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Forum: Northeast 11-14-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By rleffler
Heís at DLZ. Joe has a RV-7. There are two...

Heís at DLZ. Joe has a RV-7.

There are two RV-8ís at DLZ. Reach out to Jason Seavolt, he has one. There is just about every RV model at DLZ, including my RV-10.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By rleffler
The biggest difference is the buttons and knobs. ...

The biggest difference is the buttons and knobs. It will flatten out the menus a bit more than on the 4500.

The upgrade from an electrical point of view is identical. The larger screens will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By rleffler
I used a rental truck and it worked well. ...

I used a rental truck and it worked well.

Landing gear werenít attached, so it made loaded the fuselage easier. None of the tail feathers were attached either. The wings were in the wing...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By rleffler
Talk with whomever is going to paint your RV-10. ...

Talk with whomever is going to paint your RV-10. They will have a strong opinion on the subject. Iíve known some painters that will remove all builder applied primer before painting the aircraft....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 976
Posted By rleffler
Like Galen states, not legal, but could be done...

Like Galen states, not legal, but could be done safely under certain conditions.

The Dynon GPS 2020 most likely can report position and altitude within a few of the Garmin 625. Whatís not in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,143
Posted By rleffler
Because I wanted some IMC experience with a CFII.

Because I wanted some IMC experience with a CFII.
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By rleffler
I canít speak to Garmin, but other vendors use...

I canít speak to Garmin, but other vendors use the horsepower chart data from your engine manual. I suspect Garmin May do something similar, since they have no idea which engine is in your aircraft.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-28-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By rleffler
Do not use this version. Some of the...

Do not use this version. Some of the illustrations are incorrect. Use a current version.
Forum: RV-10 10-23-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,383
Posted By rleffler
I would wait for final tweaking until the windows...

I would wait for final tweaking until the windows are in place. I found multiple places that need TLC. Many of the cabin covers have a flat spot between the rear window and the door that has to be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-21-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,575
Posted By rleffler
Two EFIS in IMC provides some redundancy, but if...

Two EFIS in IMC provides some redundancy, but if one adahrs goes bad, which one is correct. Thatís why you need a third device for tie breaker. The G5 serves the tie breaker role very well.

I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-20-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,292
Posted By rleffler
Carl is correct, but there is an alternative...

Carl is correct, but there is an alternative solution.

You can switch the two power inputs via an external switch that connects the GTN power inputs to two different buses.

I can power my gtn650...
Forum: Safety 10-17-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,738
Posted By rleffler
I discovered an application called WeatherSpork...

I discovered an application called WeatherSpork just before OSH this year. In my opinion, itís one of the best weather apps available today. There are two features that make it stand out.

1. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,099
Posted By rleffler
I agree with Paul. Standard ITIL problem...

I agree with Paul. Standard ITIL problem management. Categorize all your calls as part of your incident management (tech calls), then rank them by the number of calls. Start with the one you get...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,511
Posted By rleffler
You can add the procedure when the controller...

You can add the procedure when the controller tells you what to except.

Go to procedures
Set the appropriate approach
Select the navigation method - vectors or iaf
load the approach

don't activate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By rleffler
you probably should rule out a couple of the...

you probably should rule out a couple of the obvious issues before heading down repairs with either units.


What does the VPX show as current draw? idle? Transmitting?
Measure the voltage on...
Forum: RV-10 10-09-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,154
Posted By rleffler
I prefer them on both sides. In the air, it...

I prefer them on both sides.

In the air, it doesn't really matter. But when on the ground on a hot summer day, the more air the better.

It doesn't really add to the cost and there's no real...
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,264
Posted By rleffler
Yes. Give Geoff or Zach at Aerosport Products a...

Yes. Give Geoff or Zach at Aerosport Products a call.
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,264
Posted By rleffler
They cost more, but they are worth it. Get the...

They cost more, but they are worth it. Get the metal vents that seal well.

You can get them at Aerosport Products or Stein Air.
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,264
Posted By rleffler
There's not a stock reply. Do you have Aerosport...

There's not a stock reply. Do you have Aerosport Panel or a stock panel? The location on the vents are slightly different.

My personal experience with the original Aerosport Panel is that noise...
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By rleffler
You might try talking with Christine Mortine. ...

You might try talking with Christine Mortine. She's a recently minted DPE in the central Ohio area. Her website is: https://www.christinemortine.com/

While she doesn't own any experimentals, she...
Forum: ADS-B 09-26-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Posted By rleffler
I wrote most of the AMOC that Phil used for the...

I wrote most of the AMOC that Phil used for the 480 approval. There is absolutely no magic here. Follow the instructions in the Navworx manual ADS600-B Installation Manual 240-0008-00-39. Bill has...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By rleffler
If you call Vetterman's, they will give you the...

