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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,229
Posted By Walt
And a lot of folks wasted a lot of time because...

And a lot of folks wasted a lot of time because you couldn't take the time to remove the cowls and look around for the obvious before posting about your "problem".
Maybe your time is more valuable...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Walt
Yes it does and yes you will :D

Yes it does and yes you will :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-12-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Walt
Dynamic balancing can only correct the rotating...

Dynamic balancing can only correct the rotating mass imbalance of the propeller assy, which would include the flywheel, spinner and spinner bulkhead, and associated components. It cannot correct...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,176
Posted By Walt
Pin 8 is RPM 1, 6 is RPM 2, the others are not...

Pin 8 is RPM 1, 6 is RPM 2, the others are not used.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By Walt
Don't recommend the cheap water fitting from...

Don't recommend the cheap water fitting from HD/Lowes, I've replaced many. Barbs and rubber/silcone/pvc tubing works ok but don't try to push a poly or nylo line onto a barb, guaranteed to crack...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Walt
You have to run the ethernet wires from the 625...

You have to run the ethernet wires from the 625 to the 345 if you want weather and traffic on the 625.
The CAN bus does not carry weather/traffic, thats 232 feed from the 345.
I'm sure G3Xpert Steve...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Walt
Ricks...

Ricks panel:
http://www.expaircraft.com/IMG_7408-650.jpg
The round AS ind had been replaced with a G5
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-10-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By Walt
Please email me a couple of pics of the altimeter...

Please email me a couple of pics of the altimeter with the data tag.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-10-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By Walt
Now if you were offering 25% off a new engine and...

Now if you were offering 25% off a new engine and a place to stay (we usually camp with the airplane) we'd have something to talk about :D
I'm getting close to needing a new motor (my ECI has been...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-08-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 631,431
Posted By Walt
Another great looking RV8 panel goes home to a...

Another great looking RV8 panel goes home to a happy customer!

https://photos.smugmug.com/Misc-stuff/i-4ZLScsp/0/ff7cf38c/X2/IMG_0314%2C%20Rainwater-X2.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Walt
Here's a link the ignition basics webinair that...

Here's a link the ignition basics webinair that the EI commander guys did, lots of great info and probably answers most of your questions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-peJetS028&feature=youtu.be
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-07-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 341
Posted By Walt
FS: Garmin GDL82, NIB

Ordered for a customer, then he changed his mind.
New in box GDL-82, $1695 includes conus Fedex shipping. (save $100)
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/garmingdl82gps11-15319.php
PP gift...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-06-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By Walt
http://av-info.faa.gov/repairstation.asp

http://av-info.faa.gov/repairstation.asp
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-06-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By Walt
Probably the same person that does the (req'd for...

Probably the same person that does the (req'd for IFR) 91.411 check.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By Walt
Curious on how you would tighten this fitting...

Curious on how you would tighten this fitting with no flats, vice grips :confused:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,423
Posted By Walt
Just curious, lots of folks advocate using Marvel...

Just curious, lots of folks advocate using Marvel "Mystery" oil (mineral spirits mostly) in their fuel, so why would a cup of Marvel be ok but a cup of Jet A (kerosene) will definately kill you?
Forum: GPS 07-02-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By Walt
For a GTN unit coax cable length (RG142/RG400) is...

For a GTN unit coax cable length (RG142/RG400) is spec'd at 6-35 ft.
Forum: Texas (North) 07-01-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By Walt
Feel free to stop by my place anytime at 52F,...

Feel free to stop by my place anytime at 52F, always 3-4 RV around and always looking for a reason to goof off :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Walt
Are you talking about the cover plate or the hall...

Are you talking about the cover plate or the hall effect pick up?
The lightspeed hall effect modules always seem to leak, it's the seal in the housing.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-28-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,146
Posted By Walt
The GMU11 has only been availalbe about a year,...

The GMU11 has only been availalbe about a year, before that the GMU22 did not connect to the CAN bus so the AP servos were the logical termination points.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,856
Posted By Walt
This is crazy, I'd venture to say that easily 90%...

This is crazy, I'd venture to say that easily 90% of engines have top ends replaced prior to TBO. If replacing cylinders routinely caused engine failure the FAA would be all over this and we'd have...
Forum: Reviews 06-24-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By Walt
Agree 100%, wife and I had a great weekend trip...

