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Forum: My RV Build Project 11-13-2017, 12:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,276
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Canopy Skirt

What happened to the rear of your canopy skirt? That doesn't look normal to me at all.

I'm jealous of all the space you have. I'm building out of single car garage.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-06-2017, 01:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,332
Posted By cdeerinck
Smile Umm, have you actually sat in an 8? I am 6'2...

Umm, have you actually sat in an 8? I am 6'2 230, with broad shoulders, and there is LOTS of shoulder room. Some people have joked that in order to use the side armrests, you would have to be an...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-25-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By cdeerinck
Yes, I can splice a new cable, and have done that...

Yes, I can splice a new cable, and have done that before. I guess I was just hoping not to just cut it apart and put it back again. But I will.

So can I just run it between each bulkhead, and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-25-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By cdeerinck
Mel - By "through", I meant through one of the...

Mel - By "through", I meant through one of the lightening holes. I can't "go around" without being outside of the airplane.

My problem is that the BNC antenna won't go through any of grommets...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-25-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Running a ELT antenna after the fact

I thought I had finished up my tail-cone wiring, but I missed the ELT Anetannae wire. It needs to run from the rear battery box area to the tail.

Does anyone have any suggestions on techniques to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 42,950
Posted By cdeerinck
ABS in heat

Steve - Do you think ABS can tolerate the heat of direct sun under a canopy, and retain its strength and shape?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,527
Posted By cdeerinck
For the poor

If you are poor, you can get a Tevo Tarantula DIY kit for between $200 and $300 from Gearbest. Not for the faint of heart, but hey, if you can build an airplane, this is a cake walk. I have had one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2017, 02:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,961
Posted By cdeerinck
New news

A little bird told me that Lycoming is introducing a cold air sump soon. Should be one on my new motor.
Forum: Safety 06-22-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,443
Posted By cdeerinck
Even Vans says to

Just as a data point, I was even directed by the mothership to not follow the plans and alter the fuel vent lines in an RV-8 to match a post here on VAF.

The mod was to create a fuel vent in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2017, 01:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,653
Posted By cdeerinck
Are the specs on that Tanga correct? It says the...

Are the specs on that Tanga correct? It says the Camera Diameter is 8.4mm but the focal distance is only 3mm to 8mm. So you have to be lest than 1/8" away from something for it to be in focus? Is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 42,950
Posted By cdeerinck
Lightbulb Not needed

Steve,

Thanks, but I got so impatient (it's a me thing), that I went ahead and made them in Fusion.

When I tried Solidworks, I found it very difficult to learn. That's saying something, as I am a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 42,950
Posted By cdeerinck
Sharing 3D files

Steve,

Any chance of sharing your files (both idea #1 and #2) on the mirror mounts?

I use Fusion 360 if you have those, as I would love to see how you progress through the History bar in building...
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By cdeerinck
EFII for me

I picked the EFII system for two reasons:

1) Someone much more knowledgeable than me did his homework (Robert) and made all the hard choices for me.

2) The fuel rail on a normal SDS system ends at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,575
Posted By cdeerinck
Get assistance

My advice is not to try to do the pre-buy yourself if you don't know how to do it well. I am mostly through my build, and if it were me, I would still get someone who knows a lot more than I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,137
Posted By cdeerinck
Neat trick in tight spaces

Does anyone know of a trick to use to tighten or loosen nuts in a confined space like this?

I don't seem to be able to even get a crows foot...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By cdeerinck
All in the guide

All the dimensions of all the modules are in the SkyView System Installation Guide. Page 2-6, of the System Planning chapter.

To save you the hassle, it is this:

3.30 W x 2.10 H x 3.90 D (84mm...
Forum: Safety 05-29-2017, 02:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,561
Posted By cdeerinck
Correct, my post above is for injuries. If you...

Correct, my post above is for injuries. If you look at fatalities it is:
- GA is 5.6 times more dangerous based on a per mile basis
- GA is 21 times more dangerous based on a per hour basis



I'm...
Forum: Safety 05-29-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,561
Posted By cdeerinck
Very surprised

I have always struggled with visualizing the risk of flying compared to something like driving. Tonight I decided to do some research, and quickly came upon a DOT graphic...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By cdeerinck
Engine Break-in

In the Lycming Operator's manual for O-360 and associated models (http://11hc.44rf.com/manuals/engine-prop/lycoming/lycoming---operator%27s_manual.pdf), Section 3, page 3-1, there is the following...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-25-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By cdeerinck
Thumbs up Here's mine

Rocker Switch Pros were great to work with. I strongly advise you not use their web tool and talk to them directly (or by email). They are very good at what they do.

