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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,718
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Thanksgiving brought my son home from Bellingham,...

Thanksgiving brought my son home from Bellingham, WA for a nice visit. The weather was pretty nice so we took a short flight, 30 min, down to Kitty Hawk to First Flight (KFFA). We spent an hour...
Forum: Formation Flying 02-02-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,723
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Great video Scroll! Hope all is going well with...

Great video Scroll! Hope all is going well with you and family in TX! Still living the dream at Langley!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,370
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Fall Flight

The wife and I took a nice Sunday afternoon round robin flight from the Southeast Virginia coast to the Blue Ridge mountains and back. The fall colors were fading but the scenery was still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,004
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Slip-on or Lace-up

I'm wondering slip-on or lace-up? Maybe we could start a poll! Looks like these ones were slip-on. :D
Forum: Southeast 07-17-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,130
Posted By Kentsrv7a
A bit further north in the OuterBanks there is...

A bit further north in the OuterBanks there is Ocracoke Island with a very nice beach and Howard's Pub and of course Kitty Hawk First Flight airport KFFA.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 178,854
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Thanks!

Thanks Justin!!! I will adjust my settings to show the fuel totals. You guys are quick!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 178,854
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Fuel Tank Totals

Would like to see the total fuel in each tank without having to go to the engine page. Maybe add them next to "Fuel QTY" like the other graph indicators, Oil PSI GPH, etc. or maybe above and below...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,992
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Thanks for the ideas. The vendor I used was...

Thanks for the ideas. The vendor I used was unable to get it to stay in place. He used Clear Bra as the material. I did not try this myself. Sounds like I need a better vendor!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,992
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Rock Chip Protection

I just had my nose gear fairings repainted after taking a beating from rocks over the past 7 years. I tried having a local vinyl dealer apply a clear protection product but he could not get it to...
Forum: Propellers 01-22-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,131
Posted By Kentsrv7a
With the prop off I would also replace the...

With the prop off I would also replace the alternator belt too!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 673
Posted By Kentsrv7a
GMA 245 Blinking

I recently loaded up the latest G3X software, 8.30 and flew it without any issues. Sunday I flew a long cross country and had the GMA 245 blink off at random times. It lit up all the lights and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,171
Posted By Kentsrv7a
I have both of mine on a 1 amp fuse on my main...

I have both of mine on a 1 amp fuse on my main bus. They were wired that way with my original avionics before I converted to the G3X Touch system.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-01-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 178,854
Posted By Kentsrv7a
I like the bar graphs for loading map data. It...

I like the bar graphs for loading map data. It would be nice to see something similar for operating system updates. I?m never sure when the system has finished upgrading.
Forum: COMM 02-14-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,215
Posted By Kentsrv7a
I have a GTR20 and GTN650. I use the G3X touch...

I have a GTR20 and GTN650. I use the G3X touch screen GDU for all comm freq changes. I use it for freqs I know and manually "type in" and also for loading freqs from the airport information page. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,483
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Check the breakout force. This was never a...

Check the breakout force. This was never a problem for my -7A for the first several years. I then had a shimmy incident on landing. I found the breakout force to be substantially different than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,423
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Yes it does have a variable speed control for...

Yes it does have a variable speed control for trim. It is set up for each trim motor. The system varies the speed based on the airspeed limits and percent of speed at each airspeed limit. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-02-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,886
Posted By Kentsrv7a
They work fine. I had them in a GRT installation...

They work fine. I had them in a GRT installation but converted 2 years ago to the G3X system. I recall all I had to do was just calibrate the G3X system as I added fuel. I think I had the 2 point...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,698
Posted By Kentsrv7a
I have mine set at 70mph so it is always flashing...

I have mine set at 70mph so it is always flashing unless I flip the manual switch to landing/taxi lights on. At this point the logic recognizes the switch as a higher priority and keeps the lights...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-04-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,214
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Great write-up. I did my training and earned my...

Great write-up. I did my training and earned my PPL at 3CK back in 1981. Looks very different now according to Google Maps!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,286
Posted By Kentsrv7a
+1 for training. Would like to see some...

+1 for training. Would like to see some explanation of how to use new features after a software update. Maybe an updated Pilot Guide with each software release. Love the G3X and GTN 650!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,366
Posted By Kentsrv7a
I wired the dimmers but still use the auto...

