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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,016
Posted By bkthomps
this picture confirms my extreme bias for the...

this picture confirms my extreme bias for the tailwheel RV's

congrats
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-23-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,300
Posted By bkthomps
60A CB for alt on main panel? Yikes

60A CB for alt on main panel? Yikes
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,397
Posted By bkthomps
What does a bank say? Some banks will not loan on...

What does a bank say? Some banks will not loan on an airplane with damage history, so that should be a huge factor- if you have the cash to own something outright, great- good for you, that's not...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-22-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,317
Posted By bkthomps
Medeco makes a very nice one for aircraft, the...

Medeco makes a very nice one for aircraft, the Lancair crowd uses them
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,977
Posted By bkthomps
any pictures of your RV7 system that is currently...

any pictures of your RV7 system that is currently being developed? any sketches or ideas to share if not?

is it really 20lbs heavier than the RV10 system?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 141,120
Posted By bkthomps
I've got a simple upgrade that from a developer...

I've got a simple upgrade that from a developer perspective should be real easy to code

for the SXM Music module, show the elapsed time or time remaining of a song....I had a recent flight where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,735
Posted By bkthomps
when do you expect they will be available for...

when do you expect they will be available for sale? do you have a link or are you selling via PM?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,486
Posted By bkthomps
another idea is to fill it completely with oil,...

another idea is to fill it completely with oil, and drain when you want to run it

ATF or oil in the cylinders, cap with junk plugs

no room for air, no room for corrosion
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,772
Posted By bkthomps
just make sure you have an alternate air...

just make sure you have an alternate air setup....that is a great ice collector
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-30-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,213
Posted By bkthomps
working on this still, 3 years later....what...

working on this still, 3 years later....what radio did you have recalled?

EDIT: finally after swapping antennas, cables, etc, this has been solved

The audio bundle cable was close to the fan/heat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,023
Posted By bkthomps
If you see any issues with flares, you should...

If you see any issues with flares, you should second guess any fuel system hard lines, including those in the tank.

I won't name names, but I recall a few years ago a guy saying he got his pipe...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By bkthomps
they don't have to frankly, they know you'll pay...

they don't have to frankly, they know you'll pay what it costs to get the data, there is no alternative source for it, and you gotta be legal!

sad but true
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By bkthomps
fill the engine completely with engine oil, slap...

fill the engine completely with engine oil, slap full, fill the cylinders with oil or auto trans fluid

you won't be able to turn things over this way, and you'll have to go through a procedure to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,637
Posted By bkthomps
I emailed the G3X support team to see if there...

I emailed the G3X support team to see if there was any progress on this
Forum: Propellers 05-10-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,111
Posted By bkthomps
I have made five attempts over the past 3 weeks...

I have made five attempts over the past 3 weeks to call and inquire about the status of a prop that I ordered a while back, I can reach the receptionist just fine, and I can leave message with her

I...
Forum: Propellers 04-25-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,111
Posted By bkthomps
Well that?s certainly longer than four weeks

Well that?s certainly longer than four weeks
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 170,854
Posted By bkthomps
Is there not a rule or guidance for how far a CB...

Is there not a rule or guidance for how far a CB panel should be from fuel lines/selector?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,465
Posted By bkthomps
no radio response = go ahead, especially if he's...

no radio response = go ahead, especially if he's in a non movement area (sometimes the area you described meets this definition)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,797
Posted By bkthomps
i've never had duncan come in at the original...

i've never had duncan come in at the original estimate, they try whatever they can to increase it

the best incident i had was before garmin gave you the ability to update GTN's in experimental, they...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-26-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,523
Posted By bkthomps
i'd rather have a fuel filter for each tank, than...

i'd rather have a fuel filter for each tank, than one central one that could fail/clog/etc

i don't like single points of failure, especially in the fuel path
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,012
Posted By bkthomps
would it be fair to assume now that the software...

would it be fair to assume now that the software release cycles will slow to molasses?

or will you maintain a separate software branch for experimental?

As an experimental user, I'm hoping the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,829
Posted By bkthomps
Yep, those CAN be tasty, but often are not- same...

Yep, those CAN be tasty, but often are not- same with asparagus, hit or miss

For what its worth, your poll did not have an option applicable to my stance, you may consider revising it
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,829
Posted By bkthomps
i personally found it to be physically...

i personally found it to be physically uncomfortable, best analogy i can think of is sorta like riding on a small boat on choppy water, some people do it- i just don't think it's enjoyable

i guess...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,715
Posted By bkthomps
It?s a turbo normalized IO-550 with a MT 4...

