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Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 29,152
Posted By jthocker
Check your ARINC settings on the 650. 650 to G3X...

Check your ARINC settings on the 650. 650 to G3X touch is EFIS format 2
and GAMA format 1.

When I upgraded a couple of 650/ G3X touches I got that same Baro message.
I had inadvertently set the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By jthocker
We installed 2 #4 lines into the collector on our...

We installed 2 #4 lines into the collector on our AWI 4 into 1. Works well there.


https://instagram.com/p/BlhH-YeAz12/
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-15-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,275
Posted By jthocker
Evan, The nesting process works just fine. I...

Evan,
The nesting process works just fine. I did mine that way this spring and my hangar mate did it for hire on one a couple of weeks later.
Forum: Autopilots 06-11-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,984
Posted By jthocker
Oops! Missed that. Thanks, and I?ll be sure to...

Oops! Missed that. Thanks, and I?ll be sure to RTFQ in the future!😳
Forum: Autopilots 06-11-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,984
Posted By jthocker
Lots of people misinterpret how to test the...

Lots of people misinterpret how to test the autotrim. On the screen they press “test” and then the trim “left” and “right” options on the SCREEN become available. They then proceed to use the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,163
Posted By jthocker
Congrats to BOTH Jerry and Ron!

Congrats to BOTH Jerry and Ron!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 835
Posted By jthocker
When you calibrate the fuel flow sensor there is...

When you calibrate the fuel flow sensor there is an option for a ?partial fill?. Make that one your normal fill and the full fuel one 15 gallons more.
You will then have 2 options when resetting...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-14-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,021
Posted By jthocker
In practice

Unless you want to test the lights in flight, I question the need for the test function for master warn and caution. If you configure the G3X inputs for red range +alert and yellow + alert, say for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-26-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,177
Posted By jthocker
Plane power alternator works fine. Skytech 149...

Plane power alternator works fine. Skytech 149 NL works fine except you will have to cut off a couple of ears. No fiberglass mods necessary.
Forum: Reviews 03-14-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,242
Posted By jthocker
Hey thanks Pat! I always do the disassembly...

Hey thanks Pat! I always do the disassembly myself. I?ll give them a call.
Forum: Reviews 03-14-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,242
Posted By jthocker
Paint shop Sebastian, Fl

Does anybody have any experience with Aircrafters Refinishing in Sebastian, Fl ?

Going to be at the airport in April for a few weeks and my new RV8 needs paint....
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,158
Posted By jthocker
Good choice!

Can?t quite fathom why you?re trying to find something other than Garmin. You?ve exactly described the panel I?ve been paid to put in as an upgrade in either an RV or Lancair, 15 times over the last...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-09-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,937
Posted By jthocker
Nice write up! Couldn?t agree more with you...

Nice write up! Couldn?t agree more with you about the Raven system and Rob in particular.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-08-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,011
Posted By jthocker
Oil pressure

Yes you certainly will need to crank the pressure back up when installing the inverted system.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-08-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 999
Posted By jthocker
AvStar !

Don?t discount using AvStar. Standard on new Lycomings. Balanced injectors out of box and you can actually bolt your airbox or snorkel to the servo body instead of a clamp ring....
Forum: COMM 01-25-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,721
Posted By jthocker
I usually set the mic gain to 0 or -6 on the GTN.

I usually set the mic gain to 0 or -6 on the GTN.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-08-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,375
Posted By jthocker
I'm in the same boat as Scott. 1500 hrs. +. Lots...

I'm in the same boat as Scott. 1500 hrs. +. Lots of G, 10 years and it finally let go at 11,000 ft and -1 F. My process for fitting the canopy has changed since I did this one.
After...
Forum: COMM 12-29-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,407
Posted By jthocker
He meant a Garmin 245 audio panel.

He meant a Garmin 245 audio panel.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-25-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,289
Posted By jthocker
Avstar

Since David down under is advising against Avstar, I will chime in again. Been flying my new RV8 for about a month now. This is since my first post in this thread. Once again, I get book fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,193
Posted By jthocker
Butt splice

I'm with Pat Hatch on this. A mil spec butt splice done with the proper crimper in this situation is what I use. Bias against crimp connections is usually based on previous experience with cheap...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,976
Posted By jthocker
You must have a different "Infinity" grip than...

You must have a different "Infinity" grip than anyone else. All Infinity grips I've ever seen or installed have no such feature. They bolt thru the stick.

Maybe they have a new one though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,976
Posted By jthocker
You must have a different "Infinity" grip than...

You must have a different "Infinity" grip than anyone else. All Infinity grips I've ever seen or installed have no such feature. They bolt thru the stick.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-29-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,763
Posted By jthocker
Dan, Been to busy flying time off. I'll try the...

