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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-31-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By tomhanaway
Sorry, itís sold pending payment

Sorry, itís sold pending payment
Forum: Tools 03-31-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By tomhanaway
Packing drdt-2 dimpler

Iíve sold my dimpler through VAF classifieds. Now I have to figure out how to package it for shipment. Any suggestions from anyone thatís been through this.

Thanks,
Tom Hanaway
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-29-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By tomhanaway
Whoops. Thatís tomhanaway1@gmail.com

Whoops. Thatís tomhanaway1@gmail.com
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-29-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By tomhanaway
David, in good shape and comes with everything a...

David, in good shape and comes with everything a new one does. Dies are not included and are ordered separately. Same as when you buy from manufacturer.
Feel free to call me at (561) 702-5456 or e...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-27-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By tomhanaway
SOLD.. DRDT-2 dimpler

Used for two builds. $325 plus shipping (call it $50). Or youíre welcome to pick up at Copperhill, Tenn. airport 1A3.

Tom Hanaway
561-702-5456
Tomhanaway1@gmail.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,881
Posted By tomhanaway
Thanks to everyone for the ideas and experiences....

Thanks to everyone for the ideas and experiences. I had no idea so many options were available.
Iíve ordered several different models as I use them in different locations.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,881
Posted By tomhanaway
Pocket flashlight that works?

My small inspection lights (led) usually fail before Iím through the first set of batteries.
Any suggestions for a small bright light that actually works. I donít need the ability to flash SOS or...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,665
Posted By tomhanaway
I just resealed one tank on my 8a to fix a couple...

I just resealed one tank on my 8a to fix a couple of pinhole leaks along the rear baffle.
One easy thing I found was to place the balloon over the gas flow valve rather than the vent tube. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By tomhanaway
Followed Cannonís suggestion and checked my...

Followed Cannonís suggestion and checked my config. Already set to the third one he recommended.
Active low and pitot temp.

Any other suggestions?

Tom H
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By tomhanaway
Pitot always needs to be on?

G3x and Garmin heated pitot.
Within 3 minutes of taking off, I keep getting alert that my pitot needs to be turned on. If I do turn it on, alert goes away. This is the case even if Iím flying in 70...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-26-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 652
Posted By tomhanaway
Ppg pro seal- curing time

I?m resealing my fuel tanks. The pro seal spec sheet references cure to 35 Durometer A in 48 hours when using hardener b2. Cure to 48 Durometer A in 14 days.
Does anyone have either technical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By tomhanaway
Fuel tank access plates-catching filings

Slow leak has developed in one tank on my 4 yr old RV-8-a. I built the original tanks and the leak is new.
Going to pull the tank, track down leak and repair with pro seal.

Following conventional...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-12-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,852
Posted By tomhanaway
Justin, Won?t be quite that easy since units...

Justin,
Won?t be quite that easy since units aren?t on separate circuit breakers. I?ll have to pull panel apart and pull pins from various systems.

Just to make sure. If all other instruments are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-12-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,852
Posted By tomhanaway
8.71 adhars transfer failure

Dual g3x, dual Gsu 25, lots of other Garmin stuff on can bus.

Trying to update g3x. Consistent error message when trying to update 2nd gsu25. Transfer rate error of 30. Spoke with Caleb (sp?). ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,852
Posted By tomhanaway
Justin, I was one of the ones with the GTX23es...

Justin, I was one of the ones with the GTX23es and had gotten the dreaded red X for my transponder. Reloaded 8.61 to get back to where everything worked.

Thank you guys for getting on this so...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,546
Posted By tomhanaway
site updated

i put off loading my charts as I didn't want to work with a file that size.

just downloaded from the flygarmin website. it is now state selectable.

Tom Hanaway
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,881
Posted By tomhanaway
Gtn650 software for vfr approaches?

Any update on when the GTN 650 update software will be available for experimental?

