Search results


Help Support HomeBuiltAirplanes.com:

  1. P

    2 solonoids or just one?

    I am going to use a Compoiste Design power panel in the Lightning that I am building. This has a split power toggle switch on it (master/alternator). The panel wants to see power from a battery solonoid (like a Cessna), and not wired direct. My engine is a Jabiru 3300 and most of the aircraft...
  2. P

    pinouts for TruTrak Pictorial Turn and Bank

    I sm installing a TruTrak Pictorial Turn and Bank and discovered that I can not find my instructions. I need the pinouts for the three pin connector on the back. Does anyone have one of these? Jim!
  3. P

    Wiring for TruTrak Pictorial Turn and Bank

    I am getting ready to wire up my TruTrak Pictorial Turn and Bank and found that I have lost the wiring diagram! The connector is a 3 pin military type, labeled "A" "B" "C" for the pins in a triangular arrangement. Has anyone used this, or would know what the pin arrangement is? Thanks Jim!
  4. P

    Help with my rats nest!

    I have a problem. In wiring the 12 Thermocouples for my Jabiru 3300 to my RDAC, I find that there doesn't seem to be a way to keep everything neat. I have extended the wiring for two of the TCs, but some of the wire is too long and I have to coil it. Now I basically have a rats nest around the...
  5. P

    Breakers and switches

    I am getting ready to wire up my panel Some of the people that I talk to are of the opinion that while everything has some kind of breaker on it, anything that is switched on and off could use a breaker-switch and save the breakers only for the stuff that is not switched on or off. Here is my...
  6. P

    Homebuilt LSA Requirements

    I was looking at a Sonex and asked about the owner flying off the hours of the newly built aircraft along with the newly built Aerovee engine kit. Here was his reply which confused me a bit... FAA requires only 5 hours flight time for aircraft registered as an "LSA". If the same aircraft...
  7. P

    Rocker Switches?

    I am looking for some rocker switches to use in my airplane. I like what I have found at Gulf Coast Avionics, but they are pushing $39.00 each! Here are some that are lighted and much less. What do you guys think...
  8. P

    In-Fuse Antenna

    Have any of you guys used an in the fuse antenna? Here is one at Aircraft Spruce that can be used for both Nav and Com, (one for nav, one for com) http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/antennasystems.php Thoughts?
  9. P

    Paint a two tone on a composite

    I want to paint a two color scheme on my composite aircraft. My question is do people paint the wholle aircraft white and then paint the bottom half the darker color, or do they paint the whit etop part, and then mask it off and paint the bottom?
  10. P

    AIrcraft converted to Light Sport?

    A friend has a Sonex that was not certified light sport. It falls within all the parameters of light sport, and with the right prop adjustment, flys at the right speed, (slower). My question is that if the aircraft was not certified light sport, can it be changed to LS after the fact?
  11. P

    Best software for logging kit progress?

    What is the best software for logging your work building an aircraft? I have heard of KitLog Pro. Is this the best? I also want to be able to publish my progress to the web. Jim!
  12. P

    Small aerobatic biplane kit?

    I was cruising around and came across the FK-12 Comet biplane. I was wondering if anyone has experience with this aircraft? I am looking for an inexpensive experimental that flys with something like a 912, 3300, or O-200 engine. Not looking for anything larger. Something that can do mild...
  13. P

    RV Castering Nose Wheel

    I am curious if any of you guys who are flying an aircraft with a castering nose wheel ever experience a touchdown with the nosewheel skewed to the side?
  14. P

    Creating a legal recipt when I sell my aircraft

    I am about to sell my Rebel and am wondering what kind of recipt I should make up for the guy who is buying it? I am concerned that the FAA will recognize this as a legal transaction and allow the buyer to obtain the proper registration? Does anyone have an example?
  15. P

    Carbon fiber, fiberglass, or what?

    I am looking at purchasing a new aircraft. So far my choices have primarly limited to composite aircraft. I attached a few links for reference, not to compare the aircraft, but as an example of different types of glass construction. Two, of glass and and carbon fiber, and the Arion primarly of...
  16. P

    Flying off my hours

    If I complete my aircraft in a builder assist program and have it inspected for air worthyness at a dealer; can the aircraft be ferried to my home airport to fly off the hours? Or when I start flying off the hours, can I change my home base to another airport within the 50 mile radius while...
  17. P

    Lightning Aircraft?

    Has anyone heard of these guys? I saw it at the Sebring Expo and was pretty impressed with its lines and the fact that it comes in kit form with a builder's assist program. The aircraft can be built as a LSA or experimental. They slow it down by putting VGs on the wing, prop pitch and...
  18. P

    General question about engines

    As I understand things, Lycomings have a TBO associated with each engine model. That number is usually something like 2000, OR some duration of time like 12 years, whichever comes first. My question is... When does the clock start, after purchase, or after initial certification? I mean, if...
  19. P

    Help in deciding on an aircraft

    I have done quite a bit of searching on the web and in the forums here about different aircraft types. I am looking for something that somewhat fits the following criteria: - Easy to build for a first time builder. - Economical to own and fly, (Rotax or Jabaru powered) - Comes in a...
  20. P

    Talking to the tower from an experimental

    Do we always need to say "experimental" + tail number when talking to the tower, or can we say "Manufacturer" + tail number? Like "RV" or "Murphy"? Is this the way that the tower differenciates between a certified aircraft and an experimental one? I'm sure I have heard some guy at the...