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Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,584
Posted By airmel
Mac support

As a long time Apple user (iMac), I would surely appreciate support for using the Mac computers.

Thank you!
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-20-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 23,564
Posted By airmel
I know the feeling

I've gone through a few PC680s. I've tried no charger use, then bought the Odyssey charger with a new PC680 last year and used it regularly. No difference that I could tell; both PC680s just didn't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,802
Posted By airmel
Input from a complete Garmin panel user

Panel looks very nice. Great job mocking up boxes behind panel. One suggestion: switch the GEA24 with the GAD29 box as the GAD29 interfaces with the GTN650 and the GEA24 has all the engine probes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,695
Posted By airmel
Some information from the Odyssey battery company

I recently emailed EnerSys, the company that makes Odyssey batteries. Here's some of the information they provided which may be helpful:

ODYSSEY Battery basics. ODYSSEY batteries are an AGM Lead...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,172
Posted By airmel
SteinAir

SteinAir. They and Garmin have provided and continue to provide me with outstanding support on their products.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,427
Posted By airmel
Thumbs up Great Customer Service

Just got back from a flight up to SPA to visit with Don & Colleen Rivera of Air Flow Performance. Don made several adjustments/mods on my IO-360-X to make it even better/smoother running & more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,641
Posted By airmel
Fly "safe"

As far as I can tell, the word "safe" is an adjective or a noun, NOT an adverb.

Thank you.

Whew. Now, go fly safeLY! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,192
Posted By airmel
Way to go!

As a retired airline pilot, I can say I am not surprised at your accomplishments! :)
However, it takes courage and conviction to reach the level you have reached.
(Women tend to pay great attention...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,109
Posted By airmel
Control order

Do you mean to have the controls: throttle, mixture, prop instead of the more typical throttle, prop, mixture?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,772
Posted By airmel
Ask the dealer from which you purchased the GTN. ...

Ask the dealer from which you purchased the GTN. They should be able to help you.
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,119
Posted By airmel
I could not find a reference, so I stand...

I could not find a reference, so I stand corrected.
Forum: RV-10 02-21-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,119
Posted By airmel
A few thoughts...

The ELT panel indicator must be in reach, so it needs to be in the center area.

Is the iPad necessary? What will it be used for during flight?

Thinking through actual flying while sitting in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,578
Posted By airmel
Great tool!

Yes, they are a great tool while building. I think I bought a 25# bag of shot, divided it into 3 amounts, and sewed up three heavy canvas bags (double stitched) approximately 6" x 9" or so. I used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,821
Posted By airmel
This may help -

I found this article to be very helpful:

http://www.kitplanes.com/issues/31_5/builder_spotlight/heat_shields_up_20988-1.html

Information from Vetterman in this article -

"So, what kind of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,548
Posted By airmel
Wick's?

I think I got my 2-wire seals from Wick's for about $6 or $7 each a couple of years ago; I remember I also did not want to pay $20+ for them! I tried to check just now, but their website is not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,628
Posted By airmel
Another idea or two

I used backplates with nut plates on them to keep from having to try and hold a washer and nut behind the sub panel while mounting remote boxes. Also tried to keep all hex head screws pointing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,660
Posted By airmel
Around the cutout hole -

I think it is called caterpillar edging. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,660
Posted By airmel
Slider subpanel cutout for GTN 750

Marking for wire bundle cutout:

http://i67.tinypic.com/24ycjmh.jpg

Subpanel cutout (GTN 750):

http://i68.tinypic.com/2u6ftih.jpg

Angle brace being fitted to right side:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,503
Posted By airmel
Getting close to flying...