Thanks,
TomH.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,270
Posted By tomhanaway
Software update for gtn 650

Will the new software update for the gtn650 that allows vfr approaches be available for experimental guys to download without going to a Garmin avionics shop?

Thanks,
Tom H
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,969
Posted By tomhanaway
Garmin covered me

I bought all Garmin avionics through an authorized dealer (SteinAir). Installed everything myself. At approx. 16 months, one adhars unit was continuously having a hard failure. I called Stein, they...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-23-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,260
Posted By tomhanaway
I had a similar situation with my g3x touch...

I had a similar situation with my g3x touch screens.
Solution was to go to traffic page, then hit menu.
On that screen, there was an option to select "show identifier" ( usually the planes n...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,492
Posted By tomhanaway
I used a roll of brown butcher paper to lay a...

I used a roll of brown butcher paper to lay a sheet over the work bench.
Every few days, I'd just crumple up and throw away with all the little aluminum bits.
Tom H
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-02-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,839
Posted By tomhanaway
Im going to give Alan's rigging a try. I talked...

Im going to give Alan's rigging a try.

I talked to MH about their pneumatic remote. the question I had was what if any of the three lines between the toggle switch and the regulator are severed...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-02-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,839
Posted By tomhanaway
Mounting oxygen bottle in 8a

Any suggestions for mounting the MH-al 415 (18.5" long) in the plane. I know I could mount it in the front baggage compartment but am concerned about access if I want to shut it down at regulator in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 25,543
Posted By tomhanaway
Just checked my dual PMAGS. Ordered with...

Just checked my dual PMAGS.
Ordered with Aerosport io-375 approximately 2 years ago.
Both PMAGS had the larger 5/64's cotter pin in them.
They fit so tight it would have been a bear to pull out.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 25,543
Posted By tomhanaway
Thanks Gil, Just ordered a couple.

Thanks Gil,
Just ordered a couple.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 833,766
Posted By tomhanaway
G3x touch- full Garmin panel

This is my now flying rv-8a.
Just so much easy to use, useful info.

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa250/tomhanaway/4ba904b542a2dbb597d66157ce60373d.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 25,543
Posted By tomhanaway
Emagair now recommends a 5/64" width cotter...

Emagair now recommends a 5/64" width cotter pin.

1. Does any one know the length required?
2. Is the Slick cotter pin a substitute for the " newly recommended" Emagair cotter pin?

Thanks,
TomH
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,499
Posted By tomhanaway
AOA and steep turns

General question and am not sure where to find the answer.

I have my Garmin AOA calibrated and it works great. It was based on stall speed in straight ahead flight. Green center dot shows up at 3...
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,246
Posted By tomhanaway
Ok, easy then. Just put each pin/wire into the...

Ok, easy then.
Just put each pin/wire into the magnetometer plug. At the other end of the harness, label each wire with the pin it's plugged into.

Either function (Rs-232 tx) or pin #. When you get...
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2016, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,246
Posted By tomhanaway
Maybe I'm missing something obvious enough here,...

Maybe I'm missing something obvious enough here, but you need to check each instrument that the magnetometer is supposed to be connected to.
I.E., an rs-232 tx on the magnetometer should be connected...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,354
Posted By tomhanaway
Acrobatic training?

I've finished my 8a phase 1. I have approx 400 hours total flying time. 250 in rv's.

I'd like to learn some sport aerobatics. Read through Va's Aerobatic Epistle.
I've never been in a spin nor...
Forum: APRS Tracking 06-12-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,094
Posted By tomhanaway
Might as well add my thanks to Allen as well. My...

Might as well add my thanks to Allen as well.
My byonics unit wasn't working. Sent the whole package to Allen. He tested it and replaced the Pete Horton antenna with the v6. Mounted in the wing tip...
Forum: Tools 06-06-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,118
Posted By tomhanaway
Didn't work on iPad - usb 2.0 not supported

Well, that was disappointing. I got the same message as Anthony. I can get the borescope to work on a very, very old Sony Vaio laptop but that's exactly what I was hoping to avoid.

