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Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By tomww
IFD 440 to G5 to display ILS/GS or LPV

Hi Everyone

I'm trying to work out how to use my back up G5 to give lateral and vertical guidance from my IFD440.

The G5 is a back up to my AFS5600 (an excellent system). At the moment it is a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-10-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By tomww
I had to move some pins. And the two sensors...

I had to move some pins.

And the two sensors mentioned.

I did 3500 engine sensor version to 5600 plus new sensor module
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-24-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By tomww
Thanks for the quick reply Justin. That is what I...

Thanks for the quick reply Justin. That is what I wanted to know.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-24-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By tomww
Garmin G5 stability

I have been told that if the G5 has a GPS outage the ADHARS will slowly topple. I am told that the system is dependant on using the GPS as a reference.

Is there anyone who knows if this is true ot...
Forum: International 11-07-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,494
Posted By tomww
Looks like a lot of fun. Hopefully next year...

Looks like a lot of fun.

Hopefully next year more will be able to join.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-29-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,784
Posted By tomww
For failure someone mention the flight plan...

For failure someone mention the flight plan having migrated to the EFIS from the gps navigator as if the AFS wouldn’t do that. Well it will. I have an IFD440 and an AFS screen. The flight plan comes...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-18-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By tomww
The colour indicates you have it set to follow...

The colour indicates you have it set to follow track.
If you ask it to follow heading or GPS. The flight director will change colour accordingly.

The ends of the flight director indicate what...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-12-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,096
Posted By tomww
I don’t know about the rules where you are. But...

I don’t know about the rules where you are. But in Europe if the destination is forecast to be IFR on arrival you must have an alternate that you are equipped to use by alternative means. If you are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-10-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By tomww
I love to see them come out light. :D Who needs...

I love to see them come out light. :D

Who needs interiors anyway. :)

(If you fancy a fancy interior then fine. But I like mine minamilist and light )
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-18-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,664
Posted By tomww
I have seat belts. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

I have seat belts. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,434
Posted By tomww
I have a 5600 and a 3500. They work great...

I have a 5600 and a 3500. They work great together, no problem at all.

I used to have a 3500 and an engine monitor that looked just like a 3500 and both displayed all the data. You couldn't tell...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-12-2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 30
Poll: EFIS Poll
Views: 3,960
Posted By tomww
Not sure if they are included in the Dynon total....

Not sure if they are included in the Dynon total.

When I redid my panel I seriously considered changing to garmin, but stuck with AFS. The AFS display is unlike any other, and I like it very much.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,099
Posted By tomww
The other thing is, an 9 drivers may not like...

The other thing is, an 9 drivers may not like this, I fly my 7 with 200 hp engine and CS prop with a friend in his 9 with FP prop. At the same speed we get the same fuel consumption.

The 9 has its...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,858
Posted By tomww
Thanks Derek. I'll keep an eye out for you,...

Thanks Derek. I'll keep an eye out for you, should be able to spot you with that paint. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,858
Posted By tomww
Good to see her back in the air. Could I ask who...

Good to see her back in the air.

Could I ask who you were insured with. It seems they have treated you well.

Tom G-MRVL.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 993
Posted By tomww
I have an almost identical problem. My EFIS is...

I have an almost identical problem. My EFIS is the AFS and also the EFIS will turn off and reboot. I have disconnected the two and they both work fine. I need to find a solution because at the moment...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,875
Posted By tomww
Most mechanical assembly have a natural resonance...

Most mechanical assembly have a natural resonance at some frequency or other. Many things will affect that. In our case even the aerodynamic covers will have some effect. That this shows up in a...
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,882
Posted By tomww
I think this may be the first time I have heard...

I think this may be the first time I have heard an RV's controls called heavy.

:D:D:D But by heck there are some sensitive, or should that be responsive people out there. :D:D:D
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-01-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 91,986
Posted By tomww
My RV7 with an angle valve engine and an MT prop...

My RV7 with an angle valve engine and an MT prop weighs in at 1090Lbs with full IFR panel. The CoG is fine. I can do full fuel, wife, full bags and still be within limits.

I may take the strobe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,692
Posted By tomww
Our LAA do have a strict view on any mods to the...

Our LAA do have a strict view on any mods to the plans. And can be pretty much a pain.

Mil spec wire should not be a problem. But cutouts are likely to cause a problem. But I have seen RV8's flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,267
Posted By tomww
Mine is mainly black, yes it gets very hot in the...

Mine is mainly black, yes it gets very hot in the sun. But it is easy to see, black is the easiest colour aircraft to see according to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By tomww
I ran the COAX for comm1 with other wires. When I...

