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Forum: RV-8/8A 09-04-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By bacstabber
I installed the Todd canopy and it was a learning...

I installed the Todd canopy and it was a learning experience, just like the rest of the build. I documented my progress in KitLogPro as I learned. Here are the logs for the canopy fitting and the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-03-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,329
Posted By bacstabber
Hi Brian. Check out the literature that I...

Hi Brian. Check out the literature that I referenced for the BatteryMinder that I purchased. A feature of the maintainer is the ability to maintain up to eight batteries with a Y-connector accessory.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-02-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,329
Posted By bacstabber
My battery charging solution

Because Iím electrically dependent on my aircraft with my alternative engine installation, I need to ensure that both my batteries are always charged. Therefore, I invested in a BatteryMinder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By bacstabber
3M Polyurethane Leading Edge Tape

I have had very good results using the 3M product for protection of all of my leading edge surfaces except for the leg fairings. The film has been great for protection against impact damages, but,...
Forum: ADS-B 02-04-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 32,625
Posted By bacstabber
Just looked at the wiring to the ECHO when you...

Just looked at the wiring to the ECHO when you use the GNS-430. I see that you have to use the Com 1 in for ADS-B+. Without seeing the diagram, was thinking that you would have been using the Com 2...
Forum: ADS-B 02-04-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 32,625
Posted By bacstabber
I hate to reply like I know what I'm doing. But...

I hate to reply like I know what I'm doing. But on my install, Pin 20 from the GTX-327 is the Serial One output to the Echo UAT. It goes into the Com One In position of the ECHO UAT. The GTX-327...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By bacstabber
Can't get Echo UAT to work in the flight

I installed an ECHO UAT and the SkyFyx GPS to replace my functioning NavWorx box. According to the uAvionix Customer assistance Rep, my configuration is all good with my GTX 327 wired into the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-02-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By bacstabber
I've searched the net for a solution. But as of...

I've searched the net for a solution. But as of now, I haven't been able to find a program to display the video flight DEMOS on the computer instead of only on the EFIS. I asked Greg from GRT at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By bacstabber
Playing GRT Hx Demo on a computer

Does anybody know of a way to get the recorded DEMOs on the Hx to play on a computer? Playing the DEMOs on the EFIS drains the battery and is of limited usefulness since you have to sit in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,322
Posted By bacstabber
My experience with the DU of the VP 200

Twice, my Display Unit showed only vertical or horizontal lines then went dark. I wasn't able to control any of my electrical system because I could not see anything on the display. Luckily, when...
Forum: ADS-B 11-24-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,010
Posted By bacstabber
Willing to Wait and See

I was an early adapter to the NavWorx ADS-B. I consider the NavWorx ADS-B to be my best piece of equipment in my aircraft purely based on my sense of increased situation awareness and safety. In...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-09-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 39
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Views: 7,213
Posted By bacstabber
I'd appreciate a copy as well. Thank you!

I'd appreciate a copy as well. Thank you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,275
Posted By bacstabber
Try the link again

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=jackclark&project=211&category=0&log=188956&row=3
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,275
Posted By bacstabber
My UAT Antenna location

In order to get distance between the UAT Antenna and the Transponder Antenna, I placed my UAT Antenna far back on the bottom of the tail, just forward of the last bulkhead. To do this, I had to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,794
Posted By bacstabber
It is a shame that Garmin comes across in such a...

It is a shame that Garmin comes across in such a negative way. We do tend to like their products. But at the same time, we do like much of what our small shop Homebuilt avionics providers have been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,794
Posted By bacstabber
Garmin Only Issues RMA# to Authorized Dealers

I needed to send in my SL-40 Radio for repair because it didn't transmit reliably on several frequencies. I thought that this was going to be a simple call to Garmin/Apollo for the RMA# per the...
Forum: Reviews 08-04-2016, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,843
Posted By bacstabber
I was getting intermittent targets on the GRT Hx...

I was getting intermittent targets on the GRT Hx display but on my iPad I was seeing tons of targets. I was using the iLevil SW2 to display ADS-B info on the iPad. Because I was an active ADS-B out...
Forum: Reviews 07-29-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,843
Posted By bacstabber
A Hearty Thank You to NavWorx Bill Moffett

First of all, I love my NavWorx ADS-B! I was an early adapter to the box and it has always worked very well. A couple of times, at no additional expense, I did have to send the box back for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,070
Posted By bacstabber
Prayers and wishes to Matt

Matt was always there and willing to help whenever I had issues with building my aircraft or recovering my Kitlog files. I heavily referenced his well documented builder's log of the building of his...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,242
Posted By bacstabber
Possible alternative spray system

