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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Walt
Leather covers/cushions from Oregon aero, 10...

Leather covers/cushions from Oregon aero, 10 years old and still look like new, couldn't be happier with them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By Walt
Heating up nylo tubing and pushing it onto a...

Heating up nylo tubing and pushing it onto a fitting will lead to the nylo tube cracking eventually. I've replaced plenty in the static system.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-20-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,183
Posted By Walt
I'd be really surprised if they didn't have a...

I'd be really surprised if they didn't have a remoted mounted GTR20 as com 2. But even without a second com, an audio panel offers so much convenience, multiple inputs, Bluetooth, etc. I can't...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-20-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By Walt
Audio panel sold. Thanks

Audio panel sold.
Thanks
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-18-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By Walt
SL30 is Sold

SL30 is Sold
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-17-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By Walt
FS: SL30, GMA340

Removed for panel upgrade, working good when removed.
Very nice SL30/w tray/connectors, brand new faceplate $2450
Garmin GMA340 audio panel: $650
Please email if...
Forum: COMM 08-17-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Walt
Swap the 240 for the 245 which has that feature...

Swap the 240 for the 245 which has that feature built in along with many other improvements.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-17-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Walt
I generally leave the G5 on the main bus,...

I generally leave the G5 on the main bus, everything else on the Av bus.
You don't need both screens or the GMU on the BU bat, if you actually go on the BU bat in an emerg you need to save energy for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-15-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,700
Posted By Walt
Just my opinion but not a huge fan of the Matco...

Just my opinion but not a huge fan of the Matco stuff.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-15-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,700
Posted By Walt
Didn't care about the weight, I wanted better...

Didn't care about the weight, I wanted better brakes than the stock units, lots of info on the Grove site.
Dual pucks, larger pads, thicker discs = more stopping power. Master cyl change at the same...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-14-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,700
Posted By Walt
If you want increased stopping power upgrade to...

If you want increased stopping power upgrade to Grove Or Beringer!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,048
Posted By Walt
Well if we go with a very moderate 300F CHT at...

Well if we go with a very moderate 300F CHT at shutdown the cube will see 149C. Will it be cooler in flight, certainly.
125C = 250F so I think you'd be pretty safe that temps won't get much higher...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,994
Posted By Walt
99% of the time I split weights so that you can...

99% of the time I split weights so that you can tweak the solution, it's difficult/almost impossible to precisely nail the exact angle with a single hole. The ease of splitting weights with some...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,994
Posted By Walt
I was referring to the loss of material from a...

I was referring to the loss of material from a strength/structural stand point.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,994
Posted By Walt
Turbines do that but you would need to account...

Turbines do that but you would need to account for the loss of material as most of the holes would remain empty.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,048
Posted By Walt
Hot, high vibration. I prefer to hang the cube...

Hot, high vibration.
I prefer to hang the cube from the fuel hose in a cooler location.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,994
Posted By Walt
Drill holes and add weights to the spinner...

Drill holes and add weights to the spinner bulkhead.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-13-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,424
Posted By Walt
Wha'st the going price?

Wha'st the going price?
Forum: ADS-B 08-13-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By Walt
From FreeFlight: Re: FAA Airworthiness Concern...

From FreeFlight:

Re: FAA Airworthiness Concern Sheet, dated July 24, 2019

Dear Valued Partners and Customers,

FreeFlight Systems is aware of a letter from the Federal Aviation Administration...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-13-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By Walt
I went with the 11 row pacific HE cooler 8001649...

I went with the 11 row pacific HE cooler 8001649 mounted on the firewall, Texas temps have been no problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By Walt
Street price for the 650 is closer to or less...

Street price for the 650 is closer to or less than 10K which includes antenna. The new 355 looks nice but personally I prefer the screen size and VNAV features of the 650 (I use the VNAV a lot and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By Walt
Replace the GTN650 with a GNC355 if you...

Replace the GTN650 with a GNC355 if you must...
RV8 but the rocket is similar.

http://www.expaircraft.com/IMG_7756-650.jpg
Forum: Autopilots 08-11-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By Walt
Do yourself a favor and go with the AP from which...

