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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 07:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By gfb
FS: Matco Master Cylinders + fittings

Ended up ground with the Beringer setup, anyone looking for a new set of master cylinders & fittings?

$400 shipped CONUS, 5% to VAF.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-08-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,562
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: 131
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: 390
Views: 140,707
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: 451
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-14-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By gfb
Migration tool? It might be easier if you provide...

Migration tool? It might be easier if you provide more details. What hardware? What drivers? What tool?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-14-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,175
Posted By gfb
Why are you replacing it?

Why are you replacing it?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-10-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
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: 3,373
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: 3,373
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: 1,966
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: 1,966
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: 1,966
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: 3
Views: 658
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: 402
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: 673
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: 673
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: 15
Views: 1,405
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: 557
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: 550
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...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,945
Posted By gfb
Out of curiosity, do any of the other EFIS...

Out of curiosity, do any of the other EFIS manufacturers offer this capability?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-16-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By gfb
Lots of people happy to help but help us help you...

Lots of people happy to help but help us help you ;)

Could you provide more details on what you need help with?
Have you looked at the installation manual?
Which part of the process are you stuck...
Forum: GPS 02-09-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,815
Posted By gfb
I have two thoughts on this: - Garmin has told...

I have two thoughts on this:
- Garmin has told people not to mount antennas in the engine compartment (no source, sorry) and has denied warranty on antennas that have overheated and failed because of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-06-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By gfb
A Sys watchdog (on embedded systems I have worked...

A Sys watchdog (on embedded systems I have worked on, not necessarily avionics) is a process that keeps checking to see if things are responsive and if not, will force a reboot. Itís basically an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-05-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By gfb
Sorry to bump in. Are the topo files mbtiles? I'd...

Sorry to bump in. Are the topo files mbtiles? I'd love the ability to add mbtiles to g3x to fill in the gapes on charts that are unavailable (i.e. Mexico.)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-05-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,917
Posted By gfb
I have 700 hours behind my g3x+650xi panel flying...

I have 700 hours behind my g3x+650xi panel flying in all kinds of airspaces and conditions. Here are the areas I struggle with.

- Interactions between GP and G3X. I'm looking for a deeper dive,...
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,643
Posted By gfb
Talked to ly-con, $10k for a teardown inspection.

Talked to ly-con, $10k for a teardown inspection.
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,643
Posted By gfb
If it is a '80s engine, what should I be looking...

If it is a '80s engine, what should I be looking out for? Does it need a teardown?
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,643
Posted By gfb
Thanks. Any idea what the parts in the "aerobatic...

Thanks. Any idea what the parts in the "aerobatic kit" are? I'm searching for a parts diagram showing this with no luck.

If I have to replace the sump anyway, is there a cold air induction option...
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,643
Posted By gfb
AEIO-540 vs IO-540

So... there's a 0 time 540 on the classifieds for a good price that had peeked my interest.
Do I care that it's an AEIO instead of an IO?
What should I be asking about on this engine to confirm...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,538
Posted By gfb
I don't know what would happen if you sprayed...

I don't know what would happen if you sprayed wasp spray inside your canopy in flight but I can't imagine it would make it easy to keep flying the airplane. That stuff is nasty!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By gfb
Yeah, I don't know that there is a requirement...

Yeah, I don't know that there is a requirement for certified/calibrated scales. Those calibrated scales always say I'm too fat :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By gfb
Try reaching out to the local EAA chapter, I've...

Try reaching out to the local EAA chapter, I've found it's not uncommon for chapters to have a set of scales available for member use.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,215
Posted By gfb
Just managed to get a hold of him via txt as...

Just managed to get a hold of him via txt as well. My tanks should ship next week.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,215
Posted By gfb
Andrew, yours were also lost by UPS?

Andrew, yours were also lost by UPS?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,215
Posted By gfb
Mel, have you had any luck? I ordered my tanks in...

Mel, have you had any luck? I ordered my tanks in July and still have not seen them. At one point they were done and lost by UPS so a new set was being made but I have not heard from them yet this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,527
Posted By gfb
If you aren't actually interested in building...

If you aren't actually interested in building just buy a flying airplane and enjoy it.

Please do not go with one of the airplane mills out there that very obviously break the FAA E-AB rules but...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-20-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By gfb
I just noticed that too, that can't be real :)...

I just noticed that too, that can't be real :) 10k feet in 4 minutes? I struggle to comprehend :-D

(not doubting, just baffled by fast airplanes. Heck, I thought my 9 was fast...)
Forum: Tools 12-14-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,619
Posted By gfb
I have the aerocreeper and it's very nice. It's...

I have the aerocreeper and it's very nice. It's currently in the workshop for the RV-10 build but will go to the hangar for the next -9 service interval.

Pricey but worth it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-26-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By gfb
I have mine wired to the GDU and to one of the...