While at Sun 'n Fun, the Corrosion X Rep gave me this site http://triconsprayers.com

He thinks some of their bullet tipped wands can be modified with a thin angular slice to directionally spray the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,403
Posted By bacstabber
Worth the wait in my opinion

I was an early adapter of the NavWorx ADS-B. Since initial installation, the device has been sent back at least twice for firmware and hardware updates because of changing compliance requirements....
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-29-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 901,870
Posted By bacstabber
Introducing Miss L

http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b614/bacstabber/Miss%20L%20Photo%20Shoot/Air-ground%20shots%20-14_zpsdc3rtdwy.jpg
http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b614/bacstabber/Miss%20L%20Photo%20Shoot/Air-g...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,181
Posted By bacstabber
Water Accumulation in an RV-8A Mid Cabin

Recent inspection of the aft mid cabin, through the floor opening for the aft stick, revealed a unexpected surprise. There was a large amount of water accumulation at the F-806-1 Rear Spar...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-25-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 99,073
Posted By bacstabber
Me too

Thank you for the offer of your Inspection Checklist. I'd like one too please.
jhclarkfl@me.com
Forum: ADS-B 03-17-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,982
Posted By bacstabber
I've been flying throughout my local area around...

I've been flying throughout my local area around Pensacola without any problems using my NavWorX system. Of all the equipment in the aircraft, this one I love the most. In this high training area,...
Forum: Safety 04-07-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,210
Posted By bacstabber
Did the testing but did not like it

I did the fuel flow testing in the level, dive and climb attitudes. For the climb attitude, I used about 25 degrees. For the dive attitude, I used about 14 degrees. The dive attitude I did not like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,611
Posted By bacstabber
It took awhile but I finally was able to post the...

It took awhile but I finally was able to post the photos that were supposed to be attached to my initial post.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,611
Posted By bacstabber
Looking at Tie Down Options While at Sun 'n Fun

I'm at the point where I have to consider what type of tie down system I want to use on my soon to be Airworthy aircraft. I have been researching all of the various anchoring types: screw-ins, EAA,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,402
Posted By bacstabber
Thank you Allan for taking the time to show us...

Thank you Allan for taking the time to show us this problem. I'm one of the few that was not aware of the clocking mark.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,114
Posted By bacstabber
I'm glad this thread was started at this time. I...

I'm glad this thread was started at this time. I just ordered a pair of Princeton converters after learning, the hard way, that the converters that I recently installed and tested, were the wrong...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By bacstabber
Thanks for that information. I'll do that.

Thanks for that information. I'll do that.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By bacstabber
I need a copy of the RV-8A 3 axis view

For the better part of the day, I have been searching for a copy of the RV-8A 3 axis view drawing. I downloaded the .zip file from Van's and tried to open it with TurboCad and DraftSight. But quite...
Forum: Reviews 08-22-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,351
Posted By bacstabber
Another Happy Customer of Abby

It has been told here many a time about how great Abby is to work with and how great her products look and fit. But I want to add one more pleasurable experience.
Recently, Abby made a custom boot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,076
Posted By bacstabber
Finally got it right on the third...

Finally got it right on the third...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,076
Posted By bacstabber
Another Attempt at posting photos of BRS

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bacstabber/9472957368/" title="IMG_0152 by Jack Clark, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2811/9472957368_c27bc48047_c.jpg" width="800"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,076
Posted By bacstabber
Photos of the BRS Installation on the RV-7A at Oshkosh

Here are a couple of photos of the BRS installation.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bacstabber/9472957368/" title="IMG_0152 by Jack Clark, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,007
Posted By bacstabber
Praise for Senior FAA Medical Examiner Dr. A. Angelici

While here at Sun 'n Fun, I stopped in the FAA Pavilion to look around. That's where I came across two Senior FAA Medical Examiners that where answering individuals' questions about their medical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,529
Posted By bacstabber
What Works Best to Remove Adhesive from Aluminum Skin?

I used packing tape to prevent epoxy from adhering to the skin while I worked on my canopy skirt installation. It was a big mistake to use packing tape! The removal of the packing tape is an ugly...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-21-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,210
Posted By bacstabber
My solution to rudder cable rub

I too noticed how alarming close the rudder cables came to the longeron. Since it was so far back there and I didn't want to be concerned about cable damage in the future, I used some Delron blocks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,069
Posted By bacstabber
Corrected link

I don't think the link posted correctly. Here is another attempt.