Do yourself a favor and go with the AP from which ever vendors glass panel you install (this assumes all new aircraft are built with glass of course).
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-11-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,394
Posted By Walt
Just a thought from a maintenance guy, I have a...

Just a thought from a maintenance guy, I have a customer with the behind the seat tanks in his 7. Working in the aft fuselage or under the panel is nearly impossible without removing the tanks which...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By Walt
You may call me a 'naysayer' but my suggestion to...

You may call me a 'naysayer' but my suggestion to re-evaluate the suggested equipment comes from 45 yrs of aircraft experience.
Many new builders try to duplicate their Lexus style interiors in...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-10-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By Walt
Always have a couple RV's in the shop, not many...

Always have a couple RV's in the shop, not many 14's but I am working on one right now. Stop by anytime.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
Posted By Walt
That's a pretty arrogant statement. My own...

That's a pretty arrogant statement.

My own observation is that some folks are just to cheap to pay for component overhaul by a qualified shop that specializes in these items. When I see a log entry...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By Walt
As Stein would say just my 2c Pro's: Look...

As Stein would say just my 2c

Pro's:
Look "fancy"

Con's:
Cost more
Quality/reliability not as good as Honeywell toggle
Quick connect push on connectors not as robust/secure as screws
More complex...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-08-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By Walt
And you also have to install a new G3X panel...

And you also have to install a new G3X panel while you're here :eek:
Give me call if you don't mind burning the gas to get here, lots of RV's around to drool on!.
Forum: Safety 08-04-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,812
Posted By Walt
Just an FYI if you run the AFP FI pump (from the...

Just an FYI if you run the AFP FI pump (from the AFP manual):

WARNING
Airflow Performance and Bendix/Precision fuel injection systems are non-returning systems. In the event that a tank is run dry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,704
Posted By Walt
My choice for a nose wheel is the Beringer, plus...

My choice for a nose wheel is the Beringer, plus it's tubeless:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-CBXlAMuLl9U/TD-Ab3JquZI/AAAAAAAAARU/ZXdDCFTQoAE/s800/IMG_5777a.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,213
Posted By Walt
Totally agree, last year despite the arrival...

Totally agree, last year despite the arrival disaster, they shut down the airport at 7:30 leaving tons of folks scrambling to alternates.
Always easy for the folks on the ground to say "you should be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,717
Posted By Walt
Funny, when I learned to fly about 40 some years...

Funny, when I learned to fly about 40 some years ago in a C150 they all seem to have a wicked nose gear shimmy, guess what the instructors told me... keep the yoke back after landing and when taxing,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-03-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Walt
I'll try to keep this short... First off a...

I'll try to keep this short...
First off a "transponder cert" 91.413 does not require testing the P-S system or altimeters, that test belongs to the IFR 91.411 cert.

When I do an IFR cert I connect...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,958
Posted By Walt
The drag the breaks method often ends up badly....

The drag the breaks method often ends up badly.
I advise folks to just fly it and do firm stops for the first few landings, letting the brakes cool completely before repeating.
After a couple of...
Forum: COMM 07-31-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Walt
Try disconnecting any USB power supplies you may...

Try disconnecting any USB power supplies you may have, they can be real noise makers.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-31-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,182
Posted By Walt
The engine is rated at 195 on the data plate, CM...

The engine is rated at 195 on the data plate, CM is currently not providing dyno numbers for each engine, however, I was able to get a look at an assortment of dyno runs from other similarly...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-31-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,182
Posted By Walt
You can purchase the "stock" certified version of...

You can purchase the "stock" certified version of the 370/9.6 if you want a "certified" engine.
http://www.continentalmotors.aero/Prime/Continental_Prime_Certified_370_Engines.aspx

As for props, I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-30-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,182
Posted By Walt
I recently installed a new 370 w/9.6 CR and...

I recently installed a new 370 w/9.6 CR and Bendix mags, and couldn't be happier with the performance (my brother did the same and is also very happy).
I would caution you about using Pmags on a HC...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-30-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By Walt
I've used an assortment of faucet washers.

