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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,622
Posted By GalinHdz
This is not an appropriate forum.

This is not an appropriate forum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,622
Posted By GalinHdz
Remember, stereotypes die hard. Some people in...

Remember, stereotypes die hard. Some people in other nations are convinced that Americans are Racist Bigots. Doesn't mean we all are. :(



My recommendation is to use a local FBO or handler the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,622
Posted By GalinHdz
"I am an American so I don't have to follow these...

"I am an American so I don't have to follow these rules. It is corruption and they are just trying to get a kickback."

Having spent years working at a US Embassy you can't imagine how many times we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 970
Posted By GalinHdz
I do the same thing except that I have a backup...

I do the same thing except that I have a backup copy and when I have completed 30 flights, I print out those flights and staple it into my paper logbook. IOW a paper version of my Excel spreadsheet...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-22-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,677
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW I use a cheap Dymo P-touch label maker for...

FWIW I use a cheap Dymo P-touch label maker for the label then slide clear shrink wrap over it. Looks great and makes future maintenance or repair significantly easier.

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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-22-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,304
Posted By GalinHdz
It is now that you know. So..... Again, I rest...

It is now that you know. So.....



Again, I rest my case. :cool:
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-22-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,304
Posted By GalinHdz
Your honor, I rest my case. :cool:

Your honor, I rest my case. :cool:
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-22-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,304
Posted By GalinHdz
In reality the pilot is expected to know the...

In reality the pilot is expected to know the capabilities and limitations of his aircraft and all information for the flight being attempted. Just like you can't file and fly IFR if the pilot and...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-21-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,304
Posted By GalinHdz
And because of that controllers can not give...

And because of that controllers can not give LAHSO instruction to an aircraft unless authorized by the Air Traffic Manager for each facility that has LAHSO (FAA Order JO 7110.118B, para 10(b)(3)). If...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-21-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,304
Posted By GalinHdz
THANKS for the information. I bet it is as "new"...

THANKS for the information. I bet it is as "new" to many experimental airplane owners as it was "new" to me.

:cool:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW; in 8yrs and over 900hrs of flying I have...

FWIW; in 8yrs and over 900hrs of flying I have never had this happen with my dual SkyView system. But failures happen to all systems, no brand is immune. That is why a well designed system with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW; I feel the reboot combo is so important...

FWIW; I feel the reboot combo is so important that I put a label on each display to have it at all times in addition to having it in my checklist. The last thing I want is to be searching for that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-12-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By GalinHdz
You can use either one of the GRT Hall effect...

You can use either one of the GRT Hall effect Sensors (https://grtavionics.com/product-category/eis-probes/current-sensors/). Their sensor definitions files are already included within the Dynon...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-08-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By GalinHdz
Thanks. I am looking for a 24v unit for a friend...

Thanks. I am looking for a 24v unit for a friend here at our airport.

:cool:
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-07-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By GalinHdz
Is this a 12v or 24v unit?

Is this a 12v or 24v unit?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-06-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By GalinHdz
I'll take it if Rjk921 doesn't. :cool:

I'll take it if Rjk921 doesn't. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By GalinHdz
Don't forget to get your Airworthiness...

Don't forget to get your Airworthiness Certificate corrected to show the new tail number. Do not request to change the AWC or the inspector can misinterpret and make you get an unneeded AW...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW; my Lycoming O360-A4M also seems to run best...

FWIW; my Lycoming O360-A4M also seems to run best at 6qt of oil. If I go over 7qts, it throws that extra quart out the breather tube within 1hr and stabilizes at 6qts. So, unless I am going on a very...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-02-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By GalinHdz
I do have a DYNON shunt and even have a 60A...

I do have a DYNON shunt and even have a 60A meter. Both work with 1mv/A. I attached a photo of them. PM me your address if you want them. Just make a donation to VAF and I will ship them to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-02-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,664
Posted By GalinHdz
There are two steps to fully checking a self...

There are two steps to fully checking a self powered electronic ignition which is slightly different than a regular magneto. You have to check if the magneto works with and without ship power. I test...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-01-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,664
Posted By GalinHdz
Having a separate switch to test each pMag is not...

Having a separate switch to test each pMag is not only a good idea, it is recommended by the Mfg. FWIW, this is my setup.

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:cool:
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-31-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By GalinHdz
I may have a DYNON Amp shunt in my hangar. I will...

I may have a DYNON Amp shunt in my hangar. I will check tomorrow and let you know. :cool:
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-30-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By GalinHdz
FS Pilot Light Pro - Red

My Pilot Light Pro had the map light switch fail so I bought a new one. Now I fixed my old one by adding an On/Off switch on the side and it works perfect.