I ran the COAX for comm1 with other wires. When I moved it to be on its own the problems i was having with the radio disappeared.
Forum: Propellers 03-13-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,325
Posted By tomww
I have the MT prop. My aircraft has two radios...

I have the MT prop. My aircraft has two radios and two GPS antenna. But is generally fairly smooth apart from that. As long as she is clean and the air filter is clean with clean plugs etc she will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 34,173
Posted By tomww
But one mans helpful is another mans dangerous...

But one mans helpful is another mans dangerous advice.

Look at the recent thread. Someone suggested using super glue. Clearly that prop was badly damaged beyond any safe repair. IMHO :) If no one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 21,676
Posted By tomww
Maybe if you wish to continue your run past 52...

Maybe if you wish to continue your run past 52 years you could invest in a fuel tester cup. Then you can check for water in the tank. This might even be an obvious thing to do when it hasn't been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,813
Posted By tomww
I've got an Andair 3 lever quadrant. Wouldn't...

I've got an Andair 3 lever quadrant. Wouldn't dream of changing it. And I've just redone the panel. No problem at all. I just took out the passenger stick.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 18,617
Posted By tomww
For my point of view. In practice I fly my 7 with...

For my point of view. In practice I fly my 7 with a friend in his 9. The difference in our real world is not that great.

My take.

If you want to turn it upside down it?s a 7 you need. If you don?t...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,630
Posted By tomww
There is one thing you missed from the list of...

There is one thing you missed from the list of things a brokerage needs to do for the client. Namely get the best price. Many but not all will think best = lowest.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,259
Posted By tomww
@Pmoran In my previous live I used to specify...

@Pmoran In my previous live I used to specify holes in bits of Perspex and such like to be dragged through the air at over twice the speed of sound. I have very little experience of light aircraft....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 54,488
Posted By tomww
@ironflight. Thanks for the idea. The G5 clearly...

@ironflight. Thanks for the idea. The G5 clearly shows it has a 3D fix, and the AFS5500 confirms the gps data is valid. I also tried an aera660 that got a fix in the hanger, and displayed it on its...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 54,488
Posted By tomww
I'm setting up a Garmin G5 as a standby/backup. I...

I'm setting up a Garmin G5 as a standby/backup. I have it talking to an AFS5500 I'm fitting. The Garmin confirms it is getting a valid input from the AFS. The AFS confirms it is getting a valid GPS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,854
Posted By tomww
I wonder if they realise one speed that should be...

I wonder if they realise one speed that should be monitored as TAS is VNE. that?s important, the rest is not that important. If someone chooses to use GS rather than IAS or TAS will it really matter?...
Forum: Autopilots 03-27-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,310
Posted By tomww
I have the original AF Pilot and the integration...

I have the original AF Pilot and the integration with the AFS panel is spot on. Never had any problems with it.

I also fly a Cirrus with an upgraded autopilot that on its own cost much more than the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-13-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,617
Posted By tomww
I'm just updating my panel. I had AFS before and...

I'm just updating my panel. I had AFS before and had a hard look at other options. I will have AFS after the upgrade.

But lets not lose sight of what we have on offer these days. Anyone who...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-20-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,910
Posted By tomww
:eek: well who would have thought a more...

:eek: well who would have thought a more complicated prop would weigh more! Hold the front page!

You pays your money and makes the choice that suits you.

My 7 is about 1090 lbs with its heavy angle...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-20-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,910
Posted By tomww
A wise choice I think. Without getting into...

A wise choice I think.

Without getting into never ending hair splitting. I simply enjoy the climb I get from my MT prop on a 200HP RV7. Lots of climb and landing performance at a cost. My choice to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-12-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,103
Posted By tomww
I wondered where she ended up. Cant help with the...

I wondered where she ended up. Cant help with the mirrors. Bob and the man who built my 7 were in basic training together. If you see me in G-MRVL come and say hello.
Forum: GPS 02-01-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,902
Posted By tomww
Im just putting one in my 7. You can get some...

Im just putting one in my 7.

You can get some very good trade in deal for the 430.

I got the all the bells and whistles on my IDF440. WiFi, Bluetooth, keyboard, terrain wotsits. Very pleased so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 18,617
Posted By tomww
The 9 may be better at some things. The amount of...

The 9 may be better at some things. The amount of margin is not one of them. Not this post, but some of the posts in this thread seem to ignore reality and are trying to operate very near the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 18,617
Posted By tomww
The point is that those speeds are getting near...

The point is that those speeds are getting near the edge for the RV9. Read the warning on the Vans web page link. That is dangerous territory for the 9. Good luck if you go there deliberately.

It?s...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By tomww
Just fitted the wires and sensors today as part...

