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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By BobTurner
Neither. Both Dynon and Garmin require air speed...

Neither. Both Dynon and Garmin require air speed or gps data to reach an attitude solution. The GRT mini requires neither. Losing both seems very unlikely, but why gamble when you donít have to?
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By BobTurner
Ron, youíre welcome to come over to lvk and...

Ron, youíre welcome to come over to lvk and measure mine; but Iím out of town until late Sunday.
Bob
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-19-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By BobTurner
Wait. My engine mount only came close to the...

Wait. My engine mount only came close to the pre-punched undersize holes with a lot of "encouragement". Use the mount for the drill guide.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-18-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By BobTurner
Nick, I think you meant Ďparallelí.

Nick, I think you meant Ďparallelí.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-18-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By BobTurner
Note posts 1 and 2 are opposites: post 1 says...

Note posts 1 and 2 are opposites: post 1 says chrome cylinders; post 2 says rings. Chrome rings are never to be installed in chrome cylinders, but mistakes do happen. OP might check his paperwork to...
Forum: ADS-B 08-18-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By BobTurner
An airport that is in (not under) class C is...

An airport that is in (not under) class C is always within class C, regardless of an open or closed tower. Mode C or S, and, starting in January, ADSB-out, are required at all times. Class C never...
Forum: ADS-B 08-18-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By BobTurner
ADSB-out is not required in class D, unless it...

ADSB-out is not required in class D, unless it also falls into another required category - most commonly, within the mode C veil of a class B airport. As to your other question, What happens to class...
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,936
Posted By BobTurner
There is one semi-regular poster who is flying a...

There is one semi-regular poster who is flying a turbocharged diesel.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-17-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By BobTurner
We might be twins. I've been flying for 37+...

We might be twins. I've been flying for 37+ years, com/instr, and do fly in IMC in my -10. I still have my circular slide-rule style E6B.
I use two GRT HX displays. They will show Seattle Avionics...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By BobTurner
Your rs232 input for the gps data from the GTN,...

Your rs232 input for the gps data from the GTN, and out from the GTN, should be set to ADSB+ format. You might call Trig (maker of your transponder) and see what software version you need to read...
Forum: Propellers 08-15-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,962
Posted By BobTurner
It looks like you're using significant advance on...

It looks like you're using significant advance on the timing to recover some of the power you'd otherwise lose due to the high density altitude/low MP. Poor man's turbo. Is that an accurate statement?
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,832
Posted By BobTurner
These photos look more like during the hot start...

These photos look more like during the hot start you flooded the intake and had a fire there. Detonation occurs within the cylinder, under certain (hot, high MP, high compression, low octane)...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By BobTurner
Kit includes hardware. Most people order some...

Kit includes hardware. Most people order some extra rivets, Ďoppsí rivets. Youíll need misc sealants, lubricants, etc. Primer, if thatís your choice.
Forum: ADS-B 08-14-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By BobTurner
Good to know. But it sounds like the AFS efis is...

Good to know. But it sounds like the AFS efis is doing the actual wifi, so maybe it decodes the Dynon data and broadcasts it in a manner the WingX can understand?
BTW, I also use and like WingX (even...
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By BobTurner
Since you have a QB, youíll want to be sure you...

Since you have a QB, youíll want to be sure you stay within the 51% rule. I believe (but check!) that you can farm out avionics/panel work without it counting against the time.
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By BobTurner
I replaced the piece with screws/nut plates, just...

I replaced the piece with screws/nut plates, just because I wasn't sure about structural concerns.
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By BobTurner
3 blade props in particular make it worse. Many...

3 blade props in particular make it worse. Many of us have cut the slot in front of the gear leg (bottom of cowl) longer, in the forward direction (and then put the cut piece back in, using some...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-13-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By BobTurner
Are you sure your dimples are properly nesting?...

Are you sure your dimples are properly nesting? No space between top and bottom pieces?
And yes, sometimes, if the correct rivet length is between sizes, Vans will specify one that's a bit short -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,339
Posted By BobTurner
Good question. For me, the answer is that you...

Good question. For me, the answer is that you want that #2 EFIS within your scan, so you can detect a horizon failure on #1. Sort of like keeping the TC in your scan on a conventional panel, when you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,339
Posted By BobTurner
Ryan, Most of us have op limits that say ifr is...

Ryan,
Most of us have op limits that say ifr is allowed if equipped per FAR 91.205. Thatís the legal minimum. From that point on it becomes a personal choice, as to (1) what we need/want for backup...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,339
Posted By BobTurner
Jereme - I like your final layout. Iíd like to...

Jereme - I like your final layout.
Iíd like to add a small suggestion for a few others who, like myself, wear progressive lenses. I taped a vertical strip of paper, with fine lettering, to my panel....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,339
Posted By BobTurner
VHF radios are essentially line of sight, e.g.,...