Agree 100%, wife and I had a great weekend trip there last year and the folks at Jet Center were the best!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By Walt
Just a thought, make sure the ADAHRS and GMU...

Just a thought, make sure the ADAHRS and GMU orientation is correct.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,523
Posted By Walt
Seems strange to me that the exam would be...

Seems strange to me that the exam would be discontinued due to an inop AP, I would have thought flying the procedure by hand and working through the problem successfully would be more important than...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By Walt
Try leaning to max rpm when doing your runup, if...

Try leaning to max rpm when doing your runup, if it's overly rich the mag drop will be excessive. And yes check the idle mixture adjustment.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-21-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By Walt
MX11SA is the PN I used.

MX11SA is the PN I used.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-21-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By Walt
I installed a Gigavac MX11 some time ago just...

I installed a Gigavac MX11 some time ago just because I think it a better unit than the typical CH units. The 'S' models use less than 1 watt holding current and basically exceed the CH specs by a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-19-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,348
Posted By Walt
And then prevent it from happening again with one...

And then prevent it from happening again with one of these:
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/gustbusters05-11899.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,775
Posted By Walt
I'm still very happy with the Van's capacitive...

I'm still very happy with the Van's capacitive senders I installed, zero problems and very accurate empty to full. Not sure why they discontinued them. And it doesn't get much simplier, 2 pieces of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,487
Posted By Walt
I always use Aeroshell 100 Plus, which includes...

I always use Aeroshell 100 Plus, which includes the antiwear additive LW-16702 same as the Victory, which oil is better.. who knows, but I'll stick with the Aeroshell till someone proves otherwise.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-16-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,778
Posted By Walt
About 1.5 hrs today with 6.0, most of the flt...

About 1.5 hrs today with 6.0, most of the flt with the AP driving, multiple approaches using all modes, 0 issues.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-16-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By Walt
New Engine driven Fuel pump installed...

Why, well lets just say I like to do preventive maintenance. 1000 hrs and 10 yrs on the old pump and it was still working good, but I know it must be getting tired so with Osh coming up and a little...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-15-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By Walt
Sold, thanks Steve!

Sold, thanks Steve!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-15-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By Walt
Sold pending receipt of funds.

Sold pending receipt of funds.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-14-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By Walt
SOLD Garmin GTX327 with Tray

Looks good and bench checks good, can provide yellow tag, includes tray and connector (less backshell).
$400 includes shipping (USA).
Plz Email if interested.
Walt
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-14-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Walt
I have 2 late model KT76A units available, look...

I have 2 late model KT76A units available, look good and guaranteed, can provide yellow tag if needed. $275 shipped.
Please email me if interested.
Walt
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-14-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By Walt
FS: Garmin Aera 660 w/bare wire cable

Brand new in box with bare wire cable $700 includes FedEx shipping.
Please email me if interested.
Forum: Autopilots 06-14-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By Walt
I'm pretty sure the original post said nothing of...

I'm pretty sure the original post said nothing of working correctly, and some of us may have "assumed" this was a new install problem.

That's why the internet is not so good for troubleshooting, you...
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Walt
I beleive 3.8 is the correct ratio for most...

I beleive 3.8 is the correct ratio for most alternators with the large lyc pully.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-13-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Walt
I have one also if anyone needs another. Includes...

I have one also if anyone needs another. Includes rack and connector (less backshell). Tests good, can provide yellow tag. $350 includes shipping.
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By Walt
I've written about proper shiimming of the center...

I've written about proper shiimming of the center bearing a few times over the years, bottom line: install whatever washers/shims are req'd to fill the gap completely so that when you tighten the...
Forum: Autopilots 06-11-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By Walt
I always suggest folks first test the AP with...

I always suggest folks first test the AP with autotrim turned off to be sure the basic operation of the AP is working good before activating autotrim.
And I agree with Jon, sounds like the ail...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-10-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 14,976
Posted By Walt
Or one of these...

Or one of these perhaps...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ram-Air-Turbine-GENERATOR-Aircraft-Aviation-Wind-Driven-AIR-DRIVEN-/282855057141
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-10-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,959
Posted By Walt
I would suggest you contact Van's with the...

