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Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-22-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,644
Posted By Jeff A
Your guess is correct. Once you have a solid GPS...

Your guess is correct. Once you have a solid GPS signal/position on the GTN, the traffic red-x should go away.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-08-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,090
Posted By Jeff A
https://www.gen-aircraft-hardware.com/images/pdf/m...

https://www.gen-aircraft-hardware.com/images/pdf/ms21919.pdf
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-08-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,946
Posted By Jeff A
Flaps 0 - 100+ knots Flaps 1/3 - 100-90 knots -...

Flaps 0 - 100+ knots

Flaps 1/3 - 100-90 knots - downwind leg

Flaps 2/3 - 90-80 knots - base leg

Flaps Full - Below 87 knots (if needed) - short final

Has worked great for me for 800-ish hours. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-28-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,982
Posted By Jeff A
Don't use those hangers.

You'll constantly be replacing or repairing that exhaust hanger setup. I was either replacing the small angle brackets or the rods at nearly every oil change. I would suggest a hanger setup similar...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-02-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,743
Posted By Jeff A
Paul, in addition to the above comments, I'd...

Paul, in addition to the above comments, I'd recommend routing the cooling hose directly into the thin heat shield in the back. It can easily be removed and a hole drilled to accommodate the hose.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-27-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,083
Posted By Jeff A
Molex MX150L Connectors

Not a VAF advertiser, but if you only need a few, this is the best route to go.

https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/538-19420-0004-LP
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-17-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,533
Posted By Jeff A
Thumbs up Great video under strange times. I have the same...

Great video under strange times. I have the same panel setup/layout in my RV-8...including the extended side panels...love it. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-06-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 177,822
Posted By Jeff A
Fuel tank reminder

⬆️ My Skyview system had the same thing...choice between time and gallons used. It’s baffled me why this isn’t an option on the G3X, where I would have to imagine the vast majority of people have a...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,803
Posted By Jeff A
Thumbs up Same here. 600+ hours with this setup.

Same here. 600+ hours with this setup.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-28-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,636
Posted By Jeff A
A friend of mine in Santa Rosa just got a call...

A friend of mine in Santa Rosa just got a call about an hour ago from Superior. He was only a couple months from first flight. He’s not happy to say the least....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-23-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,606
Posted By Jeff A
Thumbs up Very cool!

Very cool!
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-31-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,745
Posted By Jeff A
1) EarthX ETX900 Main Battery for the whole...

1) EarthX ETX900 Main Battery for the whole airplane.

2) TCW Battery for the PFD, GTN, GEA, and GSU in accordance with TCW's drawing:

https://www.tcwtech.com/IBBS-12v-6ah_GTN%20&%20G3x.pdf

3) G5...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,539
Posted By Jeff A
Thumbs up https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/...

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/E0fYzn.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pmE0fYznj)

I use them all the time at my day job.

I have an extra .032 gun at my hangar to use on the RV-8....
Forum: COMM 11-23-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,699
Posted By Jeff A
Has there been any resolution to this...

Has there been any resolution to this issue?

I've had my GTN650 installed for almost two years. In just the past few months I've had issues where the sidetone is garbled when transmitting on certain...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,822
Posted By Jeff A
KJVL

Three times I've used Southern Wisconsin Regional (KJVL) as my final stop before venturing onto KOSH. It's a great place to stop for fuel, wait out weather, or wait for the airshow to end. 85NM...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,072
Posted By Jeff A
Thumbs up Count me in.

Count me in.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,763
Posted By Jeff A
Question GTN Screenshots?

Unrelated to the latest software updates....how are you taking screenshots of the GTN?

Is this actually a feature or are you guys using some fancy simulator?

If this is already a capability, I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,970
Posted By Jeff A
The GMC-507 connects to the system via the CAN...

The GMC-507 connects to the system via the CAN Bus.

The GMC-305/307 connect via RS-232.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,098
Posted By Jeff A
Same here...order from...

Same here...order from Dynon.

http://dynonstore.com/#!/Fuel-Flow-Transducer-Fuel-Flow-Transducer-1-4-Female-NPT-EI-FT-60-6-70-GPH/p/52526412/category=13788243
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-28-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,365
Posted By Jeff A
Thumbs up Beautiful. One more reason for a trip out west.

Beautiful. One more reason for a trip out west.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-26-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,842
Posted By Jeff A
It could be worse...you could be dealing with...

It could be worse...you could be dealing with Jeppesen. $$$$
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,806
Posted By Jeff A
It's all fun and games until you have to cut...

