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Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,556
Posted By mfleming
The 7 displays are: GDU460 PFD GDU470...

The 7 displays are:

GDU460 PFD
GDU470 MFD-1
GDU470 MFD-2
GNX375
GTR200B
GMC507
GI260
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,556
Posted By mfleming
According to the G3X tech I talked to today, I...

According to the G3X tech I talked to today, I can split up the displays to more pins but that means more dimmer controls. Iíd really like to just have on dimmer control for the displays. Youíre...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By mfleming
I would love to go but I'm in the middle of...

I would love to go but I'm in the middle of building my avionics harness right now...bummer.
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,556
Posted By mfleming
So I thought I would ask the question here...

instead of starting a new thread.

Garmin says there can be no more than 10mA per pin on the GAD 27.
Garmin also doesn't publish the milliamp ratting for all of their displays. I did find the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,207
Posted By mfleming
Wow...looks great. Tell us about that roller...

Wow...looks great.

Tell us about that roller tool and how you used it... I have the Avery edge bender that looks like that but without the double rollers.
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By mfleming
I'm using the GAD 27 dimmer function for panel...

I'm using the GAD 27 dimmer function for panel and cabin lighting...

I have wingtip landing lights which will be switched through the GAD 27 for wig-wag purposes.

Taxi light wired normally, not...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-07-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By mfleming
This the button...

This the button (https://www.steinair.com/product/push-button-switch-dpdt-momentary/) SteinAir sold me for the P-Mag test button.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,085
Posted By mfleming
Thumbs up Give them your input

Theyíre looking for input until the 29th....help them make it more realistic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,085
Posted By mfleming
Task based phase testing sounds great! I mean,...

Task based phase testing sounds great!

I mean, that’s what we should be doing regardless of how many hours are specified, right?? I always thought an arbitrary 40 hours didn’t prove anything if an...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-31-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By mfleming
My technique is to call and then send in the...

My technique is to call and then send in the order. Worked well for me.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-31-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By mfleming
Very true...

Very true https://vansairforce.net/community/images/icons/icon14.gif

24 tab mounted on the firewall cold side for all the grounds from boxes between the sub panel and firewall, 20 tabs on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By mfleming
$850/year seems in line with my original quote...

$850/year seems in line with my original quote for $1M/$2M liability/structure.

In my case I needed $1.5M/$2M for commercial purpose to satisfy the state...That added an additional $1000 to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By mfleming
I'm the one who asked that question on the...

I'm the one who asked that question on the AeroElectric list.

I was hoping to hear if not grounding the forest of tabs, as you have done, and running a separate wire to the main ground location was...
Forum: GPS 03-29-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By mfleming
Totally agree...I just gave the KING people a...

Totally agree...I just gave the KING people a call and suggested the G3X course.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By mfleming
So just for the historical record, AERLEDs tech...

So just for the historical record, AERLEDs tech support told me the shield ground should transit from the light, to the panel ground location...

My info came in 2020...maybe some inconstancies...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By mfleming
It's my understanding that the wig-wag switch...

It's my understanding that the wig-wag switch enables the wig-wag function but does not turn the lights on if the light switch is off.

Hopefully someone will verify this is correct.
Forum: Rocket 03-28-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By mfleming
That's a great idea...

That's a great idea https://vansairforce.net/community/images/icons/icon14.gif
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,157
Posted By mfleming
Hahaha, wow, yep :confused: I've called them nut...

Hahaha, wow, yep :confused:

I've called them nut plates all my adult life and then read in section 5 about plate nuts.... then I got confused on what I originally called them and my log has them as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,645
Posted By mfleming
I'm going to wire them up to the avionics bus so...

I'm going to wire them up to the avionics bus so they run when it's energized.
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-28-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 241,893
Posted By mfleming
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51076153733_54...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51076153733_54bab1ab68_b.jpg

I noticed the radiant heater in your hangar https://vansairforce.net/community/images/icons/icon14.gif I love mine.
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 03-28-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By mfleming
If you want a slider, build a slider. Avionics...

If you want a slider, build a slider.

Avionics access with a slider is all about planning. In my case there are only two boxes between the sub panel and firewall. The GEA 24 and the IBBBS. Both of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By mfleming
Well I just had a long conversation with Garmin...

Well I just had a long conversation with Garmin about my CAN bus layout. They confirmed my method of measurement is correct and the layout of my route is efficient and it is what it is...61'.

AND...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By mfleming
YES, exactly....I just was wondering if I was...