Since ACS has them new for $124.95 plus...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW I use a DYNON D6 as my backup. 11yrs and...

FWIW I use a DYNON D6 as my backup. 11yrs and over 1,000hrs of use with no issues whatsoever. YMMV

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:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,173
Posted By GalinHdz
If it is worth it or not for you, is a decision...

If it is worth it or not for you, is a decision only you can make. Good luck.

:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,173
Posted By GalinHdz
Hmmmm. Sounds like, in your case, building in not...

Hmmmm. Sounds like, in your case, building in not an option. It boils down to how bad do you want to build, how much you are willing to spend and how much risk you are willing to take. That my friend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,173
Posted By GalinHdz
And contact the AOPA Airport Support Network...

And contact the AOPA Airport Support Network (ASN) volunteer for that airport, if there is one. You can search for the different Hawaii airport ASN's at this link....
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-25-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By GalinHdz
^^^^^THIS^^^^^ I have a similar setup but with...

^^^^^THIS^^^^^

I have a similar setup but with two automotive relays in parallel, each with it's respective switch. This provides redundancy in case one of the relays goes bad on me. FWIW, after...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By GalinHdz
To add on to what Auburntsts posted, before even...

To add on to what Auburntsts posted, before even looking at what 91.205 says you need to find out what YOUR operations limitations say about this. Here in the US it "should" say something along the...
Forum: GPS 01-24-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By GalinHdz
It could have. Can you try a different GRT GPS...

It could have. Can you try a different GRT GPS puck to see if that works?

:cool:
Forum: GPS 01-21-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By GalinHdz
I am based at St. Augustine, FL and see this...

I am based at St. Augustine, FL and see this happening once in a while even with little to no notice. THAT is one big reason why I made sure my airplane was ILS capable.

FAA Flight Advisory - GPS...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-20-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By GalinHdz
I used to live in Kingwood and was based at 9X1...

I used to live in Kingwood and was based at 9X1 many years ago. It is a nice airport but getting a rental car there is almost impossible and getting an Uber/Lyft is difficult at best.

IMHO, Conroe...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-20-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,399
Posted By GalinHdz
I use the same technique for landing and yes the...

I use the same technique for landing and yes the audible tone quickly becomes second nature.

My landings are now "acceptable" rather than "Holy Cow"! :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,929
Posted By GalinHdz
Here is another completely unannounced GPS...

Here is another completely unannounced GPS failure, but in actual IMC with low ceilings. All aircraft arriving to local area airports reported the GPS failures during that time. IDK but maybe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,266
Posted By GalinHdz
Find a cheap used riding lawnmower and set it up...

Find a cheap used riding lawnmower and set it up as a tug. I picked one up for $100, without the mower deck, and it works great. :cool:

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Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By GalinHdz
You can't use the ground side of the relay...

You can't use the ground side of the relay coil.

FWIW I would put it in parallel right where the pump gets power, no resistor required. This way it comes on when the pump has power and generating...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-08-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,450
Posted By GalinHdz
Where did you find the 8A number or am I that...

Where did you find the 8A number or am I that blind? :confused:
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,450
Posted By GalinHdz
The big initial question is how much current...

The big initial question is how much current (amps) does it draw. I didn't see anything on their web page. Most small GA airplane electrical systems are not all that powerful.

:cool:
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-06-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,117
Posted By GalinHdz
And the officer is correct. Remember there is a...

And the officer is correct. Remember there is a LOT of misinformation on the INTERNET and yes even here on VAF. :cool:

BTW, I personally know that particular Officer.

I believe they are confusing...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-03-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,117
Posted By GalinHdz
I have personally been asked twice in Mexico,...

I have personally been asked twice in Mexico, twice in Cuba and once in the Dominican Republic. The last time was in 2015. I have been flying GA airplanes international for over 30yrs and have done...
Forum: ADS-B 01-02-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By GalinHdz
Start with this before you do anything else and...

Start with this before you do anything else and see what happens. This way you don't wind up chasing an equipment problem that might not exist.

:cool:
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-01-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,117
Posted By GalinHdz
Hey, hey I "resemble" that remark. :D FWIW, I...

Hey, hey I "resemble" that remark. :D

FWIW, I had been in the FCC "business" for years when that rule came about. I even had the discontinued First Class Radiotelephone Operator License with...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-01-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,117
Posted By GalinHdz
A Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit has...

A Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit has not been required for domestic flight operations within the US for decades now. :cool:
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-01-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,117
Posted By GalinHdz
FCC licenses are required for flights anywhere...

