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Forum: RV-14 08-06-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Sam Staton
Long wait

I have been planning to use it as well. Current data indicates that it will not be available until early 2019. Not happy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By Sam Staton
Question Convert dual mag to single mag

My engine is a 6D version - single drive, dual mag. I am curious if anyone knows of a conversion kit that will replace the dual mag with a single. Since I already have electronic ignition, I donít...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,365
Posted By Sam Staton
Dumb question answered

Sometimes it helps to read all of the posts in a thread. Looks like until Dynon follows GRTís lead I am SOL. Oh well, I can use it in the car until then DYNON - ARE YOU LISTENING?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,365
Posted By Sam Staton
GRT app

Dumb question-does the GRT app work stand-alone, or does it require the GRT glass panel? I am Dynon-specific, but have received my Hudly. Trying to figure out how to use it in my bird.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-06-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By Sam Staton
EFII

Robert Paisley at EFII has a kit that will adapt his electronic ignition to the hole in the accessory case. I have an O360-A1G6D that I have put his ignitions on. I ended up going all electronic,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By Sam Staton
Files available?

Are the STL files available anywhere?
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-11-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,865
Posted By Sam Staton
The illuminated LED means Ďoní.

The illuminated LED means Ďoní.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-11-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,865
Posted By Sam Staton
Carling switch position

All of my switches are Carling, and mine are set up to push the top in to energize. The LEDs in the top part also illuminate then.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 144,194
Posted By Sam Staton
Jacking point

Perhaps I am misunderstanding, but are you proposing an ABS printed bolt for a jacking point?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,365
Posted By Sam Staton
Me too!

A wireless Hudly for me too! Dynon? Are you paying attention?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By Sam Staton
Thanks

Simon -
Thank you kindly for your gracious offer! If I go that route, iíll most likely use foam.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By Sam Staton
Fall-back position

If I canít figure out any other way, iíll most likely do it that way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By Sam Staton
RV6 wingtip position light fairings

I am trying to finish up my wings and am trying to find a position light fairing for my wingtips. I have seen quite a few installed, but they seem to be made of unobtainium these days. Vanís doesnít...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,365
Posted By Sam Staton
Burning conduit

I have heard this concern mentioned before. I submit that if the conduit in your wings is burning, you 'may' just have other, more serious issues to deal with. If it bothers you., don't do it. I am...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Sam Staton
Thumbs up Thanks again!

It doesn't get much better than this. Thanks again, Carlos!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Sam Staton
Thanks a million!

Swift response - marvelous!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Sam Staton
Pitot mast for Dynon pitot/AOA

I am the point where I have to install the mast for the Dynon pitot/AOA. Since I have no directions- just the mast.. I am unsure exactly how to go about it Obviously, I will have to remove some...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,561
Posted By Sam Staton
Just bought a set

Looking forward to it, as my cowling has been painted.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,103
Posted By Sam Staton
Rotatable wing stand

Making the big move soon - fuselage to the airport and bringing the wings home. I would like to be able to rotate the wings so I can work on them, but have not come across a wing stand I can build...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,600
Posted By Sam Staton
Talking Knots 'controversy'

As a retired sailor (Blackshoe navy - nuke subs), I have always used knots, so they're a bit more comfortable. I suspect that the use of mph stems from our early adoption of the English system of...
Forum: GPS 10-04-2016, 03:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,590
Posted By Sam Staton
Val Nav 2KR

The issue with the 2KR wasn't that it would not communicate with the Skyview, but that the Skyview couldn't tune it if the approach freqs weren't in the Skyview database. For that reason, I changed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,922
Posted By Sam Staton
Standard phrase

"Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut with an ax."
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-15-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,176
Posted By Sam Staton
Contura switches

I have all Contura switches in my -6. I was tempted at first to use the diode fix, but wasn't comfortable with it. What I did was use the two parts of the switch separately. The ground from the lower...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-28-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,094
Posted By Sam Staton
PP 70A alternator

