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bitten192

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    RICHLAND, WA USA
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    CFI, LSRM-A, FLYING, TEACHING, NUCLEAR SUBMARINES, RETIRED NAVY CAPTAIN, RETIRED NUCLEAR PROJECTS MANAGER @ HANFORD, COLLEGE PROF CALCULUS
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  1. bitten192

    Tru Track Install

    Static port not connected won't cause heading to wander. It will read cabin pressure which may be more or less that actual static pressure depending on if you have a forced air vent open or not. It will affect airspeed and altitude indications only.
  2. bitten192

    VOLTAGE CREEP

    I wish I asked for help and read your post a week ago before I spent a week trouble shooting! Your diagnosis was exactly right!
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    VOLTAGE CREEP

    The problem was the line voltage sensing 20 AGW wire to the VR (C wire). It had a weak spot. Apparently when the engine compartment heated up, it caused the resistance to build and drop the voltage in wire which told the VR to charge more. I replaced the wire, Now the VR is a solid 14.2 volts at the battery and the V Limiter does not trip.
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    VOLTAGE CREEP

    I installed a new LiFeP04 in my REMOS (912 ULS) and a Voltage Limiter (VL) to protect the battery from high voltage ( a REMOS requirement SB-013). After 10 minutes of flight the VL trips. I've measured voltage at the battery and it is a steady 13.6 volts until 10 or 12 minutes when I observe it creeping up to 15 volts and the VL trips. After I land, shut down and immediately restart the VL is reset and after a few minutes of flying it happens again. Any ideas? The Voltage Regulator is a 4 year old Schicke GR6.
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    Power loss in flight

    Yes. It happened after I filled up on 91 octane no ethanol gas. I had a normal run up. Full power take off. RPMs dropped to 4000 at 100 feet agl. The last inch of throttle travel had no effect. At first I thought it was sticking throttle cables so I replaced them. It was bad gas. Its an easy thing to try. Just drain your tanks (use the gas in your car) and fill up on 100 LL. Like I said, it happened twice to me each year in April from the same gas station. My engine had about 700 hours on it at the time.
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    Power loss in flight

    Happened to me twice to me. Both times in early spring. The first time I did much trouble shooting, cleaned the crabs, replaced the throttle cables, replaced the fuel line, cleaned the fuel distribution manifold. As a last resort I emptied the fuel tank (91 octane no ethanol auto fuel) and filled up on 100LL. Problem went away. The following year the same thing happened about the same time of year. I dumped the auto gas and put in 100LL. Problem went away. Possibly the problem was the local fuel distributor changing from winter to summer blend auto fuel?? Now I run on half 100LL and half 91 octane car gas all the time. No more problems.
  7. bitten192

    INTERCOM

    Took it out, put it back in. Now it works. Must have been the ground.
  8. bitten192

    INTERCOM

    The "iso" toggle switch position (up or down) doesn't make any difference.
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    INTERCOM

    When I press the onoff button on the intercom (its a push button feature of the squelch knob) I hear a click and hiss on both headsets but nothing else. The copilot headset does hear or talk to the pilot and does not transmit but the copilot ptt button on the stick causes the SL40 to transmit. The pilot side headset works fine.
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    INTERCOM

    I had low voltage inside of the cabin and sometimes the radio would not transmit at low rpm so I cleaned up my grounding terminal inside and forward of the firewall of my REMOS G3. Now the voltage is back to normal. :-) and I can transmit at all rpms. However I must have bumped a wire someplace under the panel and now the intercom doesn't work :-( . Also the co-pilot head set does not work but both PTTs on the sticks are are OK. Does anyone have a suggestion where to start my trouble shooting (witch hunt)? There are no obvious unconnected grounds or other wires. Its a PM501 intercom.
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    BATTERY SIZE

    I have an aging Shorai LFX18 battery in my REMOS. I'm thinking about replacing it with a Shorai LFX36 which will fit in the original battery box. What's the down side (other than cost and weight) with putting in a higher rated battery? Would there be a problem with the Rotax charging system?
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    Anyone using a Avmap EFIS?

    I put in a Garmin G5 https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/514383 You can fly using just this instrument...Ground speed, airspeed, altitude, attitude, turn and bank ball. It has its own GPS and you can use it for autopilot if you buy the garmin servos. Lighted for night flying and 4 hour backup battery. Works great and installs easily into the front of the panel. I replaced my electric attitude indicator. Power source was from the old electric attitude indicator and it required a little bit of plumbing for the static and dynamic lines off the airspeed indicator. I got my fittings and tube from Home Depot Aircraft Supply. I love the 21st century!
  13. Worth every penny. You only learn basic Rotax service but enough to do your annual inspection. The course paid for itself for me in the first year. I replaced my prop, installed an autopilot and replaced my nose wheel strut. Plus there are smart folks on forums like this that are willing to provide answers and guidance.
  14. bitten192

    Going to E-LSA

    Not exactly. An LSRM can work on the aircraft using approved procedures (Maintenance manual, A/C Operating manual, AC. 41.13.1b etc.). The LSRM can't change the design of the aircraft without a Letter of Authorization (LOA) from the manufacturer. Like changing the prop type or avionics that are not specified in the aircraft technical specifications document would require an LOA. Some LSA manufacturers are easier than others to get LOAs from. Also if the manufacturer goes out of business you might have to convert to ELSA.
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    Low Cost ADS/B solutions

    Does anyone have experience with the Salus-3?
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