FCC licenses are required for flights anywhere outside the US but not for domestic flights. It is an ICAO/ITU requirement which the FAA has no authority over. So if you never fly outside the US then...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-01-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,117
Posted By GalinHdz
I have been to Exuma multiple times in both...

I have been to Exuma multiple times in both experimental and certificated airplanes. It is a very simple procedure. You can download a copy of FAQ about the Caribbean at our webpage under the...
Forum: Safety 12-27-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,153
Posted By GalinHdz
Man I can relate to the feeling. I lost my...

Man I can relate to the feeling. I lost my alternator halfway between the west coast of Cuba and the Yucatan peninsula on a flight from Key West to Cozumel. It was 50miles of open ocean either way so...
Forum: COMM 12-26-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By GalinHdz
Assicurati che le antenne siano montate ad almeno...

Assicurati che le antenne siano montate ad almeno 60 cm o più, l'una dall'altra. Ciò ha causato problemi ad alcuni aerei, ma non a tutti.

Make sure the antennas are mounted at least 60cm, or more,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 21,139
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW for our experimental aircraft "certified"...

FWIW for our experimental aircraft "certified" means whatever your operations limitations requires.

:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,445
Posted By GalinHdz
What have you forgotten that goes in your panel?...

What have you forgotten that goes in your panel? $$$$$, lots and lots of $$$$$. Just kidding. :D

Since you have trim on both sticks I recommend you put some kind of "Trim Selector" switch somewhere...
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,005
Posted By GalinHdz
Easy.... Supply vs Demand. :cool:

Easy.... Supply vs Demand.

:cool:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-17-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By GalinHdz
Back in 2013 I went with a full DYNON SkyView...

Back in 2013 I went with a full DYNON SkyView panel and would do it all over again.

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Define what you want if money were no object, plan for it and build it as your finances allow. Treat it as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,616
Posted By GalinHdz
^^^^^ Very well said! ^^^^^ :cool:

^^^^^ Very well said! ^^^^^

:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,616
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW I also have a button on my Infinity sticks...

FWIW I also have a button on my Infinity sticks for COMM-1 flip/flop. I also use the blue "pinky" button for the Transponder IDENT feature. Surprisingly enough both buttons are used quite often,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-13-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By GalinHdz
FltPlanGo Software Bug

I sent this to FltPlanGo Support last night:

"When I create a User Waypoint it shows the waypoint on the WAYPOINTS List within the MAPS > EDIT section. But if I make a second User Waypoint it says...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-13-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By GalinHdz
But in the overall scheme of things the...

But in the overall scheme of things the significantly increased reliability of these are well worth the $1.28 they cost. BTW if you buy them make sure you get a 3/64" (0.050) hex driver, which is not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-13-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW, your symptoms are typical of bad...

FWIW, your symptoms are typical of bad connections, especially if you use "crimped" connectors and terminals. I had the AMPS display bouncing all over the place and found one small wire on the shunt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,534
Posted By GalinHdz
Cool. FYI The new St. Augustine airport...

Cool. FYI The new St. Augustine airport restaurant (Hangar One Bistro) will start opening for lunch on Wed 9th. Maybe meet there or at Highjackers at Flagler (KFIN) airport. Unfortunately the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,534
Posted By GalinHdz
As I tell everyone thinking about buying an...

As I tell everyone thinking about buying an airplane...

1 - Define YOUR mission. Listen to recommendations from others with a similar mission as yours.
2 - Decide on an airframe. Don't start with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,430
Posted By GalinHdz
1 - Define your mission. 2 - Equip your panel to...

1 - Define your mission.
2 - Equip your panel to complete that mission.

:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,144
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW I just bought a used riding lawnmower with...

FWIW I just bought a used riding lawnmower with no deck ($100) added a hitch and bought a used towbar. Works GREAT!

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:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By GalinHdz
Hey, I also flew out of KSAV yesterday after...

Hey, I also flew out of KSAV yesterday after spending two days visiting my daughter and her husband. I parked at SheltAir and departed just before noon...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-22-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,893
Posted By GalinHdz
EXACTLY... especially in a go around, when near...

EXACTLY... especially in a go around, when near minimums, in actual IMC where you have no time to yawn. I have rarely had to do this but the few times I have, having the stick set up this way was...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-22-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,893
Posted By GalinHdz
I use it every time I switch tanks while flying,...

I use it every time I switch tanks while flying, which is several times per flight during the long distance actual IFR flying I often do. I do more than just $100 VFR hamburger runs in my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-21-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,893
Posted By GalinHdz
Since I fly real IFR I want it simple when...

Since I fly real IFR I want it simple when flying. So my Infinity stick is set up to reduce my workload if I have to make an approach to minimums in actual IMC. I don't have electric flaps so I use...
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