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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 05:44 AM
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Posted By GalinHdz
Price dropped.

Price dropped.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-06-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By GalinHdz
FS Garmin 340 Audio Panel

Garmin 340 audio panel with marker beacon receiver (PN 011-00401-10, SN 962928895). You can have 3 separate comm radios. Working perfectly when removed from my airplane yesterday for upgrade. Comes...
Forum: International 07-27-2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By GalinHdz
"Somebody" has to get it through US Customs. If...

"Somebody" has to get it through US Customs. If the shipping company doesn't have a Customs service section then a local broker, or you, have to go there and do it. Most brokers use a small...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-10-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,489
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW On the way up from St. Augustine to Oshkosh...

FWIW On the way up from St. Augustine to Oshkosh I am staying the night in Dekalb (KDKB (https://www.airnav.com/airport/Kdkb)) just west of Chicago Class "B" airspace. 7,000ft runway, multiple IFR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By GalinHdz
RED Strobe Humans associate RED with danger or...

RED Strobe

Humans associate RED with danger or caution and movement (flashing) draws attention.

:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,659
Posted By GalinHdz
Installation Update: I completed the...

Installation Update:

I completed the installation and did three test flights. I am happy to report there were absolutely no problems with the beacon. There was no interference to any comm,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,875
Posted By GalinHdz
I also have 12v computer fans for "defrosting" in...

I also have 12v computer fans for "defrosting" in my panel with scat hose connected to the cabin heat box. In summer I pull the scat hose off the fan and they become avionics cooling fans.
Forum: Autopilots 07-02-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,162
Posted By GalinHdz
E-Mail sent on the ProPilot. ;)

E-Mail sent on the ProPilot. ;)
Forum: Autopilots 07-01-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,162
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW I fly with the TRIO and it is amazing. It...

FWIW I fly with the TRIO and it is amazing. It flys the airplane better than I can. I recommend it.

:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,879
Posted By GalinHdz
LOVE IT!! My 20yo nephew just got his A&P license...

LOVE IT!! My 20yo nephew just got his A&P license with Florida State College - Jacksonville. I wanted him to do something on my airplane so he would sign my maintenance logbook. He installed a lower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW I have two of these for my Lightspeed ZULU...

FWIW I have two of these for my Lightspeed ZULU headsets and they work great!

Lightspeed Zulu/Sierra Control Box Holder (https://www.ebay.com/itm/373676845872?chn=ps&mkevt=1&mkcid=28)

:cool:
Forum: International 05-30-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By GalinHdz
Yes I have flown to Punta Cana, La Romana, Samana...

Yes I have flown to Punta Cana, La Romana, Samana and other places in the DR. All airports in the DR are basically "GA friendly" but like everywhere some are friendlier than others. I will PM you for...
Forum: International 05-29-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By GalinHdz
Here is one of many ways to get there....

Here is one of many ways to get there. (https://skyvector.com/?ll=26.55659320293775,-86.57501220123206&chart=301&zoom=11&fpl=N0140%20KDFW%202R4%20GEF%20KFPR%20MYEF%20PVN%20MDPP") Weather permitting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,766
Posted By GalinHdz
I use brake cleaner. It works great and since it...

I use brake cleaner. It works great and since it dries real fast, there is no need to rinse.

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Buy some when they go on sale and just keep a small stock. Oh, and you can also use it to clean...
Forum: International 05-27-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW the type of pilot license you have is...

FWIW the type of pilot license you have is irrelevant to the medical certificate you carry. Nothing prevents you from carrying a 3rd class, or higher, medical certificate yet only have a Sport Pilot...
Forum: International 05-26-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By GalinHdz
AFAIK the FAA does not accept the Canadian...

AFAIK the FAA does not accept the Canadian equivalent to Basic Med so they don't accept ours. Things will change, eventually. :(
Forum: International 05-25-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By GalinHdz
Dominican Republic officially welcomes BasicMed

Pilots who fly under BasicMed are officially welcome to the Dominican Republic. Hector Porcella, the acting director general of the Dominican Civil Aviation Authority, responded to a request from Jim...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,478
Posted By GalinHdz
I did exactly that after over 1200hrs of flying...

I did exactly that after over 1200hrs of flying and am very pleased with the results. Mine is a 100% aluminum plenum.

Here is a link to our webpage showing the plenum upgrade...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,659
Posted By GalinHdz
After talking to several persons about this LED...

After talking to several persons about this LED issue they all recommended the MSTRB-360-R strobe as a viable replacement to my current lower fuselage beacon. I ordered one and did some RF...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,659
Posted By GalinHdz
Have you installed and flown with one? If so, can...

Have you installed and flown with one? If so, can you provide a PIREP? :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,659
Posted By GalinHdz
I also got several others (you are not the only...

