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Re: New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

Bruce Crain
 

So much I could say but Honey Lamb is filtering me!
B

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From: "Jon Finley" <jd@...>
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Subject: Re: [Q-List] New Instrument Panel (non-Q)
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2021 05:16:11 -0700




Re: New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

Jon Finley
 

Hi Vern.  There is an audio output option with the GRT SportEX but I don't have it. I really can't tolerate something spoiling the great 70's/80's tunes that are blasting from my headset! :-)  The GRT EIS 4000 does not have an audio output (AFAIK). However; both have a 'warning light' output. In both cases, one sets all of your operating params and alarm points. When one is exceeded, the light flashes and the item that is out of bounds is displayed. You can acknowledge the alert and the light stops flashing but stays illuminated as long as the condition continues. My first iteration of this warning light was too much - scared me to death and nearly blinded me every time it was illuminated. My current iteration has been greatly toned down. Obviously it needs to attract your attention but causing a heart attack seemed excessive. Of course, one could always wire this output to a tone generator and do some interesting things.

I understand about the steam gauges - same for me.  I started flying with an EIS about ten years ago with my RV-3. It took a while but I eventually came to love the fact that it does all the scanning for you. Depending how vigilant the pilot is, that can greatly reduces workload. I quickly came to understand that it can do the job far better than I can so I'm happy to let it. That said, you can always watch those values if you like or if you are suspicious of something.  The following is one of the engine information pages on the SportEX - in flight. Lots of data there including percent power (51%), MPG, density altitude, and those neat EGT/CHT graphs. All of this data is also logged so you can take it to your PC and spend lots of time studying it.



Oh yes, have definitely been over Carson a few times! :-)

Bruce!  Your right!!  Just last night at about 2am I had to zip out to the hangar to fire up the panel. So much fun to see it twinkling in the moon light!! :-)

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

Jon Finley
 

Yes, correct - LAS Cruces - hard for me to keep the Los's and Las's straight.  I'm currently based at Truth or Consequences (TCS).

I'm over Alamo, NM often - part of my playground. Alamogordo, NM seems to be on another planet due to the huge restricted area that is so inconveniently located.

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

Richard Thomson
 

Great panel Jon, enjoy.

I get that feeling Bruce, just about got mine all singing now, well except for three EGT's.

On 02/11/2021 02:34, Bruce Crain wrote:
Sexy!!!  Can’t quit lookin’ at ‘er!!  You must be walking out to the hanger and flipping on the master and instruments just to look at them in the dark!
Bruce


On Nov 1, 2021, at 7:55 PM, Cody <cody.craig1985@...> wrote:

Great work! Las Cruces? Are you near Alamo? My homestead is in Boles. I'm wanting to finish out my Q200 to make it from NE Oklahoma to Alamogordo with a 30 minute reserve. Time will tell and I may have to fill up once on the way there. 



"Build an airplane. Fly a dream."

Michael Dunning
 

I've mentioned before that a key factor in purchasing my kit was that it met the FAA's Golden Standard...the weight of the paperwork equaled that of the plane! Recently, I began scanning in some of the original QAC promotional materials that Jim Porter saved and finally created an album to store them; I will add more as the project progresses. The photos are large; I opted for 300 DPI "archival" quality given how increasingly rare these things will likely become... Hope you enjoy this blast from the past and share your stories below!

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Re: New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

britmcman99
 


Sweet. I like that you kept with GRT. 



On Nov 1, 2021, at 1:22 PM, Jon Finley <jd@...> wrote:


Since things are a bit slow…. 
 
For the last several years I've been promising something better at FOD to each person that has glanced at my instrument panel and had the 'oh… yuck…' look.  This has been going on for so many years that I was running the risk of becoming 'that guy' and getting the funky chicken award. I also wanted ADS-B out so I could once again use all that airspace above 10,000'. So, something had to be done.  
 
I REALLY dislike taking my airplane out of service.  A week of that is tough on me, two weeks is nearly unbearable. Obviously, I need more airplanes. Last Saturday (10/23) I went for a nice breakfast flight to Los Cruces, toured the southern border, and then made a run north up the continental divide (similar to this flight from last winter but with less white: More Snow on the Mountains of New Mexico!).  We were then scheduled to have a wind event for most of the week. I decided the time had come and the work started immediately upon landing.  
 
