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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-16-2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By gfb
Just email whomever you are working with ah MH...

Just email whomever you are working with ah MH and tell them Guil is done with his and offered to pass it along to you.

Also, why 73? :)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-15-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By gfb
I have one of theirs and Iím done with it. If...

I have one of theirs and Iím done with it. If Brad is ok with my sending it to you Iíd be happy to. Have him email me?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,703
Posted By gfb
Wow, $3300 for liability only?? Thats a lot....

Wow, $3300 for liability only?? Thats a lot.

Unfortunately I have heard the same from two different folks just today, it seems that rolling over 70 shoots the insurance prices through the roof....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By gfb
I believe Lyc has an email you can send pictures...

I believe Lyc has an email you can send pictures to of debris and they will help identify. I would probably ground the plane until it gets sorted out.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-26-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By gfb
I just got to Munich today and heading to...

I just got to Munich today and heading to Aero-Fred in the morning.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By gfb
Last time I looked into this there was no data on...

Last time I looked into this there was no data on what happened if a chute is pulled as it's never been tested on an RV. No test data on heights/speed limits on pulls to make them survivable, and no...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-23-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,081
Posted By gfb
If anyone has a set of blades for a reasonable...

If anyone has a set of blades for a reasonable price please let me know. Starting avionics wiring shortly.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-21-2022, 07:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,812
Posted By gfb
Thanks for the details, a couple quick...

Thanks for the details, a couple quick thoughts.


What are the fuel requirements to climb to those altitudes?
What is the fuel consumption during a go-around and return to landing?
Please don't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-19-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 182,457
Posted By gfb
Oh, this one is excellent! This would be -VERY-...

Oh, this one is excellent! This would be -VERY- handy!
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-12-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,812
Posted By gfb
Also consider the extra year in build time it...

Also consider the extra year in build time it will take you to redesign the engine mount, cooling, exhaust, firewall forward, cowling, etc.

Is there a prop that will work for this engine/airframe...
Forum: International 03-03-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,577
Posted By gfb
If the aircraft is N-numbered or if you have an...

If the aircraft is N-numbered or if you have an FAA pilots license, and you fly through Venezuela, expect an intercept and to be requested to land. Just don't do it.

There's also a NOTAM about...
Forum: International 03-03-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,577
Posted By gfb
No change in MX, and as airguy says, not...

No change in MX, and as airguy says, not expecting that to get fixed in the short term.

When we flew US-Brazil-US we did it over the Caribbean:
https://youtube.com/BuildFlyGo
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,163
Posted By gfb
Thanks, it was a fun trip :) We are hoping in...

Thanks, it was a fun trip :)

We are hoping in flying the next plane to Europe ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,720
Posted By gfb
So hereís the thing. We all believe we are super...

So hereís the thing. We all believe we are super mechanics and can do anything, yet we donít make our living working on and inspecting aircraft. There is something to be said for experience being...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-05-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By gfb
EGT is around 1400F so Iíd guess maybe around...

EGT is around 1400F so Iíd guess maybe around 1000F?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-05-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By gfb
Whatís the heat rating on the heat shrink? I...

Whatís the heat rating on the heat shrink? I suspect it will melt completely off before you finish taxiing to the runway :)
Forum: Canada 11-13-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,766
Posted By gfb
Donít forget that you need 12Ē numbers to cross...

Donít forget that you need 12Ē numbers to cross the border into Canada. I made them out of blue masking tape :)
Forum: Safety 10-29-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,410
Posted By gfb
Thank you Bill for a great response! Threads like...

Thank you Bill for a great response! Threads like these usually fall apart real quick but you got in there with a good answer, thanks!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-27-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,060
Posted By gfb
I think all the big vendors already include this...

I think all the big vendors already include this functionality in their systems. Just gotta install the camera and run the wiring.
Forum: Midwest 10-17-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,029
Posted By gfb
I thought that was a requirement? You need to fly...

I thought that was a requirement? You need to fly 3 different approach types so one probably has to be radio navigation based.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,208
Posted By gfb
Call your local scuba shop. They are used to...

Call your local scuba shop. They are used to filling small O2 bottles and are usually cheap. Mine is $8 for a fill and will do it on the spot.
Forum: Midwest 10-15-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,029
Posted By gfb
I used Dick Hanusa from EAA. Nice guy. Flew in to...

I used Dick Hanusa from EAA. Nice guy. Flew in to KMSN to meet me in an RV :)
Forum: Photography 09-15-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By gfb
I use the FlightFlix cable and it works fine....

