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Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,004
Posted By Brantel
But that is not what the OP is wishing he could...

But that is not what the OP is wishing he could do. What you are describing is basically taking the G3X out of the loop (other than the backfill from the GTN) and using an Ipad to manage the GTN's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,004
Posted By Brantel
This is incorrect or at least the last time I...

This is incorrect or at least the last time I investigated this subject it was. The G3X Touch system does not use the Flightstream as it has built in ability to communicate with the IFR Navigators...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-27-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By Brantel
I also used a sealed lead acid "alarm" battery as...

I also used a sealed lead acid "alarm" battery as by backup power source for the G3X system. It has its own switch and is charged off the main bus thru a Schottky diode and a current limiting...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 64,802
Posted By Brantel
There are tons of automated battery cycling...

There are tons of automated battery cycling gizmo's out there. I have no idea which one brings the most bang for the buck.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 64,802
Posted By Brantel
Their story has changed a few times over the...

Their story has changed a few times over the years hence the confusion on the subject. I will update my post to reflect the latest suggestions.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-25-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 64,802
Posted By Brantel
This is going back a few years but: The...

This is going back a few years but:

The procedure is to discharge the battery at the 5hr rate maximum down to ~10v LOADED. For the PC680, that is 2.9 amps max. For the PC625 that is 3.2 amps.

You...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-28-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,531
Posted By Brantel
Such a key link in the chain of building and...

Such a key link in the chain of building and flying my RV. So sorry to hear this news. Prayers for Bob and the family!
Forum: RV-10 12-07-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By Brantel
This stuff works like a dream and does not...

This stuff works like a dream and does not stink....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-11-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,906
Posted By Brantel
Rob will always have my respect. The list of...

Rob will always have my respect. The list of contributors to the experimental avionics market that can compete with Rob's overwhelming positive impact in this field is very short.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-11-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,906
Posted By Brantel
While my panel is full of Garmin goodies, this is...

While my panel is full of Garmin goodies, this is simply not true.

Dynon, AFS, and MGL have many inside regulars on this forum. GRT not so much these days.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-06-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,906
Posted By Brantel
Apples to apples the price is not going to be...

Apples to apples the price is not going to be much different.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By Brantel
The original G3X config modules did not have the...

The original G3X config modules did not have the Apple license to be able to connect to an iPad. Apple charges a fee for a license to be able to connect to their toys.

Garmin provided new config...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By Brantel
Yep, it works. Just asking because I have no...

Yep, it works.

Just asking because I have no idea about your setup, do you have the config module with the special Apple Tax feature built into it? If not, you will need to update your config...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-19-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 92,405
Posted By Brantel
Your dealer should take care of this easy peasy. ...

Your dealer should take care of this easy peasy. Just pop it out and drive it to them if it is close or ship it. Looks like you have some dealers < 100 miles from you. The upgrade takes about 5...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-12-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,285
Posted By Brantel
I have had em fail slowly over time and this last...

I have had em fail slowly over time and this last one failed rapidly. Good luck!
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-12-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,285
Posted By Brantel
To follow up on this: Battery Mart issued me an...

To follow up on this:

Battery Mart issued me an RMA for this battery, tested it and confirmed it was bad and are issuing me a full refund for the purchase price.

Great customer service. Just wish...
Forum: Safety 08-04-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 23,681
Posted By Brantel
Things that make you go hmmmm....

Things that make you go hmmmm....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-24-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,030
Posted By Brantel
The video input is just a simple composite video ...

The video input is just a simple composite video input. You could use a video switch upstream typically known as an A/B switch.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-24-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By Brantel
The OCD in me is screaming to clear the track...

The OCD in me is screaming to clear the track log. :p
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,228
Posted By Brantel
Second one seems like a good way to become a...

Second one seems like a good way to become a negative statistic.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-21-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,285
Posted By Brantel
Here are some quotes direct from the source on...

Here are some quotes direct from the source on the differences, bottom line is the actual battery parts inside are identical.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,183
Posted By Brantel
Behind the scenes at Garmin....

