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Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-01-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By Longez
Post The G3X Installation Manual...

The G3X Installation Manual (https://static.garmin.com/pumac/190-01115-01_an.pdf) explains that you might need to install a restrictor between the sensor and the engine pickoff.

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Steve
Forum: COMM 04-24-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Longez
Post Good idea, but there is no reason to check the...

Good idea, but there is no reason to check the internal fuse if the lights flash at power-on and the intercom works normally.

The internal fuse is connected directly to incoming aircraft power from...
Forum: COMM 04-24-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Longez
Post Is this a new installation of a used audio panel...

Is this a new installation of a used audio panel of unknown condition, or was it previously working in your plane?

Is the intercom function working well (when speaking into the pilot headset) with...
Forum: ADS-B 04-20-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Longez
Post It seems unlikely that your friend was given a...

It seems unlikely that your friend was given a transponder code with a 8 or 9.

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Steve
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-20-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,108
Posted By Longez
Post Mickey, There is a threaded post inside the end...

Mickey,

There is a threaded post inside the end that attaches the cap to the spark plug wire.

Just trim the spark plug wire flush, slip the wire seal over the end of the wire, screw the spark...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-19-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,108
Posted By Longez
Post I have been using Autolite 386 18 mm plugs on my...

I have been using Autolite 386 18 mm plugs on my magneto (but not my electronic ignition) for over 20 yrs. I have never found a replacement 18mm resistor type plug with a non-threaded terminal end. ...
Forum: GPS 04-18-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Longez
Post Hi Figs, Yes, as discussed in this thread...

Hi Figs,

Yes, as discussed in this thread (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=1507046#post1507046), I use the Aera 760 connected to the GNX 375 to provide georeferenced approach...
Forum: GPS 04-17-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Longez
Post Figs, In your installation, the GDL 39 uses GPS...

Figs,

In your installation, the GDL 39 uses GPS data from the stand alone Aera 796 GPS navigator.

I don't have any experience using an iPad in an airplane, but it is my understanding that Garmin...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Longez
Post 32 Gbyte per the current installation...

32 Gbyte per the current installation manual.

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Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-08-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,437
Posted By Longez
Post Randy, I want to join others in thanking you for...

Randy,

I want to join others in thanking you for bravely sharing your experience and your video. Most of us will never experience an iced up pitot probe, but watching your airspeed go from normal...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By Longez
Post Kyle, You might just verify that the backlight...

Kyle,

You might just verify that the backlight didn't get turned down all the way. Once the unit is operating, press the power button twice to set it to max bright.

Steve

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Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By Longez
Post I agree with Chris on the Daniels tweezer...

I agree with Chris on the Daniels tweezer extractors. Very expensive, but you buy them once and they are so much easier to use. It will put a smile on your face the first time you use a tweezer...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-27-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By Longez
Post The Airplane Flight Manual Supplement (AFMS)...

The Airplane Flight Manual Supplement (AFMS) (https://uavionix.com/downloads/skybeacon/skyBeacon-Flight-Manual-Supplement-UAV-1002111-001-Rev-B.pdf) for this product discusses how the internal...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-27-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By Longez
Post Yes, you did indeed say that above.... Is there...

Yes, you did indeed say that above.... Is there evidence you can show us that the FAA has been lenient in this manner? If that is the case, why would the manufacturer of one of these "sniffer"...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-27-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By Longez
Post An aircraft should NOT need to be in radar...

An aircraft should NOT need to be in radar coverage to provide full ADS-B Out including baro altitude.

If your UAT ADS-B Out device requires that the aircraft be in radar coverage so that your UAT...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By Longez
Post Hi Pat, The voltage is no problem, but the...

Hi Pat,

The voltage is no problem, but the Lightspeed Plasma III output is only capable of driving a very high impedance input (1M ohm), so it can't drive the 34K ohm analog inputs on the GEA 24...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Longez
Post We could probably use a little more information...

We could probably use a little more information than this in order to help.

If you are updating software, except for the primary GDU 4XX displays, you should be in configuration mode looking at the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By Longez
Post At all times when you are using the external...

