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Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By Walt
The 507 won't currently work with the 370's so if...

The 507 won't currently work with the 370's so if you need TOGA you will have to grab it from the GEA24 or GAD27.
When the new 370 software comes out that may change.
Forum: Safety Today, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By Walt
If you're interested in a better quality...

If you're interested in a better quality contactor I went with the GigaVac MX11, about 4x the price of the cole hearse unit though.
Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By Walt
Nope, 307 with the 370's. Currently the 507 won't...

Nope, 307 with the 370's.
Currently the 507 won't work with the 370's.
Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By Walt
MST MAG PMAG START AVX RADIO; STROBE WW/LDG NAV...

MST MAG PMAG START AVX RADIO; STROBE WW/LDG NAV PITOT; FP FLAP TOGA; (DIMMERS )G3X GTN; PTT



Most airline guys are used to the mode control panels being on top, which is also the way I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By Walt
New RV6 Panel, G3X

Another great looking panel leaves the shop!
This was an extremely dated RV6 project, completely rewired the aircraft from nose to tail.
A lot of work by both myself and the owner (who's a good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By Walt
Choose what's important to you: performance or...

Choose what's important to you: performance or looks.

If performance is the priority, than I suggest you follow the guidelines from the manufacturer as closely as possible (especially when it comes...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By Walt
Check the application guide on the Hartzell...

Check the application guide on the Hartzell website:
http://hartzellprop.com//services/product-support-library/manuals/application-guide/
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Walt
From the B&C...

From the B&C website:
https://bandc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/lr3c_technical_manual_revC.pdf
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 88,613
Posted By Walt
For the G3X BAROMETRIC PRESSURE The barometric...

For the G3X
BAROMETRIC PRESSURE
The barometric pressure setting is displayed below the Altimeter in inches of mercury
(in Hg) or hectopascals (hPa) when metric units are selected.
Selecting the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-21-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Walt
The 370 was never available in Landscape

The 370 was never available in Landscape
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By Walt
Standard practice when using pad type scales is...

Standard practice when using pad type scales is to roll the vehicle onto the pads, side loading will cause errors if the vehicle is jacked and lowered onto the pads.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,056
Posted By Walt
I did my IFR a couple of years ago in my 7 with...

I did my IFR a couple of years ago in my 7 with G3X and 650. Since then I file almost every flight when traveling, returning the other day I was 2 hrs in the soup with low ceilings at the destination...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By Walt
Recently did the same, elected to leave it bare...

Recently did the same, elected to leave it bare aluminum, improved heat transfer and easier to find oil leaks should they occur.
Forum: Autopilots 04-19-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Walt
Can't provide all the info you want but it is...

Can't provide all the info you want but it is normal to see the trim messages when on the ground and the trim does not actuate when you see the messages (those are the manual trim messages).

I send...
Forum: Tools 04-19-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Walt
I got plenty, you're welcome to borrow them.

I got plenty, you're welcome to borrow them.
Forum: GPS 04-18-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 17,462
Posted By Walt
I guess you're talking about legal IFR...

I guess you're talking about legal IFR navigation, the G3X screens all have built in WAAS GPS's that work quite well as back up nav source.
Forum: ADS-B 04-18-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Walt
What exactly are you referring to as a...

What exactly are you referring to as a stand-alone GPS WAAS antenna that will provide ADS-B?
Forum: Texas (South) 04-14-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Walt
I’m out of town for a few days but am generally...

I’m out of town for a few days but am generally at the hanger 6 days a week, you can park on my apron or in the hanger most any time, just give me a heads up when you’re coming.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Walt
MicroVib II, I only use the front accel to...

MicroVib II, I only use the front accel to balance the prop, if you want to mount a rear you can but nothing you can do to really change that so it pretty much a waste of time unless you have a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Walt
The below chart is generally considered the...

The below chart is generally considered the "standard" values for balancing.
My goal is 0.050 IPS or better when balancing, .010 is very seldom obtainable on professional balancing equipment.
I've...
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By Walt
My personal preference is straight antennas...

