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Forum: Safety Yesterday, 07:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,804
Posted By ShortSnorter
Check out the pictures in post #15 - This worked...

Check out the pictures in post #15 - This worked out fine for me as well.
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-15-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,550
Posted By ShortSnorter
I've got about 80 trouble free hours with Omega...

I've got about 80 trouble free hours with Omega snubber installed directly to the Kavlico sensor which is installed in the stock position (right upper FW). During flight today, the manifold pressure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By ShortSnorter
I tried powering up with GNC255 off and instead...

I tried powering up with GNC255 off and instead of defaulting to magenta which is online, the CDI stays green & displays the VLOC unavailable (or whatever error it gives you) followed by the RS232...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By ShortSnorter
I cross checked my interconnect diagrams with the...

I cross checked my interconnect diagrams with the plane, and what was configured:

GNX RS-232 OUT 1 --> GDU RS-232 IN 1
GNC RS-232 OUT --> GDU RS-232 IN 2


Everything functions fine from a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By ShortSnorter
Seems logical - I'll have to look at that. It...

Seems logical - I'll have to look at that.

It seems the pinout would also have to agree as well though?

FWIW - I did spend ~.5 hr on the phone with the G3X team and it seemed they had never had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By ShortSnorter
G3X Default HSI Source

Does anyone know of a way to set the default CDI source as GPS vs NAV when booting up?

Its a minor inconvenience that I have to swap the CDI source from NAV to GPS.

Setup:

G3X
GNX 375
GNC 255
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-08-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 139
Posted By ShortSnorter
WTB: MH O2D2

Looking to start piecing together an O2 system and have an interest in a preowned (or NIB) O2D2.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-06-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,713
Posted By ShortSnorter
What is the blue cleco for?

What is the blue cleco for?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-30-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By ShortSnorter
Scott, I think there's a few more of us (myself...

Scott, I think there's a few more of us (myself included) that do it because we can.

Quick beer run to Great Raft in Shreveport, turned in to an Odyssey.

Plan was to go just north of Shreveport...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By ShortSnorter
Yep - checked out fine. Sorry I didn't receive a...

Yep - checked out fine. Sorry I didn't receive a detailed report with my xponder /static check.

Lot's of things we do/don't do are based on theoretical calculations. The actual length of the cable...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By ShortSnorter
Just a data point

I have a GNX-375 with a CI-105 mounted in the aft tail cone location & have not any issues.
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By ShortSnorter
I'm sure there you will get quite a few responses...

I'm sure there you will get quite a few responses all over the map. I'll start off with what I did:

I didn't add anything extra or omit anything from the kit and I'm very happy with my decision. ...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,252
Posted By ShortSnorter
^^^^^^This!!! Patience is the key

^^^^^^This!!!

Patience is the key
Forum: Florida (South) 05-09-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By ShortSnorter
I thought about MTH, but haven't followed up...

I thought about MTH, but haven't followed up because I assumed X51 would be cheaper and also closer to where we are staying (near Key Palms RV Resort).
Forum: Florida (South) 05-09-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By ShortSnorter
S. FL Airport Recommendations

Looking for advice on best place to leave the plane while we finish the journey down to Key Largo. So far X51 seems to make the most sense from a distance standpoint and it appears Roberts Air has...
Forum: Steam Gauges 05-05-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,424
Posted By ShortSnorter
Same here - Received two stickers for the...

Same here - Received two stickers for the logbook: G5, GSU25
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,868
Posted By ShortSnorter
I did the superglue and clamp trick yesterday...

I did the superglue and clamp trick yesterday evening - Didn't think about putting a little RTV on top for good measure. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,868
Posted By ShortSnorter
Same antenna - just noticed this today (only got...

Same antenna - just noticed this today (only got ~40 hours on the plane). I was careful to snug the nuts and not overtighten them. I'm not sure what caused this.

Anyhow, was your antenna replaced...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By ShortSnorter
The pump I received from Van's is the "#7" model....

The pump I received from Van's is the "#7" model. Does anyone know if the new #7 models are having issues as well or is it mainly previous models or models that have been "upgraded"

I agree that...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By ShortSnorter
To the OP: What part number is your pump? i.e....

To the OP: What part number is your pump? i.e. PX375-TC#?

I see you're serial number is relatively close to mine and am curious how many hours has it been flying since rebuild, how long it sat,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,786
Posted By ShortSnorter
Justin - I am I correct this will not work with...

Justin - I am I correct this will not work with the GNX375? If so, any plans to expand the software revisions?
Forum: Safety 04-21-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,804
Posted By ShortSnorter
To answer the question why the screw is used in...