It's all fun and games until you have to cut two...or three...or four of these. :D

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/5iU3QI.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pn5iU3QIj)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,806
Posted By Jeff A
+1 for SteinAir

+1 for SteinAir
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,172
Posted By Jeff A
The same way you would load an Approach on the...

The same way you would load an Approach on the GTN.

Touch on your destination > Load Procedures > Arrival > MARCS1 > Choose the transition > Load Arrival > If you're already into the arrival area,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-17-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,509
Posted By Jeff A
Thumbs up Martin, great video. Nearly seven years ago, my...

Martin, great video. Nearly seven years ago, my (now late) father and I made the short(er) trip up from Dallas to watch the test-cell run and bring the engine home. It was a great experience that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 26,062
Posted By Jeff A
Question GMC307

One question regarding the new software...is there any chance that it impacted the GMC307 in some way? Upon initial AP engagement, no mode chevrons appeared on the GMC. Disengaged and re-engaged, and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,591
Posted By Jeff A
This is from when I had the Whelen strobe...

This is from when I had the Whelen strobe installed, but the same idea worked for the Suntail.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/2u9L3m.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/po2u9L3mj)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,433
Posted By Jeff A
I?ve only had a few flights with the G5...

I?ve only had a few flights with the G5 installed, but so far, no. Definitely learning to include it in my scan and cross check with the PFD, though.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,433
Posted By Jeff A
Thumbs up The fit wasn't that bad.

Thanks Mickey, I'm really happy with it.

For anyone thinking about doing something similar:

SteinAir did a wonderful job of cutting the main panel for me. The F-803B sub-panel DID require quite a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,433
Posted By Jeff A
A lot went into the decision. At the time of my...

A lot went into the decision. At the time of my build, finances were tight, but I definitely wanted a glass panel. Garmin had just come out with the G3X (non-touch) portrait style displays. I wanted...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-03-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,433
Posted By Jeff A
Post RV-8 Panel Progression - The Saga

Just thought I'd share how interesting the changes have been over the years...

Inception

http://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/25/img0163hab.jpg...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-03-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,317
Posted By Jeff A
G5 Software Version

Just wanted to clarify, V4.10 was not in the G3X already. It downgraded to V4.00. Not sure what the difference is between 4.00 & 4.10. I went ahead and downloaded 4.10 and installed on the G5 without...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,317
Posted By Jeff A
Perfect. Thank you. I'll load the other software...

Perfect. Thank you. I'll load the other software (was just using what it shipped with) and fix my MAPMX lines.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,317
Posted By Jeff A
Yes, the G5 has a green check mark on the G3X...

Yes, the G5 has a green check mark on the G3X Configuration page...it's communicating well on the CAN bus.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/asKMig.jpg...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,317
Posted By Jeff A
Question Garmin G5 as Secondary Flight Display in G3X System

So, I currently have a dual screen G3X Touch system with a GTN-650. Been flying flawlessly for almost two months. I decided to add a G5 as a secondary flight display. "Finished" the install today,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,946
Posted By Jeff A
To clarify....

Is it necessary to also splice the shield in this manner? Thanks in advance for the assistance.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/600x400q90/922/ADNz8p.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pmADNz8pj)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,946
Posted By Jeff A
Question Garmin CAN bus shielding?

I?m adding a G5 to an existing dual screen G3X Touch system and I didn?t plan the CAN bus for the late addition. I?m planning to add a 10-12? node from the G5 to the existing CAN bus. My question...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,458
Posted By Jeff A
Jesse, Not sure if you ever had any success with...

Jesse,

Not sure if you ever had any success with the servos, but this is how my autopilot servos and trim servos are wired to my legacy (not Sport or Pro) VP-X and they all function perfectly....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,555
Posted By Jeff A
Good info. I’m still using the free database...

Good info. I’m still using the free database update(s) that came with my two Touch Displays. I’ll have to figure out how to combine the GTN, G3X, and Pilot App in the next month or two. It would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,458
Posted By Jeff A
Bypass the servo.

Disconnect the connector from the servo (GSA28 autopilot servo, not the trim servo) and jumper pins 11&13 and 12&14. If the trim servo operates normally, you’ve got a bad Garmin autopilot servo.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-13-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,834
Posted By Jeff A
It should have a cotter pin.

http://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/69cB32.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pn69cB32j)

The plans specifically call out:

AN4-11 Bolt
AN960-416 Washer
AN310-4 Nut
MS24665-208 Cotter Pin

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,059
Posted By Jeff A
I'm in the process of doing the exact same thing...

I'm in the process of doing the exact same thing right now. Hope to have the lighting buses calibrated today or tomorrow. It already works well with the GMC307 Autopilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,151
Posted By Jeff A
Have you tried just ?RV6?? Don?t think the ?A? is...