My old panel looked like this during that flight.  I know… old, patch work, yucky...


 
The next Saturday (10/30) I was off on a breakfast flight with this new panel:


 
Some small bits of work remain but that goes without saying since homebuilts are never done.

I've had an engine monitor for years and already knew that it is an amazing tool. I've also been flying with moving map apps (and cellular weather) for a long while. Nonetheless, I've wanted an EFIS for a long time but now that I've got 4-5 hours with it - I am AMAZED and wish I had done it long ago!!  The amount of information available and visualizations (e.g. EGT/CHT temps graph over time) are crazy neat. Of course, everyone's mission and needs are different but be please be aware that there are some relatively affordably priced products available with tremendous capability. The WOW list is very long and I don't want to sound like a marketing brochure so suffice to say that I am seriously impressed!! Given the places I fly, I'm kinda ho-hum about ADS-B traffic but certainly interested in the weather and elimination of the 10,000' limitation. Eventually, I'll add the servos and hookup the autopilot but need some time to de-stress from being out of service for so long!!!   

I'm the current holder of the FOD 'Most Deviation from Plans' award (and wire brush) - I'm not sure if this panel redo will ensure that I retain that award or swing me a bit closer to compliance…. Time will tell. 
 
Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

Bruce Crain
 

Sexy!!!  Can’t quit lookin’ at ‘er!!  You must be walking out to the hanger and flipping on the master and instruments just to look at them in the dark!
Bruce


On Nov 1, 2021, at 7:55 PM, Cody <cody.craig1985@...> wrote:

Great work! Las Cruces? Are you near Alamo? My homestead is in Boles. I'm wanting to finish out my Q200 to make it from NE Oklahoma to Alamogordo with a 30 minute reserve. Time will tell and I may have to fill up once on the way there. 



Re: New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

 

Great work! Las Cruces? Are you near Alamo? My homestead is in Boles. I'm wanting to finish out my Q200 to make it from NE Oklahoma to Alamogordo with a 30 minute reserve. Time will tell and I may have to fill up once on the way there. 


Re: New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

Jon Finley
 

Thanks Paul!  Exactly right!

Jon


Re: New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

Frankenbird Vern
 

 I have a question on the new install, Jon.  Does your EFIS provide an audio warning in the headsets in case any of the parameters you establish 
become out of bounds? So I admit I am old skool and slow to take on technology..but one feature on my Dodge truck is in fact it does "chime"
when anything is exceeded. Alternator output for instance was too high (the regulator triodes fried)... bing bing bing. So I ran the scan quickly 
and the culprit was pretty obvious and the warning light flagged the reason as well.  So ..yes.. it is much improved...I suspect lighter as well?

 Reading steam gauges is how I learned to fly. I also learned to ride a bike that had ZERO carbon fiber on it anywhere.  By the way..you probably
 flew over or near my old stomping grounds of the West Mesa in Taos County.  Tres Orejas mountian was in my back yard.

 Name of the village is Carson. No stoplights..no stop signs. No gas station. Post office and a small grocery.. and a volunteer fire department station.

 Vern
     


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jay Scheevel <jay@...>
Sent: Monday, November 1, 2021 3:36 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] New Instrument Panel (non-Q)
 

Really nice work, Jon!  Probably even has that new airplane smell back! You forgot to transfer your “Engine Out Prohibited” placard into the new panel. Better get that taken care of. Don’t want to tempt fate!

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jon Finley
Sent: Monday, November 1, 2021 2:23 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

 

Since things are a bit slow…. 

 

For the last several years I've been promising something better at FOD to each person that has glanced at my instrument panel and had the 'oh… yuck…' look.  This has been going on for so many years that I was running the risk of becoming 'that guy' and getting the funky chicken award. I also wanted ADS-B out so I could once again use all that airspace above 10,000'. So, something had to be done.  

 

I REALLY dislike taking my airplane out of service.  A week of that is tough on me, two weeks is nearly unbearable. Obviously, I need more airplanes. Last Saturday (10/23) I went for a nice breakfast flight to Los Cruces, toured the southern border, and then made a run north up the continental divide (similar to this flight from last winter but with less white: More Snow on the Mountains of New Mexico!).  We were then scheduled to have a wind event for most of the week. I decided the time had come and the work started immediately upon landing.  

