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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By uk_figs
+1

Great team doing a tremendous job. Definitely a key part of the HBC experience.
Figs
Forum: GPS 07-29-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,163
Posted By uk_figs
I am not instrument rated but am working on...

I am not instrument rated but am working on getting the rating for the odd occasions where I cannot get out of my home airport due to fog/mist. The 760 is not an approved GPS navigator so can only be...
Forum: GPS 07-29-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,163
Posted By uk_figs
Installed a 375 into my -7 and works very well. I...

Installed a 375 into my -7 and works very well. I have it integrated with the Dynon D-100 (HSI), Trutrak Gemini AP, Aera 760, and Garmin Pilot on iPad.

Like the others I use the 760 for the display...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-22-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,129
Posted By uk_figs
Will these features eventually show up in other...

Will these features eventually show up in other garmin navigator products like the GNX 375?
Forum: Safety 07-21-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,763
Posted By uk_figs
Vac OK I did a few runs yesterday and it look...

Vac
OK I did a few runs yesterday and it look like if you set the Dynon tone onset at the beginning of the yellow chevrons you end up with a solid tone at the beginning of the red chevrons and still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,069
Posted By uk_figs
Checked out panel upgrade operation

Finally got to test fly my GNX 375/Aera 760 panel upgrade, very impressed. Integrated them with my Dynon D-100/HS43, SL-30, TruTrak Gemini AP. Everything works great and can fly the AP from either...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-21-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,411
Posted By uk_figs
The F-35 has the ability to leave scorched...

The F-35 has the ability to leave scorched runways and scorched carrier decks :D
And for the navy aviators try being on the LSO platform, mid atlantic, bad weather, no moon, and waiting for the LSO...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-20-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,758
Posted By uk_figs
Cook on the grills

We started getting food at the "Pick and Save" a few years ago and cooking meals on the grills at HBC, not only was it good fun and good food, we didn't have to stand in line at the restaurants and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By uk_figs
Just had a similar issue as my D-100 came back...

Just had a similar issue as my D-100 came back with 5.6.1 and the rest were on 5.4.X but I do have the RS232 harnesses and updated the D-120 and HS34 before I connected the D-100 back into the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,374
Posted By uk_figs
Email or template

I sent in the information in a email with no response yet, do you have to use the PDF template?
Figs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,557
Posted By uk_figs
Jerry Planning Friday the 23rd, hope you have a...

Jerry
Planning Friday the 23rd, hope you have a good stash of the brown stuff:D
Figs
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-16-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,650
Posted By uk_figs
Access panels

I just updated my panel with the GNX 375 and added the access panel kit from Vans to my -7. Even though I tried to think through future equipment access and wiring access when I built the plane 13...
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,636
Posted By uk_figs
Seems like you have fewer finish tapes around the...

Seems like you have fewer finish tapes around the forward window area on your champ project than I have put on my champ project, maybe I was overkill.
Waiting for cooler weather to fill the weave and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,602
Posted By uk_figs
In summary

So I am working on my instrument rating in my -7 and of course get a BFR every 2 years, do I need a LODA for the instruction in my plane or does the instructor need a LODA or both of us?

If the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-12-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By uk_figs
Just updated panel with a GNX 375 and changed out...

Just updated panel with a GNX 375 and changed out the 796 for the 760. So far I like the unit and it works well with the 375 and drives the other systems the same as the 796 did. Had a couple of...
Forum: GPS 07-09-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By uk_figs
Configuration issue or 429 wiring

I have installed the GNX 375 and have either a configuration issue or a wiring issue and would like to eliminate any possible configuration issue before I pull apart the connector wiring.
Setup is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-09-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By uk_figs
Recollection

My distant recollection of the -7 instructions was the part where basically it says "you have learnt enough by now, get on and finish it" :D I think that was 3/4 of the way through the fuselage and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By uk_figs
You request it online at the airventure site...

You request it online at the airventure site under pilot info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By uk_figs
Received this week

Just arrived
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-07-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By uk_figs
Fixed

Brian
Exactly the issue now fixed.
Thanks
Figs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By uk_figs
Plastic sheet

Pack some plastic sheet/drop cloth and a couple of cinch straps for use if needed, or you can have the storm drape your broken tent over the plane like it did to me in 2019 :cool:
Figs
Forum: Safety 07-05-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,763
Posted By uk_figs
Vac Thanks the charts are really useful as I can...

Vac
Thanks the charts are really useful as I can go fly some configuration runs and select the progressive tone start point that results in a distinguishable tone at the approximate Onspeed point....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-03-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By uk_figs
Brake flange movement

I noticed recently that my right wheel pant had a small amount of fore/aft rotation movement, in disassembling the wheel/brake I found that the brake flange that is bolted to the axle has a very...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-01-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,028
Posted By uk_figs
I am sure you will get lots of input but a couple...