My personal preference is straight antennas whenever possible (which is what I use on my RV7) due to the lower VSWR.
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/comant121.php?recfer=47341927
Forum: ADS-B 04-12-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Walt
Or feel free to drop in the shop and I'd be happy...

Or feel free to drop in the shop and I'd be happy to have a look, like noted above probably a config issue.
Side benefit, I can certify your xpdr at the same time.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Walt
No minimum

No minimum
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Walt
That's a very risky, un-approved way to balance...

That's a very risky, un-approved way to balance and I would never do it, drill the backplate and install weights using standard hardware is standard practice. On a Lyc you can mount them on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,182
Posted By Walt
I don't believe the G5 is TSO'd and I doubt most...

I don't believe the G5 is TSO'd and I doubt most mechanics have a certified P-S tester to perform the leak test.

(c) Altimeter and altitude reporting equipment approved under Technical Standard...
Forum: Safety 04-10-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,555
Posted By Walt
Personally, if it was me, I would sell the engine...

Personally, if it was me, I would sell the engine and buy a new one.
(if I couldn't afford a new engine I'd at least replace the crank and associated hardware)
I fly a bunch of cross country with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-08-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By Walt
New Mechanical Fuel Injection for the 912 i being developed

Thought this was interesting with all the talk of EFI lately that this company has chosen to develop a mechanical FI system for the carbed...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By Walt
That's why most folks install a back-up battery...

That's why most folks install a back-up battery or a GAD27 voltage stabilizer.
Let me guess, you have a skytec PM starter?
Forum: COMM 04-07-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By Walt
You can just open the circuit, no harm done (same...

You can just open the circuit, no harm done (same as pulling the headset plug.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-06-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,885
Posted By Walt
If I recall the Teledyne/Aerosance FADEC was the...

If I recall the Teledyne/Aerosance FADEC was the greatest thing since sliced bread for a while... they ended up having so many issues they eventually discontinued it (big company with big $$). A good...
Forum: GPS 04-06-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 17,462
Posted By Walt
I think that is the PS Engineering policy, not...

I think that is the PS Engineering policy, not Garmin.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,885
Posted By Walt
George - I totally agree with you, I talk to...

George -

I totally agree with you, I talk to lots of new builders who think they have to have the "latest and greatest" engine FI/ign system without really understanding what they are getting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,856
Posted By Walt
Actually the tolerance is +/-20ft on the ground...

Actually the tolerance is +/-20ft on the ground (0-1000ft) so you could see a 40ft split and everything still be within limits.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,856
Posted By Walt
Don't really want to get into this fray but the...

Don't really want to get into this fray but the above is not reality, especially for a shop that has no idea about how your aircraft is plumbed or wired.

I know RV's inside out along with most of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,852
Posted By Walt
Listen to Mahlon, he knows what he's talking...

Listen to Mahlon, he knows what he's talking about!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,404
Posted By Walt
I think Jep makes a nice chart as well,...

I think Jep makes a nice chart as well, Foreflight gets $200 to have access so I just continue to use the free gov. charts which work fine for me.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-31-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,803
Posted By Walt
Very true, but … I think the motivation for many...

Very true, but …

I think the motivation for many posts, including my own, is to try to keep this hobby as safe as possible especially for those that may not have the insight/experience in this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,579
Posted By Walt
That operation seem really weird to me, on the...

That operation seem really weird to me, on the standard Garmin system:

The auto trim (no VPX) auto trims only when the AP is engaged.
If the AP is engaged and you manually trim the AP...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-31-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By Walt
Probably not timed correctly when you installed...

Probably not timed correctly when you installed it (the mag and/or eng not on cyl 1 when installed).
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-31-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,803
Posted By Walt
Or maybe some of us prefer not to be test pilots...

Or maybe some of us prefer not to be test pilots in this hobby, give me a million hour proven method of doing things and I'm ok with that.

