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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By KatieB
That's awesome! Congrats to her! You thought...

That's awesome! Congrats to her!

You thought insurance was expensive... soon she might want to build her own plane. :D
Forum: GPS 02-18-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By KatieB
Put a GPS antenna on your G5 to make sure it gets...

Put a GPS antenna on your G5 to make sure it gets the right kind of GPS data that supports its internal attitude aiding. Normally, the way you have it set up now, it would use MapMX GPS data from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-29-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By KatieB
I agree with everything that's been said already....

I agree with everything that's been said already. I can't tell you how many hours of labor were saved in our old shop because we installed EGT probes on every cylinder. (I used to work for an LSA...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By KatieB
Glasswork is very subjective. If you look at...

Glasswork is very subjective. If you look at older factory-built planes, they just screwed plastic tips on to the tail & wingtips and they look good from 20 feet away. That's acceptable, but a lot of...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-19-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,361
Posted By KatieB
Yes, people use their RV's for flying rescue dogs...

Yes, people use their RV's for flying rescue dogs all the time. No need to be rude about it.
Forum: RV-14 01-08-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,847
Posted By KatieB
Welcome to VAF and the builder world, Monica! :D

Welcome to VAF and the builder world, Monica! :D
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-29-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,775
Posted By KatieB
I was just trying to help. I don't think I was...

I was just trying to help. I don't think I was being judgmental or aggressive at all. From his description of the events, engine overheating and oil loss, and my personal experience with such things,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-29-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,775
Posted By KatieB
To heck with the Skyview or any other EFIS... but...

To heck with the Skyview or any other EFIS... but you really shouldn't fly it again without a working engine monitor. I'll bet if you put out an ad here in the Classifieds you'd get someone out there...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-29-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,775
Posted By KatieB
Does your plane have an electronic engine...

Does your plane have an electronic engine monitor? From the sounds of it, you didn't see the engine temperatures rising in flight. You don't need anything fancy, even a good-old-ugly GRT EIS would...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-25-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,997
Posted By KatieB
I canít build faster than my bank account! Haha!

I canít build faster than my bank account! Haha!
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-24-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,997
Posted By KatieB
Yeah, it would have been really cool to work with...

Yeah, it would have been really cool to work with Dan & Rachel on one of those! But itís not done yet, and I think a side-by-side is more practical for what I want to do with the plane. And I missed...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-24-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,997
Posted By KatieB
Thank you Mike!!! A big sandwich, it is... !

Thank you Mike!!! A big sandwich, it is... !
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-24-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,997
Posted By KatieB
KatieB's RV-9

Well, I did it... Merry Christmas to me! I've been talking about doing it for over a year, and finally placed my order for an RV-9 tail kit. Since selling Tony Boy, my RV-3B rebuild project, I've...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-23-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,101
Posted By KatieB
What I meant was, what happens when electrical...

What I meant was, what happens when electrical power is killed to the aircraft. Say you have to shut off the master due to smoke in the cockpit, for example. Will it keep running as if it had...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-23-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,101
Posted By KatieB
One of the Diamond diesel twins a while back had...

One of the Diamond diesel twins a while back had both engines quit after takeoff because the pilots jump-started the plane after leaving the master on and it didn't have enough electrical power to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-23-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,101
Posted By KatieB
Exactly. I just posted the question here to get...

Exactly. I just posted the question here to get people thinking about it. I think the technology is appealing because it's efficient and "modern," but unless it's either self-generating or installed...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-23-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,101
Posted By KatieB
That's fine, but how are they powered? What about...

That's fine, but how are they powered? What about the rest of the wiring, redundant batteries, dual alternators, etc. If it turns into a glider when you shut the master switch off, that's a problem....
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-23-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,101
Posted By KatieB
What kind of guidance does UL have on how to set...

What kind of guidance does UL have on how to set up a redundant electrical system for the FADEC system? Electrical dependency for engines gives me the willies.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By KatieB
THIS is perfect!

THIS is perfect!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By KatieB
Hello! I moved many times cross-country for new...

Hello! I moved many times cross-country for new jobs during my RV-3B rebuild project. It took a lot of time to get each new workshop set up. Lighting, workbenches, electrical... I never had any...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,974
Posted By KatieB
Thank you all for the ideas! Please keep them...

Thank you all for the ideas! Please keep them coming. I've sent my pilot training colleague a link to this thread, so he's watching as well. We will definitely cover autopilot tuning again this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-09-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,974
Posted By KatieB
What do you want to see for Garmin training at OSH?

Hey everyone!

For my day job, I'm a classroom instructor for Garmin Aviation Product Support. It's that time of year again when we start thinking ahead to our training for Oshkosh. I just thought...
Forum: Safety 12-04-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,475
Posted By KatieB
Thanks for bringing this up! I know people like...