YES, exactly....I just was wondering if I was missing something. My measured distance seemed so much higher than others. I was also hoping someone would confirm my thoughts or correct them.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By mfleming
Thanks Mark, I just learned today about the...

Thanks Mark, I just learned today about the higher grade CAN bus wiring. I'm using the 22-2 that SteinAir sent me. My total CAN bus length is just under the max specified in the G3X manual so I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By mfleming
As I mentioned in post #3, the measured distance...

As I mentioned in post #3, the measured distance (not estimated) to the LRUs behind the panel eat up one 21' +.


GSU25-1 - distance is 9.25" = 18.5" total
GSU25-2 - distance is 13.25" = 26.5"...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By mfleming
It sounds like your -8 and my -7 are wired the...

It sounds like your -8 and my -7 are wired the same.

So this is my interpretation of a CAN bus path length and how to measure it. If I'm in error, I'm eager to know.

I've included my avionics...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By mfleming
I've seen the reference to 40 meters before....

I've seen the reference to 40 meters before. Here's what Gamin say's in there G3X manual version _am.

"2.3.1.3.1 CAN Bus Architecture
The electrical architecture of the CAN bus takes the form of a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By mfleming
Someone asked how I got 61' on the harness. Here...

Someone asked how I got 61' on the harness. Here goes.

So in the post there is a photo of my mock can bus harness on the table.

That represents 45' and it starts jut behind the baggage compartment...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By mfleming
Can Bus Length Concerns

RV-7, all Garmin avionics. Building my own avionics harness with the support of SteinAir.

This is an observation/question.

In all my reading in VAF about the Garmin Can bus maximum length, I see...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-20-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 35,435
Posted By mfleming
That's what I'm doing. Out the bottom, make a...

That's what I'm doing.

Out the bottom, make a U-turn, back up the stick to the pivot point and then to a seat rib...no holes needed.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,160
Posted By mfleming
Well bummer... these dimmers...

Well bummer... these dimmers (https://www.steinair.com/product/led-light-dimmer/) were expensive...

So will these work with the GAD 27?
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-18-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,160
Posted By mfleming
G3X and GAD 27...these are the dimmers...

G3X and GAD 27...these are the dimmers (https://www.steinair.com/product/led-light-dimmer/) SteinAir sent me for my setup.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-02-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,797
Posted By mfleming
How did you clean the tank of gasoline to prevent...

How did you clean the tank of gasoline to prevent having an explosive atmosphere when cutting?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-27-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By mfleming
Hahaha...that is so true. I get wrapped around...

Hahaha...that is so true. I get wrapped around the axel when I have to pay $12 for a $8 item...it's not rational but oh well.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-27-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By mfleming
That looks great but I'm so tired of being nickel...

That looks great but I'm so tired of being nickel and dime to death with shipping.

I'm buying this compression union...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By mfleming
My first thought exactly but it was the weekend...

My first thought exactly but it was the weekend and I wanted to put this job behind me.

Since B&C does not provide a locking device, I'm assuming they don't think it needs one. Vic, who sees so many...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-21-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By mfleming
-7 but the fuselages are the same. Vans sure...

-7 but the fuselages are the same.

Vans sure recommends leaving the stick height the same.
Iím using the Ray Allen G407F. I cut the stick down so when the grip was installed the height remained...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By mfleming
B&C Voltage Regulator Screw Security

-7 wiring in progress :D

Following the B&C manual for mounting the LR3D regulator, mines on the pilot side of the firewall. All the wires were ready to attach to the regulator when I noticed that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-19-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,883
Posted By mfleming
I guess Iím lucky, just bought my Shield 1.0...

I guess Iím lucky, just bought my Shield 1.0 directly from Aithre about a month ago.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-17-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,883
Posted By mfleming
This is the one I'm installing. Aithre Shield EX...

This is the one I'm installing. Aithre Shield EX 1.0 (https://aithreaviation.com/products/aithre-shield-ex-1-0) Connects to my Garmin GEA 24.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-13-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By mfleming
RV-7 - I'm not flying yet but I'm also mounting...

RV-7 - I'm not flying yet but I'm also mounting the GMU 11 on the aft deck. The unit is straddling the right lightning hole. The connector comes up through the left lightning hole. All stainless...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-12-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By mfleming
It's my understanding and the way I wired all my...

It's my understanding and the way I wired all my AeroLEDS lights is that the shield ground is different than the case ground.

The black wire from the light attaches to the shielding around the 3-20...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-12-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By mfleming
All these suggestions are great. Looks like I...

All these suggestions are great.

