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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By Ezburton
This may or may not be helpful, but I 3D printed...

This may or may not be helpful, but I 3D printed some custom flanges out of ABS because I have access to a printer in my work's maker space. They were custom because I wanted to hang them from a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,282
Posted By Ezburton
This never seems to be easy, but one way to do...

This never seems to be easy, but one way to do this quickly is by using forceps like these from Harbor Freight. They come straight or bent nose and various...
Forum: Northeast 12-03-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,235
Posted By Ezburton
I'm interested. PM sent.

I'm interested. PM sent.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,913
Posted By Ezburton
Justin, Are the G3X databases per aircraft or per...

Justin,
Are the G3X databases per aircraft or per screen?


All -
One of the things I was considering when I went with Garmin was the resale value. I would tend to think that a lot of people who...
Forum: Reviews 10-07-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,265
Posted By Ezburton
CQ1 with or inplace of hearing aids?

I have a friend who has two hearing aids and has been having a hard time connecting with everything coming over the radio. I've read the other threads on hearing loss, but didn't see any posts...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-24-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,494
Posted By Ezburton
That's curious. Not having the flight director...

That's curious. Not having the flight director is one thing, but if you have the LOC/GS tuned and the you have switched from GPS to LOK, shouldn't you see the deviations anyway (without the flight...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-17-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By Ezburton
I have a low time Positech cooler which I...

I have a low time Positech cooler which I replaced for something I was told would totally solve my oil temp issues... turned out the super cooler was just super expensive... The P/N is P20002B, but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By Ezburton
I thought it might be something like that for the...

I thought it might be something like that for the second case... but in the first scenario it actually told me it was still the departure airport which has a different frequency altogether. And when...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By Ezburton
G3X / GTN650 Frequency Source Annunciation

I saw something curious on my glass this weekend. I have a dual G3X touch and a GTN650. The GDU may be one rev behind. I had a flight plan loaded in the GTN and while en route, I went to the way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,268
Posted By Ezburton
I didn't have this one, but I do have the one...

I didn't have this one, but I do have the one from Mountain High (a little less expensive)

https://www.mhoxygen.com/product-category/cannulasface-masks/cannulasface-masks-e-z-breathe/

I used it in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-02-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,236
Posted By Ezburton
When I got the battery charger from EarthX, it...

When I got the battery charger from EarthX, it came with ring terminal leads and which has an idiot proof, water-tight capped plug on the other end. That plug connects to the one on the charger. I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-13-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,093
Posted By Ezburton
There are spade connectors for micro switch...

There are spade connectors for micro switch terminals I used for generating different discrete signals which come in 0.110" instead of the standard 0.250" (or the 0.187"). They would lock up better...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-24-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,431
Posted By Ezburton
You've now included information not in the OP. I...

You've now included information not in the OP. I have a little more sympathy for you. The CFI was willing to fly the plane solo cross country makes the situation more curious.

However, if your hand...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,431
Posted By Ezburton
So you would have researched the tribal knowledge...

So you would have researched the tribal knowledge on the idiosyncrasies of the RV12 carburetor setup, pulled the cowling off and verified that spring and stop were setup correctly?

I don't know...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,431
Posted By Ezburton
What did you expect the instructor to know about your plane?

I'm not a CFI, but my thoughts seem to run contrary to the others.

I don't think that instructing is inherently dangerous when conducted in a school airplane, which the CFI flies 3 times a day, 5...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,380
Posted By Ezburton
I guess a non-Vans builder will have to reply if...

I guess a non-Vans builder will have to reply if you want anything other than "Vans is the best"

I think the one thing that Vans got really right is the development of the kit. For my money, if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,313
Posted By Ezburton
I had a couple of people ask me about my DIY...

I had a couple of people ask me about my DIY system I put together for the limited space in my Long EZ. Here the description I sent out...

The O2 system consists of a small bottle, a demand style...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-15-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,196
Posted By Ezburton
I recall talking to someone at the factory when I...

I recall talking to someone at the factory when I purchased my Pmag who told me you can actually split the electronic from the unit and remotely locate them to a cooler area. I haven't had a problem...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-12-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,575
Posted By Ezburton
Gap for BR9EIX

I was just working on my CI and thought I would try the BR9EIX instead of the BR8EIX. What gap are people running with on these?

Thanks,
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By Ezburton
I dumped data on GDU 1 but not on GDU 2. I'll...

I dumped data on GDU 1 but not on GDU 2. I'll have to dump that on my next time down at the airport (Saturday).

I was trying to recall how to manually select ADAHRS 1 or 2, but it didn't jump out...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By Ezburton
The very first thing in the ADAHRS Stitic...

The very first thing in the ADAHRS Stitic Pressure Calibration procedure is that this should be done only if you fail a pitot static test and that this is rare and will probably never be used. The...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By Ezburton
G3X ADAHRS No Alt Comp message

I have a dual G3X Touch with dual ADAHRS about 18mo since install. I just started get this message (at all times, on ground, in air, etc). There isn't a lot in the Garmin manuals that I have found...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,915
Posted By Ezburton
Yeah... I know it doesn't make sense. But if you...