I also got several others (you are not the only one) tell me they had the same issue with this beacon. I got a LOT of RF interference when I did my install, that is why I asked. In hindsight I should...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-18-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,026
Posted By GalinHdz
Can you rotate the stem, or maybe just the cap,...

Can you rotate the stem, or maybe just the cap, so the amp rating is oriented different? :confused:
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-17-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,026
Posted By GalinHdz
It normally doesn't matter on an old fashion...

It normally doesn't matter on an old fashion mechanical circuit breaker. It normally does matter on a new fangled solid state circuit breaker.

:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,659
Posted By GalinHdz
Are you getting any RF interference with this...

Are you getting any RF interference with this unit? I was told by a friend he got bad interference on his comm radio with one of these.

:confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By GalinHdz
I also have used the FREE FltPlanGo for 9+ years...

I also have used the FREE FltPlanGo for 9+ years but with a SAMSUNG S2 Mini instead of the Nexus 7. Super bright, even in the bright Florida sunlight, and has NEVER shut down due to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,659
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW, I loved the size and price of that beacon...

FWIW, I loved the size and price of that beacon but the sticky tape/velcro combination didn't convince me, especially for our much higher airspeeds. So I made a small aluminum mounting plate for it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,413
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW FltPlanGo is huge in the international...

FWIW FltPlanGo is huge in the international market so the ICAO prefix "K" is needed to separate US airports from airports in other countries. I ditched Foreflight for the free FltPlanGo app years ago...
Forum: ADS-B 03-11-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,385
Posted By GalinHdz
Cool. I will call you next time I am near KFIN...

Cool. I will call you next time I am near KFIN and maybe we can meet up so I can see what you are building now. :cool:
Forum: ADS-B 03-11-2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,385
Posted By GalinHdz
Man, next time you heading this way give me a...

Man, next time you heading this way give me a buzz. I was supposed to be at Flagler yesterday but got rained out REAL bad.

12-15ft is a bit long for an RG400 cable run at 1090Mhz. At 15ft you are...
Forum: ADS-B 03-10-2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,385
Posted By GalinHdz
A basic TED Antenna will work just fine. A Delta...

A basic TED Antenna will work just fine. A Delta Pop will work "better" but unless you are in a laboratory with specialized test equipment you won't notice any difference. Regarding the RG400, our...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-08-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,983
Posted By GalinHdz
Sometimes a simplified picture is worth a...

Sometimes a simplified picture is worth a thousand words.

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So why add the extra big cable and its associated possible problems?
Forum: COMM 03-07-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,051
Posted By GalinHdz
IMHO this is like insurance. I would rather have...

IMHO this is like insurance. I would rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it. YMMV

:cool:
Forum: International 03-05-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,867
Posted By GalinHdz
You have it right! A US registered aircraft...

You have it right! A US registered aircraft requires a US licensed pilot to act as PIC, but that applies anywhere in the world not just in Brazil.

BTW, if you come up the Caribbean Islands then to...
Forum: International 03-05-2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,867
Posted By GalinHdz
The International Aviation Language is for ATC...

The International Aviation Language is for ATC purposes and has no bearing on who is authorized to act as PIC in a particular nations aircraft. Unless specifically authorized by a nation, you must be...
Forum: International 03-04-2022, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,867
Posted By GalinHdz
Venezuela and Cuba both use the same 12miles...

Venezuela and Cuba both use the same 12miles standard so, unless you land there it should not be a problem. HOWEVER in the case of Venezuela, I would completely avoid their airspace if at all...
Forum: International 03-03-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,867
Posted By GalinHdz
IMHO, yes. I would avoid Venezuela.

IMHO, yes. I would avoid Venezuela.
Forum: ADS-B 02-23-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,486
Posted By GalinHdz
Glad to hear it was a common, easily fixed...

Glad to hear it was a common, easily fixed problem. ;)
Forum: ADS-B 02-21-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,418
Posted By GalinHdz
I the display issue constant or intermittent? If...

I the display issue constant or intermittent?

If constant then there is a configuration problem. If intermittent, then it more than likely is that your "system" is receiving your airplane data from...
Forum: ADS-B 02-20-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,486
Posted By GalinHdz
Agree 100%. The vast majority of these exact...

Agree 100%. The vast majority of these exact failures are due to antenna location with inside the cowl probably being the most common problem. That is unless you have a fiberglass airplane, which RVs...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-19-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,672
Posted By GalinHdz
As others have mentioned, if it has been going...

As others have mentioned, if it has been going down over a long period of time then check the belt tension first. If it dropped all of a sudden then check the regulator adjustment.

:cool:
Forum: GPS 01-30-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By GalinHdz
The "Garmin" rate is $1800.00 no matter what the...

The "Garmin" rate is $1800.00 no matter what the problem is and it can only be sent in by an authorized Garmin dealer. Most shops add a "fee" in addition to the $1800.00 rate so shopping around is a...
Forum: COMM 01-25-2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By GalinHdz
If you are using the coax for just receiver...

