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Forum: COMM Yesterday, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By pilot2512
Another thought, do you have a USB charger? That...

Another thought, do you have a USB charger? That can cause issues too.
Forum: COMM Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By pilot2512
Iím guessing you have just 1 com? I am also...

Iím guessing you have just 1 com? I am also assuming you are testing it away from metal hangars? I donít know how long your a/c has been flying, but years ago there was a certain model of ELT...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-02-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,151
Posted By pilot2512
We have a very similar set up. I too have the GTX...

We have a very similar set up. I too have the GTX 45R, so if you want to go over all the settings together, maybe we can set up a video call and you can see what I have. Let me know.

Jay
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-02-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,151
Posted By pilot2512
I have a G3X with a GTN-625 and a SL-30 and I...

I have a G3X with a GTN-625 and a SL-30 and I have the same thing. GTN 625 is NAV 1 and SL-30 is NAV 2. I asked Garmin about changing the labels and they said it can't be done. So GPS is a NAV in...
Forum: Interiors 02-27-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,651
Posted By pilot2512
Yes. He will send them but be warned itís...

Yes. He will send them but be warned itís international shipping.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-26-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,636
Posted By pilot2512
I guess I am going to be the contrarian here. If...

I guess I am going to be the contrarian here. If those are conventional landing lights (not LED) and they are drawing quite a bit of current then if they are bundled to closely to those wires for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,151
Posted By pilot2512
Have you updated to the latest G3x software? ...

Have you updated to the latest G3x software?

Jay
Forum: Interiors 02-13-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,651
Posted By pilot2512
You are correct. It is the stock length. I was...

You are correct. It is the stock length. I was waiting for the seats to figure out where I wanted to cut it down to. I sat in it last week and was looking at that very thing.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By pilot2512
There are no Arinc 429 outputs on a KN53,...

There are no Arinc 429 outputs on a KN53, therefore it can not be connected to a G3X system.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,625
Posted By pilot2512
Mark, I may not be a G3X expert, but I have...

Mark,

I may not be a G3X expert, but I have installed it in my own RV-9a that I am still building and I have been an avionics tech for 30 years. If you still need some help with it I am nearby and...
Forum: Interiors 02-08-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,651
Posted By pilot2512
I sat in them yesterday for the first time and...

I sat in them yesterday for the first time and made airplane noises. They felt very comfortable but I have no point of reference either.
Forum: Interiors 02-08-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,651
Posted By pilot2512
Eric, Everything seems to fit pretty tight but...

Eric,

Everything seems to fit pretty tight but he sends a roll of velcro to attach it with. On the 9 its just a seat back and the cushion he makes velcros to it. I see you are a neighbor and...
Forum: Interiors 02-08-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,651
Posted By pilot2512
The customs forms say 40 lb and package total was...

The customs forms say 40 lb and package total was 50 lb.
Forum: Interiors 02-07-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,651
Posted By pilot2512
It took almost 11 months from date I ordered to...

It took almost 11 months from date I ordered to arrival at my house. It was supposed to be sooner but covid delayed some items for him to build it.

I did the panel myself with Up North Aviation...
Forum: Interiors 02-06-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,651
Posted By pilot2512
Lemke interior finally arrived

Here are the pics of my lemke interior. First fitting. Still need to do some fastening. In another thread I talked about the front carpet. He did it as 2 pieces for me, I didnít want the tunnel...
Forum: Autopilots 01-24-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By pilot2512
You will have to do the ADAHRS and magnetometer...

You will have to do the ADAHRS and magnetometer calibration.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By pilot2512
I see your confusion. A pitch trim or roll trim...

I see your confusion. A pitch trim or roll trim is using the GSA28 to run the trim, which you are not. That is what the Ray Allen motors are doing. That just leaves you the roll and pitch servos. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,107
Posted By pilot2512
Can't help you with the experimental side but...

Can't help you with the experimental side but Boeing uses capacitance probes with a densitometer to compensate for fuel densities, except for the 777 which uses ultrasonic probes and a densitometer...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,863
Posted By pilot2512
If you are talking about those burnt traces on...

If you are talking about those burnt traces on the board, then yes, I have repaired many a board that way.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,600
Posted By pilot2512
About what I did with my panel. I went with the...

About what I did with my panel. I went with the bigger switches, so I had to go to the panel that is 2Ē lower to fit them in.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By pilot2512
It is a resistive temp probe. So there will be...