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=jackclark&project=211&category=6250&log=130244&row=77
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,069
Posted By bacstabber
Another view of EIS mounted in a 8A

Here's another view of a EIS mounted similar to the already posted photo. I have the dual GRT HX Displays. Very little access is needed to the EIS because alarms can be set via the Displays and data...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,928
Posted By bacstabber
Best Wishes Shipmate

I've taken up Sam, several times, on his generous offer he makes each year at Oshkosk to call him for advice anytime. He takes the time to patiently answer this novices questions and doesn't make you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,369
Posted By bacstabber
Thank you for your reply.

I want to thank everyone for their reply. I started my skirts adjustments today and I fairly well pleased with the progress. The sides look like they will glue easily and hopefully once I get the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,119
Posted By bacstabber
Can the Canopy Skirt be Attached to Canopy with Sikaflex Without Any Canopy Holes?

I am starting my attachment of the canopy skirt to the frame and the canopy. I am in the conceptualizing phase, the part where I try to visualize the process and generally tend to over think the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,369
Posted By bacstabber
Can the Canopy Skirt be Attached to Canopy with Sikaflex Without Any Canopy Holes?

I am starting my attachment of the canopy skirt to the frame and the canopy. I am in the conceptualizing phase, the part where I try to visualize the process and generally tend to over think the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By bacstabber
I apologize for my recent response Jim

I just noticed where you live. Calling is probably not your first choice for contacting the Company. But it is at least an option.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By bacstabber
I spoke to them on Friday

I have never had any trouble speaking to them on the phone. I have talked to Bob Friday and on several other occasions in the past. Bob has always been very helpful. I have nothing but praise for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 25,654
Posted By bacstabber
Another good reason to send your Proxy to the right person

This is the sort of EAA Policy that truely diverges from what EAA Members want from their Association. It is also another reason to make sure that your voice is heard by the Leadership. Refer to this...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-05-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,890
Posted By bacstabber
I too was looking for his Subaru site. I...

I too was looking for his Subaru site. I contacted him by email and he provided me with a link to the Subaru info within his Viking site. http://www.vikingaircraftengines.com/subaru.htmL
He doesn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,618
Posted By bacstabber
When I was ready to glass my right lower...

When I was ready to glass my right lower interaction fairing, I applied electrical tape to the clay first.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7145/6544045613_b19d7a74f3_z.jpg

When I separated the two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,618
Posted By bacstabber
That's funny!

That's funny!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,618
Posted By bacstabber
I'm reporting back with my personal results. ...

I'm reporting back with my personal results. Hopefully, this will help somebody else in the future.

I tried using hot water, hot water and soap (Simple Green GP), Mineral Spirits and Acetone. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,618
Posted By bacstabber
Thanks everybody for the replies. They are all...

Thanks everybody for the replies. They are all most helpful!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,618
Posted By bacstabber
Thanks for the photo fix. For the future, what...

Thanks for the photo fix. For the future, what did I do wrong?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,618
Posted By bacstabber
Removal of Mold Clay from Inside of Intersection Fairing.

I just completed making my first molded part, the lower intersection fairing. I used Plastilline clay to shape the mold. It was fairingly easy to use and I am happy with the shape I was able to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,297
Posted By bacstabber
Now that I am so smart, I agree with you 100%. ...

Now that I am so smart, I agree with you 100%. That is the way that I would do it if I had to do it again. I did think of doing that way but I decided to just follow the instructions. That was not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,297
Posted By bacstabber
That is very funny Vlad! Many of my building...

That is very funny Vlad! Many of my building tasks are exactly that, Education. Next time I might have the sense to do something as smart as what you did. Thank you for your feedback. It is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,297
Posted By bacstabber
Here is a Caution when Drilling the Axel Nut Cotter Pin Hole

I just wanted to share with you my experience with making the hole in the gear leg axel for the cotter pin that secures the axel nut. Once you have the axel nut tightened just enough to stop any...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-29-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,960
Posted By bacstabber
HS Attachment using nutplates

During several of my sessions of lurking, I have come across a couple of builders that have opted to use nutplates to attach their HS. I thought that this was a great idea considering how difficult...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,056
Posted By bacstabber
Will be putting certified WAAS GPS in ABS-B

They will be putting certified WAAS GPS in ABS-B. They will upgrade already sold units for the price of postage.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By bacstabber
I used a shaped stone grinding bits on a Dremel

To countersink the nutplate holes in my wing tips with good results. I got the idea from somebody's site.

You can see pictures at my Builder's log:...
Forum: Web Site Development 11-09-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,417
Posted By bacstabber
Kitlog works on both Vista and Windows 7

I too had an initial problem running Kitlog with Windows 7. I did get it working after a response from Matt. I just can't remember what I had to do to make it work. I'm at work now but I'll check my...
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