At all times when you are using the external navigator (e.g. GTN) for navigation, and the G3X/G3X Touch system is not receiving A429 data from the external navigator, the yellow "VFR" annunciation...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-17-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By Longez
Post Rich, As long as you are outside the FAF, and...

Rich,

As long as you are outside the FAF, and haven't captured the GP/GS, it is pretty simple to accommodate a request to fly a "360 for spacing", especially if you are still in altitude hold.

For...
Forum: GPS 03-12-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,776
Posted By Longez
Post Rob, Since the 696 only has a single RS-232...

Rob,

Since the 696 only has a single RS-232 port, this might not be possible, but fortunately, when a GDL 39/39R is connected to a 696, it supports using a 2nd RS-232 port on the GDL 39/39R as a...
Forum: GPS 03-01-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By Longez
Post Hi Figs, Yes, that is correct. If you want to...

Hi Figs,

Yes, that is correct. If you want to use the 2 Aera 760 RS-232 ports for GNX 375 MapMx and SL30 frequency send, you would need to use a Bluetooth connection between the Aera 760 and GNX...
Forum: GPS 03-01-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By Longez
Post Hi Figs, I love the GNX 375. The display is...

Hi Figs,

I love the GNX 375. The display is small on the GNX 375, but is more than adequate for flight planning and loading/activating approaches. I find it super easy to use and have flown over...
Forum: GPS 03-01-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By Longez
Post Cannon, The Aera 796 does not have a built-in...

Cannon,

The Aera 796 does not have a built-in SXM weather/music receiver. It has a special interface that works with the GXM 42 (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/garmin10-05525.php)...
Forum: GPS 02-28-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By Longez
Post Hi Kevin, Yes, your GDL 39 3D will work fine...

Hi Kevin,

Yes, your GDL 39 3D will work fine with the Aera 760. This is explained in the Aera 760 Pilot Guide (https://static.garmin.com/pumac/190-02674-00_c.pdf).

The GNS 430W also interfaces...
Forum: GPS 02-28-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By Longez
Post Hi Kevin, I have used pretty much every Garmin...

Hi Kevin,

I have used pretty much every Garmin portable since 1993, and the Aera 660 and the larger Aera 760 are by far my favorites.

The Aera 760 is quite a bit thinner (0.9" versus 1.5") and...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-27-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By Longez
Post Like David, I used a Sticky Stuff pump for large...

Like David, I used a Sticky Stuff pump for large layups when building my Long-EZ, but now that I only do small projects, I just use a triple beam scale. I picked an OHaus used in like new condition...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-22-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By Longez
Post Bart, Both the GNX 375 installation manual and...

Bart,

Both the GNX 375 installation manual and the G3X Touch Rev. AM Installation manual (page 27-37) provide the wiring diagram for the configuration module mounted inside the backshell of the GNX...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-22-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By Longez
Post Bart, Does the Diagnostics, XPDR, Warnings page...

Bart,

Does the Diagnostics, XPDR, Warnings page show a CFG Module error like this?

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If there is a red X by CFG Module, this could also be caused by configuration module wiring.

Steve
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By Longez
Post Dan, Not sure why you are seeing this issue, but...

Dan,

Not sure why you are seeing this issue, but one solution might be to do like I do and keep 3 SD cards. One for flying, one for database updates, and one for software updates.

For a GTN 650,...
Forum: Steam Gauges 02-18-2021, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By Longez
Post If your system has a "PTRIM" entry in the Device...

If your system has a "PTRIM" entry in the Device List on the System Information page, it means you incorrectly enabled a pitch trim GSA 28 servo in the LRU configuration.

While you might have a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Longez
Post Hi Ed, Sorry, I missed the main aspect of your...

Hi Ed,

Sorry, I missed the main aspect of your question. Yes, the GPS Track in the SD card flight data log is True versus Magnetic and is always True independent of what may have been selected for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Longez
Post Ed, I am sure Justin will be along soon, but to...

Ed,

I am sure Justin will be along soon, but to start off, how do you have this configured in your G3X Touch system? It would be very unusual for anyone to not be using magnetic GPS track (Auto Mag...
Forum: ADS-B 02-15-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By Longez
Post It does, but only when it can reliably determine...