If you call Vetterman's, they will give you the name of the person that makes them. I had a friend that had to do that for his RV-4.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,143
Posted By rleffler
After I was flying my RV-10, I needed an IPC. I...

After I was flying my RV-10, I needed an IPC. I had a problem finding a CFII that was willing to fly in an experimental. Then those that were willing, I had to find one that was comfortable will...
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,936
Posted By rleffler
Blue Sea Systems also sells something similar,...

Blue Sea Systems also sells something similar, which is what I used. It's design intent was for marine use in waterproof bulkheads.
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By rleffler
I couldnít find a photo online that showed the...

I couldnít find a photo online that showed the bulkhead intersection.

This photo was when I was fitting the headliners, but you can see that the overhead flange is at the end of the cabin...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By rleffler
The top part of the vanís Metal bulkhead is flat....

The top part of the vanís Metal bulkhead is flat. The carbon fiber flange on the overhead buts up against the bulkhead, with some foam weatherstrip to ensure there is no air leaks. The corigation...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By rleffler
Mine is identical to Geoffís that you have a...

Mine is identical to Geoffís that you have a photo above. Leave the Flanders, use weather stripping and keep it tight against the factory bulkhead. What you see in the photo is a cosmetic panel...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By rleffler
Most erratic issues with sensors using are...

Most erratic issues with sensors using are grounding related. Make sure you have a solid ground, good crimps, no loose wires, etc. Things tend to vibrate loose over time.
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,351
Posted By rleffler
Mine were about the same. You need to get a...

Mine were about the same. You need to get a flatbed that is 8' wide. Most trailers aren't that wide, but I've seen some folks customize them. The only other option is a flatbed tow truck. My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By rleffler
Go to qaa.com. I believe they sell harnesses for...

Go to qaa.com. I believe they sell harnesses for both major brands as well as their own aero-lite brand.
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,532
Posted By rleffler
I did something similar. I used Harbor Freight...

I did something similar. I used Harbor Freight bike storage pullies and improvised a bit. I used the boards and straps because I knew it was going to be there for awhile and I didn't want any of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,583
Posted By rleffler
That brings several questions to mind with...

That brings several questions to mind with probably no right answers until after the first 2019 class is conducted.


Currently, the classes are two 3 day classes. Will the 2019 classes still be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By rleffler
I went through this a month ago. You can buy a...

I went through this a month ago. You can buy a single harness, but nobody stocks them. There is a thirty day lead time from most vendors.

You can buy parts to make most repairs, but at least for...
Forum: ADS-B 09-16-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Posted By rleffler
Like I said, most of that information are in the ...

Like I said, most of that information are in the various AMOCs. I was the author of two of them. They all state to wire them per the instructions in the Navworx installation manual. Bill did a...
Forum: Safety 09-16-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,242
Posted By rleffler
My RV-10 is wired exactly as Paul described. My...

My RV-10 is wired exactly as Paul described. My screens and only necessary equipment comes on with the master. The rest are on the Avionics master. I also have an EBUS. The screens are also...
Forum: ADS-B 09-16-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Posted By rleffler
Read the AMOCs. Those are the only solutions...

Read the AMOCs. Those are the only solutions that are approved to be used.

The only issues are those you listed.
Forum: Autopilots 09-15-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By rleffler
If your Vizion isnít going into gpss mode...

If your Vizion isnít going into gpss mode automatically, then it appears that you may have an Arinc issue. It could be a wiring issue or a software configuration issue on the 650.

On the 650,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By rleffler
My opinion is that I wouldn't want a smaller...

My opinion is that I wouldn't want a smaller screen EFIS as my PFD.

I have a Gemini installed as a backup and tie breaker EFIS. All I say is that I would choose another product if I was going to do...
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,854
Posted By rleffler
Electrical wiring is in the optional plans, not...

Electrical wiring is in the optional plans, not the default standard plans. If you have the CD, you can see the option plans. They aren't included as part of the standard kits.

I would highly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,506
Posted By rleffler
The local FSDO has asked about tech counselor...

The local FSDO has asked about tech counselor visits on at least three inspections that I'm aware. I was also asked by my insurance broker. I have no idea what they did with that information.

When...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,506
Posted By rleffler
Just ask...... It's also good to get multiple...

Just ask......

It's also good to get multiple tech counselors to look at your project if you have multiple in the area. Just don't ask them to come at the same time :rolleyes:

You'll get different...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,621
Posted By rleffler
Gil, Out of curiosity, what is the distance from...

Gil,

Out of curiosity, what is the distance from the line in between your EFIS and the 625? I would have thought it should still be within the 16.8" from the centerline.