I wired the dimmers but still use the auto dimming feature on the 460's, G5 and GTN 650. They all work fine but I do find the G5 reacts slower than the others. It takes several keystrokes in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,574
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Oversize

I too went with the oversize for my -7A slider. No complaints at all. Very happy with the size, fit and function.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,857
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Is there a new manual coming out soon?

Is there a new manual coming out soon?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-27-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 26,096
Posted By Kentsrv7a
G3X Touch Software

Any words on when we can expect a fix or should we all revert to 5.6? Just looking for a little guidance before moving forward/backward. Thanks!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 26,096
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Downgrading software to v5.6

Is there something special to downgrading? Can we just put v5.6 on the card from the website and insert it into the GDU and let it do its thing just like how we upgrade?
Forum: Southeast 02-10-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,393
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Had a great experience and a fantastic paint job...

Had a great experience and a fantastic paint job from Boss Aircraft Refinishers at Rowan County Airport (KRUQ) about 50 miles north of Charlotte, NC. Contact Bill Lucy,the owner, at...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,838
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Shawn, My -7A has been flying for 6 years with...

Shawn,
My -7A has been flying for 6 years with dual throttles with zero issues. Really not much extra work or cost. Hardest part was finding someone to weld an extension piece onto the throttle...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,056
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Works great!

I have used one on my RV-7A for the last 6 years with zero issues. It is made of delrin. Can't remember where I purchased it. Only drawback is using the original rudder stops with a hole drilled...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-28-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 33,441
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Nope! The GAD27 will do it for you. What you do...

Nope! The GAD27 will do it for you. What you do need is a flap position indicator to show you where the flaps are positioned on the G3X screen. I used a Ray Allen POS position indicator to do the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,113
Posted By Kentsrv7a
SteinAir!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Excellent price and...

SteinAir!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Excellent price and outstanding service and support!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,185
Posted By Kentsrv7a
I hired a flat bed tow truck. It had a tilt back...

I hired a flat bed tow truck. It had a tilt back platformwith a winch. The landing gear had a few inches on each side. I brought the wings in my pickup in the wing cradle. The tow truck bed is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,667
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Why use shielded power and ground?

I wired my G3X system per Stein and did not have any callouts for power and ground wires. They were run as separate unshielded wires. All the LRUs were grounded to the same ground block mounted on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,764
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Congrats!

Way to go Sid!
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-07-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,115
Posted By Kentsrv7a
KPHF

Jordan
There are several RVs at KPHF. I have a 7A, there is a 9A, a 6, and 2 10s all in hangars and flying. There is a 14 being built in a hangar and a 12 being built at the Denbigh Aviation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,875
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Sunspots

I have the Sunspot 36 LEDs with my GAD 27 and they work great. Programmed the wig-wag function with speeds and the switch priority in the G3X configuration. Now the lights flash above 50mph unless...
Forum: Reviews 05-31-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,915
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Not recommended

I had a great experience 10 years ago. I recommended them to a friend 3 years ago to have some upgrades to his aircraft. After many delays and excuses he took delivery and flew home. On the way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,053
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Awesome! No more blinding from shiny aluminum! ...

Awesome! No more blinding from shiny aluminum! Glad to see the "finished" airplane. Now you have to keep her clean! :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-30-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 19,047
Posted By Kentsrv7a
3-D Printing

Maybe someone out there with access to a 3-D printer could make replacement parts. I'd buy them!
Forum: ADS-B 01-12-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,417
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Thumbs up Rebate Check

I purchased my G3X system with a GTX-23 ES this spring and installed it as a retrofit into my RV-7A this fall. I flew in the ADS-B required airspace, verified the operation of the GTX-23 ES on the...
Forum: ADS-B 12-13-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,944
Posted By Kentsrv7a
G3X Config Issue?

g3xpert Steve,
I have a newly installed G3X Touch, GTX-23ES and GDL-39R with a GTN 650. I recently flew a flight for the FAA ADS-B Rebate program and I failed the SDA and SIL 100% with values of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-19-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 33,441
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Smile Steve, Thanks for the post!