I am sure you will get lots of input but a couple from me based on the last few year of my experience.
1. Are you camping in HBC? If so landing on 18/36 will normally be the shortest taxi time, it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,963
Posted By uk_figs
Interesting discussion but makes me feel better...

Interesting discussion but makes me feel better about the cost of my recent upgrade adding the GNX 375 and Aera 760 to my panel configuration for more utility. Does make me think that I need to up...
Forum: Safety 06-30-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,763
Posted By uk_figs
Green dot

I have the Dynon D-100 AoA setup and with the early work you have done with the Dynon AoA probe what would be the closest position on the chevron indicator to correlate with the green dot optimum AoA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,963
Posted By uk_figs
Holy cow is that correct :eek: guess I will not...

Holy cow is that correct :eek: guess I will not be changing out my -7 anytime soon.
Figs
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-27-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By uk_figs
If a sale falls apart I will take a set Figs

If a sale falls apart I will take a set
Figs
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-26-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By uk_figs
Worth checking, thanks for the tip. Figs

Worth checking, thanks for the tip.
Figs
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-25-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By uk_figs
Matco Brake Master Cylinder

Looks like I have a slight leak on one of my Matco master cylinders (shaft has black oil mark and a few drips on the carpet heel pads), and from reviewing the various threads here it seems that...
Forum: ADS-B 06-23-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By uk_figs
Brian, thanks, learn something new every day. Figs

Brian, thanks, learn something new every day.
Figs
Forum: ADS-B 06-23-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By uk_figs
GNX 375 Anonymous mode

Does anyone know if the GNX 375 has a ADS-B anonymous mode function, the manual only mentions the 175 when connected to the GDL88.
Thanks
Figs
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-22-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By uk_figs
Thanks for the link

Just ordered one, can't beat the price and it is light weight, hopefully this will be better than my current air mattress which is a little too short and not wide enough. I tried the lightweight cots...
Forum: GPS 06-21-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By uk_figs
Thanks, just trying to save $300 as I used the...

Thanks, just trying to save $300 as I used the GDL82 antenna for the GNX375 install.
Forum: GPS 06-20-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By uk_figs
760 and GDL82

Steve
Based on the GPS chips and firmware being similar performance, can the Aera 760 provide the GPS source to the GDL82 over the RS232 link similar to hooking up to a GNX 175 navigator, and if so...
Forum: GPS 06-15-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By uk_figs
I have the 760 connected to the 375 via bluetooth...

I have the 760 connected to the 375 via bluetooth also for the ADSB weather and traffic and AHRS data. Use the additional 375 bluetooth channels to drive Garmin Pilot on the iPad/iPhone. End up being...
Forum: RV-4 06-11-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By uk_figs
Pretty common

Common issue with various RV tailgraggers as they were originally designed for heavier prop installations (CS and Sensenich metal FP). In my case (-7) the difference between the Catto and the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-09-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,118
Posted By uk_figs
Steve It has been so long ago I cannot remember...

Steve
It has been so long ago I cannot remember if you have to take the wingtip off to change the bulbs out on the Duckworks installation?
Figs
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-09-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,118
Posted By uk_figs
My flasher based on this design just crapped out...

My flasher based on this design just crapped out (both lights stuck on) does the whelan unit just replace the Tridon EL 13A or do I need to replace the diode pack as well, I put in the circuit that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By uk_figs
Similar issue

Just had a similar type of issue integrating a GNX 375 with the Aera 760, seems that if you have the the 375/MapMx on port 1 you cannot upload frequencies to the SL30 on port 2, MapMx traps the...
Forum: GPS 06-09-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By uk_figs
Your mileage may vary

Just updated to a 760 from the 796 to get a few of the extra features that go with integration with the GNX 375 which I just added. Very similar in brightness and operation but the 760 has dropped a...
Forum: GPS 06-08-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By uk_figs
GNX 375/Aera 760

Just completed the install of the GNX 375/Aera 760 combination and came across a configuration issue that may affect others doing a similar upgrade.