I would suggest you contact Van's with the details and pictures, they are the only ones that can truly evaluate/suggest a repair in this critical area.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,681
Posted By Walt
An "overhaul" done in "Joe Blows" hanger is not...

An "overhaul" done in "Joe Blows" hanger is not really an "overhaul" is my point. Someone that does an engine "overhaul" that does not use parts that have been approved/inspected/checked/replaced IAW...
Forum: RV-12 06-08-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By Walt
Make the job easier by providing Xpdr and ADAHRS...

Make the job easier by providing Xpdr and ADAHRS SN's.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,681
Posted By Walt
1000 hrs on previously OH cylinders (what are the...

1000 hrs on previously OH cylinders (what are the cyl total hrs?), its not really an OH if you don't replace all 4 cyl assy's. Without new cylinders its really just an engine repair not an OH.
Forum: RV-12 06-08-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By Walt
Just to clarify things a bit: on a first time...

Just to clarify things a bit: on a first time check the shop needs to verify "altitude data correspondence" with the altimeter, on most glass that uses serial data from the PFD thats pretty easy, if...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By Walt
Not so on FF, perhaps you should call Don so you...

Not so on FF, perhaps you should call Don so you can hear it from him.
Divider assy is covered in the AFP manual.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-07-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By Walt
Not sure what size nozzles you have but I think...

Not sure what size nozzles you have but I think Don is recommending the .024 now instead of the original .028". The larger nozzles will tend to cause the symtoms you are experiencing. The idle...
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By Walt
Everything you always wanted to know (or most of...

Everything you always wanted to know (or most of it) about IFR/VFR checks. Link to my FAQ page:
http://www.expaircraft.com/faq.htm
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,069
Posted By Walt
The only way to really tighten torque tube jams...

The only way to really tighten torque tube jams nuts is to have a wrench on both jam nuts at each end of the tube otherwise you can't really get it tight enough and tend to twist the assy. Loctite is...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,007
Posted By Walt
Wow, that quite a difference, I think I'll lower...

Wow, that quite a difference, I think I'll lower my Va to something less than the current 124 Kts (down to about 105) until this gets cleared up!
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,507
Posted By Walt
Call me a sissy if you want but when I do...

Call me a sissy if you want but when I do condition inspection I disconnect any un-protected wires from the battery for safety sake.
A contactor or fuse close to the battery is the only way to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Walt
5.2.8.6 DEMO MODE SELECT* The DEMO MODE SELECT*...

5.2.8.6 DEMO MODE SELECT*

The DEMO MODE SELECT* discrete input is used to select Demo Mode on the GTN.
When this pin is connected to ground during power up, the GTN starts up in Demo Mode. Demo...
Forum: RV-12 06-02-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,507
Posted By Walt
Maybe it's just me but no way I'm carrying a...

Maybe it's just me but no way I'm carrying a rather large cheap LI battery in the airplane.
Forum: COMM 05-31-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Walt
I have one on top and one on bottom, the top...

I have one on top and one on bottom, the top definately makes ground communication easier. In the air who knows, unless you had identical radios with exactly the same sensiivity (not likely) there...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By Walt
Mahlon (engine guru) has probably seen more pumps...

Mahlon (engine guru) has probably seen more pumps than everyone on this forum put together, I'm pretty sure we can trust what he says!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By Walt
Henkil/Hysol make some aerospace liquid shim...

Henkil/Hysol make some aerospace liquid shim products, do a search on aerospace liquid shim and you should find some good info.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-25-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,213
Posted By Walt
If you have less than approx 50 rpm rise you...

If you have less than approx 50 rpm rise you should not be lead fouling plugs on the ground, so further leaning will have almost no effect at that point. If you're loading the plugs up with lead I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-25-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 14,976
Posted By Walt
That's a significant current draw, and of course...

That's a significant current draw, and of course that's just to keep the engine running and doesn't include any avionics.

On a single alt system if the alt quit you'd better be looking for a place...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-25-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,213
Posted By Walt
A properly adj FI system does not need to be...

A properly adj FI system does not need to be leaned on the ground.
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