When I was younger (and invincible) I might have tried to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-31-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,885
Posted By Walt
My thoughts: Ess buss was designed as an easy way...

My thoughts:
Ess buss was designed as an easy way to load shed, I can do that myself by turning off unnecessary equip.
LiFePo, the risk is not worth the weight saving to me.
B&C primary and back-up...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-31-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,885
Posted By Walt
As usual, Vic and I are in total agreement. I...

As usual, Vic and I are in total agreement.

I pretty much make my living off replacing RV panels, we know from experience of what we speak.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,803
Posted By Walt
Totally disagree, an unplanned short to one of...

Totally disagree, an unplanned short to one of these 'hot busses' can have serious consequences (I've seen it happen).
If you don't think one wire can create enough smoke/heat to cause a fire maybe...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,885
Posted By Walt
So you have 4 relays and 2 contactors with how...

So you have 4 relays and 2 contactors with how many switches controlling this system?

If you have 2 separate busses then your assumption must be that the buss itself and associated equipment on it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,885
Posted By Walt
Not sure I agree with that conclusion. A glass...

Not sure I agree with that conclusion.

A glass panel with all primary flight instruments and engine functions supported by both the standard single battery/switch electrical system AND a backup...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,204
Posted By Walt
I'm pretty sure they are working on it and it...

I'm pretty sure they are working on it and it will be out very soon, do you really want them to push it out before they've thoroughly tested it?
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,885
Posted By Walt
Complex does not equal better/more reliable...

Complex does not equal better/more reliable (which is my point), I fly IFR cross country quite a bit.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,885
Posted By Walt
Just a quick reality check here... Somehow I...

Just a quick reality check here...

Somehow I can't help but think many folks just overthink things and/or just prefer to make something so simple, complicated.

Our little aircraft still have only...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-29-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By Walt
May be interested in the Alt if it's a united. If...

May be interested in the Alt if it's a united. If is please send me a pic of the data tag.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,150
Posted By Walt
Loctite is good.

Loctite is good.
Forum: ADS-B 03-26-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Walt
This adjustment is supposed to be done by an...

This adjustment is supposed to be done by an avionics shop that has a pitot-static test box available to verify the encoder is adjusted/working properly and matches the aircrafts altimeter.
(in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By Walt
I've been trying to convince Garmin to make a G5...

I've been trying to convince Garmin to make a G5 that will display engine instr. to no avail, so I installed a CGR30 instead.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By Walt
I may be a bit biased but having messed with this...

I may be a bit biased but having messed with this stuff for a while IMO it doesn't get any better than the panel below. This one has a 750 but the 650 does exactly the same thing but with a smaller...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-25-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,815
Posted By Walt
Stuff like this is normally checked every...

Stuff like this is normally checked every condition inspection. Rubber conforms so it's normal for them to relax over time.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By Walt
I've had the original design on my 7 since 2004,...

I've had the original design on my 7 since 2004, 1600+ hrs with zero issues.
Other than replacing the rubber occasionally it has been trouble free.
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By Walt
I have been using 50psi in the nose wheel for 5-6...

I have been using 50psi in the nose wheel for 5-6 years with no issues.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-18-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,195
Posted By Walt
I probably have a few spare non-touch config...

I probably have a few spare non-touch config modules around if you need one.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,195
Posted By Walt
Yes install a jumper between 10-27 to identify...

Yes install a jumper between 10-27 to identify that screen as the PFD
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-16-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,611
Posted By Walt
I guess everything is relative, I thought the...

I guess everything is relative, I thought the price seemed pretty reasonable!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,195
Posted By Walt
Also check that the PFD(which is where the CM...

Also check that the PFD(which is where the CM belongs) is identified correctly with the program pins (27-10).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-14-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By Walt
I do prop balancing in the FortWorth area.

I do prop balancing in the FortWorth area.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-12-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,635
Posted By Walt
This is 'normal' operation for the unshielded...

This is 'normal' operation for the unshielded Van's gauges.
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