I've used an assortment of faucet washers.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-30-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Walt
I will have a lightly used Garmin GMA240...

I will have a lightly used Garmin GMA240 available in about a week.
Asking $750, email if interested.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-29-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,428
Posted By Walt
Can't imagine building a plane without one,...

Can't imagine building a plane without one, perfectly set rivets every time and much faster.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-27-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By Walt
Check and make sure you have the .024 nozzles.

Check and make sure you have the .024 nozzles.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-26-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By Walt
ProPlus, love the geo-referenced plates.

ProPlus, love the geo-referenced plates.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-26-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,465
Posted By Walt
FLIR

I hope to have one of these installed soon for testing/evaluation and will make some videos of what it looks like. I think it gonna be pretty cool!
It does require a video input to your...
Forum: Safety 07-26-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,505
Posted By Walt
I've seen this before with a servo that sat on...

I've seen this before with a servo that sat on the shelf for a year or so before it was installed.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-20-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By Walt
FS: EI MVP50P display

This is for the display only, you will need the EI EDC (engine data converter) and all the probes etc. Selling the display only for $450 OBO.
This is a Great engine monitor, reason for selling,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-20-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Walt
I have a KI209A if you're interested.

I have a KI209A if you're interested.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-20-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By Walt
Sold to Josh, he was the first to say "I'll take...

Sold to Josh, he was the first to say "I'll take it".
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-20-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By Walt
SOLD Aerox 2 place O2 system

Plan on upgrading to the MH system at Osh this year so selling my Aerox system. Includes everything and new oxysaver cannulas. New from ACS is $477, will take $250. Hydro- static is probably out of...
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 416,643
Posted By Walt
Looks great, only downside may be working in the...

Looks great, only downside may be working in the tunnel will become 'challenging' with the center stack.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,548
Posted By Walt
Its pretty clear that it's a GPS navigator with...

Its pretty clear that it's a GPS navigator with Com, no VOR/ILS.
If you want the full enchilada you need the GTN650.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Walt
Remove the back shell or use an ohm meter and...

Remove the back shell or use an ohm meter and check that there is a jumper installed from pin 10 to 27 on the PFD plug.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Walt
The PFD needs a program jumper to tell what it...

The PFD needs a program jumper to tell what it is, pins 10 to 27 will do it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,827
Posted By Walt
Pack light, are you kidding? You guys must not be...

Pack light, are you kidding? You guys must not be bringing your wife/life partner :eek:
I ship a 50# box via FEx and fill up the airplane!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,402
Posted By Walt
The problem I see is that many of the engines in...

The problem I see is that many of the engines in RV's, especially the older 4/6's, have engines that have Lyc data plates, but the history is 'questionable" and there is no easy way to determine...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-15-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,603
Posted By Walt
Bottom antennas ADB in, Com,...

Bottom antennas
ADB in, Com, Xpdr

https://photos.smugmug.com/Walts-RV7/i-bN6PZGt/0/195acb65/XL/2019071509421334-IMG_0685-XL.jpg

Top: Com 2, Comdant...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-15-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By Walt
Quick pic behind the...

Quick pic behind the panel.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Walts-RV7/i-CPmWx2b/0/27c58059/L/2019071509421334-IMG_0688-L.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By Walt
Yes 10" pro, love it! Shows a map in this shot...

Yes 10" pro, love it! Shows a map in this shot but mainly used for IFR plates.



Can't really see them but they are in the lower left & right corners of the panel along with the phone plugs.



I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By Walt
Updated G3X Panel ready for OshKosh!

Upgraded from a 2 screen G3X to a 3 screen just in time for Osh.
I just love this setup, kept my engine inst on the CGR30 which keeps the map full size on MFD1.
Now the wife and others passengers get...
Forum: COMM 07-10-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By Walt
Shoot me an email. Walt

Shoot me an email.
Walt
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,606
Posted By Walt
Steve, never even thought about this or realized...

Steve, never even thought about this or realized the G5 does it's own data logging. So it sounds like keeping a blank SD card in the G5 would be a good idea? Is this same data logged on the data card...
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