Have you tried just ?RV6?? Don?t think the ?A? is necessary.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 30,028
Posted By Jeff A
Ya, I saw that note. I only tried Safari to see...

Ya, I saw that note. I only tried Safari to see if the links were working. Have both Windows PC and a Mac (for just this reason).

All appears to be good now...must have just caught the website at a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 30,028
Posted By Jeff A
Question Links don?t work.

The download links from the Garmin page say they do not exist. Anybody else have this problem? Tried I.E., Chrome, and Safari.
Forum: Autopilots 10-07-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,535
Posted By Jeff A
Wanna share a link to that post with the values?...

Wanna share a link to that post with the values? Or perhaps post the values on here? I have run through the Autopilot Tuning Guide 15 or more times and the Glideslope/Glidepath performance is still...
Forum: GPS 08-16-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,596
Posted By Jeff A
Pretty sure the GA57X is not a WAAS antenna.

Pretty sure the GA57X is not a WAAS antenna.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,322
Posted By Jeff A
Agreed. Allied was invaluable to me during my...

Agreed. Allied was invaluable to me during my build and upgrades as they are just across town with a will call area, but I encourage everyone to support the VAF advertisers first and foremost. :)
Forum: GPS 07-16-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,892
Posted By Jeff A
The App Store still has "Garmin GTN Trainer"....

The App Store still has "Garmin GTN Trainer". Works well for me. You'll have to go into iPad Settings > GTN Trainer > Device Settings > Change Device to change between the 650/750.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,322
Posted By Jeff A
Standard density connectors have 9, 15, 25, 37...

Standard density connectors have 9, 15, 25, 37 pins. Usually 20-24 AWG.

High density connectors have 15, 26, 44, 62, 78 pins. Usually 22-28 AWG.

Standard density Male...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-14-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,229
Posted By Jeff A
I don't see that anyone actually answered Juan's...

I don't see that anyone actually answered Juan's question...

Juan, the GNC255 only has a COM and NAV coax connection. How are you connecting an antenna cable to GS? Do you have a copy of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By Jeff A
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By Jeff A
Question Part number needed...

I don't have my plans available. Can someone take a look at their plans and tell me the Van's part number for the fiberglass tip of the vertical stabilizer? Any help is appreciated.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,075
Posted By Jeff A
Even in the busy and fully ADS-B covered D/FW...

Even in the busy and fully ADS-B covered D/FW airspace, there are plenty of times I have not seen an airplane show up on my Skyview, typically while I'm at pattern altitudes....making me question if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,450
Posted By Jeff A
Is there a lowest GS club?

Had a great flight this morning in North Texas. The wind was brisk out of the west above 1500', but smooth and enjoyable. Quick gas run to KSWI and played around a bit on the way back to KDTO. Was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-23-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,375
Posted By Jeff A
How about this?

Can't tell if this would work in your particular situation, but this is how I did it. 300+ hours and gets special attention/inspection at every oil...
Forum: GPS 03-01-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,999
Posted By Jeff A
Thumbs up Very insightful thread.

This is great info for me, as I'm planning to start studying and training for my Instrument Rating as well as installing a GTN-635 in my airplane before the end of the year. The training may have to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-31-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,188
Posted By Jeff A
I don't have any pictures handy, but put the...

I don't have any pictures handy, but put the ADS-B antenna just aft of your Autopilot Pitch Servo on centerline, and put the Transponder antenna underneath the Copilot's seat offset to the left.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-02-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,415
Posted By Jeff A
My mounting is similar.

I have mine straddling the bulkhead so it's not too far aft to reach. There is a swing open access door on the baggage compartment shelf to access the switch if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By Jeff A
Exclamation Cyber Monday - Seattle Avionics Chart Data 50% Off

Hopefully not breaking any rules about advertisers on here...

I have no connection to the company, just a great deal I didn't want to pass up sharing with...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-12-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 24,154
Posted By Jeff A
Thumbs up Awesome paint job Tom...that blue looks amazing....

Awesome paint job Tom...that blue looks amazing. 2+ years and my paint job from Glo still looks like it just came out of their booth.

I hope people are paying Nate for his renderings and ideas.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By Jeff A
The location of the hub is truly dependant on how...

The location of the hub is truly dependant on how much wiring you want to do. If you want to keep the ADAHRS and servo harnesses short, find a close/central location to those components so only one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,268
Posted By Jeff A
Question Pricing for the pair?

Pricing for the pair?
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-24-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,346
Posted By Jeff A
Those switches will work perfectly for the Master...

Those switches will work perfectly for the Master and Alt.
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