 combo antenna for its Sirius/XM signal? More specifically if a GNS 530W were utilizing the GPS WAAS connector on the GA 37 for its GPS signal could...
Forum: RV-12 10-12-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,005
Posted By jliltd
John, You do not have to use a dedicated iFly...

John,

You do not have to use a dedicated iFly portable unit. Although the 520 model is more compact than the 740. You can go with either the Android or i-OS version of iFly and run it on your...
Forum: ADS-B 10-09-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,022
Posted By jliltd
I too have an EXP model. New in the box with...

I too have an EXP model. New in the box with connectors. I bought it a few weeks before the FAA shut down Navworx a year ago. Then couldn't get a peep of a response back from Navworx. I should...
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By jliltd
You can have Sirius/XM weather with the aera 660....

You can have Sirius/XM weather with the aera 660. Add a GDL-51 or GDL-51R to a configuration like Paul's (GTX 345/45R) or if you already have a GDL 39. This will add Sirius/XM weather and traffic....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,079
Posted By jliltd
My information shows that I have been a pilot...

My information shows that I have been a pilot since 2006 rather than the actual 1985. 21 years of flying time gone.
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,314
Posted By jliltd
Why not stick with the standard SAE 2-pin plug as...

Why not stick with the standard SAE 2-pin plug as used by most every battery charger/conditioner? I add a bulkhead surface mount version to every aircraft in an easily accessible area, usually...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,495
Posted By jliltd
What Toolbuilder said above. I also use 4 as my...

What Toolbuilder said above. I also use 4 as my "add a quart" point for 4 cylinder Lycomings. Angle valve, parallel valve, narrow deck, wide deck with oil filter or just screen. 4 is my trigger. ...
Forum: ADS-B 09-23-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By jliltd
Were it me I would keep my "IN" and "OUT"...

Were it me I would keep my "IN" and "OUT" separate and not roll everything into an all-in-one pricey ADS-B 1090 transponder. It's not worth the $4,000 difference to end up at the same place at a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-19-2017, 03:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,955
Posted By jliltd
The great thing about self-vulcaniIng silicon...

The great thing about self-vulcaniIng silicon rubber tape is that it can be added after the pins are assembled into the connector and can easily accommodate future circuit wire addition/removal. ...
Forum: ADS-B 09-17-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,836
Posted By jliltd
Very interesting. So what is the most productive...

Very interesting. So what is the most productive in frequency setting for an aircraft with UAT "out" yet also having a dual-frequency "in" portable (i.e. Scout, GDL 39, Stratux, Dual, iLevel)?

I...
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,836
Posted By jliltd
Very astute observation on your bogey, Galin. ...

Very astute observation on your bogey, Galin. ADS-B Anonymous Mode is just that, anonymous. Anonymous doesn't mean "invisible". When a UAT out aircraft elects to use anonymous mode while squawking...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-13-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By jliltd
As an aside, EarthX Customer Service states their...

As an aside, EarthX Customer Service states their batteries can be mounted in any orientation we like. Sideways, upside down. At an angle. Any way you like.

Jim
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By jliltd
So I decided to go with the same configuration as...

So I decided to go with the same configuration as maus92 described in his post above. I guess it doesn't make any sense to route through the VP-X as there is no reason.

I connected the EarthX...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-11-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By jliltd
The EarthX fault wire that comes out of the...

The EarthX fault wire that comes out of the battery is normally open and grounds to battery negative for alerting. So if there is an LED warning lamp on the panel the negative pole of the LED is...
Forum: ADS-B 09-11-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By jliltd
Garmin GTX 345 with GTN 650 ADS-B Performance Report Fail

We have a GTX 345 ADS-B out/in transponder and a GTN 650 navigator. We tried for our rebate yesterday but got an exception with respect to the NIC variable. Here are some pages from the performance...
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