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Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,146
Posted By gfb
It's inside one of the connectors going into the...

It's inside one of the connectors going into the G300. You can most likely replace it with a regular garmin config module. Call a nearby large avionics shop and they will likely just give you one for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-21-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,859
Posted By gfb
I'll take: #1 - beringer nosewheel #40 - platenuts

I'll take:
#1 - beringer nosewheel
#40 - platenuts
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,385
Posted By gfb
I don't believe anyone has done a study on this,...

I don't believe anyone has done a study on this, so all we see is anecdotal evidence. I'd be reluctant to make a decision based on that lack of data and would probably pick based on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,197
Posted By gfb
I agree. I'm suggesting that they are comparing...

I agree. I'm suggesting that they are comparing Tuesday's numbers which I suspect are usually the highest for fly-ins with Thursday's numbers which I thought were usually lower? I can't seem to find...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,197
Posted By gfb
Aren't people usually heading out around...

Aren't people usually heading out around Thursday? This sounds like a fishy data point :)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-10-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
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: 5,999
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: 222
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: 409
Views: 143,632
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: 508
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: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-10-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
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: 3,701
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: 3,701
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: 2,173
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: 2,173
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: 2,173
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: 8
Views: 1,146
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: 464
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: 758
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: 758
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: 1,568
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: 630
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: 581
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: 3,153
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: 827
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: 6,498
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: 830
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: 819
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: 2,052
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: 1,752
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: 1,752
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: 1,752
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: 1,752
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: 3,776
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: 840
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: 840
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: 3,417
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: 3,417
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: 3,417
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: 2,734
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: 800
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: 3,971
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: 526
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: 4,962
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: 9,277
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: 9,277
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: 9,277
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: 9,277
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: 9,277
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: 9,277
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: 9,277
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: 9,277
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: 4,962
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: 9,277
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: 2,858
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: 4,112
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: 11,499
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: 1,677
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: 11,499
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: 13,943
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: 13,943
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: 13,943
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: 826
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: 815
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...
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