Interesting look behind the curtain at Garmin:

https://youtu.be/sUSZALnHw20

Disclaimer...I have no affiliation with FlightChops or the associated patreon page....
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-20-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,285
Posted By Brantel
Another short lived Odyssey PC-680

The quality of the Odyssey PC-680 sure seems to have tanked in the last few years.

I proactively replaced mine last year just before Osh (was 6 years old) and Sunday I found the latest one failed...
Forum: ADS-B 07-17-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,463
Posted By Brantel
Airplane - Stolen Identity

Apparently someone in TX has stolen my airplane's identity or has fat fingered their ADS-B settings. I got an alert from Flightaware today that my bird was spotted enroute.

Happy to say my bird is...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-01-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,528
Posted By Brantel
Both......

Both......
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,914
Posted By Brantel
Justin, Can we use the alternative part numbers...

Justin,

Can we use the alternative part numbers being referenced by AFS/Dynon with the G3X systems? Seems the new part numbers they are referencing have much higher burst pressure specs. Will the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
HUD
Views: 3,272
Posted By Brantel
RC1047. Got any pics of the EOEII mounted on...

RC1047.

Got any pics of the EOEII mounted on your 7A? Do you have a Tipup or Slider?

The On Speed team purchased a EOEII last year at Osh and after playing around with it, I have no idea how you...
Forum: Reviews 04-07-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By Brantel
Amen, what they said. Hard to find anyone that...

Amen, what they said. Hard to find anyone that can top Don!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By Brantel
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=84045&highlight=stream

This was quite a while ago when this was done so some of the pics are missing and some of the content is dated and not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,268
Posted By Brantel
Your doing fine Mike!

Your doing fine Mike!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,875
Posted By Brantel
I too wonder what purpose it would serve to shut...

I too wonder what purpose it would serve to shut down our little part of GA.

:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,392
Posted By Brantel
https://i.imgur.com/ZYcxGaKl.png

https://i.imgur.com/ZYcxGaKl.png
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-04-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By Brantel
By default Flight Aware does not show "position...

By default Flight Aware does not show "position only" flights which most of the time are flights that are not on an IFR flight plan.

You may find you do have tracks on Flight Aware if you enable...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-04-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By Brantel
You have to add the GAD 29 ARINC adapter box to...

You have to add the GAD 29 ARINC adapter box to the mix to get that capability.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,936
Posted By Brantel
The Garmin AP in my RV7 produces modern airliner...

The Garmin AP in my RV7 produces modern airliner like performance. It did take some time and effort to zone in on the best tuning parameters. Every plane, even within the same models will be...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-18-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,307
Posted By Brantel
While Townsend is a beautiful town, be aware that...

While Townsend is a beautiful town, be aware that this race is not in the GSMNP as they insinuate. However, the park and all it has to offer is nearby. It is a rolling course with about 730ft of...
Forum: Safety 02-12-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,726
Posted By Brantel
It sounds like the engine was making partial...

It sounds like the engine was making partial power or at least at times it was? Is that true? Hard to tell from video. Glad you made it back around. These occasional examples of people making the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,698
Posted By Brantel
There are a few open source project teams working...

There are a few open source project teams working on HUD?s that use off the shelf affordable projectors. The really cheap ones don?t focus to infinity but there is at least one option that does for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,698
Posted By Brantel
The MGF unit is basically a Hudly projector in a...

The MGF unit is basically a Hudly projector in a fancy case but with their a processing unit to drive the display.
Forum: Autopilots 01-25-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By Brantel
First, you should be able to find the sweet spot...

First, you should be able to find the sweet spot and when you do, it will be better than airliner performance.

That being said, sometimes it takes a ton of patience and a bit of testing to get it...
Forum: Safety 01-24-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 44,009
Posted By Brantel
The G3X AOA audio is a progressive beep as AOA...

The G3X AOA audio is a progressive beep as AOA increases until a solid tone slightly before the stall point. This can be somewhat manipulated/tweaked by various calibration techniques.

The Onspeed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,793
Posted By Brantel
G3X Touch AOA calibration starts on page 19-27 of...

G3X Touch AOA calibration starts on page 19-27 of this manual:

https://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/190-01115-01_0K.pdf

Proper calibration is critical to an accurate and usable display.

