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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-26-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By noelf
I used camlocks. For the female part, I just...

I used camlocks. For the female part, I just riveted the unit in position and taped over it for paint. For the male 1/4 turn part, I used a sharp pick to deform the spring clipie part and cut it off....
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-20-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,706
Posted By noelf
Vlad, I removed the vacuum system from my Cessna...

Vlad, I removed the vacuum system from my Cessna 150 that I recently purchased and installed the Garmin G5 AI and HSI units. I do not know if the pump was working, but you can have it and the vacuum...
Forum: Southeast 03-19-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By noelf
Sent you a PM.

Sent you a PM.
Forum: Southeast 03-18-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By noelf
What hours / days are you free? I am going out to...

What hours / days are you free? I am going out to KTTA tomorrow morning just to see what is going on. I am not able to fly right now, but I may try and see if I can get in/ out of my -6A...still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,488
Posted By noelf
The new March 2018 issue of EAA's Sport Aviation...

The new March 2018 issue of EAA's Sport Aviation has a multi page article on the airplane as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By noelf
The "Bandit Formation Team" fly a mix of RVs....

The "Bandit Formation Team" fly a mix of RVs. RV-14, RV-8s, RV-7s, RV-9, RV-4, and RV-6. There is a good mix of power plants and FP and CSP. We also have two YAKs in the group. We fly within the...
Forum: Safety 02-10-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By noelf
I have had articles published in both SPORT...

I have had articles published in both SPORT AVIATION and KITPLANES magazines. KITPLANES does pay the author for the published articles, but not $10. / line. To me, I was surprised to receive any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By noelf
I have thought about it, but never did anything....

I have thought about it, but never did anything. My plan was to use a bicycle inner tube cut into the proper length as a starting point.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By noelf
Well, it sort of depends. In the case of a Garmin...

Well, it sort of depends. In the case of a Garmin SL-30 nav/com, there is an internal splitter that sends 1/2 of the received signal to the navy receiver and the other 1/2 to the loc-gs...
Forum: Southeast 01-20-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By noelf
Just southwest of KRDU is KTTA (Raleigh Executive...

Just southwest of KRDU is KTTA (Raleigh Executive Jetport) near Sanford. There are a dozen or so flying RV's based there. There is also an RV build / completion center there and they work on a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By noelf
The GMU 11 installation is covered in the all...

The GMU 11 installation is covered in the all inclusive G5 Instalation Manual. The manual also contains a section for determining if the target location of the GMU 11 will be sustable to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-12-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By noelf
Wow! Did the FAA give a reason why a pilot should...

Wow! Did the FAA give a reason why a pilot should not be allowed to change the indication of pitch attitude on an electronic device where it is allowed on a vacuum operated device?

Or is the reason...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-12-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By noelf
Garmin G5 pitch adjustment ??

How do you adjust the pitch attitude of the G5 AI display in flight? Transitioning from cruse flight to slow flight at level altitude results in a constant 10deg pitch up display. I would like to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-09-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By noelf
dmat... Is power from the avionics bus? Is it...

dmat...
Is power from the avionics bus? Is it switched on? Garmin wants a 5amp fuse/CB in the power line. Is it active? Pull the G5 9pin connector and verify power is at the connector.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-09-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By noelf
The only way I know to charge up the battery is...

The only way I know to charge up the battery is to attach the battery to the G5 and then apply 12volts to the power input pins of the G5's 9-pin connector.

I made a power cable with a 9-pin...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-09-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By noelf
One or two G5's? Each has the option for its own...

One or two G5's? Each has the option for its own back-up battery. As received from Garmin, my units had just enough charge to power up and indicate "low battery". I charged each for 24 hours,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-25-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By noelf
Same issue on my -6A. I flattened the back side...

Same issue on my -6A. I flattened the back side of the airbox. Later in life when I got around to installing the upper nose gear leg intersection fairing, I discovered that the upper portion of the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-17-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By noelf
Interesting. I just installed two Certified units...

Interesting. I just installed two Certified units in my Cessna 150 and they have the same part number.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-03-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By noelf
If you ever get down to Raleigh Executive Jetport...

If you ever get down to Raleigh Executive Jetport (KTTA) I have the newer style on my nose wheel and the older style hanging on a hook.
Forum: GPS 10-20-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 193,305
Posted By noelf
The Bandit Flight Team thanks you for the "TOT"...

The Bandit Flight Team thanks you for the "TOT" feature.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 03:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By noelf
In "concept", the flat side of the weatherstrip...