Dan,

Been to busy flying time off. I'll try the resistor soon, but am leaning towards the light instead. A master reminder seems more useful anyway.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-24-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,763
Posted By jthocker
Aha! Ok thanks guys. I'll try the resistor.

Aha! Ok thanks guys. I'll try the resistor.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-23-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,763
Posted By jthocker
Thanks Carl. I just assumed that when the alt...

Thanks Carl. I just assumed that when the alt failed or was not running the connection was grounded, thus a discrete that is configured ? active low? would be enabled when the alt is off or failed....
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-23-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,763
Posted By jthocker
Vic, Discrete is configured as ?active low? , so...

Vic,
Discrete is configured as ?active low? , so it should complete the circuit for a light.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-23-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,763
Posted By jthocker
Alt inop light and G3X

I have been using the Plane Power alternator on all of my builds for the last 15 years or so. I have never bothered to hook up the wire for the "inop light". I have always relied on a voltage alarm...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,951
Posted By jthocker
Your fluctuations seem absolutely normal to me.

Your fluctuations seem absolutely normal to me.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-19-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,632
Posted By jthocker
I know people love their access panels on the...

I know people love their access panels on the Baggage wall, but I have found when doing an upgrade on an RV8 with said access panel it can create problems.
Like others have said, a 10 inch EFIS...
Forum: COMM 10-09-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By jthocker
SL40 cannot be flip flopped remotely if you're...

SL40 cannot be flip flopped remotely if you're talking that kind of flip flop.
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-08-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,045
Posted By jthocker
Thanks Christer. I'll call you then.

Thanks Christer. I'll call you then.
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-08-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,045
Posted By jthocker
Kavlico sensor wiring

Does anybody know the source for the male plug and wire connectors that Kavlico uses? I would like to crimp the the pins directly to the shielded wire from the engine module without splicing onto...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-19-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,668
Posted By jthocker
South Texas to Ohio

A review of my G3X data logs on Cirrusreports.com shows:
April 2016 KNQI (NAS Kingsville near Corpus Christi) to KHAO (Cincinnati) a leg of 5:05 and 1024 nm traveled over the 972 nm direct route. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,106
Posted By jthocker
Charlie, No cross brace. .125 angles on the...

Charlie,

No cross brace. .125 angles on the side baffle along with an .063 plate on the back baffle.




http://halie.com/scale/20/ohP.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,106
Posted By jthocker
Well let's see. 4 inch duct to Oil Cooler, area...

Well let's see. 4 inch duct to Oil Cooler, area of a 4 inch circle , (pi x radius squared) 12.56 square inches of cooling area. Baffle mount, 4 in x 6 in hole in baffle, 24 square inches of cooling...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-09-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,106
Posted By jthocker
RV8 Oil Cooler HE 8001599 install

http://halie.com/scale/20/ohZ.jpghttp://halie.com/scale/20/ohX.jpg

A couple of pics of a beefed up rear baffle installation for my new RV8.

This is an 8 row cooler from Pacific Oil Cooler Service....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-08-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,184
Posted By jthocker
http://halie.com/scale/50/ohz.jpg Did this...

http://halie.com/scale/50/ohz.jpg


Did this work?

Can anybody else see this image?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,333
Posted By jthocker
On my RV8 I used 2 1/4 spacers on top of the ring...

On my RV8 I used 2 1/4 spacers on top of the ring gear and between the Vans spinner bulkhead. That was for my original blended airfoil aluminum prop. I then used a 3/16 spacer between the cowl and...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-10-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,289
Posted By jthocker
I have the AvStar. Didn't have a need for the...

I have the AvStar. Didn't have a need for the manual as I just bolted it on and hooked up the cables, hoses, and injectors.
The stock injectors reach peak at almost the exact same time. My "GAMI"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,121
Posted By jthocker
Ben, We briefed 160 knots. That's the best the...

Ben,
We briefed 160 knots. That's the best the Bonanza said he could do.
When he let the speed drop to 150 the Hornets started complaining!😂😬
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,955
Posted By jthocker
How about letting him answer! He states, he...

How about letting him answer!

He states, he accessed the wrong one!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,955
Posted By jthocker
So, are you saying that it was the roll servo...

So, are you saying that it was the roll servo that had failed initially?
Are you saying that you removed the pitch servo and had it replaced when in fact it was the roll servo?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,955
Posted By jthocker
Let's not spread "bad info"

I did some checking. Steve's neighbor built a beautiful Glastar and had a well known avionics dealer in Fla. supply the harnesses and all the avionics for his aircraft. Legacy G3X screens, and GSU...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,747
Posted By jthocker
Mark, with all due respect, I can't tell from...