Here is my panel in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Trying to understand approximate value

I was wondering if any of you might be able to help me figure out rough amounts that certain parts would be worth to sell, assuming a reasonable deal for the buyer.

I don't have these now, so I am...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By cdeerinck
Cool FYI, there is a 10 day free trial being...

FYI, there is a 10 day free trial being advertized now. So why not? Even as a test to make sure you have everything you need.
Forum: RV-12 05-23-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,203
Posted By cdeerinck
Pitch for Airspeed, Power for Glideslope

As a pilot who was taught "Pitch for Airspeed, Power for Glideslope", how difficult is it to switch your mindset, assuming that you have never been IFR trained?

I'm not trying to start a discussion...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-22-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By cdeerinck
I have 4 ports on the front panel since way...

I have 4 ports on the front panel since way before I put in the avionics. I assumed (incorrectly it seems) that the signal would not like to pass through the panel and avionics.

I guess now I have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-22-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By cdeerinck
Thumbs up Skyview Wi-fi

I bought the Skyview Wi-fi chip from Dynon and wasn't really happy with its white exterior on my black panel. I put it in a heat shrink sleeve, but still wasn't happy with the form factor or...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,920
Posted By cdeerinck
1) Torx might seem like they strip easy, but are...

1) Torx might seem like they strip easy, but are you sure you are using the correct sized bit? Because they work for a while with the wrong bit, and then strip. Also, people often mix Torx and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-22-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,303
Posted By cdeerinck
This is insanity

The specs as called out in the manual are crazy. They want a minimum 24" diameter grounding plane, with 48" being optimal. The book also says you can't substitute the antenna unless it complies...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-22-2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,303
Posted By cdeerinck
Maybe this?

I think maybe I found my answer here: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=142810

But I would love to know if N130WN ever got it working right.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-22-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,303
Posted By cdeerinck
Where did you get that antenna? The one that...

Where did you get that antenna? The one that came with the ACK-04 is about 3-4 times that long.

You can see it here (http://www.ackavionics.com/406%20Page.html).
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-22-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,303
Posted By cdeerinck
Question ACK-04 in an RV-8

I reached out to Vans to get ideas on where to mount an ELT antenna in the RV-8, given the severe lack of choices. They replied that many owners put it under the tail fiberglass cowling.

I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-14-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,177
Posted By cdeerinck
I did, and they said "either way". Not much of a...

I did, and they said "either way". Not much of a recommendation. It doesn't matter based on what they are doing.

As far as "my engine builder", I was planning on buying a new Lycoming from Vans...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-14-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,177
Posted By cdeerinck
Example of differences

I just came across an example of the differences between the two that was the kind of thing I was asking for.

It appears the M1B has a rear mounted CS governor, and the A1A has it front mounted. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-13-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By cdeerinck
Power hog

Unfortunately, she is a power hog, and will regularly draw more than 10 amps.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-13-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By cdeerinck
Great news

This is actually great news for me. I was hoping the output would not go over the 5 volts. It's not that I want to measure starter amperage, it is that there is no place for me to put it, without...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-13-2017, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Hall effect sensor

Per Dynon, all positions for a shunt or Hall effect sensor have the wire between the batter and the starter not pass through the devices. (See page 7-62 of the guide)

I understand that during...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,177
Posted By cdeerinck
For motor heads only

My apologies, I have asked this before, but the thread drifted, and I never really got an answer. I will try to not sound like a jerk here, and I hope it doesn't come across that way, but I'm afraid...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-07-2017, 02:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,771
Posted By cdeerinck
Thumbs up Getting Old

Man, I must be getting old. I read that whole thread about Cherry rivets about 2-3 weeks ago and completely forgot about it.

I still don't understand how people are using 4-4 rivets when the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,771
Posted By cdeerinck
Unfortunately, this has been a solo build.

Unfortunately, this has been a solo build.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-05-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By cdeerinck
You might want to check out this:...

You might want to check out this: https://markforged.com/materials/#carbon-fiber, and scoll down to the HSHT Fiberglass material.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,771
Posted By cdeerinck
Thanks for the reply, but as best as I can tell,...