 

My old panel looked like this during that flight.  I know… old, patch work, yucky...

 

The next Saturday (10/30) I was off on a breakfast flight with this new panel:



 

Some small bits of work remain but that goes without saying since homebuilts are never done.


I've had an engine monitor for years and already knew that it is an amazing tool. I've also been flying with moving map apps (and cellular weather) for a long while. Nonetheless, I've wanted an EFIS for a long time but now that I've got 4-5 hours with it - I am AMAZED and wish I had done it long ago!!  The amount of information available and visualizations (e.g. EGT/CHT temps graph over time) are crazy neat. Of course, everyone's mission and needs are different but be please be aware that there are some relatively affordably priced products available with tremendous capability. The WOW list is very long and I don't want to sound like a marketing brochure so suffice to say that I am seriously impressed!! Given the places I fly, I'm kinda ho-hum about ADS-B traffic but certainly interested in the weather and elimination of the 10,000' limitation. Eventually, I'll add the servos and hookup the autopilot but need some time to de-stress from being out of service for so long!!!   


I'm the current holder of the FOD 'Most Deviation from Plans' award (and wire brush) - I'm not sure if this panel redo will ensure that I retain that award or swing me a bit closer to compliance…. Time will tell. 

 

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

Paul Fisher
 

Very nice Jon!  I need to update my panel in the Q, but I have the same problem - I don't want to take it down long enough to redo it.  It's so much more fun flying it!

Paul

On Mon, Nov 1, 2021, 13:23 Jon Finley <jd@...> wrote:
Since things are a bit slow…. 
 
For the last several years I've been promising something better at FOD to each person that has glanced at my instrument panel and had the 'oh… yuck…' look.  This has been going on for so many years that I was running the risk of becoming 'that guy' and getting the funky chicken award. I also wanted ADS-B out so I could once again use all that airspace above 10,000'. So, something had to be done.  
 
I REALLY dislike taking my airplane out of service.  A week of that is tough on me, two weeks is nearly unbearable. Obviously, I need more airplanes. Last Saturday (10/23) I went for a nice breakfast flight to Los Cruces, toured the southern border, and then made a run north up the continental divide (similar to this flight from last winter but with less white: More Snow on the Mountains of New Mexico!).  We were then scheduled to have a wind event for most of the week. I decided the time had come and the work started immediately upon landing.  
 
My old panel looked like this during that flight.  I know… old, patch work, yucky...


 
The next Saturday (10/30) I was off on a breakfast flight with this new panel:


 
Some small bits of work remain but that goes without saying since homebuilts are never done.

I've had an engine monitor for years and already knew that it is an amazing tool. I've also been flying with moving map apps (and cellular weather) for a long while. Nonetheless, I've wanted an EFIS for a long time but now that I've got 4-5 hours with it - I am AMAZED and wish I had done it long ago!!  The amount of information available and visualizations (e.g. EGT/CHT temps graph over time) are crazy neat. Of course, everyone's mission and needs are different but be please be aware that there are some relatively affordably priced products available with tremendous capability. The WOW list is very long and I don't want to sound like a marketing brochure so suffice to say that I am seriously impressed!! Given the places I fly, I'm kinda ho-hum about ADS-B traffic but certainly interested in the weather and elimination of the 10,000' limitation. Eventually, I'll add the servos and hookup the autopilot but need some time to de-stress from being out of service for so long!!!   

I'm the current holder of the FOD 'Most Deviation from Plans' award (and wire brush) - I'm not sure if this panel redo will ensure that I retain that award or swing me a bit closer to compliance…. Time will tell. 
 
Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

Jon Finley
 

HA!! No doubt!!  I actually have a fancy engraved version coming but your right - airplane is grounded til it is installed - safety first!!! :-)

Thanks Jay!

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

Jay Scheevel
 

Really nice work, Jon!  Probably even has that new airplane smell back! You forgot to transfer your “Engine Out Prohibited” placard into the new panel. Better get that taken care of. Don’t want to tempt fate!

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jon Finley
Sent: Monday, November 1, 2021 2:23 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

 

Since things are a bit slow…. 