VHF radios are essentially line of sight, e.g., to the horizon. All the power in the world wonít help if the receiving station is beyond the horizon. Of course, the higher you go, the further away...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-12-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By BobTurner
Too late now, I know, but at the time of the...

Too late now, I know, but at the time of the first failure you should have turned the audio panel off. It is designed to fail Ďsafeí, leaving the #1 com connected to the pilotís headset. If it still...
Forum: Autopilots 08-11-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By BobTurner
I disagree. The OP said heís looking for...

I disagree. The OP said heís looking for redundancy/backup. Thatís a good thing, IMHO, to have. It will cost $1K more than one built into the efis.
To the OP: Take a look at the Trio. It integrates...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,339
Posted By BobTurner
I see. You're quoting the 16 Watt version price....

I see. You're quoting the 16 Watt version price. 10 Watts (much cheaper!) should be plenty for an RV, unless you're regularly getting up into the flight levels (!).
I see the installation manual says...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,339
Posted By BobTurner
The GNC is a nav-com. WAAS is for GPS. No...

The GNC is a nav-com. WAAS is for GPS. No connection between the two.
The Garmin list price is $2K less than what you posted.
The 255 almost certainly carries a TSO, but itís not required for part 91...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,339
Posted By BobTurner
Interesting...I fly exactly the same with my...

Interesting...I fly exactly the same with my intercom plus extra unswitched inputs. When I want to hear ATIS on com 2, I just turn up the com 2 volume. When I want to ID a VOR I just push the ID...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,339
Posted By BobTurner
I think you'll find that on a certified SR22 that...

I think you'll find that on a certified SR22 that there are two GPS units, and that that way-low one is placarded "not for IFR use as primary" or some such words.

I'm just curious what audio panel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,339
Posted By BobTurner
Keep GPS as high as possible - so your eyes don’t...

Keep GPS as high as possible - so your eyes don’t have to look down from the AI. In fact there are placement requirements for TSO’d installations. Put the audio panel low. You’ll hardly ever use it....
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By BobTurner
A ground loop is a likely source of the noise,...

A ground loop is a likely source of the noise, which is likely from the alternator. What happens is a small amount of the alternator current seeking to get back to the negative battery terminal is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,538
Posted By BobTurner
First, Global is an insurance company. They set...

First, Global is an insurance company. They set rates. Gallagher is an agency, a go-between for companies and owners. Saying Gallagherís price is the same ss Globalís is a non-sequiter. They simply...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,977
Posted By BobTurner
You may be correct that the FAA-speak is a bit...

You may be correct that the FAA-speak is a bit garbled. BUT, the forward of the ACS lists acceptable approaches, and, under the precision approach task, lists ĎILS or LPV, with a DA(H) below 300í...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,977
Posted By BobTurner
There are now a lot of LPV approaches with...

There are now a lot of LPV approaches with minimums of 200í and 1/2 mile visibility, the same as standard cat 1 ILS minima. Very few pilots jump thru the hoops to get cat II qualified, so in a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,977
Posted By BobTurner
As the ACS (nee PTS) is currently written, a TSO...

As the ACS (nee PTS) is currently written, a TSO 145/146 GPS is not sufficient for the check ride. However, some examiners have been willing to bend the rules, or maybe simulate an emergency VOR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,225
Posted By BobTurner
Not exactly. If say, it is found that his vision...

Not exactly. If say, it is found that his vision fails to meet class 2 standards (20/20 corrected) but he does meet third class standards (20/40) then his third class should remain valid. But, if a...
Forum: ADS-B 08-07-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,961
Posted By BobTurner
In the US, true at some class D airports but not...

In the US, true at some class D airports but not most.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,129
Posted By BobTurner
What you havenít mentioned is detonation...

What you havenít mentioned is detonation resistance. 93 car gas is about 89 motor octane - quite a bit less than 100. With 8.5:1 pistons Iíd think youíre pushing the limits. But without testing, I...
Forum: ADS-B 08-06-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,961
Posted By BobTurner
No thatís not how it works. The ADSB-out from an...

No thatís not how it works. The ADSB-out from an anonymous UAT is randomized at the source, not in a rebroadcast. Otherwise pilots receiving adsb-in both directly and from a ground station would...
Forum: Job Board 08-06-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By BobTurner
Welcome to the EAB world. One of the few...

Welcome to the EAB world. One of the few limitations on EAB aircraft is that they cannot be used for compensation or hire. Your alternate suggestion above does not meet this test, unless:
1. The...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By BobTurner
Go to: <grtavionics.com>, then click on...

Go to: <grtavionics.com>, then click on <support>, click on "Misc software", then click on "Demo file decoder". You can download, then run, the decoder file. It will produce an output file which is...
Forum: ADS-B 08-06-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By BobTurner
Do you have the altitude filter turned on, in the...

Do you have the altitude filter turned on, in the Mini? Was the traffic in question very close to the "filter out" altitude?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,202
Posted By BobTurner
Go back to post #2 (check timing) Iíve seen...