All of this discussion concerns me, as I have an electrically dependent airplane. My alternator is the PP 70A version. I don't see it discussed anywhere in this thread. Is that because there is no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2016, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,241
Posted By Sam Staton
RV6 Tip-up

Mine is located on the cross-support behind the seat backs. While I am not flying yet, my GPS is able to get a position while it is still in my garage.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,839
Posted By Sam Staton
4th and last owner

20194, sold originally in 1989.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-04-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,652
Posted By Sam Staton
Advance Auto Parts

Mike -
With the proviso that I have not had my hands on one, check part # 13326A. Acura Integra 1992 1.6l - the graphic appears to be identical to my 70A PP. pricing for my zip code is $129.99...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-04-2016, 01:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,652
Posted By Sam Staton
Unipoint Alternators

All -
I did a quick web search and found Unipoint's web site. They have a significant number of catalogs available for download, and they have cross-reference numbers as well as some dimensions. A...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-30-2016, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By Sam Staton
Voltages interchangeable

For the most part, 12V & 14V are interchangeable numbers. The components are rated as 12V, the 14V number is generally a charging voltage (13.8V) most often. I wouldn't get too wound up on the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-30-2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,425
Posted By Sam Staton
Museum in New Orleans

There is a very good museum downtown, near the Hilton Garden Inn, that covers the genesis and history of the Higgins boats that is worth a visit. Without them, the invasions that won WW2 would have...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-22-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,580
Posted By Sam Staton
Wings and Wheels -Jacksonville Florida

It's a little late, but tomorrow at Craig Field (KCRG) is Wings &Wheels. Should be good fun with classic cars, hot rods (both aerial & ground bound), music, junk food, etc. Come see us!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,167
Posted By Sam Staton
CO Detector

Need to try to get a consensus here - what are you guys using for CO detectors? Thanks in advance!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,237
Posted By Sam Staton
Rotating wing stand - rotisserie

I am approaching the need to begin work on the wings (good stuff like light wiring & bad stuff like possible de-sloshing). I would like to build a rotating stand much like the fuselage rotisseries I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-15-2016, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,877
Posted By Sam Staton
Thanks!

Lots of excellent info, both in PMs and posts. Much food for thought. The main thing I think I have learned so far is, as in most things airplane, to make haste slowly.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-13-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,877
Posted By Sam Staton
Fuel tanks

Is anyone building new tanks? Mine are very old and sloshed, and I think I may be better off with new ones instead of trying to fix these. I searched the forums and came up with an old post that...
Forum: Tools 02-22-2016, 04:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,225
Posted By Sam Staton
I bought one too

After I saw it mentioned before on VAF, I bought one. It seems to work very well for my purposes. It seems to be every bit as good (for the non-professional user at least) as ones costing much more. ...
Forum: Reviews 02-18-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 61,037
Posted By Sam Staton
Sun-N-Fun

Kathy -
Will your company be there this year? I will be looking to examine your batteries very carefully and picking your corporate brains!

Sam
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,625
Posted By Sam Staton
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,123
Posted By Sam Staton
VPX Customer Service

For those of you who remember my posts when VPX announced the elimination of the deposit for use of their crimping tool, this post is by way of squaring the situation. For those who don't, just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,055
Posted By Sam Staton
FAA theory of lift

I have always had a problem with the way lift is explained. It generally starts with Bernoulli's theorem, and the example is a Venturi (such as the throat of a carburetor). Then we are shown a wing,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,634
Posted By Sam Staton
Quote

The way I heard it in the Navy was 'Perfect is the enemy of good.' Sort of ties into the idea of diminishing returns.
Forum: Texas (North) 10-05-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,854
Posted By Sam Staton
Not Texas

Unfortunately, California is not Texas .... Since my goal here is to go back home, the left coast is too far west. Thanks for the info, though.
Forum: Texas (North) 10-04-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,854
Posted By Sam Staton
Silverwings airport access

Jim -
Do the lots on the outside of Airpark Loop have airport access? It does not appear that they do.

