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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By noelf
I have used Hylomar on all my pipe thread...

I have used Hylomar on all my pipe thread fittings with excellent results. No issues at all. This from an A&P Airline friend.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-08-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By noelf
Office Depot / Staples will have a mailing tube....

Office Depot / Staples will have a mailing tube. Different diameters/ different lengths. I received an EAA sponsored discount card that allows a huge discount from Office Depot/ Office Max.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By noelf
I use a local automotive paint supplier that...

I use a local automotive paint supplier that caries the PPG products and other supplies for auto body collision repair shops. There is another local supplier that carries both PPG and Sherwin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,820
Posted By noelf
Hi Scott, yes I can get some additional info for...

Hi Scott, yes I can get some additional info for you from the shop when I return from Europe towards the end of April. In the mean time, the equipment my shop uses requires both static and pitot hook...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,820
Posted By noelf
Just some things to consider: Did you stay with...

Just some things to consider:
Did you stay with the airplane while the static system was tested? Even for a simple static line run from port to branches to encoder, I have found most avionics shops...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By noelf
I just went through this with a new GTN 650....

I just went through this with a new GTN 650. First, make sure your FlyGarmin soft ware loader is at the latest level. Older levels of this s/w are not comparable with the newer GTN boxes.

Second, as...
Forum: ADS-B 03-31-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By noelf
Just some FYI on the GTX 327: the unit contains a...

Just some FYI on the GTX 327: the unit contains a 1 inch flange on the back of the back plate that you can attach a cooling tube / fan/ blower/ forced air solution. The '327 does not "require" this...
Forum: GPS 03-26-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,500
Posted By noelf
I presently have a Garmin GPS 155 TSO unit in my...

I presently have a Garmin GPS 155 TSO unit in my panel with a GMA 340 audio panel above and an SL 30 just below the GPS. The question is will the new GPS 175 fit in the area vacated by the GPS 155...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,693
Posted By noelf
Figures! I just finished installing two G5's, GMA...

Figures! I just finished installing two G5's, GMA 350, GTN 650, GNC 255, GTX 345, GAD 29B, and GMU 11 in a Cessna 150. And now Garmin has a G3X Touch for Certified. I haven't seen the AML yet, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By noelf
The punch works great but I did not use it on an...

The punch works great but I did not use it on an already painted surface. The G5 comes with a special mounting bracket that mounts on the back side of the panel and uses the standard mounting hole...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By noelf
I had a "spare" 3 1/8 inch panel hole with a...

I had a "spare" 3 1/8 inch panel hole with a blank filler plate. I mounted the Garmin 660 bare wire mount onto the plate. For the cable pass through I cut a notch in the edge of the plate, deep...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By noelf
No, that is not the one I am looking for. The one...

No, that is not the one I am looking for. The one I am after has some wiring diagrams and talks about using "straight" vs. "cross-over" telephone cable.
But thanks for the links.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By noelf
ACK 406 ELT wiring

Recently there was a thread concerning the ACK 406 wiring to the Audio Alert module to the ELT control panel. I am unable to locate that specific thread.

There was a discussion on the phone jack...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By noelf
Will the runway maintenance and LED lighting be...

Will the runway maintenance and LED lighting be finished then?
Forum: ADS-B 02-27-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By noelf
Just FYI...Garmin installation manuals suggest...

Just FYI...Garmin installation manuals suggest using that specific part for splitting a VOR signal from one antenna to two VOR receivers.
Forum: GPS 02-24-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By noelf
Do you have the installation manual? Looking at...

Do you have the installation manual? Looking at page E-52 of Rev 11, it shows the Optional Switch Interconnect. And one of the pins is REMOTE GO AROUND.

This is not a specific pin but one of several...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 01-30-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,405
Posted By noelf
Vlad, no, I do not have the ND book. I remember...

Vlad, no, I do not have the ND book. I remember we talked about it last year over lunch in NJ but I just don't think I will ever get up there.

And just FYI, we relocated the Cessna 150 from South...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 01-29-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,405
Posted By noelf
It took several months to receive the MD passport...

It took several months to receive the MD passport booklet. I had ordered it through their website.

I also have the Va., NC, and SC booklets.
Forum: Tools 01-24-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,153
Posted By noelf
Do you lend out your tools??

Kind of, sort of, ranting, depressing...

I have lent out some of my tools, you know, the unique ones that either help with the impossible riveting solutions, or maintenance stuff that one would...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,917
Posted By noelf
Will a tool called a "strap duplicator" do the...

