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Forum: RV-14 08-20-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,134
Posted By Av8rRob
Heres what I made with my practice rudder, Man a...

Heres what I made with my practice rudder, Man a couple of flaps could be an awesome...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Av8rRob
Beringer wheels/brakes wheel alignment?

Question for those who have installed and flown with Beringers, how did you check wheel alignment with the tapered axels?

Thanks
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By Av8rRob
Well, I think they look awesome!!!

Well, I think they look awesome!!!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-03-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,301
Posted By Av8rRob
Update?

I wanted to refresh this topic in light of the G3X now being certified. It would seem overdue for a simulation app to be created to play and learn all the features on an iPad. Is their any other...
Forum: RV-14 07-18-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 64,443
Posted By Av8rRob
Very nice taildragger!

Very nice taildragger!
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-16-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Av8rRob
Sounds like a simple solution. Thanks

Sounds like a simple solution. Thanks
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-16-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Av8rRob
Unfortunately the lowest I can set it with the...

Unfortunately the lowest I can set it with the little pot screw is 14.78. Any other ideas?
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-15-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Av8rRob
Bench power voltage

A buddy of mine loaned me a bench power supply that is putting out 14.8 volts. Seems a bit high, anything to worry about using it to test items in my plane as I build? It is an American made unit...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,098
Posted By Av8rRob
My solution

I spoke to Sterling @Vans last week about this and he suggested I buy a ss-4130-050x1/2x20 from them for 2.85 and just drill 4 new links. After listening to me bitch and moan for a few minutes he...
Forum: GPS 07-06-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 35,291
Posted By Av8rRob
So the question in my mind is , when will the...

So the question in my mind is , when will the GTN650 get upgraded? With the new units being lighter and less power hungry including the ADSB IN/OUT, one would think its only a matter of time for the...
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,574
Posted By Av8rRob
What wire guage is needed for these lights out on...

What wire guage is needed for these lights out on the wing of a -14?

Thx
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-26-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,183
Posted By Av8rRob
Steve, Im debating between the Gnx375 as a part...

Steve, Im debating between the Gnx375 as a part of my planned G3X panel like the Garmin panel or sticking with the originally planned GTN650 (with Gtx 45r)

Advantages to the GNX :

Cheaper by...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-20-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 53,688
Posted By Av8rRob
Hey Charlie, I live near you and would love to...

Hey Charlie, I live near you and would love to come look at your CPI2 setup if possible. Any chance you can private message me or email av8rrob@gmail.com
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By Av8rRob
How about a red/white switch to control what...

How about a red/white switch to control what light is used?
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,312
Posted By Av8rRob
Ok, I emailed for clarification to Jeff at...

Ok, I emailed for clarification to Jeff at Thunderbolt and heres his response

ďThose numbers may have been out before the 390 was completed.

I double checked with our engineers and they said that...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,312
Posted By Av8rRob
Update: Lycoming says the front mounted gov is...

Update: Lycoming says the front mounted gov is act .895:1. They said the manual will be fixed.
http://a64.tinypic.com/11ioaag.jpg


Please let me know if Im still wrong but this is from the...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,312
Posted By Av8rRob
This is being corrected to prevent others...

This is being corrected to prevent others mistakes
.895:1
Counter clockwise for the RV-14
Oil pressure to increase pitch
2700 takeoff rpm

At least that’s how mine will be spec’d
Forum: Propellers 04-25-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,002
Posted By Av8rRob
My concern for the -14ís out there is the aft cg...

My concern for the -14ís out there is the aft cg with that light weight.
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,533
Posted By Av8rRob
I put my pitot on the right side to avoid this...

I put my pitot on the right side to avoid this situation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,543
Posted By Av8rRob
Weather has been great but Ive been too busy...

Weather has been great but Ive been too busy talking to vendors and spending money to watch much of the show.

Fyi, B&C are offering 10% off alternators and 90 deg oil adaptors this week if you call...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,405
Posted By Av8rRob
No pic. Any chance you can check your link?