Sam
Forum: Texas (North) 10-04-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,854
Posted By Sam Staton
Silverwings

Jim -
Tried to check out their website. Fredericksburg would do nicely. All I got was a blank screen when I brought their site up.
Forum: Texas (North) 10-04-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,854
Posted By Sam Staton
Big truck

Gil -
Already got a Ram 1500. As a native Texan and a Son of the Republic, I know to have a big truck!
Forum: Texas (North) 10-04-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,854
Posted By Sam Staton
RV friendly residential airparks

I am in the (very) early stages of retirement planning, and am searching for airpark candidates. If I don't stay here in North Florida, my desired area sort of spans both north & south Texas, since...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,195
Posted By Sam Staton
Battery lift strap

My PC-680 is extremely difficult to lift out of the battery case. I have seen straps that had tabs on each end that went over the studs (I have converted mine to studs instead of the screw...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-21-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,205
Posted By Sam Staton
Carling Contoura

Check these out. That's what I am using on my -6. The actuators are available in different colors and they have LEDs which illuminate with switch position. A supplier on the site here can engrave...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-11-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 64,875
Posted By Sam Staton
Mine

Wendell and I have been running pretty much in parallel with our panels (except that I have done it 4 times - changing your mind can be costly!). He has done a superb job with his. Mine is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,860
Posted By Sam Staton
Terra TN200D

This is about the closest you're going to get. Most folks think that the Terra line is all orphans and no one supports them. Not so. Check out terraavionics.com. Also known as Ellison Avionics. The....
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,129
Posted By Sam Staton
Val NAV2KR

I originally bought one, and ended up trading it back to Val for a standard Val NAV2000. The reason I traded it back was Dynon's assertion that the 2KR could only be tuned by the Dynon if the VOR/ILS...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,505
Posted By Sam Staton
RV 6

I'm building a -6, but I don't think there is much difference in the two consoles. I fabricated a bracket to connect the two together and I think it will work fairly well.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-15-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,462
Posted By Sam Staton
Short tail -6

I am building a short-tail 6. I have been told by folks at the Mothership that this is the sweetest handling RV of them all. I hope that's true! I am told that the -7 has a bit more interior room,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,491
Posted By Sam Staton
It might be fun ....

Clive -
I would like to take a look at your pattern. While I am not a fiberglass guru, I do have a bit of experience with composite construction. At this point, my main motivation would be coming...
Forum: COMM 01-13-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,946
Posted By Sam Staton
Val NAV2000

If you are interested, I have one for sale. I will take $1050 plus shipping. It has been updated by Val to the newest firmware.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,040
Posted By Sam Staton
Just get a battery

Of course, this opinion is worth exactly what you paid for it, but I will not upgrade my ELT until I am forced to. There are so many other, much more effective devices on the market that I believe...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-21-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,753
Posted By Sam Staton
My system

I have wired mine so that one side is powered thought the VPX, and the other directly from the battery through a fuse. Not flying yet, so don't know if that is the best way, but seems to offer some...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-22-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,300
Posted By Sam Staton
Annoying iPad habits

iCloud can be turned off in settings fairly easily. Also, you can dump the apps you don't want to use into a group. If you put your finger on one until they all start to 'wiggle', you can move one on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,175
Posted By Sam Staton
Val Nav2000

I just happen to have one fresh from getting the firmware upgrades to make it fully SL-30 compatible. It has never been installed and comes with harness made by Val. About as close to plug and play...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-02-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,080
Posted By Sam Staton
Check the Dynon forums

There are a number of threads referring to the use of the Nav 2000 with the Skyview successfully.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,849
Posted By Sam Staton
iPad mini + Stratus 2

Chris -
This is what I plan to use in my -6. I used the ipad extensively in my Tripacer, and was a bit unwieldy. The mini is actually about the size of a standard approach plate, so is a bit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,526
Posted By Sam Staton
TS Flightlines - Tom Swearengen

Tom made me a set of lines for my RV 6 that started rigid, went to flex, back to rigid, and then back to flex. Allowed very narrow radius bends from valve to fuselage fuel fitting. Call him. He does...
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