To answer the question why the screw is used in lieu of a bolt: Clearance. An AN3 will not clear the servo when mounted per the plans.

Also, I did install the over center bracket as Tom showed in...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,804
Posted By ShortSnorter
Tom thanks for the photos - Is there a reason you...

Tom thanks for the photos - Is there a reason you chose the middle hole on the roll servo? Initially I started with the innermost hole but moved it for reasons stated in previous posts.
Forum: Safety 04-18-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,804
Posted By ShortSnorter
I may be missing something because when the...

I may be missing something because when the controls are neutral and the servo is perpendicular there is a disproportionate amount of throw on the servo with up aileron vs down aileron. When I...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,804
Posted By ShortSnorter
It's hard to tell in the pictures, but the first...

It's hard to tell in the pictures, but the first two photos are the original install with using the lowest hole in the arm.

The final photo is where I moved it to the middle hole in the servo arm...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,804
Posted By ShortSnorter
Great question! I used a screw because that's...

Great question! I used a screw because that's what the plans call for ;) However, it appears I connected the screw from the wrong side.


Appreciate the feedback guys - My point with this post was...
Forum: Safety 04-17-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,804
Posted By ShortSnorter
Exclamation RV-14 Garmin GSA 28 Over Center

I had an interesting experience this afternoon when I was doing some ground testing of a standard install G3X AP system. After I got home I did some "VAF'ing" to see what others experience has been...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,081
Posted By ShortSnorter
What type of borescope did you use to capture the...

What type of borescope did you use to capture the images?
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By ShortSnorter
Could the float be sticking? If you notice an...

Could the float be sticking? If you notice an erroneous reading, try smacking the top of the tank right above where the float is.
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,658
Posted By ShortSnorter
As already mentioned - Install the ANL fuses now...

As already mentioned - Install the ANL fuses now if you decide to go that route.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By ShortSnorter
Dan - I've limited the ground runs mentioned to...

Dan - I've limited the ground runs mentioned to <250 CHT or five minutes which ever is first. Mag checks were fine, #4 plug was pretty oily, differential was 76/80.

If the granularity of the data...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By ShortSnorter
WOT throttle was for a duration of probably less...

WOT throttle was for a duration of probably less than 5 seconds and was part of the requirements of testing the stops on the prop prior to first flight.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-25-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By ShortSnorter
New engine Cylinder Temp Question

I have a factory new IO-390 and have completed 3 short (5 min) ground runs one of which was a full power run (snip below). On all 3 runs #4 EGT & CHT are noticeably the coolest but nothing too...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-21-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,345
Posted By ShortSnorter
Looks like my old USR 14.4 modem I paid big $$...

Looks like my old USR 14.4 modem I paid big $$ for to dial in to bulletin board systems like this in the early 1990's!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,287
Posted By ShortSnorter
How cold did it get & was there any movement that...

How cold did it get & was there any movement that you are aware of that caused this? In other words, did you walk out to the plane in the morning and discover this happened overnight?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,081
Posted By ShortSnorter
This..... As many have posted, the sound quality...

This.....

As many have posted, the sound quality is good enough (for most people) across all of the brands mentioned. I was ready to pull the trigger on DC One X, mainly because of price and my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,081
Posted By ShortSnorter
Figured I join the Ford v Chevy chat.... FWIW I...

Figured I join the Ford v Chevy chat....

FWIW I just traded in my Bose X for A20 and received a $300 rebate. The catch is you have to buy directly from Bose and fill out a form on their website.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-17-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,560
Posted By ShortSnorter
To add to that: You will quickly realize the...

To add to that: You will quickly realize the difference in ATC services of FF vs IFR flight plan the first time ATC gets too busy in a congested area like this and tells you to sqk 1200 and contact...
Forum: Reviews 03-13-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By ShortSnorter
Gents - Thanks for the feedback! I think I'll...

Gents - Thanks for the feedback! I think I'll give the PJ2 a shot. I'm surprised that more radios aren't available with the direct headset plug in.
Forum: Reviews 03-12-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By ShortSnorter
Sporty's PJ2 Handheld vs SP-400

I'm looking for feedback on the PJ2 comm only vs the SP-400 which has a nav function as well. The most appealing feature on the PJ2 is the fact that you can plug your headset directly in to the top...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-12-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,650
Posted By ShortSnorter
To throw my $0.02 in - I jumped to conclusions...

To throw my $0.02 in - I jumped to conclusions too quickly since I have the same set up and I was receiving ARINC errors on my G3X.

I suppose this is the KISS principle in full effect:

The ARINC...
Forum: Interiors 03-08-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,894
Posted By ShortSnorter
Yes! I wasn't really keen on the side panels,...

Yes!