It does, but only when it can reliably determine what your ICAO address is from all the traffic targets it might be receiving. For example, let's say you and your buddy power up together on the...
Forum: ADS-B 02-15-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By Longez
Post Jim, Good points, but I think you will see that...

Jim,

Good points, but I think you will see that anytime there is a Garmin portable or G3X Touch system connected to a GDL 5X/5XR, regardless of what antenna may be connected to the GDL 5X/5XR, the...
Forum: ADS-B 02-15-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By Longez
Post Kevin, You might also verify that your Aera 660...

Kevin,

You might also verify that your Aera 660 GPS fix is always 3D Differential, even when maneuvering and landing since your GDL 52R is using this lateral/vertical data in its ownship and traffic...
Forum: ADS-B 02-14-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By Longez
Post Hi Kevin, I have been flying with a GDL 52R...

Hi Kevin,

I have been flying with a GDL 52R mated to an Aera 660 and then to an Aera 760 for many years, and haven't had any trouble with ownship traffic indications or alerts.

Over the years I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,823
Posted By Longez
Post Hi Bob, This is very kind of you, but I don't...

Hi Bob,

This is very kind of you, but I don't think I did much good here.

While it is true that there was nothing wrong with the servos, Mark was doing everything right and it was Mark collecting...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-11-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,518
Posted By Longez
Post Flyyak, That is great news! Glad to hear you...

Flyyak,

That is great news! Glad to hear you didn't have to change any wiring.

Steve
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-11-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,518
Posted By Longez
Post Flyyak, Sounds good. The GSU 73 will work...

Flyyak,

Sounds good.

The GSU 73 will work fine with the GTN. You do not need a GAD 29. I am still using a GSU 73 for ADAHRS/EIS/A429 in my plane that was installed over 10 years ago.

Steve
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,823
Posted By Longez
Post Mark, What do you have your pitch gains and max...

Mark,

What do you have your pitch gains and max torque set to?

Are you using PIT mode?

Are you sure you are giving it time to slowly reverse direction when you move the flight director to the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,823
Posted By Longez
Post Hello Mark, There is no such thing as a pitch...

Hello Mark,

There is no such thing as a pitch (or roll) servo runaway with a Garmin autopilot, so no worries there.

What you are seeing is just the normal limitations to engaging the autopilot on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,518
Posted By Longez
Post Here is a ground test. When you power on the...

Here is a ground test. When you power on the GTN, there is an instrument test page that drives both the lateral and vertical deviation indications. The vertical deviation is driven only by A429....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,518
Posted By Longez
Post I think I know what we will see, but it would...

I think I know what we will see, but it would also be good to see a section of your datalog like the one below from one of my recent LPV approaches.

You can see how the blue highlighted vertical...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,518
Posted By Longez
Post Hi Flyyak, You mention several times that the...

Hi Flyyak,

You mention several times that the system does not capture the LPV glidepath, but not sure if you have told us whether or not it displays the glidepath vertical deviation field next to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-07-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,273
Posted By Longez
Post Igor, Are you asking about the "COM Freq Swap"...

Igor,

Are you asking about the "COM Freq Swap" input discrete function discussed above which swaps the active/standby frequency for the currently selected COM radio, or a "COM Swap" function...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By Longez
Post Luke, That file will never work. Instead of...

Luke,

That file will never work.

Instead of flying with an SD card inserted in the display and collecting individual flight files to the card as you fly, you appear to have flown, and then gone...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-06-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By Longez
Post Hi Luke, I upload all of my G3X Touch flights...

Hi Luke,

I upload all of my G3X Touch flights into my free FlyGarmin logbook. I have used Savvy in the past, and it should work, but find the FlyGarmin logbook the best for my needs.

Not only does...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-28-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By Longez
Post Hi Rich, I think you better go re-read the...

Hi Rich,

I think you better go re-read the Flight Log section in the pilot guide. You will notice that it says NOTHING about an SD card. Every G3X and G3X Touch system stores up to 50 flights in...
Forum: GPS 01-28-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By Longez
Post Agree with others. My GNX 375 has never had a...

Agree with others. My GNX 375 has never had a problem using a teardrop entry when needed.

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Forum: COMM 01-23-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By Longez
Post Jack, The flashing lights may mean that the...