If you are using the coax for just receiver (VOR/ILS/LOC) then it won't be much of an issue. If it is for a transmitter (Comm radio) then it will make your VSWR go higher and you won't have maximum...
Forum: Safety 01-23-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,381
Posted By GalinHdz
I have had a GUARDIAN CO Detector wired to my...

I have had a GUARDIAN CO Detector wired to my DYNON SkyView since 2012 so no whining about it for me. The visual alarm activates the master caution while the audio alarm is hardwired into my...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,520
Posted By GalinHdz
Exactly how I set mine up. Mine has a Normal...

Exactly how I set mine up. Mine has a Normal Closed push button and a circuit breaker for each eMag. In addition to the regular P-lead check, I check the power by pushing each button during engine...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-16-2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,026
Posted By GalinHdz
WOW, I remember learning to do that back in 1974...

WOW, I remember learning to do that back in 1974 while at Keesler AFB going through the USAF Basic Electronics School. And YES, I am that old and have been doing this for that long. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,842
Posted By GalinHdz
Well said. :cool:

Well said. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,842
Posted By GalinHdz
It will be. The wheels of all bureaucracies turn...

It will be. The wheels of all bureaucracies turn very slowly. :(
Forum: Florida (North) 01-11-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By GalinHdz
IMHO if you are already going to rent a car while...

IMHO if you are already going to rent a car while here, fly into a different airport and save the high fees at KFHB. That will go a long way towards paying for the car rental.

:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,318
Posted By GalinHdz
IMHO this is the absolute best advice. :cool:

IMHO this is the absolute best advice. :cool:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,706
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW I have the older T-713 tablet with a 128GB...

FWIW I have the older T-713 tablet with a 128GB external SD card. All Samsung S4 tablets have built in GPS and WIFI so a celphone account is not needed. I don't have a cell phone account for my...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-27-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By GalinHdz
IMHO Quickly alerting to a possible major...

IMHO Quickly alerting to a possible major catastrophic event overrides a temporary and tolerable inconvenience. YMMV
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-26-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,230
Posted By GalinHdz
NICE!!!! :cool:

NICE!!!!

:cool:
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-23-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW, I installed the light in my panel and think...

FWIW, I installed the light in my panel and think it was a good idea. Do you absolutely need it? Probably not. But it was such an easy thing to do and to me adds a tiny bit of additional safety so I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-13-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,246
Posted By GalinHdz
Great question. Does the Avidine installation...

Great question. Does the Avidine installation manual require it have an up to date database? :confused:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-13-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,246
Posted By GalinHdz
Kinda, sorta correct. You can legally fly with an...

Kinda, sorta correct. You can legally fly with an expired database if:

1 - The equipment Mfg does not prohibit it.
2 - You verify the actual approach you will use is current. Of the thousands of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-12-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,246
Posted By GalinHdz
If he means a Seattle Avionics subscription, not...

If he means a Seattle Avionics subscription, not a Dynon subscription, then that makes sense.

I have my plates/charts on my Android tablet with my Android phone as the backup. With FltPlanGo they...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-12-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,246
Posted By GalinHdz
What Dynon data subscription are you talking...

What Dynon data subscription are you talking about? Dynon provides it's data for free and has been free since at least 2012, or am I missing something? :confused:
Forum: COMM 12-08-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,815
Posted By GalinHdz
This is the response I got from one of the...

This is the response I got from one of the companies I asked about repairing the SL40:

"We don't service the SL-40 because II-Morrow sold to UPS, UPS sold to Garmin, Garmin repairs the unit. They...
Forum: COMM 12-08-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,815
Posted By GalinHdz
Thanks. The 3 places I called to check or repair...

Thanks. The 3 places I called to check or repair a SL40 said they no longer do it because Garmin sues businesses that do it. All 3 of them said you have to go to a Garmin dealer. :mad:
Forum: COMM 12-07-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,815
Posted By GalinHdz
SL40 Repair?

Can anybody recommend a good avionics shop in the SE that can bench test and repair a Garmin SL40? A friend of mine has one that is intermittent and really doesn't want to buy another one.

:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,212
Posted By GalinHdz
Agree!! FWIW I use brake cleaner. Takes off just...

Agree!! FWIW I use brake cleaner. Takes off just about any "crud" in the engine compartment, evaporates quickly and doesn't leave any residue.

:cool:
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,737
Posted By GalinHdz
If you want "old school" the PSM-6 predates the...

If you want "old school" the PSM-6 predates the Simpson 260. :D

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Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,737
Posted By GalinHdz
Until you drop one on your toes. I remember those...

Until you drop one on your toes. I remember those things weighed more than a wheelbarrow full of bricks. Accurate and reliable, but big and heavy. :eek:
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Having spent a career...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,507
Posted By GalinHdz
Well nothing happens, till something happens....

Well nothing happens, till something happens. :cool:
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