Lightning...
Forum: Tools 06-03-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,118
Posted By tomhanaway
Thanks. Just ordered one

Thanks.
Just ordered one
Forum: Tools 06-02-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,118
Posted By tomhanaway
Vividia borescope- adapter for ipad

I just bought one of these bur would love to use it with my iPad.

Does anyone know if a lightning(Apple) to usb connector will work?

Thanks,
Tom H
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-28-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,612
Posted By tomhanaway
Suddenly all red X's on g3x system.

Two G3x touch screens, dual ahars, 307 auto, AOA, 23es transponder, etc. approx 25 hours in phase 1. Up until today, only minor squawks, all corrected. About 10 minutes into today's flight I...
Forum: RV-3 05-28-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,677
Posted By tomhanaway
Keith, I'm located in WNC although I don't think...

Keith,
I'm located in WNC although I don't think of it that way. Specifically, Murphy NC. When I first started building I didn't even have a pilots license.
I've built a 10 and now an 8a (currently...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-27-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,658
Posted By tomhanaway
Probably two of my most used tools were the...

Probably two of my most used tools were the pneumatic rivet squeezer ( many diverse opinions on this) and a tungsten bucking bar.

As you go along, you'll discover many specialty tools that make a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,697
Posted By tomhanaway
Another kudo for Stein and Garmin.

Working though phase 1 with dual G3x's, 307 autopilot, and lots of bells and whistles. Generally, I would call and speak to Chris about some configuration issue or glitch every week or so. Very,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 118,551
Posted By tomhanaway
I'd like to see a poll also. Just checked my...

I'd like to see a poll also.
Just checked my RV-8A. No cracks or stress marks of any kind. Easy to do from inspection port. Of course, I'm only 11 hours into my phase1. However, if completed wings...
Forum: Safety 05-03-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,236
Posted By tomhanaway
My aerosport IO-375 came with the updated...

My aerosport IO-375 came with the updated dipstick. You might be able to contact them to purchase.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,431
Posted By tomhanaway
Ditto. Need a leak stop tube ( or tube that holds...

Ditto. Need a leak stop tube ( or tube that holds air for a long time) for my rv-8a nose wheel. As someone mentioned, the major suppliers don't sell it.
Thanks,
Tom H
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-17-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,519
Posted By tomhanaway
GTN650-nav map gone

Trouble shooting lose of nav map

garmin gtn 650
Map has stopped showing on screen. I haven't updated the database since early January as I primarilu use my G3X.

Does the appearance of the map...
Forum: GPS 04-16-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 911
Posted By tomhanaway
Gtn650 satellites received, no gps map

Started phase 1. Gtn650 originally had maps and gps. Both disappeared in flight.

On ground system check showed 8 satellites and 3D nav.

Yet when I go to main map screen I get two small x's at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,709
Posted By tomhanaway
Garmin AOA calibration-different flap settings

116TP had its first light today. All went pleasantly smoothly.
Shortly, I'll be calibrating my AOA linked to Garmin g3x touch( dual screens).
I have flap position indication on my PDF.

Does the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,447
Posted By tomhanaway
Ah that may explain it. I'll check tomorrow. I...

Ah that may explain it. I'll check tomorrow. I guess I was expecting the scale during configuration to show the range numbers.
I.E., 0 at the bottom of scale and 55 at the top.
Tom H
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,447
Posted By tomhanaway
G3x ammeter display backwards

I posted this directly to Steve (g3x)but realized he's pretty busy with sun and fun. Also, limited internet on site

As you can see from the pictures, the display is scaling backwards up to 0. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-02-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,088
Posted By tomhanaway
Thanks guys. The problem with initial download...

Thanks guys.

The problem with initial download is that the maps one clicks to download are greyed out before the initial download is done. intuitively, I don't click on a grayed out...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-02-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,088
Posted By tomhanaway
how to download garmin database to sd card

this should be really simple but it ain't happening.