I didn't recognize the...
Forum: GPS 09-10-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,914
Posted By rleffler
Just to follow up. Steve and I have exchanged...

Just to follow up. Steve and I have exchanged several emails this morning. I've made more progress this morning with Steve than I've done over the last few weeks going through Garmin's formal...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,621
Posted By rleffler
You omitted the prevision Section in the...

You omitted the prevision Section in the manual:

The GTN unit should be mounted in the avionics stack in the aircraft instrument panel within view and reach of the pilot. The primary unit location...
Forum: GPS 09-10-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,914
Posted By rleffler
Wilco, that was on my to do list for today...

Wilco, that was on my to do list for today anyways. I didn't have a quick method to post the screen shot to VAF yesterday.

I'm assuming the config module is plugged in correctly. I would have...
Forum: GPS 09-09-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,914
Posted By rleffler
I acquired the appropriate battery from Garmin. ...

I acquired the appropriate battery from Garmin. Most dealers wanted $125 to install it it. It took all of about two minutes to install. I wonít go down that rabbit hole at the moment.

It was...
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By rleffler
I replaced my Odyssey 680's in my RV-10 when they...

I replaced my Odyssey 680's in my RV-10 when they were on their last leg and were having difficulties starting the engine. In all fairness, they lasted through the last part of my build and five...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By rleffler
I've got three types of lighting in my...

I've got three types of lighting in my overhead.

Directional blue lights to wash the panel
Directional blue lights that is aimed at the lap of both front seats for map reading
Multiple white...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,993
Posted By rleffler
While I did take precautions to take photos of...

While I did take precautions to take photos of all my configuration pages, I didn't lose any of the configuration settings. I guess Murphy will strike if you don't have a record of the settings.:eek:
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,601
Posted By rleffler
Congrats Bill!

Congrats Bill!
Forum: ADS-B 08-31-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,271
Posted By rleffler
I suspect this will be the biggest headache for...

I suspect this will be the biggest headache for ADSB. As long as there are humans entering the ICAO codes, their are going to be typos. It's just random bad luck that somebody put your code in by...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-30-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,993
Posted By rleffler
They are now working for me too!

They are now working for me too!
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,344
Posted By rleffler
This was my thinking when I bought mine about...

This was my thinking when I bought mine about eight years ago. That isn't my thinking today.

I went with the Van's deal. Lycoming just started shutting down the kit pipeline to builders. I was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-30-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,993
Posted By rleffler
I'm getting a 404 error, file not found when I...

I'm getting a 404 error, file not found when I click on the download button for the Service...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-30-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,993
Posted By rleffler
The GTN series uses standard SD cards. Most of...

The GTN series uses standard SD cards. Most of my cards are Sandisk and seem to work just fine. YMMV with other brands.

My practice for both all of my screens and GPS is to have two set of cards /...
Forum: GPS 08-29-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,914
Posted By rleffler
Thanks! The Saft is a about 30% less expensive...

Thanks! The Saft is a about 30% less expensive than but I bought battery through Garmin. I ordered the Garmin part just to be safe and to eliminate any future finger pointing.
Forum: GPS 08-29-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,914
Posted By rleffler
Thanks! I have one on order through the dealer I...

Thanks!

I have one on order through the dealer I purchased my unit from. This is the first 650 battery that they had to replace.
Forum: GPS 08-29-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,914
Posted By rleffler
There is a similar thread on BeechTalk. They...

There is a similar thread on BeechTalk. They mention that it's a Varta ER 1/2 AA battery. I haven't been able to find an US distributer with this battery in stock. I haven't been able to confirm...
Forum: GPS 08-29-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,914
Posted By rleffler
No, the battery isn't showing as low. The Garmin...

No, the battery isn't showing as low. The Garmin Aviation Support person stated that message was caused by a low battery. He also stated that as the battery dies, it will take longer to lock onto...
Forum: GPS 08-29-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,914
Posted By rleffler
Thanks for the information. Please be advised,...

Thanks for the information. Please be advised, that it was a "George" on the Aviation support line that stated it had to be returned to Garmin to replace the battery.
Forum: GPS 08-29-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,914
Posted By rleffler
GTN-650 Issue

I've been getting a message on my GTN-650 that states:

DATA LOST
Pilot stored data was lost. Recheck settings.

I stopped in the Garmin booth at OSH and nobody could tell me what was causing this...
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,958
Posted By rleffler
I went with third party trim...

I went with third party trim brackets.

http://iflyrv10.com/uploads/3/5/2/4/35248396/2871062.jpg

When I was building there were a handful of failures. I assume by now Van's has solved that...
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