Go back to post #2 (check timing) Iíve seen factory new engines with the timing way off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By BobTurner
When you are ready to register with the FAA you...

When you are ready to register with the FAA you will need a bill of sale from Vans. Contact them now to change the builder number to your name. That way, youíll also receive SBs, etc.
Forum: COMM 08-04-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By BobTurner
??? I have never seen a rental charged by when...

??? I have never seen a rental charged by when the electricity was on. Usually Hobbs (oil pressure activated), sometimes tach hours.
For the record, Iím in the Ďno speaker, donít miss ití camp.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-03-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By BobTurner
Where are you located? The Hayward, CA area? I...

Where are you located? The Hayward, CA area?
I had my ifr pitot-static/transponder test done yesterday, by Precision Static Testing at KLVK. (He can travel locally to you, too). He has all the...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By BobTurner
+1. I have the same design (ground leg as high as...

+1. I have the same design (ground leg as high as possible (mine’s attached to the top skin), leading arm slanted down as much as possible. Works as described.
Carl: you have a typo, ‘wing rip’,...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By BobTurner
+1. Some LED lights (I don't know about yours in...

+1. Some LED lights (I don't know about yours in particular) are real noise emitters. I'd consider shielded wire for the LEDs, and run it thru the forward most part of the wing tip, back into the...
Forum: Safety 07-30-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,103
Posted By BobTurner
Itís actually a bit stricter. If a cfi is being...

Itís actually a bit stricter. If a cfi is being paid to give instruction in an airplane which he provides, the faa presumes that the airplane is being used for compensation. From time to time someone...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,797
Posted By BobTurner
+1. Unless they were stored in a dark, oxygen...

+1. Unless they were stored in a dark, oxygen free environment.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-30-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By BobTurner
If you have more time than money, and can use a...

If you have more time than money, and can use a small soldering iron, building your own intercom and basic audio switch panel is not hard. Costs about $20.
Forum: Safety 07-30-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,103
Posted By BobTurner
Okay, here are the rules: If you have a cfi-SEL...

Okay, here are the rules:
If you have a cfi-SEL and comm (or atp) SEL, then the faa and fars donít care. They say youíre good to go.
If the insurance company says theyíll cover you, then get it in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,086
Posted By BobTurner
I think thatís correct - for the operator permit....

I think thatís correct - for the operator permit. But the FCC also requires a Ďstationí license, for the airplane (international only). I think thatís another $170.

Iím old enough to still have an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By BobTurner
This exact thing happened to me - left wing heavy...

This exact thing happened to me - left wing heavy on my -10. Sighting down the top of the wing I could see the left aileron was slightly higher than the right one, on the outboard end. Maybe 1/32 -...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-29-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,978
Posted By BobTurner
As You alluded no one (at least, no pilot) knows...

As You alluded no one (at least, no pilot) knows the actual age of the NWS radar data. The standard FAA line is ďno more than 20 minutes, usually lessĒ. Of course a thunderstorm can move and change a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,086
Posted By BobTurner
I believe yes, but only if you cross an ADIZ....

I believe yes, but only if you cross an ADIZ. Most of the US-Canada airport is not a defense zone.
Bill, what does the FCC want for a station license and operator permit? Last time I looked, I...
Forum: ADS-B 07-28-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By BobTurner
Make sure the requested date is in zulu time. If...

Make sure the requested date is in zulu time. If you flew in the evening here it may be tomorrow in England.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-27-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By BobTurner
In the General Setup menu, is the clock selected...

In the General Setup menu, is the clock selected "ON"?
Forum: Rocket 07-26-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,990
Posted By BobTurner
Fellow RV owners: 1. Falcon, Skysmith, Gallagher,...

Fellow RV owners:
1. Falcon, Skysmith, Gallagher, are all agencies. They do not write the actual policies, they do not set the prerequisites. They provide service.
2. Some actual insurance companies...
Forum: ADS-B 07-25-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By BobTurner
1. The time has passed when you were allowed to...

1. The time has passed when you were allowed to fly with a system that doesnít meet adsb specs. Thatís the reason for the nasty gram.
2. All the red boxes are due to a gps that doesnít meet the very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By BobTurner
To be fair, RS232 has well established electrical...

To be fair, RS232 has well established electrical standards. However, the software (Ďformatí) is another story. Some formats are open-sourced and well standardized. But other formats are held as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By BobTurner
I hope you are not referring to the typical ĎOpen...

I hope you are not referring to the typical ĎOpen Pilotí clause. These are semi-worthless - they do not cover a non-owner at all! Read carefully.
Forum: GPS 07-16-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By BobTurner
I did the same thing on my first TNC install....

I did the same thing on my first TNC install. There should be a definite "click" as the center pin locks into place. Otherwise, the pin gets pushed in when you attach the connector. If you can push...
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