I use the FlightFlix cable and it works fine. Quick heads-up: don't trust the GoPro with any videos you really care about, they are really flakey.
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,448
Posted By gfb
Thanks for the video. Do you know if any of them...

Thanks for the video. Do you know if any of them have actually done a chute pull in a flying RV-10? Last I heard nobody had done any actual in-flight testing.
Forum: Job Board 09-09-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,801
Posted By gfb
This is an on-site position? Can't be remote?

This is an on-site position? Can't be remote?
Forum: Autopilots 09-02-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,991
Posted By gfb
This isnít an unreasonable response, there are...

This isnít an unreasonable response, there are lots of improvements in newer code that handle can error, etc. Garmin doesnít publish a support lifecycle for their versions but itís not uncommon for...
Forum: Autopilots 08-30-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,991
Posted By gfb
Let us know what the garmin folks come back with....

Let us know what the garmin folks come back with. They are the most likely to give you useful results as they will investigate the log file and see the errors, etc.
Forum: Texas (North) 08-12-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,334
Posted By gfb
Is there a tutorial somewhere on how to use these...

Is there a tutorial somewhere on how to use these tools?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-04-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,587
Posted By gfb
Which boroscope did you take these pics with?...

Which boroscope did you take these pics with? Pretty nice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,356
Posted By gfb
I saw a few different versions of the same thing...

I saw a few different versions of the same thing at osh, likely this one one of them. Save some money and build your own :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-18-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,084
Posted By gfb
Donít have a current price but can tell you itís...

Donít have a current price but can tell you itís a fantastic engine. Have ~750 hours on ours and absolutely love it. 180hp for the weight of an io-320 can not be beat.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,035
Posted By gfb
I should have clarified, sorry. Two copies of the...

I should have clarified, sorry. Two copies of the same unit do not qualify as redundancy in my opinion. You need two different code bases to avoid software issues. This is why people add a G5 to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,035
Posted By gfb
I don't see where Garmin "refused" to provide...

I don't see where Garmin "refused" to provide data. The document states:
"no supplemental information about the instrument, possible reasons it would require realignment while the aircraft was in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,909
Posted By gfb
This doesn't make sense but I had this once...

This doesn't make sense but I had this once before exactly as you describe. It happened maybe 3 times total over maybe a dozen flights. No other symptoms. It was around the time I usually replace...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,555
Posted By gfb
Are these different from the automotive...

Are these different from the automotive ones?
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/tay-42609
Forum: Propellers 06-28-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,178
Posted By gfb
The rules in Israel are likely different than the...

The rules in Israel are likely different than the ones in the US. Iíd suggest calling your local aviation office to check.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-20-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,025
Posted By gfb
I commend you on considering your experience when...

I commend you on considering your experience when it comes to aircraft maintenance.

Even as an airplane builder I still want a professional mechanic to look over my work every so often as I know I...
Forum: Autopilots 06-03-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,605
Posted By gfb
Thanks. Is this where the hidden ADAHARS inside...

Thanks. Is this where the hidden ADAHARS inside the GMC507 comes in to play?
Forum: Autopilots 06-03-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,605
Posted By gfb
Q: two scenarios: 1 - CAN dead: The serial...

Q: two scenarios:

1 - CAN dead: The serial connection still allows the GMC30X to drive the roll servo and keep wings level?

2 - Serial dead: you still have full autopilot control by using the G3X...
Forum: Autopilots 06-02-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,605
Posted By gfb
Thx Justin. Just looking for a little...

Thx Justin.

Just looking for a little clarification. With the 305/307 is the serial a backup communication method? So the 507 just doesnít have this backup?
Forum: Safety 06-02-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,915
Posted By gfb
Everyone else has pointed out pricing and repair...

Everyone else has pointed out pricing and repair issues but I wanted to highlight something else.

What else did the owner ďjust massage back into shapeĒ that they should have properly repaired...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-25-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 182,457
Posted By gfb
The on-board database does not have sufficient...

The on-board database does not have sufficient fixes for you to fly the approach. Personally I feel the need for more redundancy for IFR flights to be able to power the GTN and PFD.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-25-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 182,457
Posted By gfb
The GTN does not require (that I'm aware)...

The GTN does not require (that I'm aware) magnetic heading inputs to do an approach, but Is magnetic heading is one of the items you have to declare to ATC if it becomes INOP during IMC?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,086
Posted By gfb
It's inside one of the connectors going into the...