Steve, Thanks for the post!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-18-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 33,441
Posted By Kentsrv7a
GAD 27 keep alive

G3Expert please post the answer to the GAD27 power question about the keep alive circuit. I am installing the system as well and have wondered about the same question.
Thanks!
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,907
Posted By Kentsrv7a
GSU25 Mounting

Make sure you read the G3X installation manual. It lists requirements for mounting of all the various LRUs. Section 16.4.1 specifically says the wing is not a good place to mount the GSU25. It...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-26-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,191
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Garmin G3X Class

I also took the class in Jun. It was excellent! Great hands on learning with expert instructors! I highly recommend you read the G3X installation manual before attending. This will allow you to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 44,715
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Looks great! A few questions.

Vince,
You have solved a problem I have faced many times with the cooler! I need a few more pictures and explanation before committing! How do the tracks attach at the end of the rail? Do i need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,081
Posted By Kentsrv7a
RV-7A Slider Measurements for a panel mockup

I am about to start planning on a tech refresh of my avionics with the Garmin G3X. I was wondering if anyone out there might have the dimensions of the panel, subpanel and ribs for a slider. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-30-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 20,236
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Outstanding!

Sid,
Kelli Girl looks great! Glad you got the finish and look you always wanted. Now you won't be blinded by the bare aluminum wing flashes! Hope all is going well!

Kent
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,282
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Congrats!

Congrats Kelli! I'm sure it was a thrill. I know Val had the same experience as the first right seater. Now to learn how to watch for traffic, tune the radios and help with ATC instructions! ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-28-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,504
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Congrats!

Congrats Sid!!! I know you will have as much fun with her as I am with mine. Glad I got to help you get started and achieve your dream!
Kent
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-19-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,215
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Tangier Island, VA

Took my wife for a flight over the Chesapeake Bay to Tangier Island for lunch. The island is pretty small and has a bit more than 400 residents. We were the only aircraft on the ramp. We paid our...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,448
Posted By Kentsrv7a
What a difference a few years makes!

Sid,
I remember consulting when you first started! Remember the "click" on the torque wrench incident? LOL!! Now look at you and your "Kelli Girl!" Can't wait to hear about the next chapter of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-26-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,780
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Looking great Sid! Looking forward to hearing...

Looking great Sid! Looking forward to hearing about the first engine start!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,189
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Congrats!

Congrats! Looking forward to the day when we can do the same with our ENP RV-12 here in Virginia. Now on to your Private Pilot's license!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-29-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 25,225
Posted By Kentsrv7a
December 2014

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l558/Kentsrv7a/Facebook/First%20Flight/10403048_10205592982572182_4376873060945977741_n.jpg
My Dec 2014 flight to Kitty Hawk!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-26-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,225
Posted By Kentsrv7a
First Flight

Finally got a perfect day, lots of sun, no wind, unlimited visibility and upper 50's so I flew 20 minutes south to First Flight airport, KFFA, in Kitty Hawk, NC. I toured the Wright Brothers...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-08-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,991
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Condolences

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Our prayers are with your family.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,446
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Congrats!

Congrats Roger! We are looking forward to working with you and Ernie on our project up here in VA. Sounds like ENP will be in great hands for the future!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-31-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,992
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Unhappy Goodbye Snoopy

Sid,
Sorry to hear about Snoopy. He was always fun to play with when I was around him. My dog died very suddenly of cancer as well. He played fetch with his tennis ball right up to the end.

When...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,621
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Both my SL-30 and SL-40 faceplates delaminated...

Both my SL-30 and SL-40 faceplates delaminated and literally fell off after about 5 years. They are warped so new ones are required. Garmin should be ashamed at the ridiculous price they charge for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 40,998
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Will see you there Bugsy! Val and I will be...

Will see you there Bugsy! Val and I will be attending! We hope to arrive on Saturday and will be staying in the camping area supporting the Eagles Nest Project.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,626
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Smile Congrats!!!!!

Paul,
I was so glad to hear the news! I know it has been a long journey with lots of twists and turns. I am glad I was able to help you and your family along the way. Now the really fun part...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-19-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 400,037
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Smile No Cracks

RV-7A
IO-360/Hartzell Blended Airfoil C/S
Finished Nov 2011
190 hours
Occassional Light aerobatics (3.0G's max)
No unpaved runways
Relief notches
No cracks on HS or elevator
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Thanks!

Thanks for providing a place for me to waste away some well spent time, if that makes any sense! Your website has and continues to provide me with valuable information for building and operating my...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-02-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 79,738
Posted By Kentsrv7a
Looking great!

Looking great!
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