No pic. Any chance you can check your link?
Forum: GPS 03-30-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 35,291
Posted By Av8rRob
Dual power inputs?

Does the GNX375 have dual power input that are diode protected like some if the other G3X parts?
Forum: GPS 03-28-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 35,291
Posted By Av8rRob
Where did you find the webinar online?

Where did you find the webinar online?
Forum: GPS 03-25-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 35,291
Posted By Av8rRob
New panel planning

So it seems that if you dont mind giving up vor/ils recieving this is quite a savings from a traditional gtn 650 /gtx 45 panel. Can you explain the difference between vnav and vcalc? Anything else...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By Av8rRob
Wed/ Thursday for me

Im planning on being there wed/ Thursday and would love to hear of a good plan as it is my 1st time too.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-15-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,871
Posted By Av8rRob
Whats your electrical setup?

Not looking to start a war but just curious to what you have on your aircraft and if you fly IFR with it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-14-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By Av8rRob
Fair enough reason. Convenience is a real...

Fair enough reason. Convenience is a real motivation. Any others?
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-13-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By Av8rRob
If you used a IBBS, then why not just two Earthxís

So as Ive be looking at others panels and electrical architecture I’ve noticed many builders with IFR panels are utilizing a TCW IBBS backup battery. I assume these are used for a combination of...
Forum: California 03-08-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,515
Posted By Av8rRob
https://youtu.be/SbWg-mozGsU

https://youtu.be/SbWg-mozGsU
Forum: California 03-08-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,515
Posted By Av8rRob
Well ****

I assume this includes engines and props too?
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,311
Posted By Av8rRob
Newbie question, is there any difference between...

Newbie question, is there any difference between the ASA air/oil seperator and the half raven system? Is the ASA appropriate for gentleman aerobatics?
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-01-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,512
Posted By Av8rRob
Yes, a few reasons mentioned in the book but I...

Yes, a few reasons mentioned in the book but I was wondering about the battery contractor failure specifically.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-01-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,512
Posted By Av8rRob
Essential Bus and how often do battery contactor's fail?

Looking over the Nuckolls Z diagrams part of the reason for the Ess bus is in case of a battery contractor failure. How often does this happen? Anecdotally, looking at the finished panels that...
Forum: Propellers 02-26-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,851
Posted By Av8rRob
Pics not showing Did he mention what...

Pics not showing

Did he mention what aircraft/engine they are building this new prop for?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-26-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 53,688
Posted By Av8rRob
Any updates?

Any updates?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By Av8rRob
Ipad app for electrical design?

Can anyone recommend a good ipad app to draw/design an electrical layout? Ive had some success with Lucidchart but it is missing many electrical symbols. Thanks
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,738
Posted By Av8rRob
I would recommend moving those switches to the...

I would recommend moving those switches to the left and right of the panel to free up space in the center radio stack for future use. Ya never know.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 228,176
Posted By Av8rRob
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fj3eB2bKLes/XGixl-lhyyI...

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fj3eB2bKLes/XGixl-lhyyI/AAAAAAAAOv0/MBmoGZvLPsEQsHyPHN1EvhUTYo4hIEfiQCLcBGAs/s600/6A45B2A3-70C4-49EE-83BF-D26AFDCA993C.jpeg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By Av8rRob
When mounting a 1/4 wave ground plane antenna on...

When mounting a 1/4 wave ground plane antenna on the roof of the hangar, do i need to worry about the metal mount/hangar grounding the antenna? Should I somehow try to isolate the antenna from the...
Forum: Tools 02-10-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By Av8rRob
I guess I should clarify that Im looking for an...

I guess I should clarify that Im looking for an adjustable low stool. Not the taller ones.
Forum: Tools 02-10-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By Av8rRob
Rolling shop stool

My $19 p.o.s. Harbor freight stool has broken. Any recommendations fir a good quality stool that is not outrageously priced? (im sure snap-on has a beauty for like $450)

Thanks
Forum: RV-14 02-09-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,532
Posted By Av8rRob
I put my pitot in the right wing. When I called...