It's inside one of the connectors going into the G300. You can most likely replace it with a regular garmin config module. Call a nearby large avionics shop and they will likely just give you one for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,297
Posted By gfb
I don't believe anyone has done a study on this,...

I don't believe anyone has done a study on this, so all we see is anecdotal evidence. I'd be reluctant to make a decision based on that lack of data and would probably pick based on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,070
Posted By gfb
I agree. I'm suggesting that they are comparing...

I agree. I'm suggesting that they are comparing Tuesday's numbers which I suspect are usually the highest for fly-ins with Thursday's numbers which I thought were usually lower? I can't seem to find...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,070
Posted By gfb
Aren't people usually heading out around...

Aren't people usually heading out around Thursday? This sounds like a fishy data point :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-08-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,421
Posted By gfb
Reach out to the vendor and ask them about this.

Reach out to the vendor and ask them about this.
Forum: Midwest 04-04-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By gfb
Happy to show him around the local RV community....

Happy to show him around the local RV community. Ours is based at KMSN. No rides until fully vaccinated but show & tell is available. HTTPS://YouTube.com/buildflygo
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 182,457
Posted By gfb
Iíve been wishing for this for a while. Wait...

Iíve been wishing for this for a while. Wait until you catch one of those lights on at night and destroy your night vision. Canít turn it off, canít dim it. They are a menace! :)

So yeah,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By gfb
Is it an equity or non-equity club? I hear...

Is it an equity or non-equity club? I hear non-equity clubs have trouble getting insurance for experimental aircraft.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-10-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,368
Posted By gfb
JB is the guy to go to! JBall@continental.aero I...

JB is the guy to go to!
JBall@continental.aero

I did a review of my Titan io-340
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R6QnXbdk7KE
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,414
Posted By gfb
One topic that has been brought up a few times...

One topic that has been brought up a few times that needs to be highlighted.

You REALLY need to call your insurance company and ask then:
A - Would you even be able to get insurance on an RV-10 as a...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,414
Posted By gfb
Thanks Bob, you beat me to it. Programs like this...

Thanks Bob, you beat me to it. Programs like this fly in the face of experimental aviation and put our community at risk. I worry that when the day comes that the FAA realizes what is going on here,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,799
Posted By gfb
ok, cylinder sizes... I have 3 and may be picking...

ok, cylinder sizes... I have 3 and may be picking up some more. Cylinders are cheap:


M4 - This one is usually in the plane all the time. It's small and light and it's there if I'm every flying and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,799
Posted By gfb
On in-hangar refills, check that your insurance...

On in-hangar refills, check that your insurance company will cover you if there's ever an accident. It's one of those special clauses we never think about until we need them...

I have a local scuba...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,799
Posted By gfb
This depends on your trips. Are you going only to...

This depends on your trips. Are you going only to places where you can get easy, cheap fills? If so, get a bottle sized for that. Are you going for example to Mexico where a fill might be more...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-05-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,086
Posted By gfb
The source switching is up to how your EFIS...

The source switching is up to how your EFIS handles it's ARINC inputs. It should be able to receive multiple sources but you should check with GRT on that.
Forum: Reviews 03-04-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,226
Posted By gfb
The AFS is connected to the Garmin CAN bus?

The AFS is connected to the Garmin CAN bus?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,232
Posted By gfb
Yeah, search has been mostly broken for a while...

Yeah, search has been mostly broken for a while :( I just use google, which you can filter to only give you results for a specific website like...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,232
Posted By gfb
That search unfortunately only has one hit, this...

That search unfortunately only has one hit, this thread :)

Here is a link to the thread the search can't seem to find:
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=182184
Forum: Autopilots 02-19-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,811
Posted By gfb
Itís not the shear screw, Garmin servos use a...

Itís not the shear screw, Garmin servos use a clutch.

Go through the calibration routine described in the manual.
Check that all the surfaces are deflecting in the correct directions.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By gfb
Have you tried emailing g3xpert@garmin.com ?...

Have you tried emailing g3xpert@garmin.com ?

You must be the most patient person I know, I usually get annoyed at something not working right the second time it happens, not a year later :-D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By gfb
I have a pair of seven stars in my rv-9a leading...

I have a pair of seven stars in my rv-9a leading edges and they are fantastic! You have to partially assemble them in the wing for it to fit but it's no big deal and they are SOOOOOO bright.

I have...
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