 

For the last several years I've been promising something better at FOD to each person that has glanced at my instrument panel and had the 'oh… yuck…' look.  This has been going on for so many years that I was running the risk of becoming 'that guy' and getting the funky chicken award. I also wanted ADS-B out so I could once again use all that airspace above 10,000'. So, something had to be done.  

 

I REALLY dislike taking my airplane out of service.  A week of that is tough on me, two weeks is nearly unbearable. Obviously, I need more airplanes. Last Saturday (10/23) I went for a nice breakfast flight to Los Cruces, toured the southern border, and then made a run north up the continental divide (similar to this flight from last winter but with less white: More Snow on the Mountains of New Mexico!).  We were then scheduled to have a wind event for most of the week. I decided the time had come and the work started immediately upon landing.  

 

My old panel looked like this during that flight.  I know… old, patch work, yucky...

 

The next Saturday (10/30) I was off on a breakfast flight with this new panel:



 

Some small bits of work remain but that goes without saying since homebuilts are never done.


I've had an engine monitor for years and already knew that it is an amazing tool. I've also been flying with moving map apps (and cellular weather) for a long while. Nonetheless, I've wanted an EFIS for a long time but now that I've got 4-5 hours with it - I am AMAZED and wish I had done it long ago!!  The amount of information available and visualizations (e.g. EGT/CHT temps graph over time) are crazy neat. Of course, everyone's mission and needs are different but be please be aware that there are some relatively affordably priced products available with tremendous capability. The WOW list is very long and I don't want to sound like a marketing brochure so suffice to say that I am seriously impressed!! Given the places I fly, I'm kinda ho-hum about ADS-B traffic but certainly interested in the weather and elimination of the 10,000' limitation. Eventually, I'll add the servos and hookup the autopilot but need some time to de-stress from being out of service for so long!!!   


I'm the current holder of the FOD 'Most Deviation from Plans' award (and wire brush) - I'm not sure if this panel redo will ensure that I retain that award or swing me a bit closer to compliance…. Time will tell. 

 

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

Jon Finley
 

Since things are a bit slow…. 
 
For the last several years I've been promising something better at FOD to each person that has glanced at my instrument panel and had the 'oh… yuck…' look.  This has been going on for so many years that I was running the risk of becoming 'that guy' and getting the funky chicken award. I also wanted ADS-B out so I could once again use all that airspace above 10,000'. So, something had to be done.  
 
I REALLY dislike taking my airplane out of service.  A week of that is tough on me, two weeks is nearly unbearable. Obviously, I need more airplanes. Last Saturday (10/23) I went for a nice breakfast flight to Los Cruces, toured the southern border, and then made a run north up the continental divide (similar to this flight from last winter but with less white: More Snow on the Mountains of New Mexico!).  We were then scheduled to have a wind event for most of the week. I decided the time had come and the work started immediately upon landing.  
 
My old panel looked like this during that flight.  I know… old, patch work, yucky...


 
The next Saturday (10/30) I was off on a breakfast flight with this new panel:


 
Some small bits of work remain but that goes without saying since homebuilts are never done.

I've had an engine monitor for years and already knew that it is an amazing tool. I've also been flying with moving map apps (and cellular weather) for a long while. Nonetheless, I've wanted an EFIS for a long time but now that I've got 4-5 hours with it - I am AMAZED and wish I had done it long ago!!  The amount of information available and visualizations (e.g. EGT/CHT temps graph over time) are crazy neat. Of course, everyone's mission and needs are different but be please be aware that there are some relatively affordably priced products available with tremendous capability. The WOW list is very long and I don't want to sound like a marketing brochure so suffice to say that I am seriously impressed!! Given the places I fly, I'm kinda ho-hum about ADS-B traffic but certainly interested in the weather and elimination of the 10,000' limitation. Eventually, I'll add the servos and hookup the autopilot but need some time to de-stress from being out of service for so long!!!   

I'm the current holder of the FOD 'Most Deviation from Plans' award (and wire brush) - I'm not sure if this panel redo will ensure that I retain that award or swing me a bit closer to compliance…. Time will tell. 
 
Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: Progress

Frankenbird Vern
 

If you do move to snowbird country Chris I'll donate my Maple Leaf emblems off my Capella XS2 vertical stab! I'm 
going to recover the entire empennage anyway. 

 Bruce is correct.. first cold is expected Thursday. The temp is supposed to drop all the way to -1C!!! 

Terrible. 🙂   Most snow I have seen since 2016 was 60 CM.. it was gone in 3 days. 

Vern 

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2021 5:24 PM
To: main@q-list.groups.io <main@q-list.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Progress
 
Awesome!  You’re one sharp cookie!  But you need to move to Oklahoma where you can actually fly in the winter!
Bruce


On Oct 30, 2021, at 12:55 PM, Jerry Marstall <jerrylm1986@...> wrote:


Nice looking work.
Jerry Marstall 

On Sat, Oct 30, 2021, 12:24 PM Chris Walterson <dkeats@...> wrote:
   The progress report on the Q 200 is, there is no progress.  I had two
hrs  of testing done and then the weather came in. For the last two
weeks it is snow, sleet, rain , and very low ceiling.

  As Kenny Rogers says" you got to know when to hold them, know when to
fold them", so I think I will fold and dig out the cross country skis,
and get in shape for my medical and then try again next May.

  I did manage to fab and install a cowl for the rad and also a wheel
skirt that holds the three extra pounds I added to the tail.  It is all
still not proven, but so far the airplane is what I expected.

  Take care--------------  Chris


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Re: Progress

Bruce Crain
 

Awesome!  You’re one sharp cookie!  But you need to move to Oklahoma where you can actually fly in the winter!
Bruce


On Oct 30, 2021, at 12:55 PM, Jerry Marstall <jerrylm1986@...> wrote:


Nice looking work.
Jerry Marstall 

On Sat, Oct 30, 2021, 12:24 PM Chris Walterson <dkeats@...> wrote:
   The progress report on the Q 200 is, there is no progress.  I had two
hrs  of testing done and then the weather came in. For the last two
weeks it is snow, sleet, rain , and very low ceiling.

  As Kenny Rogers says" you got to know when to hold them, know when to
fold them", so I think I will fold and dig out the cross country skis,
and get in shape for my medical and then try again next May.

  I did manage to fab and install a cowl for the rad and also a wheel
skirt that holds the three extra pounds I added to the tail.  It is all
still not proven, but so far the airplane is what I expected.

  Take care--------------  Chris


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Re: Progress

Jerry Marstall
 

Nice looking work.
Jerry Marstall 

On Sat, Oct 30, 2021, 12:24 PM Chris Walterson <dkeats@...> wrote:
   The progress report on the Q 200 is, there is no progress.  I had two
hrs  of testing done and then the weather came in. For the last two
weeks it is snow, sleet, rain , and very low ceiling.

  As Kenny Rogers says" you got to know when to hold them, know when to
fold them", so I think I will fold and dig out the cross country skis,
and get in shape for my medical and then try again next May.

  I did manage to fab and install a cowl for the rad and also a wheel
skirt that holds the three extra pounds I added to the tail.  It is all
still not proven, but so far the airplane is what I expected.

  Take care--------------  Chris


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Progress

Chris Walterson
 

The progress report on the Q 200 is, there is no progress.  I had two hrs  of testing done and then the weather came in. For the last two weeks it is snow, sleet, rain , and very low ceiling.

 As Kenny Rogers says" you got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them", so I think I will fold and dig out the cross country skis, and get in shape for my medical and then try again next May.

 I did manage to fab and install a cowl for the rad and also a wheel skirt that holds the three extra pounds I added to the tail.  It is all still not proven, but so far the airplane is what I expected.

 Take care--------------  Chris


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Re: Front Tyre

Tim
 

Thanks all, appreciated.


Re: Front Tyre

Ro Vee
 

Very fine!hello , dear ones . please tell me how the fate of ,,Quickie1,, with a 100 horsepower diesel engine, the photo of which was on the website. thanks everyone.

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Still working on it between wildfires. It should fly in the spring.

On Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 12:16 PM Ro Vee via groups.io mail.ru@groups.io> wrote:


hello , dear ones . please tell me how the fate of ,,Quickie1,, with a 100 horsepower diesel engine, the photo of which was on the website. thanks everyone.

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