Purchased the G3x touch US database light . Got confirmation of purchase from garmin.

My three Garmin products showing up on the flygarmin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,305
Posted By tomhanaway
As Paul said. I just wrote the date of step...

As Paul said. I just wrote the date of step completed in installation manual.
Probably 10 of the many pictures had me in it holding a rivet gun or Cleco pliers in front of the part I was working...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-26-2016, 04:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,881
Posted By tomhanaway
Bill, I'll double check my wiring since I'm...

Bill,
I'll double check my wiring since I'm pretty sure I followed the pmag manual. If that's the situatio, then my concern is already addressed.

Really sorry that I missed you. Of course I know...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-25-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,248
Posted By tomhanaway
As Carl said. I mounted mine the same. Had a...

As Carl said. I mounted mine the same.

Had a present this past Christmas morning.


During a storm, my unattended airplane (locked in a metal hangar) apparently activated the ACK ELT. I know this...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-25-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,881
Posted By tomhanaway
how to setup Led indicator that pmag is not grounded?

I have dual pmags with on-off switches and push button starter.

I find that I sometimes forget to switch off (ground mags). How would I go about wiring an LED for each on-off switch so that the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,557
Posted By tomhanaway
Latest gtn650 installation manual

Will someone either direct me to the latest version or send a PDF.

My version is #4 which is woefully out of date.

Thanks,
Tom Hanaway

Tomhanaway1@gmail.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,058
Posted By tomhanaway
Ack ELT E-04 unattended activation

Weird occurrence at my hangar Christmas Eve.
Got a call that my ELT was transmitting an emergency. Plane was in a locked hangar and transmitting. ELT was set to armed and has been in that status...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,828
Posted By tomhanaway
repairman's certification prior to first flight

My DAR want's the plane to have a condition inspection prior to first flight. Rather than find an A&P in my rural neighborhood, I was wondering...

Subject to my documenting build and knowledge of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,847
Posted By tomhanaway
Displaying VIRB on g3x touch

Ok, I understand that I can link the two wirelessly to get virb control on the mfd touch screen but no visual.
If I hardware from the virb to the mfd video input (presumably a Bnc/Rica connector),...
Forum: Reviews 10-25-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,962
Posted By tomhanaway
Switchbox-excellent customer service

Want to post kudos to Phillip at Switchbox.com for helping me out. My hanger is at a remote (cellular and Internet wise) in eastern Tennessee. (1a3).

Started texting back and forth with Phillip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,976
Posted By tomhanaway
DAR wants ab fabrication checklist for rv-8a

Local DAR wants me to complete the AB checklist for my standard build RV-8a.
I showed him the FAA list that showed this kit already meets the 51% rule. I had no commercial assistance and all my work...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-09-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,580
Posted By tomhanaway
I copied Dan's suggestion. Two months from flying...

I copied Dan's suggestion.
Two months from flying but it's secure and out of the way.
Tom H.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-10-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,579
Posted By tomhanaway
I'm in too. Please send 1 (one) to address below....

I'm in too.
Please send 1 (one) to address below. let me know shipping and I'll send that directly to you.
Per your request, an extra donation will go to DR

thanks.
Tom Hanaway
116 Trickling Branch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,711
Posted By tomhanaway
After you get your registration, double check...

After you get your registration, double check it.
I went through all the hoops.
Building an 8a.

When I got my registration, it showed the model as a 10.
After I waited 30 minutes to talk with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,711
Posted By tomhanaway
Just did this. I also found it bureaucratically...

Just did this.
I also found it bureaucratically cryptic.

Just use one form. Keep pink, send in white.

Tom
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,076
Posted By tomhanaway
fabricating snorkle rv 8a

Playing with Van's snorkel for the rv-8a with an aerosport io-375, superior cold sump and horizontal induction (fm200 which has the rounded opening-can't use the flange bolt attachment method). Read...
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