Thanks for the reply, but as best as I can tell, CR3214's are only available in -4 diameter sizes and larger.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,771
Posted By cdeerinck
Top skin blind rivets

Two questions here:

1) Does anyone know why the plans call for two different rivets as indicated below by the purple arrows? This is for the RV-8 top skin over the avionics and luggage areas. The...
Forum: Reviews 04-28-2017, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,131
Posted By cdeerinck
Used both

I used to have a SPOT, and moved to inReach.
It's like night and day. I would never go back.
Also, you can register your inReach on the new WXBrief site, so they can corollate your tracking with VFR...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-21-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By cdeerinck
Maximum USB Stick Capacity

Does anyone know if the Dynon Skyview HDX has a maximum capacity allowed for a USB stick connected to it?

If was looking at this 128gb stick...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-18-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,726
Posted By cdeerinck
Talking The final result

Here is the finished product (with a spare).

Thanks again to everyone who contributed to me getting here:
http://i68.tinypic.com/33u9vr8.jpg
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-18-2017, 02:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,726
Posted By cdeerinck
Thumbs up That works!

Paul - That did the trick, it is working now. I really appreciate you taking the time to help, it means the world to me. Thanks!
Forum: Painting your RV 04-17-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,231
Posted By cdeerinck
Depends

I think it depends on the picture. Here is the same helicopter, but it looks...
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,726
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Don't want to try it

If you leave the CS control where it was during cruise, and go to full throttle, what does happen?

I am not suggesting anyone do this, but I am curious what happens when it is done.

You are...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-17-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,726
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Still Stuck

My parts came in, and I made a prototype, but it isn't working.
Here are pictures for in the Open and Closed states, but the light always stays on.
I am expecting that in the Open state (with the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-15-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,646
Posted By cdeerinck
Valid Point

I had to read that AC several times before I realized it was saying that the insulation material should NOT be involved in maintaining physical pressure. These connectors do meet that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-13-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,646
Posted By cdeerinck
There are several situations where these come up,...

There are several situations where these come up, and certainly there are other alternatives. Here are a few:

1) Using them as a Bus bar to distribute power for an Emergency Bus. They are rated up...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-11-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,646
Posted By cdeerinck
Talking Wago Distribution Panel

I just got these in, and wanted to share. They are cheap, small, reconfigurable, and very useful. Prior to this, I was using a Fast-on distribution panel, and it was twice the size, and a complete...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,807
Posted By cdeerinck
Paying for learning to fly? I have no answers to...

Paying for learning to fly? I have no answers to that. I will say, don't do it over a long time, as you will definitely pay more. But paying for the build has been pretty easy.

A lot of people...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-09-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By cdeerinck
All good

Sometimes you just need to be told to do that hard thing that you know is the right thing to do.

Floors pulled, cable tested ok. I will put the floors back in the morning.

I still feel better for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By cdeerinck
Antennae resistance

Today I put a BNC connector on the end of the RG-400 to my Com antennae (a DeltaPop Red Tail VHF Com Antenna) and tested to ensure no short circuit. But it beeped... :confused:

So I tested the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,726
Posted By cdeerinck
Thumbs up Good catch! I would have missed that. FYI,...

Good catch! I would have missed that.

FYI, still waiting to have my registration to Matronics AeroElectric approved. In the meantime, the VAF electronics guys seem to have answered all my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,726
Posted By cdeerinck
Would this be backwards?

Wouldn't this make the dimming backwards? The Skyview sets the duty cycle to 100% when it wants things bright, and 0.02% when they should be dim. If I understand what you are saying, the LEDs would...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,726
Posted By cdeerinck
Another vote for the yaw damper

Dynon,

Put me down as interested in a yaw damper for an 8.
I wouldn't mind making my own bracket, or modifying one.

Any idea where we can see a picture of an install (regardless of plane type)?
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,726
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Half way there

Thanks guys, I was also doing some side research, and determined I needed a transistor and was just about to add that, when I saw your replies. So you confirmed that for me! :) Now I am just stuck...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,726
Posted By cdeerinck
Question PWM Conversion

Can anyone tell me if a device exists to convert the Dynon Skyview PWM out signal (Pin 26) which is a open collector to ground, into a PWM +12v signal?

For details to difficult to explain, I need a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By cdeerinck
Post Here is one

Here is an Autocad file that I put together based on what pazmanyflyer sent me, and more from the Tosten site. I added my labels, but that is an easy edit in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By cdeerinck
Fast

Replied in PM. Thanks for the quick response!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By cdeerinck
Question A copy here too please

Could either of you send a copy to me as well?
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