It is a resistive temp probe. So there will be no noise so a ground loop is not possible.
Forum: Interiors 01-12-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,751
Posted By pilot2512
Teaser

I got an email that my interior will ship today. :D Robert was only able to send a pic of the seat back. So here it is.
Forum: COMM 01-04-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,871
Posted By pilot2512
interlock is wrong

see note 11 on GTR manual. Interlock goes from in to out and out to in between the 2 radios. It should not be hooked to the PTT or the audio panel.

Jay
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,592
Posted By pilot2512
please see post #2 from this...

please see post #2 from this thread

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=117302
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,592
Posted By pilot2512
Where is the GSU-25 and the magnetometer mounted?...

Where is the GSU-25 and the magnetometer mounted? Are they anywhere near the prop cable? I would try to move the prop cable without the engine running and see if you get the same response.

Jay
Forum: Interiors 12-28-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,751
Posted By pilot2512
Yes he does carpets. Waiting on my order to...

Yes he does carpets. Waiting on my order to finish when they get back from the holidays. He special made mine as 2 pieces for the left and right as I didn't want the tunnel covered. If you open...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-16-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,039
Posted By pilot2512
Dan, The common thing to all the switches in the...

Dan,

The common thing to all the switches in the stick would be the ground as there is only 1. You may lost your ground all together or it is shorted to another wire in the stick. There are...
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By pilot2512
2 white leads. Change polarity and it changes...

2 white leads. Change polarity and it changes direction. I think I just used a 9V battery. A little slower but it does the job.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-20-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,067
Posted By pilot2512
I used...

I used these:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Arrow-30-Count-0-131-x-3-8-in-Aluminum-Standard-SAE-Flat-Washers/1087319

They are light and gave a little extra area to spear the load around.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-12-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,980
Posted By pilot2512
That magical device is called a TDR. Time domain...

That magical device is called a TDR. Time domain reflectometer. The new digital ones can find an open or a short within an inch. Donít know where you can find one to borrow.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,980
Posted By pilot2512
I would concentrate first on the shorted wire....

I would concentrate first on the shorted wire. Work with the known issue and solve it and then see if the other problem is there. I would disconnect every LRU connector that has Can bus and see if...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-01-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,024
Posted By pilot2512
Wirejockó Thereís got to be a story about the...

Wirejockó

Thereís got to be a story about the pay phone?!

Back to the op,

I am currently painting interior. Spent last weekend masking. Iíve done quite a bit of hydro dipping on easy to remove...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-14-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,532
Posted By pilot2512
I have the front of a 9 slider. If you can...

I have the front of a 9 slider. If you can determine it is the same, let me know and I can send you pics.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-28-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,076
Posted By pilot2512
Since you are on the other side of town, have you...

Since you are on the other side of town, have you been painting in this Texas heat and humidity? I waiting for the 2 days of fall to do it but Iím itching to get my interior painted.

Jay
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-24-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,832
Posted By pilot2512
On a slightly different subject, looking at your...

On a slightly different subject, looking at your wiring diagram, I donít believe your pmags are connected properly. I donít think you should be routing power thru your switch. Nothing to do with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-24-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,832
Posted By pilot2512
There are 2 sides to every electrical circuit. ...

There are 2 sides to every electrical circuit. You donít mention checking ground wires. Do you have a dedicated ground from engine block to where your battery ground is? Is it still good if you do...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-12-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,243
Posted By pilot2512
Do you have some type of usb charger? Some...

Do you have some type of usb charger? Some converters can cause noise.

Jay
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,031
Posted By pilot2512
https://www.cleavelandtool.com/collections/drillin...

https://www.cleavelandtool.com/collections/drilling-and-deburring/products/30-straight-flute-reamer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGQfl6P066Y

if you don't have time for the entire video go to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,031
Posted By pilot2512
I prefer to use a reemer for the final hole size....

I prefer to use a reemer for the final hole size. It makes a perfect round hole and keeps it straight. I have a reemer for #40, #30, #6 and #8 screw plus a few other sizes for the bolts that I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-31-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,399
Posted By pilot2512
What part of Houston are you in? Jay

What part of Houston are you in?

Jay
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-31-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,399
Posted By pilot2512
What you are experiencing is leakage of the rf...

What you are experiencing is leakage of the rf from the antenna coax. When you are transmitting you are putting out about 10 watts of RF. If the is any issue with the coax it will reflect back into...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-16-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By pilot2512
Also confirm you are using RG 400 coax and that...

Also confirm you are using RG 400 coax and that it is at least 6.5 feet long?

Jay
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,868
Posted By pilot2512
I?ve seen them made into beer taps on eBay.