7 slider CS FI Pmags 180
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,814
Posted By airmel
cable tie mount

I like to pop rivet a small cable tie mount to the structure inside if able; otherwise a self-stick cable tie mount can be used. There are also other ways to keep wires from moving around such as...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-29-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,341
Posted By airmel
Check this webinar

There's a great EAA webinar that just aired recently on "Designing the Perfect Paint Scheme" -
http://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=4559953140001

It has some interesting tips and lots of what not to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,957
Posted By airmel
Big picture -

This gives a good "big picture" and shows info. for each airport when the mouse is rolled over it:
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/zoa/mwmap3.php?map=usa
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-28-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,859
Posted By airmel
See pages 26-27

Try pages 26-27 of the VP-X manual. There is an "ANL" fuse which is a current limiter for the alternator. It shows it going to the switched side of the battery contactor which is also wired to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,428
Posted By airmel
Whelen Installation Guide

See the Whelen Installation Guide for the unit(s) desired (found under the document tab on their website) - the anti-collision pulse amperes are listed as well as the "typical" anti-collision amps. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,323
Posted By airmel
Should I ask...

about the ladies' model? :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,947
Posted By airmel
Cleanliness of potties & showers

Flipper,

Thank you for your comments and your asking for input. We like to camp in HBC, but the condition and cleanliness of the port-a-potties and the showers has kept me away lately (we flew down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,946
Posted By airmel
Army-Navy store

I found a great pair at the Army-Navy surplus store locally. They have velcro cuffs and zippers for pocket access, etc. Price was about $30. (I do take a bit of ribbing due to the camo. color.)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,409
Posted By airmel
Try these...

See what routes have been recently cleared:

http://flightaware.com/news/article/Did-You-Know-You-can-find-IFR-routes-for-an-upcoming-flight/46

Or the FAA preferred...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-20-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 23,972
Posted By airmel
Don't forget the discount!

I've ordered one of these books and found a 15% off Lulu coupon code: GETIT15
That payed the shipping and then some! :)
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-02-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,272
Posted By airmel
Our list includes:

What everybody else has said and -
"Packtowls" (a chamois like towel sold at outdoor stores, like REI, that takes some getting used to, but works really well, dries fast, and is ultra...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,699
Posted By airmel
SteinAir

SteinAir guys can do a layout from your ideas sketched on a napkin or whatever! Then they can cut you a nice panel from that. As has been said before, they will do as much or as little as you want...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,091
Posted By airmel
Hey, Stein -

Okay, I'm gonna check mine for your fingerprints :D:D !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,934
Posted By airmel
Happy Birthdays!

Happy Birthday to you both! Always love to see your pictures and read your stories from Italia! :)
Forum: GPS 09-16-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,069
Posted By airmel
October

The reply I just got from the G3xperts was "Scheduled for sometime Oct, but we do not have a firm date." :o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,090
Posted By airmel
Nice ladies' shirts too

And I got one of the nice, new ladies' shirts! It fits well and looks nice! Many thanks for the social too - the "go to" event at OSH now! :D
Now, just waiting for my turn in the Stein queue for...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 07-25-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 118,956
Posted By airmel
You'll have to

introduce yourself at the Social, as we won't recognize the new you! :D

Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 41,801
Posted By airmel
Yes!

I like the idea of pink cups! :p As long as there is some good beer in them though, it really won't matter! And after a few beers, nobody will be able to tell what color they are...:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,800
Posted By airmel
Wow!

Congratulations, Dan! It is beautiful!
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-21-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,126
Posted By airmel
That's really nice!

You even have lots of lighting and I'm sure H & AC - things we don't have in the hangars here! (We do have a beer fridg. though :D)

Way to go, Joe! Enjoy the process!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,495
Posted By airmel
LOL

Your write-up of your hanging party is priceless! Thank you! :D

(I'm the crazy woman who flagged you down at Triple Tree last year just to meet the one with the great "avatar"!)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 27,351
Posted By airmel
Yes - attached at bottom only

My fairing is only attached at the bottom. I wrapped some clear duct tape along the upper edge just in case it moves any against the firewall. It sort of curves into the firewall at the upper edge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 27,351
Posted By airmel
My "firewall fairing" -

http://i59.tinypic.com/152f2tx.jpg

It is .025 aluminum and the nut plates are on the fairing instead of the firewall.

FWIW: My husband has been flying with one similar to your option 2 on his 6...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,754
Posted By airmel
Another choice?