Yeah... I know it doesn't make sense. But if you replace everything else and the problem doesn't go away, and then replace the ignition and it goes away... that kind of says its the ignition.

I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,915
Posted By Ezburton
Its the lightspeed ignition...

I had the exact same problem in my Long EZ when it had about 25 hours on it (O-320, 1 mag, 1 Lightspeed Ignition). I could never be duplicate on the ground. It gets your attention really quickly. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-30-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,242
Posted By Ezburton
Use a rivet for a snubber

Instead of the McMaster Carr part, I drilled a 1/32 hole through an 1/8" rivet, cut the head off an pressed into the AN fitting on the engine. I used a rivet long enough that it couldn't possibly...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Ezburton
The first loop I did in the carbureted Long EZ...

The first loop I did in the carbureted Long EZ was so awful that the engine stopped, fuel smell, etc. Since this was the first time, I lined up high enough to glide to my home airport and was...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Ezburton
I actually installed two illuminated push...

I actually installed two illuminated push buttons... one on each side in my Velocity. I have side sticks and center throttle and didn't know which stick I would prefer after flying a Long EZ for 10...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-18-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By Ezburton
I think there are a coupe of things in play here....

I think there are a coupe of things in play here. First you need a sufficient number of discretes available (6) in order to get three up locked / down locked lights. So go ahead and run wires for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-25-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By Ezburton
I think I found that if you touch the course...

I think I found that if you touch the course window on the PFD, it opens the keypad and you can use the right knob to set the VOR radial. I try not to use the touch so much because its really hard...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-25-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By Ezburton
Okay, I guess I missed that bullet on the freq...

Okay, I guess I missed that bullet on the freq change. There's no harm in pushing the HDG knob while on the radial, and it seems like it may be best practice to do this. TRK mode I never saw...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-25-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By Ezburton
Justin, Thanks for the response. 1) Dropping...

Justin, Thanks for the response.

1) Dropping out of NAV when changing VOR freqs. Why does it do this and is the proper response to just reactivate NAV mode?

1. Anytime you manually change the CDI...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-23-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By Ezburton
G3X Touch / GTN VOR-to-VOR Autopilot Questions

All,

I've been experimenting with my G3X autopilot the last couple of flights, specifically flying VOR to VOR and culminating in an ILS approach with a procedure turn. Any inputs / suggestions from...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-05-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,605
Posted By Ezburton
This sounds like the problem I had on my plane. ...

This sounds like the problem I had on my plane. The GSA28 servo is PWM and the trim actuators are just analog voltage. When the AP is powered, the trim doesn't work. If you pull the CB on the AP,...
Forum: GPS 01-28-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,845
Posted By Ezburton
Do software updates have to be installed sequentially?

I had an issue once where an update changed something and when I went to shake out the aircraft following maintenance, things were not as they were and I thought I had goofed up something. Turned...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 12-29-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,725
Posted By Ezburton
Glad you and your bird survived. In the canard...

Glad you and your bird survived.

In the canard world, we tend to use most of the available runway before braking. Energy dumped into the brakes increases at the square of the speed and is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-11-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,699
Posted By Ezburton
In my Long EZ, I had an alarm which triggered...

In my Long EZ, I had an alarm which triggered when nose gear was not down and locked and the throttle was near idle (this is per the plans). A lot of people added a aural defeat to the system so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By Ezburton
You might want to consider the tax ramifications...

You might want to consider the tax ramifications in your state. If you register it, you may have to pay state tax on it now until it is finished (or at least the sales tax based on the worth). Of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,313
Posted By Ezburton
I actually made a system for <$200 from new parts...

I actually made a system for <$200 from new parts available on ebay. Pick a tank size that fits your need and space (170 liter M6 for me), I got a Easy Pulse 5 oxygen conserving regulator, cannula,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-05-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By Ezburton
I had a RMI Micro Monitor and a Pmag/Slick setup....

I had a RMI Micro Monitor and a Pmag/Slick setup. The RMI manual shows the wiring for this combination. If I recall there is a diode between the mag switch and the Pmag switch to read RPM during...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,037
Posted By Ezburton
My Long EZ had no heat and when operating in a...

My Long EZ had no heat and when operating in a cold cockpit (i.e., cold fingers) my pulse oximeter didn't read. I assume because of cold and little activity to get my circulation going.

I'm sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,882
Posted By Ezburton
My config, a flight failure and checklist...

My config, a flight failure and checklist change...

I have the Pmag on its own CB and a 3 position toggle switch;
Up - UNGROUNDED / POWERED
Middle - UNGROUNDED / UNPOWERED
Down -...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,766
Posted By Ezburton
I'm not an RV builder so I don't know exactly...

I'm not an RV builder so I don't know exactly what you are doing, but couldn't you put the bushings on the tube, flare it on the bench and then install it? Or won't the bushings go through the hole....
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,204
Posted By Ezburton
I recently had a bad shimmy happen on landing...

I recently had a bad shimmy happen on landing after I installed the wheel pant on the nose gear (in a Velocity... which are known for bad ground steering and NLG shimmy). It was suggested that I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-01-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,006
Posted By Ezburton
First off, I found the settings in the G3X and...