I?ve seen them made into beer taps on eBay.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-16-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By pilot2512
I have two thoughts. First you say last weekend...

I have two thoughts. First you say last weekend but in your picture the gps date says May 30. Is there a way to adjust the date? Second, the G3X has an internal gps. Have you thought of getting a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,423
Posted By pilot2512
Have you tried listening to the audio? No audio...

Have you tried listening to the audio? No audio leads to a antenna/coax issue. Audio good then it?s a indication issue.

Jay
Forum: GPS 04-16-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,138
Posted By pilot2512
Did you replace the GPS Antenna when you swapped...

Did you replace the GPS Antenna when you swapped to the GTN? Have you tried another antenna? Where on the aircraft is the antenna and G3X antennas?

Jay
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By pilot2512
Aerographics.com. I haven?t used them yet, but I...

Aerographics.com. I haven?t used them yet, but I plan to. I?ve seen a lot of good things written about them on VAF.

Jay
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,080
Posted By pilot2512
I hate to ask the obvious...but if it is in the...

I hate to ask the obvious...but if it is in the alternator wire then the engine must be running and the alternator working to read amps. Also there is supposed to be fuses between the shunt and GEA...
Forum: COMM 03-08-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By pilot2512
Where is your build located? It is a common...

Where is your build located? It is a common problem when people are still building in their homes. Lots of electrical noise that can cause squelch to open. Especially things like LED lights. Take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By pilot2512
Inquiring minds want to know...what was the...

Inquiring minds want to know...what was the answer? I still need to do something with my oil door.

Thanks

Jay
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,049
Posted By pilot2512
Don?t know if the wing tips were removed during...

Don?t know if the wing tips were removed during paint but I would think not. That would then say go to tail position light since rudder had to be removed to be balanced. Another option is if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,841
Posted By pilot2512
Should have called it the blank panel...

Should have called it the blank panel...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By pilot2512
As for you GPS issue. What is the length of your...

As for you GPS issue. What is the length of your coax cable? It should be a minimum of 6.5 feet (almost 2 meters). Are you using RG-400?

Jay
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By pilot2512
is your roll servo at the end of the canbus? If...

is your roll servo at the end of the canbus? If it is then it needs to have a terminator or do as I did and just wire connector, plug it in and leave it. It doesn?t have to be mounted in the wing....
Forum: Interiors 02-09-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,847
Posted By pilot2512
cooling

It has 6 fans, 2 in bottom and 4 in back with perforated leather to let it flow. Not really A/C but airflow should help with the Houston summers.

Jay
Forum: Interiors 02-08-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,847
Posted By pilot2512
I just ordered seats with heating and cooling. ...

I just ordered seats with heating and cooling. Texas gets both extremes.

Jay
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-30-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By pilot2512
If those are old school strobes instead of LED,...

If those are old school strobes instead of LED, then there are some large capacitors that need to rapidly charge when power is applied. I was able to find a power supply on eBay for about $20. Just...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-29-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By pilot2512
I just checked the agar in manual. It does say...

I just checked the agar in manual. It does say 11-33 volts. Might just be a blip below 11 causing it
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-29-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By pilot2512
I?m not familiar with the strobe system, but it...

I?m not familiar with the strobe system, but it sounds like there is a momentary high draw when the strobes are turned on that is dropping your voltage low enough to cause the transponder to reboot. ...
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-19-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,493
Posted By pilot2512
Been a while since I lived in ORL area, but I...

Been a while since I lived in ORL area, but I used to do for work Billy Webb at Bilmar Avionics there at ISM. Good people to work with. If he is still around tell him I say Hi!

Jay
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,868
Posted By pilot2512
You don?t say how much fuel you took on but is...

You don?t say how much fuel you took on but is there any chance you got jet fuel instead of 100LL? You might want to pull a sample and look as well as smell it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,519
Posted By pilot2512
the second picture does not look like a grounding...

the second picture does not look like a grounding block. Looks more like a junction block. I used one just like that for my strobes and nav lights. Hard to tell where it is located. As far as...
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By pilot2512
per the G3X installation manual, the is supposed...

per the G3X installation manual, the is supposed to be a fuse on each wire from the shunt as close to the shunt as possible. I would look at the area around the shunt for the fuses and all...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-09-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By pilot2512
What Bob said and also take antenna off and make...

What Bob said and also take antenna off and make sure it has a good bond to A/C ie no corrosion between ant and skin. Best if you can have someone do a VSWR test on the coax.
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