Will a tool called a "strap duplicator" do the job?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By noelf
I used the three nut plates per side on my -6A. I...

I used the three nut plates per side on my -6A. I do not remember the screw lengths that I used, but the rearmost location required a shorter screw as if the longer screw length were used it would...
Forum: Southeast 01-15-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By noelf
Try calling Terry Gardner 919.291.4408. He owns...

Try calling Terry Gardner 919.291.4408. He owns the build center at KTTA. He may have room in his hangar. I will see him later today and will ask, but you do need to call. I do not know of any other...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By noelf
Hi Steve, and thanks... REV 11 of the document...

Hi Steve, and thanks...

REV 11 of the document does not contain the referenced information. I had printed this out just 2 months ago.

I just printed out REV 12 of the document and it does contain...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By noelf
GTN 650 & CDI Source Select question

I am using the GTN 6xx / 7xx STC Installation Manual, Rev. 11
My configuration is a GTN 650 to GAD 29 to G5 HSI and G5 AI and GMU11.

The installation manual, page E-52, figure E-20, shows P1001, pin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 968
Posted By noelf
I thought of this many years ago when I was...

I thought of this many years ago when I was building my 6A. The rudder pedal bars were the only tricky part but not impossible. And moving the flap mechanism to an outboard position has already been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,347
Posted By noelf
I read this one on this web site many years...

I read this one on this web site many years ago...
"The wife calls my project Mistress Mistletoe. Mistress because I spend all my time with her, and mistletoe because every time I walk by her you can...
Forum: Southeast 12-26-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Posted By noelf
Have you attended any of the EAA Chapter 1114...

Have you attended any of the EAA Chapter 1114 meetings? They meet the third Saturday of each month at Cox Field (NC81) for a pancake breakfast and program. The chapter has many instructors and some...
Forum: Propellers 12-22-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,488
Posted By noelf
Without the same prop model and part number, will...

Without the same prop model and part number, will this require a return to Phase I and a 5 hour fly off?
Forum: Painting your RV 12-17-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By noelf
Just a data point for reference. I got a quote to...

Just a data point for reference. I got a quote to paint my -6A for 10K. I decided to do it myself and still spent 10K.

Colors were red, white, blue, gold (yellow) PPG Concept single stage, plus...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-13-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By noelf
Pin 3 of the AI G5 is left open, pin 3 of the HSI...

Pin 3 of the AI G5 is left open, pin 3 of the HSI G5 (unit ID) needs to be tied to ground.

Does that help?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-12-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By noelf
G5 CAN bus termination ??

A question on a single G5 used as an Attitude Indicator: no other devices are connected to the G5, so is it required to terminate the CAN bus pins at the G5?
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-01-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By noelf
IIRC, if you really want the HSI function, you...

IIRC, if you really want the HSI function, you need to also install the GMU 11?? Magnometer. The GMU 11 needs power, ground, and connects to the G5(s) via the CAN bus. If you want the G5 to fail-over...
Forum: Reviews 11-26-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,352
Posted By noelf
And I also installed the Easy Exit Bar in my...

And I also installed the Easy Exit Bar in my RV-6A last week. Simple/Easy to install and it really makes getting out of the aircraft much easier.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By noelf
Which FAA Form?

I want to add my son as an additional owner of my -6A. Today I am the only one listed. Which FAA form do I need to fill out and send in. Thanks for your input.
Forum: Painting your RV 11-10-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,390
Posted By noelf
I painted my 6A with the wings on. Took off all...

I painted my 6A with the wings on. Took off all control surfaces and fairings and painted them first. Next was the left wing. After that, the right wing. Then the fuselage and tail section. Last was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,230
Posted By noelf
This from the FAA web site FAQ section: Why is...

This from the FAA web site FAQ section:

Why is the rebate program limited to one rebate per owner?

To address the target audience, the FAA is limiting the rebate to one per owner. This helps focus...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,230
Posted By noelf
I upgraded my RV to a GTX 345 last year and got...

I upgraded my RV to a GTX 345 last year and got the rebate for that aircraft. I am now getting ready to put a GTX 345 in my Cessna 150 (along with a full Garmin stack of other stuff).

Will I be able...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By noelf
Well, the answer is yes. Check out the Baggage...

Well, the answer is yes. Check out the Baggage area tie down rings in the Vans catalog. I believe Vans has the aluminum version. I have also seen them in steel.
You can also find similar hardware in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By noelf
I don't believe there is an actual part number....