In "concept", the flat side of the weatherstrip goes up. I trimmed my fairing to leave a gap that is quite small, maybe 1/16". This was the thickness of the weatherstripping from inside the grove to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By noelf
I use a SL 40 as a "portable" radio/ intercom...

I use a SL 40 as a "portable" radio/ intercom when I am the Ground Controller for our Formation Flight Team.

As a radio, it works great. As an intercom, it also works great. I wired the unit up as a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By noelf
I work with "Bandit Flight Team" and purchase the...

I work with "Bandit Flight Team" and purchase the colored smoke canisters for our Aircraft: a mix of RV's and YAK's. All have oil injection into the exhaust for the white smoke. Several have steel...
Forum: ADS-B 09-22-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By noelf
I replaced my GTX 327 with a GTX 345 with gps...

I replaced my GTX 327 with a GTX 345 with gps with altitude encoder and a 660. No issues and easily integrated into the RV. No issues. Works great. And got the ADSB rebate $$.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-20-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By noelf
Garmin G5 battery question?

The Garmin G5 units have a backup battery option. Are these batteries rechargeable or just batteries that need to be replaced after they are discharged?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-17-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,230
Posted By noelf
There are two versions of the Garmin G5 Attitude...

There are two versions of the Garmin G5 Attitude Indicator unit. One for Certified Aircraft and the other for Experimental.

For the certified units, the G5 is connected into the aircrafts pitot and...
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,190
Posted By noelf
Which brings up another thought: on your SL 40...

Which brings up another thought: on your SL 40 install, be sure the pin position for the selection of "internal intercom" function is not populated. I do not know what symptom would show if the...
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,190
Posted By noelf
Another thought: I seem to remember in the back...

Another thought: I seem to remember in the back of SL 40 Instalation Manual there is a very simplified wiring diagram of an installation using the SL 40 as the 2 -place intercom.

You could pull the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By noelf
Thanks for the come back Steve. Separate they...

Thanks for the come back Steve. Separate they will be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By noelf
Garmin G5 CAN BUS question

I will be installing two G5 (one as the AI, the other as a DG) units plus a GMU 11 Magnetometer. The GMU 11 will be installed in the wingtip.

The question is with the wiring that runs between the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By noelf
I have a full woodworking shop in my walk-out...

I have a full woodworking shop in my walk-out basement. I also built my RV-6A down there. I did not do much to control the Al dust, but I do have an elaborate wood dust collection system. No issues...
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2017, 04:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,190
Posted By noelf
You could try removing the power wire that powers...

You could try removing the power wire that powers the 403 intercom. This will "activate" the failsafe feature of the intercom and connect the pilots headset directly to the radio. This should...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-03-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,845
Posted By noelf
I landed my -6A ONCE with a 15 knot direct...

I landed my -6A ONCE with a 15 knot direct crosswind. I consider that my max and do not want to do it again. Nothing broke, nothing bent, just more of a handful than I want.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2017, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By noelf
That was the "Bandit Flight Team". We do National...

That was the "Bandit Flight Team". We do National Anthem flyovers for all the NC State home football games, a number of NASCAR events, some NFL games, military veteran events, other public service...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By noelf
Actually, the nylock nuts have both the formed...

Actually, the nylock nuts have both the formed metal threads plus the nylon locking insert crimped into the nut top. If over torqued, either the metal threads of the nut and/or bolt can/will strip....
Forum: ADS-B 08-12-2017, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,273
Posted By noelf
To get the rebate, you follow the rules and...

To get the rebate, you follow the rules and perform a "validation" flight. If you are not seeking the rebate, then no validation flight is required.

That is not to say don't do one. You can do the...
Forum: ADS-B 07-31-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,571
Posted By noelf
If you are seeing traffic disappear when...

If you are seeing traffic disappear when descending, can you level off or climb to see if traffic is reaquired? Are receiving on 1090 and /or 978? You can only transmit on one, but you can receive on...
Forum: ADS-B 07-31-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,821
Posted By noelf
Update on my install and REBATE process: The...

Update on my install and REBATE process:

The install of the GTX-345 w/ GPS and GAE option went very smooth. I used the information provided by g3xpert to connect to the Aera 660 using the 660's Bare...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2017, 02:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,230
Posted By noelf
Congratulations. Who was your examiner and where...

Congratulations. Who was your examiner and where were they located?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2017, 04:21 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 54,751
Posted By noelf
Thank you for the clarification Steve.

Thank you for the clarification Steve.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 54,751
Posted By noelf
While drawing up schematics for a GTX-345 install...