It?s a turbo normalized IO-550 with a MT 4 blade

Love this setup
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,715
Posted By bkthomps
The G3X accepts a BNC input, you can get all...

The G3X accepts a BNC input, you can get all sorts of adapters but the MAX-VIZ x1 outputs BNC so it?s a straight shot

I can?t imagine a scenario where I?d want to record anything, it?s a situational...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,715
Posted By bkthomps
avoiding cumulus at night is a very nice feature...

avoiding cumulus at night is a very nice feature that for me justifies the cost alone

i've seen other incidental benefits, taxiing, seeing wildlife on runway or taxiway, which jet was just parked...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,715
Posted By bkthomps
important to note you can only view it on the...

important to note you can only view it on the screen it's connected to, which is a limitation, i have a FLIR camera which is wired to my right screen, it's useful but i'd really like to have it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,827
Posted By bkthomps
+1 for Vic, if anyone needs a reference give me a...

+1 for Vic, if anyone needs a reference give me a call

congratulations on this big milestone! I'd be spoiled being so close to spruce
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,145
Posted By bkthomps
most people don't like to coat exhaust because of...

most people don't like to coat exhaust because of the "can't weld repair it" logic

i say coat it, if you get a crack, replace it
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,410
Posted By bkthomps
awesome news, keep the good work coming! are...

awesome news, keep the good work coming!

are there updates to the wiring diagram or required connectivity between the G5 and the AFS unit? Can you point me in the right direction? Tim @ Approach is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-22-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 141,120
Posted By bkthomps
i'd prefer they keep the G5 software as simple as...

i'd prefer they keep the G5 software as simple as possible, since it's a backup instrument, and i've worked with software developers enough to know that beauty is simplicity
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,576
Posted By bkthomps
my answer? Absolutely not would you fly with...

my answer? Absolutely not

would you fly with this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_tlSfHS4Vo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLRo9gtYf-M

I have had no issues with my Garmin G5 that replaced it,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,765
Posted By bkthomps
i think they like to get paid for their time,...

i think they like to get paid for their time, someone else can clarify?
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,266
Posted By bkthomps
Can someone buy Dan H a 3d printer so he can...

Can someone buy Dan H a 3d printer so he can start making inserts to test and continue his research?

Can we crowdfund that?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,697
Posted By bkthomps
that's around terrain, this is the flat...

that's around terrain, this is the flat southeast, where you can literally see the convection and nasty air in most cases, especially this day (i flew shortly after that)

at 5,000 feet, they were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,697
Posted By bkthomps
Extreme Turbulence in RV7

Okay, who was it? Step forward and share your tale

https://i.imgur.com/E06rOgb.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 26,660
Posted By bkthomps
finally! thanks for the hard work garmin, this...

finally! thanks for the hard work garmin, this will be very helpful around bravo's, are the TOD and BOD graphics planned to be integrated to the G3X at any point? or will we just see the banana...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-25-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 23,396
Posted By bkthomps
i've had this same issue prior to v6.0 which I...

i've had this same issue prior to v6.0 which I have not installed yet, the problem is that the database may have several definitions for the airspace ahead, the atlanta bravo always triggers at least...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 23,396
Posted By bkthomps
what features constitute a major release for...

what features constitute a major release for version 6.0?

It looks like mostly small improvements, are there any systems or modules that have received a rewrite?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-25-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 141,120
Posted By bkthomps
Loaded on the main post, thanks for taking the...

Loaded on the main post, thanks for taking the time to do that! We are near the character limit for a post so if any more we may have to get creative
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,962
Posted By bkthomps
i also highly recommend getting some teflon tape,...

i also highly recommend getting some teflon tape, and lining the sections where the baffling material rubs against the cowl, you will be amazed at the reduced vibrations transmitted to the airframe
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-24-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 141,120
Posted By bkthomps
if you want to compile the list, I'll update the...

if you want to compile the list, I'll update the initial post- there's 22 pages to sort through, and i'm still waiting on aural alerts to be updated :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,540
Posted By bkthomps
fake news!

fake news!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 141,120
Posted By bkthomps
That would be a great idea, I'd like to make the...