I wasn't really keen on the side panels, but it all came as a package (at least that's what I remember), but I'm more than pleased with the fit, look, and functionality. The front and rear...
Forum: Interiors 03-08-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,894
Posted By ShortSnorter
This is a copy of my order form with the colors. ...

This is a copy of my order form with the colors. One thing to note is that these are the low back seats, which actually go a few inches above the top the seatback frame. I can't imagine having the...
Forum: Interiors 03-07-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,894
Posted By ShortSnorter
Lemke -14A photos

I had a PM for photos of my Lemke interior, so decided to post them here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,925
Posted By ShortSnorter
As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand...

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words....

When I was preparing to to my W&B, I ran across this thread and was trying to visualize what was being discussed here. When I did my W&B...
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 98,739
Posted By ShortSnorter
My $0.02

RV-14A

Full Lemke interior (lambskin seats, front/read carpet, side panels), Interior paint, all fiberglass painted

Empty...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,932
Posted By ShortSnorter
This is what I ended up doing. Honestly I wished...

This is what I ended up doing. Honestly I wished I would've taken this approach to begin with as it would've saved quite a bit of time and frustration.
Forum: Canada 02-21-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By ShortSnorter
Ross/Ralph - I appreciate the insight!

Ross/Ralph - I appreciate the insight!
Forum: Southeast 02-20-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,383
Posted By ShortSnorter
Still looking. All suggestions welcome!

Still looking.


All suggestions welcome!
Forum: Canada 02-20-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By ShortSnorter
Moving to Calgary from U.S.

I'm just wrapping up my RV-14A build and as luck would have it, there is a possibility I may have to temporarily relocate to Calgary for 18-24 months. I'd like to understand:

-Can I bring my plane...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,650
Posted By ShortSnorter
Resolution

Just curious what ended up being the root cause as I have the same set up with the same errors.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By ShortSnorter
CONTRA!!!!!:eek:

CONTRA!!!!!:eek:
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,716
Posted By ShortSnorter
I think this may be the case but will verify with...

I think this may be the case but will verify with Van’s. I did notice slight aileron movement while moving the control stick base to the described aft 4degree position. I wasn’t able to verify the...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,716
Posted By ShortSnorter
Interesting they did away with the alignment jig...

Interesting they did away with the alignment jig that bolts to the end of the aileron. Either way, the issue really isn't with my aileron alignment as much as it is the uncertainty of where the...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,716
Posted By ShortSnorter
When I set my elevator stops everything was just...

When I set my elevator stops everything was just as you described. Now I'm at the point of connecting the ailerons to the control stick and the plans have you "set neutral" stick position by having...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,716
Posted By ShortSnorter
Control stick and Elevator “neutral” position

When I measure 4 degrees aft on the control stick base to set the control stick neutral position I get a slightly upward elevator deflection as compared to the HS. Does this make sense? In other...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-23-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,456
Posted By ShortSnorter
I'm sure my wording is flawed, but I think this...

I'm sure my wording is flawed, but I think this is why: Since the GAD 29 converts A429 to CANBUS you need the GAD29 so that all data from GNX375 is shared to CAN.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 132,345
Posted By ShortSnorter
Air Vagabonds Anthony J. Vallone Anyone who has...

Air Vagabonds
Anthony J. Vallone

Anyone who has ferried aircraft or single pilot "freight dawged" can appreciate this one.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By ShortSnorter
The Van’s supplied harness does use shielded wire...

The Van’s supplied harness does use shielded wire (also recommended by ACK), but has 2 molex connectors by the time the run makes it from the tail to the sub panel area.

If I were to use shielded...
Forum: RV-14 12-25-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,878
Posted By ShortSnorter
I would say I that’s pretty spot on, at least in...

I would say I that’s pretty spot on, at least in my case. While I didn’t save every receipt, I did open a specific bank account just for the build. Every other penny spent came from that account....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-25-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By ShortSnorter
G3X Touch ACK ELT RS-232 Connection

Long story short, my Van's factory wiring harness has shielded wire run from the tail of the plane to the panel. When building my panel harnesses, the ELT was not taken into consideration and...
Forum: Southeast 12-23-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,383
Posted By ShortSnorter
Southeast: A-Model transition training

I've searched the forums and have a few leads but haven't been able to make contact just yet (holidays?). I'm nearing completion of my build and need to get 5 hours training & and a checkout in any...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,878
Posted By ShortSnorter
Cost

As others have mentioned - there is more than meets the eye. While I have no doubt you could technically get a -14 in the air for $90k-100k, it would most certainly require a second hand engine,...
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,869
Posted By ShortSnorter
Thanks Mark!

Thanks Mark!
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