While drawing up schematics for a GTX-345 install in my RV-6A, I came across this question:

I am using the Garmin GTX 3XX AML STC Installation Manual, Revision 8. Looking at Figure B-11 on page 17...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,093
Posted By noelf
If you have an ADSB-OUT transponder, be sure to...

If you have an ADSB-OUT transponder, be sure to connect either a properly attached antenna or a dummy load (preferred). ADSB-OUT will start transmitting on its own.
Forum: ADS-B 07-03-2017, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,821
Posted By noelf
I am about half way through the installation of...

I am about half way through the installation of GTX 345 with GPS in my RV-6A. The install is going well and no issues. I also have the GAE (Garmin Altitude Encoder) option that Gil posted a picture...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-23-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By noelf
Chicks beach is next to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge...

Chicks beach is next to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel structure. The closest airport is KORF (Norfolk) but there are landing fees that can not be waved and steep,overnight fees.

Hampton Roads...
Forum: Formation Flying 06-21-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,669
Posted By noelf
Bandit Flight Team has two Yaks, an RV-14,...

Bandit Flight Team has two Yaks, an RV-14, several RV-8's, an RV-6, several RV-7's, an RV-4, and an RV-9. No issues with formation work.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-19-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,246
Posted By noelf
Tom, where are you building? I am in the Cary...

Tom, where are you building? I am in the Cary area, my plane is based at Raleigh Exec Jetport. My builders documentation shows Fig 8-10.

If you need to look it over, let me know.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By noelf
I have used something similar when deburing the...

I have used something similar when deburing the far side of a "blind rivet" hole. Seems to work fine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-30-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,244
Posted By noelf
Van's Aircraft provides the bracket as one of...

Van's Aircraft provides the bracket as one of their altinator mount options.
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By noelf
Not sure which audio panel you have, but you can...

Not sure which audio panel you have, but you can try turning the audio panel off and see if it supports "fail safe mode" for the pilot side headphones. Do the fuzzies go away in fail safe mode?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 76,236
Posted By noelf
Sunlight at sunset reflecting off a glass covered...

Sunlight at sunset reflecting off a glass covered skyscraper?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,280
Posted By noelf
Bolt length gauge.

Bolt length gauge.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By noelf
On my -6A, I use a scissor jack under the nose...

On my -6A, I use a scissor jack under the nose gear fork strut nut. This allows me to remove the wheel / tire and to check the breakout force at each annual. This is a very stable method to get the...
Forum: RV-14 03-25-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,571
Posted By noelf
Instrument panel questions

A friend just brought home his new-to-him RV14A. Nicely done by the way. It has the canopy release ejection handle oriented horizontally as shown in the construction drawings. He needs to rotate the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,594
Posted By noelf
If it is flyable, try this: offer to hire some...

If it is flyable, try this: offer to hire some off-duty police and have them close the road for you,
Forum: Tools 03-06-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,383
Posted By noelf
Look closely at the Phillips screwdriver tip. It...

Look closely at the Phillips screwdriver tip. It usually comes to a point, but sometimes it doesn't.

Now look at the "valley" of the Phillips screw you are trying to install. It usually DOES NOT...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,442
Posted By noelf
Be sure you get the 4 steel splice plates that...

Be sure you get the 4 steel splice plates that join the wing main spars together and the close-tolerance bolts that go with them.
Forum: Primers 02-25-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,358
Posted By noelf
I do not know what primer you are using,...

I do not know what primer you are using, but...

Most paint and primer suppliers publish a data sheet which contains the recommended air pressure and gun orifice size for optimum results, as well as...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-11-2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By noelf
I have the manual aileron trim on my 6A. A friend...

I have the manual aileron trim on my 6A. A friend was installing the manual aileron trim to his under-construction RV-7. It was different, and I liked it. There is no reason why it could not be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,209
Posted By noelf
Most, but not all, of the com gear in aviation is...

Most, but not all, of the com gear in aviation is 50ohm stuff. 50ohm and 75ohm coax cables and connectors all look the same, but impedance wise, they are not.

Check the coax cable RG-xxx numbers and...
Forum: GPS 01-29-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,929
Posted By noelf
Be sure to specify Garmin in the prefix. You...

Be sure to specify Garmin in the prefix. You don't want to end up with a Gulfstream G5.
Forum: Steam Gauges 01-18-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 2,507
Posted By noelf
Just a FYI. I have had my SL30 loose some...

Just a FYI. I have had my SL30 loose some internal setup settings. When talking to my local avionics shop, that stated that they have seen this issue with SL30's from time to time. They suspect power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,827
Posted By noelf
Ron, sent you a PM.

Ron, sent you a PM.
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