Thanks for bringing this up! I know people like to look at the back of Garmin sales kiosks at Oshkosh to see how the "pro's" do it... but they are designed to be a static display only. They are...
Forum: Safety 12-04-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,475
Posted By KatieB
If you are considering buying a pre-flown RV with...

If you are considering buying a pre-flown RV with any of the glass cockpit systems, especially if you intend to fly IFR, it is SO EASY to ask the seller to take out a few screws and pull out one of...
Forum: Safety 12-04-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,783
Posted By KatieB
NTSB recommends AD for certain oil filter adapters

I know most RV's use Lycomings or Lycoming clones, but I got this in my email and thought, just in case someone has a Continental with one of these F&M/Stratus oil filter adapters, it's good to...
Forum: Safety 11-10-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,055
Posted By KatieB
This is awful... I used to watch the Monthlies to...

This is awful... I used to watch the Monthlies to keep an eye on what's going on with our EAB community. Now it's mostly impossible. I submitted a complaint. :(
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,955
Posted By KatieB
FWIW... the STC for G3X Touch in certificated...

FWIW... the STC for G3X Touch in certificated aircraft requires that PFD 1, the ADAHRS/magnetometer/OAT probe, and EIS are wired to the Essential (hot) Bus. They were designed to function just fine...
Forum: GPS 11-03-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,260
Posted By KatieB
That is hilarious!!! I just shared it with my...

That is hilarious!!! I just shared it with my training team here at Garmin. :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-07-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,728
Posted By KatieB
Agreed!! :D

Agreed!! :D
Forum: RV-3 10-07-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,744
Posted By KatieB
Bruce's Custom Covers

These may be a little pricey, but worth every penny. They are high-quality, and the people are great to work with. When I was in the LSA business, we didn't go anywhere overnight without one. Our...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-25-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,695
Posted By KatieB
OMG Widget... you made me feel really old when...

OMG Widget... you made me feel really old when you just called your HXr "legacy equipment!" But heck it's been 8 years... a lifetime in electronics. And I didn't dream I'd be working for Garmin...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 08-23-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,452
Posted By KatieB
Awesome story Hans... so glad you made it back in...

Awesome story Hans... so glad you made it back in one piece. Many others would have probably died trying to get that thing home. Someone needs to go check the other planes that guy built and that...
Forum: Polishing your RV 08-22-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,137
Posted By KatieB
I've always wondered this as well. I just love...

I've always wondered this as well. I just love the look of polished vintage airplanes, but they also usually have formed metal tail tips & fairings. But then again, some have silver-doped fabric...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,667
Posted By KatieB
This thread is hilarious! I always thought it...

This thread is hilarious! I always thought it would be fun to get a Vans (shoes) T-shirt just because of the similarity in logos. But after these reviews, I'll have to try their shoes for flying too!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,050
Posted By KatieB
Once you get your Sport Pilot license, you will...

Once you get your Sport Pilot license, you will be good to fly fixed wing LSA airplanes, and you'll have an endorsement for flying "fast" LSA with your RV-12. If you want to fly another class of LSA,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-19-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,242
Posted By KatieB
A "halo" should be just a scuff on the surface...

A "halo" should be just a scuff on the surface around the dimple, not a dent. When I set up the DRDT-2 to do my -3 tail, I'd get the halo, and also lay a straightedge up on edge across the surface of...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-28-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 330,890
Posted By KatieB
Man, I spent so much time over-thinking my...

Man, I spent so much time over-thinking my canopy, and I rebuilt what was left of an existing one! I started it at one house in Michigan and finished it in another house in Tennessee! My next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By KatieB
If you want to know your plane is not only...

If you want to know your plane is not only compliant, but also built right, Vic Syracuse is a great choice!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,947
Posted By KatieB
Congratulations, Jay! How exciting. I can't wait...

Congratulations, Jay! How exciting. I can't wait to get to that place myself -- that is, looking at a new project in the barn. :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-13-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,419
Posted By KatieB
You are correct. Our training team here at Garmin...

You are correct. Our training team here at Garmin is hard at work producing new videos on all kinds of topics for both customers and dealers, and these particular videos are on my supervisor's radar...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-26-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,576
Posted By KatieB
Yeah, that post was from 4 years ago! I just...

Yeah, that post was from 4 years ago! I just happened to open up VAF today and saw it had been revived.

The cracks looked like hairline cracks in the paint, which is why I stripped it all off and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-07-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,666
Posted By KatieB
I used to work for GRT, and now I work for...

I used to work for GRT, and now I work for Garmin. I can't really comment on avionics online... (namely, it's not my job anymore :) ) But I will say this: you would be very wise to listen to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,858
Posted By KatieB
You might as well prepare for having 2 planes....

You might as well prepare for having 2 planes. She may want to build her own someday. :D
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 12-30-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,744
Posted By KatieB
Wow, I'm glad you are OK and your plane can be...