We saw the new David Clark DC Pro-X Headset at SnF and were impressed with the light weight and comfort of it (at least at the booth!). Retail is $637 I believe. Just another choice to look at!
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-05-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,896
Posted By airmel
Several parts will make it work nicely

I believe I used AN816-3D, AN818-3D, and AN819-3D (3/16" nipple, nut coupling, and sleeve) from SteinAir, and part # 5779K634 from McMaster-Carr which is a swivel 90 degree elbow adapter tube to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,361
Posted By airmel
The door is open early!....

It's the G3X Touch! Looks very nice!!!!
http://www.garmin.com/us/products/intheair/sport-aviation/g3x-touch/
:D:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,339
Posted By airmel
Never mind....

Wait until tomorrow...:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,120
Posted By airmel
SteinAir

I purchased one from Stein last fall. It is a very nice unit (Garmin GAP 26-20: regulated, heated pitot)!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,361
Posted By airmel
Woohoo!

:D Sounds like fun! :D I hope to see a small, light weight, remote-mount 2020 compliant transponder!:p Oh, yeah, at a great price too!:p
Forum: Virtual Hangar 03-16-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 118,956
Posted By airmel
Wow!

Brian,

I was just thinking that I hadn't seen a post from you recently and wondered how you were doing... Great to see you - and so much less of you now that you look like a new person!! That is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,905
Posted By airmel
I'm with you

Yes! Just the other day a Lancair taxied onto the ramp in front of my open hangar doors (and car parked in front), stopped, apparently decided he was on the wrong ramp, added a LOT of power, and...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 02-27-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 118,956
Posted By airmel
Yea!

Great to hear you're flying again and the #s are flying off of you! :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-22-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,183
Posted By airmel
Acryglo "Jetstream" matches

I used Acryglo "Jetstream" and it matches the powder coat -

http://i62.tinypic.com/2ajrldt.jpg

By the way, the way I found this was I bought some of the Van's touchup paint for the powder coat and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,450
Posted By airmel
Thanks, Scott

Many thanks to you, RVbuilder2002, for your rivet removal post. Those long handled cutters make removing the shop head of the rivets really easy using your method!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-20-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,817
Posted By airmel
Van's support answer

Heard back from Van's support today:



This refers to Figure 6 for RV-6/7 in the SB 14-01-31.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,450
Posted By airmel
Easier now

Yes, we are talking about the Horizontal Stabilizer SB, not the elevator SB. Since I'm still building, my empennage is not on the fuselage yet and not painted, so it is much easier now than to wait...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-20-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,817
Posted By airmel
Comments on the SB for the 6s/7s

I posted this on Bret's thread yesterday, but it's pertinent here, so -

I'm working on the SB on my yet-to-fly RV-7 (nice, because the tail feathers are not mounted!).

I found that Figure 6 for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,450
Posted By airmel
A few minor comments on the SB

I'm working on the SB on my yet-to-fly RV-7 (nice, because the tail feathers are not mounted!).

I found that Figure 6 for the RV-6/7 has the 3/8 and 1/2 marked in reverse from what the actual part...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-15-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,764
Posted By airmel
Barrett Performance

Mike,

You know I have not flown my airplane yet, but you know that Barrett has a long, long history with air show performers and has an excellent reputation.


To the OP and others looking for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,427
Posted By airmel
That's funny!

Love it! :D Well, if the shoe fits, wear it!

Continuing the major thread drift here...:p
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,764
Posted By airmel
Barrett Precision Engines

And don't forget to give Rhonda and Allen a call at Barrett. They are a family business that specializes in customer care as well as great engines - custom or stock. When you compare the value...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,427
Posted By airmel
(Just kidding!)

:D:D:D And I'm guessing about 10 woman hours :D:D:D

Thanks for the pics, guys!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,427
Posted By airmel
Even a gal can do it...

Yes, I'm working on the SB for the HS now... stopped only by the ice & snow. I used a burr on a dremel and just took the heads off the rivets on the main rib flange that gets cut off anyway. I just...
Forum: GPS 01-19-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 883
Posted By airmel
Section 3

Check Section 3 of the Garmin GDL-39 Installation manual (google same and download!).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,136
Posted By airmel
Well...

I think that Avery may run a special concurrent with Sun 'N Fun of about 10% and maybe 1 cent shipping (?) even though they aren't there any more. And seems like they do have some things discounted...
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