Looks like I got a case of target fixation when I tried to lump all three 3-20 shields together. After dinner Iíll do a test daisy chain and finish up in the am...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-12-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By mfleming
AEROLED SWITCH WIRING

Searched for photos and tips but no joy.

My AEROLED Pulsar NS Navigation Lights and Suntail are NAV/Strobe LEDs. The instructions for installing are posted below.
For those that have gone before me...
Forum: GPS 02-11-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,878
Posted By mfleming
Iím getting ready to make the decision on...

Iím getting ready to make the decision on mounting my Garmin GPS WAAS antennae.

Weíre either of yours WAAS?

Also, doesnít the ADS-B get its position from the WAAS antenna?

Iím thinking historical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,017
Posted By mfleming
NO....Van's is selling us the whole plane...You...

NO....Van's is selling us the whole plane...You can start and finish a RV with what they have for sale.

Th OP was just caught off guard that the FWF kit was not listed as a kit in the main order...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By mfleming
So, there is no URL associated with the photo on...

So, there is no URL associated with the photo on your phone.
A URL relates to the web address of a photo on a photo hosting website like Flicker for instance.
Here is an example of a url:

...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,017
Posted By mfleming
Well said...

Well said https://vansairforce.net/community/images/icons/icon14.gif
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-05-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By mfleming
+1 or 10 on the Deutsch connectors. Use the DTM...

+1 or 10 on the Deutsch connectors.

Use the DTM (https://deutschconnectorstore.com/product/deutsch-dtm-series-connector-kits/) series for the small wire low amp (up to 7.5amp) connections.

Use the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,017
Posted By mfleming
I agree with you the FWF kit was a bit of a...

I agree with you the FWF kit was a bit of a surprise and thanks for alerting new builders that may have missed this.

The reason the FWF kit is not on the kit order form is it's technically not a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-29-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By mfleming
Different starter contactor but this is how I did...

Different starter contactor but this is how I did it. I'm a -7.

Here's your photo rotated :D
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By mfleming
Or you could just leave it out entirely, as you...

Or you could just leave it out entirely, as you most likely will have an AoA and won't need it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-25-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By mfleming
Not sure what you did when uploading the photos...

Not sure what you did when uploading the photos but on my computer they try to download when clicking on the thumbnails instead of displaying in a new tab...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,641
Posted By mfleming
I will Have the IBBS 6ah battery. On back-up...

I will Have the IBBS 6ah battery.

On back-up battery

PFD
MFD #1
GEA 24
GSU 25 #1
GMU 11
Forum: Autopilots 01-22-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By mfleming
This is my simplified drawing for my Garmin...

This is my simplified drawing for my Garmin system. My system has a GAD 27.

Without the GAD 27 all your pin outs look correct when I compare them to my master drawing. Without a GAD 27, you will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-21-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By mfleming
Wiring Switch - Which Post?

So the a search didn't pull up any references to this question.

Is there a convention on wether one attaches the wire that goes to the device on the bottom post or the middle post on a SPST switch?...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-18-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By mfleming
So, If I remember correctly the STC requirements...

So, If I remember correctly the STC requirements for two SureFlys is that the second one be tied into a back-up battery.
If you have a behind the panel back-up battery, you could use the hot side of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-18-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,282
Posted By mfleming
E6000...

E6000...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2021, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By mfleming
So when the avionics switch is off and you flip...

So when the avionics switch is off and you flip the master on the avionics relay energizes and the power to the avionics buss is opened...
Isnít there a momentary surge to the avionics?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By mfleming
Assuming you're just running one Surefly. Since...

Assuming you're just running one Surefly.
Since we're not constrained by the STC that would be legal. Personally I would run the extra wire.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-17-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By mfleming
Not flying yet but I also have a avionics buss....

Not flying yet but I also have a avionics buss. I'm using this (https://bandc.com/product/spdt-sealed-relay-12v-40a-w-terminals/) relay from B&C.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By mfleming
My Gad 27 will be mounted on the sub-panel next...

My Gad 27 will be mounted on the sub-panel next to the GSU 25's and to the left of the GAD 29. The IBBS and GEA 24 are on drop down trays between the firewall and sub-panel.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,397
Posted By mfleming
You’ll get some pretty passionate responses to...

You’ll get some pretty passionate responses to this question but I’m not installing anything but a single comm and the GNX 375. There are many of us who believe the VOR/ILS is no longer needed. AND...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By mfleming
According to Garmin, yes, but I'm not sure what...

According to Garmin, yes, but I'm not sure what you would do different.

This is right out of the G3X installation manual. Page 15-3

"Use nonmagnetic materials to mount the GMU 11, and replace any...
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