Just fitted the wires and sensors today as part of my upgrade from 3500 to a dynon Ems feeding the new AFS5500. Took no time really.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 18,617
Posted By tomww
Interesting idea that something can be overlooked...

Interesting idea that something can be overlooked and thus misrepresented.

One of the strengths of the 9, IMHO, is the lower stall speed and all that implies.

But you won?t find me ignoring the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 18,617
Posted By tomww
So that?s why you were soooooo slow then. :D:D:D:D

So that?s why you were soooooo slow then. :D:D:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 18,617
Posted By tomww
Especial for the 9 that is going almost but not...

Especial for the 9 that is going almost but not quite as fast as the 6. :D:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2018, 02:45 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 18,617
Posted By tomww
Do you really not realise your ground speed and...

Do you really not realise your ground speed and MPG are due to a stonking great tail wind?

I flew for 3 Long flights with my friend in his nose dragger 9. When we added up the fuel used I had use 1L...
Forum: Propellers 01-13-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,505
Posted By tomww
If you have a look for old threads you may get...

If you have a look for old threads you may get the impression this question may produce conflicting opinions!

BTW for what its worth I love my MT prop on my 200HP RV7 and wouldn't swap it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,390
Posted By tomww
And here was me wondering if I was being silly...

And here was me wondering if I was being silly putting a second AHARS on the second screen in mine. In addition to the AFS Pilot and the G5 with its own AHARS in it. Hopefully I’m wasting my money,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,390
Posted By tomww
The AFS can compare AHARS and should be able to...

The AFS can compare AHARS and should be able to identify the one thats faulty.

I'm fairly sure that applies to the 4500 as well as the 5000 series.

Did you have any idea why it happened?
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-28-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,460
Posted By tomww
And of course some careless person may short out...

And of course some careless person may short out the terminals with spanner. :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-19-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,312
Posted By tomww
AFS for me.

I've got a pair of AFS3500 in my 7. I'm currently updating one of them to an AFS5500.

I did look at other options. I was impressed with the Garmin and if I had changed that is what I would have gone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,592
Posted By tomww
Wow!!!! Considering a 12 or a 3. That's quite a...

Wow!!!!

Considering a 12 or a 3. That's quite a range, never mind other aircraft were in the running as well!

And VAF was the "single most important" factor. Lost for words!
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,772
Posted By tomww
That's the prop I have on my 7 with a 360 angle...

That's the prop I have on my 7 with a 360 angle valve.

It is great for smoothness.

Light weight and the heavy engine go well together my CoG means i can load up with fuel and baggage as well as a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-30-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,745
Posted By tomww
heaven on earth (well just above it really)

Sorry to be a pain. :D:D Not really but it may encourage you.

What you are looking for is very like my present mount. :)

When I last flew my 6 I thought why am I selling this? But every time I sit...
Forum: Safety 01-03-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,426
Posted By tomww
I took full forward cc to mean "full forward...

I took full forward cc to mean "full forward Control Column".
Forum: GPS 01-03-2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 335,550
Posted By tomww
Glad to hear you are "quite certain" it works...

Glad to hear you are "quite certain" it works perfectly. :mad: Unfortunately mine will not turn off the TOPO shading with the enhanced map. Maybe you confidence is misplaced?




Removing the SD card...
Forum: GPS 12-30-2016, 05:13 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 335,550
Posted By tomww
I didn't know about the enhanced database. Thanks...

I didn't know about the enhanced database. Thanks for the info. I do prefer the display without the enhancement.

But my problem with the TOPO shading remains to a certain extent. If I turn it on it...
Forum: GPS 12-29-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 335,550
Posted By tomww
Hi Steve That was what I meant, sorry I wasn't...

Hi Steve

That was what I meant, sorry I wasn't very clear.

I had tried what you suggested and it didn't work, lots of times before posting on here. I just sat here for several minuets reading the...
Forum: GPS 12-27-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 335,550
Posted By tomww
Is there a way to turn off the background? I mean...

Is there a way to turn off the background? I mean the green/yellow shading.

I can do it by selecting the decluter. But I have to do that every time. and when it auto zooms in the back ground comes...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-07-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 558,929
Posted By tomww
https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1451/26504894136_312...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1451/26504894136_312d912579_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Go9vBo)
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-29-2016, 02:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,782
Posted By tomww
My 7 has the angle valve engine and an MT prop....

My 7 has the angle valve engine and an MT prop. Empty she is 1090 lbs. CoG is fine she can be loaded up without problem.

I love the climb that I get from her, it's 3000 ft/min solo and light fuel,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-20-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,838
Posted By tomww
Sensible or fun

If you look at the specifications the loss of cruise speed of a 160 compared to either a 180 or 200 is hardly worth worrying about.

And its hardly worth having a VP over a FP as most of the time...
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