First off, I found the settings in the G3X and disabled the trim servo functionality, which it seems disables the GSA28 from being the trim servo and enables the trim actuators I have installed. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,006
Posted By Ezburton
Thanks Levi, Not sure we are on the same page...

Thanks Levi,

Not sure we are on the same page though. I have two GSA28 servos, one Ray Allen actuator for roll trim and one Warner linear actuator for pitch trim.

So is what you are saying still...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,006
Posted By Ezburton
So I checked this out with my Avionics guy and he...

So I checked this out with my Avionics guy and he agreed that the relay supplied was not going to work (consistently). We purchased a TCW unit and I installed a few weeks back. Now the trim works...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-12-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,716
Posted By Ezburton
I saw both this thread and this article today IR...

I saw both this thread and this article today IR vision. Sorry, your FLIR is now obsolete...

Summary:
Without night vision goggles, mammals have been incapable of seeing infrared light until now....
Forum: RV-4 02-09-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,162
Posted By Ezburton
Oddly enough, I am getting ready to pour some...

Oddly enough, I am getting ready to pour some lead for a BB8 Droid which my daughter and I have been building. The dome (head) is attached magnetically to tower which pivots at the center of the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 141,219
Posted By Ezburton
Checklists should eligible for the start up page

I think the checklists should be eligible to be the default start up screen instead of having to hit <menu>, <menu>, <checklist>. After all, it is the first thing we all do, right?

IMHO...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,006
Posted By Ezburton
Sounds like this is my issue. I'll get with my...

Sounds like this is my issue. I'll get with my avionics guy and try to get this resolved.

Thanks all for the input... that's why I pay my dues! I'll reply back with what I find out to close out...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,006
Posted By Ezburton
Unhappy G3X Manual Trimming not functinal if autopilot is powered

All,
I have a dual G3X Touch system with pitch and roll autopilot servos and a GMC305 autopilot control panel. I've performed the setup procedures when I first powered up the panel and everything...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,212
Posted By Ezburton
Correct. Its the desired track. The green pip...

Correct. Its the desired track.

The green pip is your velocity vector and should be going through the center of the windows. Following the flight director should keep you on the ground track and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,212
Posted By Ezburton
I have a GTN650 with the flight plan loaded. I...

I have a GTN650 with the flight plan loaded. I also have the AP Panel which I used to set the target altitude. After takeoff when I turned toward the first leg of the flight plan, I noticed the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,212
Posted By Ezburton
G3X Pathways

I installed a dual G3X Touch in my plane recently and finally got around to entering a flight plan and letting the autopilot fly the route in Nav & Alt Hold modes. This is the first time I have seen...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,113
Posted By Ezburton
Interesting point, but I'm not sure how to...

Interesting point, but I'm not sure how to account for something like that... you would have to weigh the plane in a nose high attitude so that the fuel was at the back of the tank.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,113
Posted By Ezburton
G3X Touch Weight and Balance Setup

I have a couple of issues with entering the weight and balance arms into the G3X. In my aircraft (a Velocity), the fuel moment arm changes significantly with quantity due to the swept strake (about...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-22-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,299
Posted By Ezburton
You sure you want to do this? My understanding...

You sure you want to do this? My understanding is that the clock starts on the warranty when you register the units. I was advised to do so when I got the system up and running. Can ask the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 141,219
Posted By Ezburton
Canned discretes shoule have user definable names

I just installed a G3X Touch system in my Velocity (haven't flown yet). There are a couple of canned special function discretes which have engine power setting as part of the logic (e.g., Door Open...
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-21-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,975
Posted By Ezburton
I just installed a glass cockpit. If you plan on...

I just installed a glass cockpit. If you plan on using a vacuum pump, I will send you the one I removed, with the regulator, filter, lines & fittings, and the suction gauge for the cost of shipping....
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-12-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,804
Posted By Ezburton
Hi Paul, I live in Bethesda and the NoVA area...

Hi Paul,

I live in Bethesda and the NoVA area for a while now and hangar space is definitely hard to come by at a reasonable price. The question is how many days do you want to fly?

A friend...
Forum: GPS 02-08-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,538
Posted By Ezburton
Okay. Just coil it. Thanks all for the input. db

Okay. Just coil it.

Thanks all for the input.
db
Forum: GPS 02-07-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,538
Posted By Ezburton
I couldn't find anything about not cutting the...

I couldn't find anything about not cutting the antenna length in the install manual, just a lot about where to locate it (Section 22.1). Where did you see that?

I was thinking of reusing the mini...
Forum: GPS 02-07-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,538
Posted By Ezburton
G3X Touch GPS Antenna Length

Hi all,

I am finishing up the install of a dual G3X Touch and go to the point of routing the GPS antenna which plugs into the back of the display (GA-26C). The cable for the antenna is about 10ft...
Forum: ADS-B 02-02-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,870
Posted By Ezburton
Thanks for the clarification Carl. So the...

Thanks for the clarification Carl.

So the reason for doing this is a privacy or violation issue.

Come 2020, will it be required to broadcast your N number?
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