Wow, I'm glad you are OK and your plane can be repaired! That was a great story, thank you for sharing it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-13-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,632
Posted By KatieB
Back when we were in the LSA sales &...

Back when we were in the LSA sales & manufacturing business, we lost a few sales because potential customers were over 80 and could not get insurance for their new airplane. The kicker seemed to be a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-13-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,661
Posted By KatieB
I love that tubing trick! If one of your parts...

I love that tubing trick!

If one of your parts has a flange (like a rib) and it's not fluted enough (or fluted too aggressively or inconsistently), the holes may not line up with the prepunched...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-09-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,818
Posted By KatieB
I'm so sorry to hear this, Tom... Sending prayers...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Tom... Sending prayers of peace your way.
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-02-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 330,890
Posted By KatieB
Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery,...

Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery, Dave. If you can find help to get the turtledeck skin riveted on, I think the canopy fiberglass will be a nice easy way to get back into building. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,666
Posted By KatieB
That's a heck of a picture!! There must be a...

That's a heck of a picture!! There must be a good meme in there somewhere...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-13-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,426
Posted By KatieB
The 12 is very lightly designed to stay under LSA...

The 12 is very lightly designed to stay under LSA weight limits. It's not ideal for heavy mods like air conditioning... and it's slower. I'd say the 14 is definitely a better choice for you.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-29-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,207
Posted By KatieB
Good point!! :)

Good point!! :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-29-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,207
Posted By KatieB
You know Scott, you?ve been whining about your WS...

You know Scott, you?ve been whining about your WS displays since I worked at GRT, which was... 5-7 years ago. ;) Figured you?d have upgraded to at least an outdated HX by now!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,097
Posted By KatieB
They're both gorgeous. I like the orange with the...

They're both gorgeous. I like the orange with the gray. I'd prefer B because I like the extended white area behind the wing. I'd do solid white wheel pants all around for the repair reasons others...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,158
Posted By KatieB
Hey, just a reminder that there is a brand new...

Hey, just a reminder that there is a brand new procedure in the NOTAM for diversion to Fond du Lac if OSH is closed, presumably to avoid the holding cluster that happened last year the Sunday before...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,504
Posted By KatieB
Be careful when you teach her how to rivet. It...

Be careful when you teach her how to rivet.
It may end up costing you another $100K. (She might want her own.) :D
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-09-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,441
Posted By KatieB
Dennis, I'm very sorry to hear about your dad. I...

Dennis, I'm very sorry to hear about your dad. I think his RV-8 was the first RV I had ever seen up close. I learned to fly in Rio Creek and it was always a treat to see his beautiful polished...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,672
Posted By KatieB
We used to put hidden switches to kill the Master...

We used to put hidden switches to kill the Master in our demo aircraft (when we were in the LSA business) because at Oshkosh and other shows, people would get switch happy to see the avionics, or...
Forum: RV-4 06-07-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,960
Posted By KatieB
That's a beautiful story! :) I can't imagine...

That's a beautiful story! :)

I can't imagine what it would be like to have one airplane and live in one state for 30 years... but it sure sounds nice.
Forum: Safety 04-21-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,824
Posted By KatieB
Thank you all for the great commentary. We share...

Thank you all for the great commentary. We share many of the same thoughts on the subject. As a production pilot/CFI for Jabiru USA, I flew many new aircraft with between 3-10 hours on them to break...
Forum: Safety 04-21-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,824
Posted By KatieB
Hi Vic! I'm glad you mentioned nuisance alarms....

Hi Vic!

I'm glad you mentioned nuisance alarms. I talked to a lot of builders when I worked for GRT and Jabiru about this. People seem to get so eager to just fly it that they forego proper setup...
Forum: Safety 04-12-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,824
Posted By KatieB
Do you have identifying information for this...

Do you have identifying information for this accident so I can look it up? Unfortunately this is the type of report I need to read. And if it's not correct, I'd like to know the real details. :(
Forum: Safety 04-11-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,824
Posted By KatieB
Additional Pilot Program for Phase 1 testing- thoughts?

Hey everyone! I'm still alive, mostly off the grid. :) I've been working on my PhD in Aviation (Aviation Safety) at Parks College (St. Louis University). One of my topics of interest for research is ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,379
Posted By KatieB
Wow, Tom!! :( I'm so sorry you're both going...

Wow, Tom!! :( I'm so sorry you're both going through all that, but glad she's turning the corner. What a tough lady. I can't say I'd fight that hard after seeing all of that. I hope to catch up with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-13-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,147
Posted By KatieB
Yes, it would have to be a series of webcasts....

Yes, it would have to be a series of webcasts. I'm not sure if it will be 6 different webcasts-- maybe three 2-hour sessions. I'll let you know when I know more!
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