I put my pitot in the right wing. When I called Vanís about it they said ďwell we have just always put it in the leftĒ no issue to put it in right. Iím not flying yet but I have only the lights and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,683
Posted By Av8rRob
These look amazing ! Great job👍

These look amazing ! Great job👍
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,563
Posted By Av8rRob
Walt, just curious why the g3x screens would not...

Walt, just curious why the g3x screens would not share a dimmer with the gtn? It would seem that the three screens would all go together.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,602
Posted By Av8rRob
Dont get me wrong, we have them... however no one...

Dont get me wrong, we have them... however no one listens to them or watches for the little lights. On most ils’s the markers have been named with gps referenced fixes. The inner markers normanlly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,602
Posted By Av8rRob
I fly professionally and havent used marker...

I fly professionally and havent used marker beacons in like 20 years. Id skip the cost of them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By Av8rRob
Homemade base antenna?

Im looking for a cheap solution to get a handheld radio to have better reception inside a metal hangar. Any ideas of a low cost solution?

Thanks
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 606
Posted By Av8rRob
Its a heck of a lot easier to lay your spar...

Its a heck of a lot easier to lay your spar (shimmed level and clamped) on your work bench for stable riveting. Plus this ensures the ribs donít have any twist.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,873
Posted By Av8rRob
Awesome thanks for the info

Awesome thanks for the info
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,873
Posted By Av8rRob
Quality multi meter

Question for the electical gurus, is their a difference besides the cost between a cheap HF $4 multi meter and a good quality one like a Fluke? And by difference, I mean a real usable difference for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By Av8rRob
So, I assume you mean that the GAD 27 has a...

So, I assume you mean that the GAD 27 has a voltage stabilization feature that you use to prevent a brownout i stead of load shedding a la avionics bus, correct?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By Av8rRob
Avionics busses

Just wondering in todays world of G3Xís what people are putting on their avionics buss. I would assume that the PFD and GEA 24 is not on that buss to allow for engine instruments to be displayed...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,733
Posted By Av8rRob
Is it possible to use a G5 in hsi mode to display...

Is it possible to use a G5 in hsi mode to display navy while the g3x shows gps data?
Forum: COMM 01-16-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,470
Posted By Av8rRob
If someone bought this radio and a gtn 650, how...

If someone bought this radio and a gtn 650, how difficult or limiting would it be to use this as an audio panel instead of a dedicated GMA245? Will it allow you to monitor one freq while talking on...
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,098
Posted By Av8rRob
I sure wish Vanís would fix this problem and make...

I sure wish Vanís would fix this problem and make new longer rudder attachements so the pedals can be put in the fwd position as designed. I dont think we should have to have these fabricated.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-02-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 53,688
Posted By Av8rRob
What will a dual cpi2 install look like from panel

Ross, Iím curious what a dual CPI2 install will look like from the cockpit? Besides the nice controller panel youíve shown, would there be individual switches for each CPI (like mags) that would...
Forum: Propellers 12-08-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By Av8rRob
Heres a pic of a -14A with a MT 3 blade

http://a63.tinypic.com/2u61lc6.jpg
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-04-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,098
Posted By Av8rRob
A Computer Navigation Fix (CNF) is also a point...

A Computer Navigation Fix (CNF) is also a point defined by a latitude/longitude coordinate and is required to support Performance−Based Navigation (PBN) operations. The GPS receiver uses CNFs in...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-17-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,607
Posted By Av8rRob
Thanks for posting all this, it helps to read...

Thanks for posting all this, it helps to read your painting story.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,519
Posted By Av8rRob
You might want to check out Craigslist, lots of...

You might want to check out Craigslist, lots of good compressors for cheap and tax free to be found.
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 93,262
Posted By Av8rRob
What program

Mountainride, what app or program are you laying that panel out with?
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,808
Posted By Av8rRob
I bought and installed them but im not flying...

I bought and installed them but im not flying yet. I figured they will help passengers and if i dont want them they are easy to remove. However if I built without them then changed my mind they would...
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