Jack,

The flashing lights may mean that the power connection to the GMA 240 is unreliable, so check that the power connection to the circuit protection device is secure.

The GMA 240 is pretty...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,030
Posted By Longez
Post Hi Larry, As shown on page 27-33 (drawing I...

Hi Larry,

As shown on page 27-33 (drawing I attached above), dual power inputs are supported for the GTX 45R, and Power 2 is optional. And yes, you have to wire either power input to 2 pins each...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-16-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,030
Posted By Longez
Post Page 27-33 of the Rev. AM G3X Touch installation...

Page 27-33 of the Rev. AM G3X Touch installation manual shows a LOT more than just GSU 25 wiring.

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If you install all the interface, power, and ground wiring shown on that page, and perform the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By Longez
Post Congrats Axel on scoring some great Garmin...

Congrats Axel on scoring some great Garmin displays for your project!

While there are some lower cost options for the OAT probe (if that is all you buy), you will need some additional parts like...
Forum: Autopilots 01-11-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,956
Posted By Longez
Post Hi N40ES, Yes, that is correct. With your G5...

Hi N40ES,

Yes, that is correct. With your G5 already installed, you just need to add GSA 28 pitch/roll servos, RV-9A pitch/roll servo install kits, and the GMC 507 autopilot control panel.

If you...
Forum: Autopilots 01-10-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,956
Posted By Longez
Post Hi Dave, Just a quick mention that you already...

Hi Dave,

Just a quick mention that you already have the heart (G5) of the greatest autopilot you could install in your plane. Just add a couple of servos and the GMC 507.

There is absolutely no...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,202
Posted By Longez
Post Ok, we give. What software is in your GTX...

Ok, we give. What software is in your GTX 327?

GTX 327 V2.10 software was released in Feb. 2014 and is the latest software for all GTX 327 units manufactured before July 2014.

GTX 327 V2.12...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By Longez
Post Hello Larry, Replacing a failed configuration...

Hello Larry,

Replacing a failed configuration module on either system (G3X or G3X Touch) should never require re-configuration since the displays hold a copy of the configuration, and when they...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-07-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By Longez
Post Hi Rich, Here are some answers to your...

Hi Rich,

Here are some answers to your questions.


The GDU 37X and GDU 4XX displays use the same 50 pin connectors, so additional wiring is optional. For example, if you have a GNX 375, GTX 45R,...
Forum: ADS-B 01-02-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,695
Posted By Longez
Post That is correct SPX. The failures in this PAPR...

That is correct SPX. The failures in this PAPR report had nothing to do with not flying in rule airspace. As you have said, flying in rule airspace is only a concern if you are trying to get a...
Forum: ADS-B 01-01-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,695
Posted By Longez
Post These NIC/NACv/NACp errors are normally caused by...

These NIC/NACv/NACp errors are normally caused by poor GPS data when there are no Baro Alt errors, and you no longer seem to have those.

Since the errors only occurred ~5% of the time on your 51...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,202
Posted By Longez
Post Not to thread drift too much, but Dan is right. ...

Not to thread drift too much, but Dan is right.

If you have a G5 system with a Garmin GNX 375 or other Garmin Mode S ADS-B transponder like the GTX 335/345, these transponders automatically...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,202
Posted By Longez
Post Hello, Yes, this will work if the G5 serial port...

Hello,

Yes, this will work if the G5 serial port is available.

Page 7-5 of the current Rev. 8 G5 Installation Manual (https://static.garmin.com/pumac/190-02072-01_08.pdf) shows how to wire a G5 to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-28-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By Longez
Post Wow, upgrading from V6.40 to V12.10 is a huge...

Wow, upgrading from V6.40 to V12.10 is a huge leap! That plane hasn't been maintained in years.

Fortunately, there is a simple resolution.

You will need to first upgrade to V8.00 (or downgrade...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-25-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,273
Posted By Longez
Post Hello Ray, This is a nice G3X Touch feature, but...

Hello Ray,

This is a nice G3X Touch feature, but it requires two things to work.

First, you need a GMA 245/245R audio panel. This is needed because the G3X Touch system needs to know which of the...
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