That would be a great idea, I'd like to make the PIREPS more visible, they are a bit difficult to see on the map page view
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-19-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 23,396
Posted By bkthomps
i have only had luck by updating one at a time,...

i have only had luck by updating one at a time, and leaving the adjacent screen powered off completely

otherwise I get high network error rates on at least one module when updating, I have no idea...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,188
Posted By bkthomps
so are you making these in-house or are you just...

so are you making these in-house or are you just ordering to spec? I have traditionally ordered these from aeroquip to spec and am curious if any alternatives exist (mostly due to cost!)
Forum: Florida (North) 03-02-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,144
Posted By bkthomps
RV's don't hold enough fuel for the savings to...

RV's don't hold enough fuel for the savings to justify landing 45mins to an hour away and then arranging for a car

I would land at KDTS and start enjoying your beach time sooner, tower is open now...
Forum: Propellers 12-06-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,525
Posted By bkthomps
as a reference data point, MT says anything...

as a reference data point, MT says anything allowing the wood to be exposed grounds the airplane

the logic is that moisture will get into the wood, and centrifugal force will push it out to the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-17-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 141,120
Posted By bkthomps
are we ever going to get more aural alert...

are we ever going to get more aural alert options?

My system seems to have a variety of bings and bongs, but not as many "spoken" or aural alerts/alarms as the Dynon i used to fly

any plans for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-17-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,667
Posted By bkthomps
my comment wasn't directed at you- and congrats...

my comment wasn't directed at you- and congrats to you, that's AWESOME, welcome aboard and enjoy the ride
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 29,041
Posted By bkthomps
VMWare Fusion- run a windows PC (virtual) on your...

VMWare Fusion- run a windows PC (virtual) on your mac, problem solved

$99
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,667
Posted By bkthomps
Always amazed to see pilots that struggle with...

Always amazed to see pilots that struggle with acronyms and abbreviations, yet pilot an aircraft in the national airspace system under IFR
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-06-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 29,041
Posted By bkthomps
Perfect, thanks Steve! I just wanted to make sure...

Perfect, thanks Steve! I just wanted to make sure that was reiterated to pilots, a warning each time makes sense
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-06-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 29,041
Posted By bkthomps
Great work Garmin do the visual glide slopes...

Great work Garmin

do the visual glide slopes provide terrain/obstacle avoidance? I think it's important to clarify that and reiterate to people who may be making assumptions
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,929
Posted By bkthomps
that is amazing, I have a lightspeed unit I need...

that is amazing, I have a lightspeed unit I need to send back, the microphone won't stay "up" and the cord to the control box is fraying, which I understand is something that has happened to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,277
Posted By bkthomps
I have it, find Ironflight thread and check out...

I have it, find Ironflight thread and check out my videos, PM me or ask here for any questions about the Maxvision
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,654
Posted By bkthomps
i had my oil cooler line fail while flying my...

i had my oil cooler line fail while flying my RV-4, hot oil onto my foot through the heater valve which was right below the oil cooler on the firewall side

i can tell you with enthusiasm, keep the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By bkthomps
quality control on these units seems to be...

quality control on these units seems to be abysmal

would like to better understand why they constantly fail, i have relative new (less than a year old) ones from replacing bad ones, and these have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-13-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 141,120
Posted By bkthomps
i hate to break it to you, but experimental...

i hate to break it to you, but experimental avionics may not be the market for you- that's what it's all about

why do you want your iPad to be a backup? the G5 is a perfectly adequate backup, and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-13-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 141,120
Posted By bkthomps
i can't fathom why you would want your panel to...

i can't fathom why you would want your panel to be dependent on your iPad and a 3rd party device that is loose in your cockpit, why not just get a GDL39-R ? your iPad could use the info from it, and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 141,120
Posted By bkthomps
it would be ideal if we could keep this thread to...

it would be ideal if we could keep this thread to feature requests and wish lists, and not individual install issues or troubleshooting- g3xpert is very helpful, reach out directly to them

Here's an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,622
Posted By bkthomps
i've taken puppies (8-10week rescues) up to...

i've taken puppies (8-10week rescues) up to 17,000ft for over an hour with no issues

i routinely take my 100lb german shepherd and 6lb chihuahua to 12,000-15000 with no issues for a 45min...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-30-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 141,120
Posted By bkthomps
Well here's one road block- version control of...

Well here's one road block- version control of the data, it simply can't be bidirectionally authoritative with the current structure
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,737
Posted By bkthomps
i do this trip at least monthly, if not twice a...

i do this trip at least monthly, if not twice a month

of all the suggestions, (metro, taxi, friend picking you up, VRE, etc) i can offer this wisdom i've gained

please do not lose sight of how...
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