I find the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By Brantel
The strobe needs a strobe power supply but the...

The strobe needs a strobe power supply but the LED's that make up the position light do not require a constant current driver.

I have had one of these running on my 7 for over 10 years with no LED...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-16-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,163
Posted By Brantel
Amazing difference, thanks for putting this...

Amazing difference, thanks for putting this together and sharing!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,699
Posted By Brantel
These are certified replacement instruments. ...

These are certified replacement instruments. These are likely not targeted for our experimental market. Notice the lack of a big announcement thread by Garmin....
Forum: GPS 01-08-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,339
Posted By Brantel
Justin, Some of your images are not showing up...

Justin,

Some of your images are not showing up anymore. Google Photos strikes again!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,146
Posted By Brantel
You might be able to use the GRT as a Nav source...

You might be able to use the GRT as a Nav source within the G3X but that is about it. The bugs will not sync between the two that I am aware of.

There is an open source HUD that can speak to the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
MGL
Views: 3,892
Posted By Brantel
Compared to most stuff in aviation, $149.00/yr...

Compared to most stuff in aviation, $149.00/yr seems insignificant. Just by observing the large number of new Garmin panels posted on FB by Stein and others, not sure that $149.00/yr is making much...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
MGL
Views: 3,892
Posted By Brantel
It's not and the Garmin experimental products are...

It's not and the Garmin experimental products are very competitive compared apples to apples with the rest of the offerings on the market. Leave out the expensive certified IFR navigators/radios and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-28-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,193
Posted By Brantel
Yes.......

Yes.......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,313
Posted By Brantel
If you use the stock setup and adjust as you have...

If you use the stock setup and adjust as you have mentioned, there should be no issue. Many many 7?s out there running full stock travel....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,188
Posted By Brantel
Welcome to the area! Hope to see you around KMOR...

Welcome to the area! Hope to see you around KMOR sometime!

Hensley's is a gem!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,090
Posted By Brantel
I used a fusible link a-la Bob Knuckles way back...

I used a fusible link a-la Bob Knuckles way back when I built the RV7. Still going strong with no issues.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-15-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,196
Posted By Brantel
When you clicked select photos, it was trying to...

When you clicked select photos, it was trying to add photos from your device to his album.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-30-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,880
Posted By Brantel
Are you using a migrated Picasa account? If you...

Are you using a migrated Picasa account? If you are that may add weight to the theory of why some Google accounts work long term while others don’t....

If not I guess the theory is busted.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-30-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,880
Posted By Brantel
Want to take dibs on how long it will...

Want to take dibs on how long it will last?

There are a few special accounts that Google does not randomly change links on. Nobody seems to be able to explain why. One theory is that migrated...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-30-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,880
Posted By Brantel
Google Photo's strikes again! Can't see the pic...

Google Photo's strikes again! Can't see the pic in the quoted link because Google Photos won't work reliably on this forum even if you do everything perfectly correct.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-18-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,186
Posted By Brantel
Google photos strikes again. Can?t see pic!

Google photos strikes again. Can?t see pic!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,894
Posted By Brantel
Awesome!!!!!

Awesome!!!!!
Forum: RV-14 08-28-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,566
Posted By Brantel
The inspection cover is dimpled but the spar is...

The inspection cover is dimpled but the spar is definitely countersunk.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,259
Posted By Brantel
Just be aware that the D3 only provides GPS...

Just be aware that the D3 only provides GPS derived Ground Speed, Track, Vertical Speed and Altitude. It does not have any air data sensors or connections. If that is important to you you might...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,259
Posted By Brantel
Total marketing hype. GRT requires aiding too,...

Total marketing hype. GRT requires aiding too, they are just clever at hiding it.

The probability of having so many failures that this comes into play is ridiculous. This problem has been solved...
Forum: Autopilots 08-16-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By Brantel
Many have done it. Easy peasy!

Many have done it. Easy peasy!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 08-13-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,957
Posted By Brantel
Thanks for organizing the tribute Scott! Sorry...

Thanks for organizing the tribute Scott! Sorry we missed the toast but we definitely found the tile and reflected on Jon and his friendship!
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