Mark, with all due respect, I can't tell from your signature or your profile what you have built, building or upgraded. I believe the OP was talking about an upgrade. Your scenario only makes sense...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,747
Posted By jthocker
Thanks Walt! I have to be very careful these...

Thanks Walt!

I have to be very careful these days!😜
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-28-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,747
Posted By jthocker
Sorry, gotta agree with Katie here. 3 weekends...

Sorry, gotta agree with Katie here. 3 weekends for a glass IFR panel! I'd like to see that!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2017, 05:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,385
Posted By jthocker
Of course I reply at 7 am eastern time, and can't...

Of course I reply at 7 am eastern time, and can't beat G3Xpert Steve, who replied at 5:59 CST!!!!!!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,385
Posted By jthocker
The probes have about 1 foot of wire and a #4 red...

The probes have about 1 foot of wire and a #4 red ring terminal attached.
You will need some # 4 ring terminals to mate up to the probe terminals.
#4 screws, nuts, and lock washers are supplied...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,385
Posted By jthocker
Nope! The module gets a quite a few other inputs...

Nope!

The module gets a quite a few other inputs besides engine. Mount it on the aft side of the fwd baggage wall or on a shelf between the gear tower cross braces.
There is no need to keep it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,385
Posted By jthocker
Glen, There are no wires in the sensor kit for...

Glen,
There are no wires in the sensor kit for the EGT/ CHT probes.
You will need to get some 22 gauge type K thermocouple wire for that.
In the past, I've found the 6 foot harness that is usually...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,107
Posted By jthocker
Inverted Flop tubes

A data point for anyone considering fuel tank flop tubes.

Decided to see how long my engine would run while inverted and on the NON inverted tank.

I have a flop tube in the right tank and a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 178,428
Posted By jthocker
No Taxiway labels on Safetaxi😂

Not sure if there ever were labels for taxiways when zooming in on Safetaxi chart, but I don't have them now. A friend asked me why his legacy G3X didn't have the labels. I said my touch does,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2017, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,939
Posted By jthocker
I have mounted a GTX 45R to the sidewall of 2 RV7...

I have mounted a GTX 45R to the sidewall of 2 RV7 's behind the rear baggage panel and have had no trouble bluetoothing from back there, even with the antenna pointed the wrong way!
Also, my GDL 39...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,807
Posted By jthocker
That's interesting. When I'm upgrading an...

That's interesting. When I'm upgrading an aircraft to G3X and I see that there is a non LED Nav/tail strobe ( Whelen), I usually warn the owner that we may have to change to an LED tail Nav/...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,619
Posted By jthocker
Referencing that old thread, I have done numerous...

Referencing that old thread, I have done numerous installations with the SPST switch with excellent results including my own RV8. I have incorporated the DP switch the last 4 installations only...
Forum: GPS 05-23-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,164
Posted By jthocker
Hey Steve, Any chance we'll be able to set up the...

Hey Steve,
Any chance we'll be able to set up the 45R AHRS from the G3X screen instead of a PC?????
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,621
Posted By jthocker
After 10 builds of my own and at least 15 other...

After 10 builds of my own and at least 15 other rear spars that I've drilled, I now just line up the stub with the bottom of the fork and drill in the middle. Done numerous first flights on these...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-10-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,972
Posted By jthocker
We put a G5 in a Lancair IVP with a slightly...

We put a G5 in a Lancair IVP with a slightly canted panel. Garmin said it wouldn't work. We prepared a an adapter but decided to try it without it.
It's been functioning fine without it.
Give it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-10-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,972
Posted By jthocker
Had mini b in panel before the Garmin G5 came...

Had mini b in panel before the Garmin G5 came out. Fought the same exact noise issues you're dealing with. We have since switched to The G5 and that cleared up the noise problem!😀
I have a customer...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,972
Posted By jthocker
Good luck with that Reinhard!

Good luck with that Reinhard!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,508
Posted By jthocker
Sure was Mike, night show in Reading last...

Sure was Mike, night show in Reading last Sept.

Art puts on a great show!

Sorry I missed you AGAIN!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-29-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 36,196
Posted By jthocker
Hey Thanks! Been wondering all day when there...

Hey Thanks! Been wondering all day when there would be some silly Dynon question in a Garmin thread!!
Forum: RV-14 03-25-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,623
Posted By jthocker
Plane power

Doing a complete Garmin panel upgrade on a friends RV7a. He bought it a couple of years ago. Has B and C alternator Along with the LC3 regulator. Probably some sort of aero electric designed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,537
Posted By jthocker
Plane power!

Plane power!
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