I don't believe there is an actual part number. You get to fabricate this part out of a 3/4 x3/4 inch 0.062 angle aluminum strip. You will drill a bunch of holes, cut out the required aluminum...
Forum: GPS 09-14-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,237
Posted By noelf
Watching hurricane Florence on the Aera660

Cool. Here I am at home near Raleigh, N.C. And can watch the hurricane on my Aera 660 with s/w version 3.3

Thanks Garmin.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,664
Posted By noelf
As Mel has stated above..."not likely". However,...

As Mel has stated above..."not likely". However, the antenna BNC female center conductor of the connectors well as the male pin of the mating connector are gold plated. If these gold surfaces are...
Forum: GPS 08-16-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 825
Posted By noelf
Garmin's GPS antenna installation Instructions

There have been several recent post about intermittent GPS signal losses. I'm not sure if this is common knowledge, but Garmin has several documents that cover the installation and testing of the...
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,396
Posted By noelf
The OP did not specify which GPS antenna(s) were...

The OP did not specify which GPS antenna(s) were being used. But from other post about this antenna:

* Garmin outsourced this antenna from another manufacturer.

* The early GA35 antennas were very,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By noelf
Different powders and different suppliers specify...

Different powders and different suppliers specify different temperatures. The ones I use specify 425*F for 25 minutes. I also use a small toaster oven that just does reach the required temperature...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-14-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By noelf
When I built my -6A, I put a Hobbs in the sub...

When I built my -6A, I put a Hobbs in the sub panel and the Advanced engine monitor with its glass display Hobbs is front and center. At the time, I was not sure how reliable all the glass was going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By noelf
OK, good info. Now here is a different scenario....

OK, good info. Now here is a different scenario. I had a 200 lb "visitor" who wanted to try my RV-6A on for size. I wasn't watching as he got out of the cockpit and he stepped on the DO NOT STEP...
Forum: Tools 08-03-2018, 04:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By noelf
I was able to salvage most of the clecos I used...

I was able to salvage most of the clecos I used when using epoxy. Yes, they are a bit difficult to squeeze open at first, but continued open/close does loosen them up. As you do this, some of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2018, 04:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 963
Posted By noelf
Last year in Kitplanes magazine I had an article...

Last year in Kitplanes magazine I had an article published that describes a "bib" I made out of thin pvc material. It can be purchased in the plumbing department at the big box stores. It is called...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By noelf
Lots of RV assistance available in the Raleigh/...

Lots of RV assistance available in the Raleigh/ Cary / Apex / Sanford (KTTA) area. I am sure Dwight has already covered them all in his PM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By noelf
You should take a look at the early design of the...

You should take a look at the early design of the RV6 cowling. These had a bulge on the lower cowling section to accommodate the pulley of the altinator. Although the current design no longer has...
Forum: COMM 06-19-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 588
Posted By noelf
Thank you Garmin...

For the new (and undocumented) feature you have implemented in your new chassis.
I am installing a new radio stack in a friends aircraft. The equipment is:
GMA 350
GTN 650
GNC 255
GTX 345

The new...
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,364
Posted By noelf
You need to "bed" or condition the break pads for...

You need to "bed" or condition the break pads for proper grip. Look for the procedure in your documentation for the breaks.

IIRC, you need to apply moderate break pressure while running the engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By noelf
I used fingernail files. The metal ones are...

I used fingernail files. The metal ones are thinner than the cardboard ones.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,955
Posted By noelf
I need to finish an article I started for the...

I need to finish an article I started for the KITPLANES magazine in which I describe a shelf I fabricated for my RV-6A baggage area. Similar to your idea, and includes a "map box". If you have a...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By noelf
In addition to the jacks, you also need the fiber...

In addition to the jacks, you also need the fiber (insulation) washers on both sides on the panel. The existing holes are to accommodate these washers.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-02-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By noelf
Punch a test hole in some scrap metal before...

Punch a test hole in some scrap metal before committing to the Greenlee punch. IIRC! The greenlee punch makes a different size hole from the hole you get with a true instrument punch.
Forum: Steam Gauges 04-30-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,570
Posted By noelf
Vlad, I have sent you several PM's over the past...

Vlad, I have sent you several PM's over the past week. Although I hit "send", my post are not showing up in the note string.

I am in the area and have the instruments that we talked about if you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-26-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
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: 23
Views: 4,570
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: 764
Posted By noelf
Sent you a PM.

Sent you a PM.
Forum: Southeast 03-18-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
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: 22,976
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.
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