Basically if you have the Aera GPS configured to...
Forum: COMM 06-06-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By uk_figs
SL30 Faceplate

Anyone know how to replace the SL30 faceplate, bought a new one but when trying to remove the old one only the top clear plastic layer came off and I think the whole faceplate has to be replaced...
Forum: Primers 05-31-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By uk_figs
Primer compatibility

Anyone know if the Rustoleum automotive rattle can primer will work under PPG single stage epoxy automotive paint. I have a couple of small access panels to paint and would prefer not to have to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-31-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By uk_figs
Depends

I am still flying with the original D-100, D-120, HD-34, SL-30, GTX 327, TT Autopilot, and Aera 796. Systems have been basically rock solid for 12+ years and have done what I needed. Now going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,026
Posted By uk_figs
Access panels

Installed the Vans forward access panels kit in my -7 in preparation for swapping out the GTX 327, GDL 82, and GDL 39, for a GNX 375 (on order with Stein).
Played with the Garmin 375 simulator.
Figs
Forum: GPS 05-20-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,314
Posted By uk_figs
Steve You should send that drawing to Garmin to...

Steve
You should send that drawing to Garmin to add to the 760 manual:D
Figs
Forum: GPS 05-19-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,314
Posted By uk_figs
760 bare wire cable

Just switched out the 796 for the 760 as part of my GPS navigator upgrade. I bought the bare wire cable to connect everything and it is vey long probably to accommodate multiple installation types.
I...
Forum: GPS 05-17-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,269
Posted By uk_figs
I do not have the install manual for the 175 but...

I do not have the install manual for the 175 but have read on the web that my GDL39 3D is not supported so I would not have traffic and weather on the 175, only on the 760 or Garmin Pilot on the iPad.
Forum: GPS 05-15-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,314
Posted By uk_figs
Steve One quick question, with MapMx RS232...

Steve
One quick question, with MapMx RS232 connection can the 760 control the 375? For example if I select "direct to" on the 760 does that relay to the 375 which would be driving the autopilot, same...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-08-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By uk_figs
O-ring tech data

Not specifically RV related but my low and slow project has oleo landing gear and I want to replace the o-rings, part numbers are PRP-902-25/30 and I cannot figure out how to translate that into...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By uk_figs
Synthetic Vision?

I would guess that it is for synthetic vision to a Garmin portable (796, 660, 760 etc.) or the garmin pilot app. That is what the GDL39 3D does on my -7. It is
for the built in AHARS.
Figs
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,314
Posted By uk_figs
Condition inspection

I do not have any shimmy or control issues on my -7 but did once have the pin stick causing interesting landing and taxi. Since then I have followed the threads on here and disassemble and clean...
Forum: Reviews 04-29-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,501
Posted By uk_figs
Grid view

Just been trying the EZWxbrief app and it looks promising, still trying to understand whether you now need two subscriptions, one for weatherspork and one for EZWxBrief as my spork is up for renewal...
Forum: ADS-B 04-27-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By uk_figs
Fred The uAvionics page talks about adding a...

Fred
The uAvionics page talks about adding a echoMUX for 327/330 installations, is that the setup you have?
Figs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,694
Posted By uk_figs
So far no problem through Global, 70+, RV-7 $80K...

So far no problem through Global, 70+, RV-7 $80K hull value $1436.
There was a thread here earlier on this subject.
Figs
Forum: GPS 04-18-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By uk_figs
Steve Thanks, in your setup in the LongEZ do you...

Steve
Thanks, in your setup in the LongEZ do you use the 760 for geolocation on approach plates using its own GPS? Also are all the GPS chipsets similar in performance?
Thanks
Figs
Forum: GPS 04-17-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By uk_figs
Which GPS Source

For the avionics guru's.
I have a GDL39 hardwired to a Aera 796 and bluetooth'd to Garmin Pilot on a iPad 11 pro cellular version (with GPS). Each device has a GPS chip but which source would be used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,494
Posted By uk_figs
Haskell

Usual run to Haskell for coffee and donuts. Overcast day with gusty cross winds so using the X wind runway at RVS but made for sporty landing at Haskell. Good X wind practice landing on a narrow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,687
Posted By uk_figs
Run out of popcorn

I have run out of popcorn :D
Forum: GPS 03-28-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,253
Posted By uk_figs
As I am considering upgrading to a 175/375 this...

As I am considering upgrading to a 175/375 this is news to me, according to the gemini A/P manual if both 429 and 232 are connected the A/P defaults to the 429 input and rolls back to the 232 if no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,292
Posted By uk_figs
Haskell

Coffee and doughnuts at Haskell, 4 RV's, 3 Chipmunks, 1 Hyperbipe (very cool aircraft), old bell helicopter, and a mix of certified aircraft, good morning. The flew figuring how the SL30 works in...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 03-27-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By uk_figs
A lot better than without them, I do not know...

A lot better than without them, I do not know about the -6 but on the -7 there is an interim bulkhead structure that gets in the way of everything. I have friends I fly with who rolled their own when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,687
Posted By uk_figs
Every plane

Have used it in every plane I have had and plan to use it in my Champ when finished. Use it in the fuel and in particular when I put auto gas in the RV for long trips as a lot of the people who run...
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