I have mine wired to the GDU and to one of the alert inputs in my audio panel. I get a "CO sensor OK" audio on boot up, and "Cabin Altitude" at 10k'? The GDU shows CO PPM and I think? will throw an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,722
Posted By gfb
What I mean to say is the Dynon free db does not...

What I mean to say is the Dynon free db does not include basic VFR charts/sectionals.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,750
Posted By gfb
That's great to hear, I worry about Jeppesen...

That's great to hear, I worry about Jeppesen pricing. Sounds like they price the same as Garmin for NavData. Do they have a package including terrain/obstacle/AirportDiagram as well?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,750
Posted By gfb
Thanks hgerhardt, that's a good tip and puts your...

Thanks hgerhardt, that's a good tip and puts your full suite at $450yr including IFR navigator.

If you don't fly IFR, all you need is the $149 for the G3X to include everything in the $99 Seattle...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,750
Posted By gfb
Dynon does not have an IFR navigator. You have to...

Dynon does not have an IFR navigator. You have to buy a Garmin or Avidyne unit for that. From what I can tell, Avidyne requires that you buy databases from Jeppesen and we all know how that goes...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,750
Posted By gfb
This isn't even close to correct. The equivalent...

This isn't even close to correct. The equivalent Garmin subscription is $149.99
https://fly.garmin.com/fly-garmin/devices/database-pricing

If you want the GTN full subscription it costs $499 and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,750
Posted By gfb
We're all in this together. Experimental aviation...

We're all in this together. Experimental aviation benefits greatly from there being competition in this space. Heck, I hope someone else comes up with a new thing that we all want to keep pushing the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-06-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,750
Posted By gfb
I have a full G3Xt setup + GTN-650xi in my panel....

I have a full G3Xt setup + GTN-650xi in my panel. The plane is 26 months old and has 642 hours as of this afternoon. I have flown it across continents, including over big water, and amazon...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,750
Posted By gfb
Could you share which features are included on...

Could you share which features are included on the Avidyne IFD that cost extra on the Garmin GTN?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,750
Posted By gfb
This is an important point. You'll be spending...

This is an important point. You'll be spending $30k+ on this, don't do it without having some time in front of each system. They aren't all the same.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,722
Posted By gfb
Note that the "free" Dynon databases do not...

Note that the "free" Dynon databases do not include any charts.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,750
Posted By gfb
If the reason he is picking one versus the other...

If the reason he is picking one versus the other is price, I would pay special attention to make sure they are comparing oranges to oranges. I've priced this out a few times in the past few years and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,782
Posted By gfb
This is something that has been discussed quite a...

This is something that has been discussed quite a bit. Yes, there is a possible failure scenario when using two same-software, connected/communicating ADAHRS systems. The recommendation is to have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,988
Posted By gfb
Mark, this depends on your specific build but you...

Mark, this depends on your specific build but you should be able to push the pins back in without much trouble. You may need to reach up behind the panel to guide them in place. Take a look back...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,886
Posted By gfb
Yes, the system firmware is the Operating System...

Yes, the system firmware is the Operating System for the G3x setup. The DB is just your charts that get updated every month.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-09-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,585
Posted By gfb
Fala serio! Eu fui dos EUA ate o Rio de Janeiro e...

Fala serio! Eu fui dos EUA ate o Rio de Janeiro e nao parei em Teresopolis!?! Nem sabia que tinha aerodromo ai!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-09-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,886
Posted By gfb
Would be great to see a changelog for the other...

Would be great to see a changelog for the other LRU firmware that's getting updated. Is this available somewhere?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-09-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,484
Posted By gfb
I'm pretty excited about this. In particular, any...

I'm pretty excited about this. In particular, any AFP owners that currently get the idle stumble and install the red cube in this location/bracket please report back if it solves the problem! :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-08-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,484
Posted By gfb
Awesome! Thanks for working on this! Any reports...

Awesome! Thanks for working on this!

Any reports from others running AFP and this bracket? I'm hoping this red cube setup will cause the idle stumble to go away?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-08-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,484
Posted By gfb
Ooooh! This looks interesting. Can you post some...

Ooooh! This looks interesting. Can you post some pictures zoomed out a little bit? Also, the video? on the website isn't loading, it complains about a flash plugin version.

Are the holes in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By gfb
The location associated with the frequency comes...

The location associated with the frequency comes from the local device DB for non-CAN devices, so the G3X and the GTN are deciding that this one nearby airport with that freq is what you mean vs this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By gfb
Further details, there do seem to be issues with...

Further details, there do seem to be issues with the ssl cert. Doug, may we bother you to take a peek?

https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=www.vansairforce.net

In particular, I believe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By gfb
Investigating a little further, it seems that...

Investigating a little further, it seems that online feed validators are having trouble with the ssl...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By gfb
RSS feeds gone?

I just noticed I had stopped seeing forum posts in Feedly and went to check. Are the RSS feeds acting up?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-03-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,182
Posted By gfb
Yes, I know those bolts are threaded too far....

Yes, I know those bolts are threaded too far. I'll be taking care of that with the repair as well.
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