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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-08-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW I use ones very similar to those, might even...

FWIW I use ones very similar to those, might even be the same ones. I have a dual E-Mag ignition so I have one switch per E-Mag. Here is what the setup looks like with the switches at the bottom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,050
Posted By GalinHdz
Same with me and I just had mine done on Apr 3rd....

Same with me and I just had mine done on Apr 3rd. :cool:
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-06-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 196
Posted By GalinHdz
Sun-N-Fun Aircraft Parking Map?

DELETE since already started in another thread. :rolleyes:
Forum: ADS-B 04-06-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,265
Posted By GalinHdz
And DOD radars, used by FAA center controllers,...

And DOD radars, used by FAA center controllers, rotate at 10 rpms so an even greater possibility of latency error.


Guess you just have to "pick your poison" and decide which is best for you.

:cool:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW I fought a "high" fuel pressure problem for...

FWIW I fought a "high" fuel pressure problem for months when I first my engine monitoring system installation. Turns out I had programmed the wrong sensor definition in the EFIS module. I programmed...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By GalinHdz
What size alternator do you have? 35A, 60A, 70A?...

What size alternator do you have? 35A, 60A, 70A? How much total current (amps) is being drawn below 1000rpms?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By GalinHdz
Ahhhh, a flying mission, not MISSION IMPOSSIBLE. ...

Ahhhh, a flying mission, not MISSION IMPOSSIBLE. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,960
Posted By GalinHdz
Since the waiting list for hangar space at my...

Since the waiting list for hangar space at my airport (KSGJ) is more than 5yrs long, having the airplane in an LLC is a good idea. Those that have an airplane in an LLC sell the LLC and the new owner...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By GalinHdz
^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^ My recommendation is to define...

^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^ My recommendation is to define your mission first. THEN buy/equip your panel appropriately. As BobTurner posted; "Only you can decide what’s right for you and your budget."

FWIW, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By GalinHdz
Sounds like my experience with them when I did...

Sounds like my experience with them when I did the same conversion back in 2013. It am glad to have such great customer service from these companies. :cool:
Forum: Autopilots 03-30-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By GalinHdz
This is why this forum is so AWESOME!!! I would...

This is why this forum is so AWESOME!!! I would have never thought about a different brand altitude hold module.

:cool:
Forum: Autopilots 03-30-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By GalinHdz
You would have to contact TRIO for that. My...

You would have to contact TRIO for that. My question would be why do you need the schematic? :confused:
Forum: Autopilots 03-30-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW; The potientometer is actually called a...

FWIW; The potientometer is actually called a "Rotary Encoder Control" which is a separate unit connected to the "Push Button Switch" which you called "Altitude Hold Button" in your post. You can see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,889
Posted By GalinHdz
^^^^^AMEN^^^^^ FWIW I have over 3Khrs as PIC and...

^^^^^AMEN^^^^^

FWIW I have over 3Khrs as PIC and still get nervous butterflies before every flight, even touch-n-go's at our airport. But as soon as I am in the airplane the nerves go away and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By GalinHdz
This might be your best "long term" option but...

This might be your best "long term" option but only you can make that decision.


That was the inital diagnostic but when they swapped the KT76A with a different one from another airplane that was...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By GalinHdz
Hence the baffling nature of the problem. It...

Hence the baffling nature of the problem. It didn't make sense.

The analog signal represent "digits" based on how many microseconds they are from the 1st "start" pulse, and with transponders, an...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By GalinHdz
In my case the code was always 7700 no matter...

In my case the code was always 7700 no matter what. Yours gives different codes not just one specific code as in our case. Can you change from grey-code to RS232? Maybe that will correct your problem.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By GalinHdz
You are correct it is actually an analog signal...

You are correct it is actually an analog signal but representing binary data when decoded. To make it easier for us humans to use it there is an octal to binary conversion that goes on the the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By GalinHdz
Sorry, it was a KT76A not a KT76 my mistake. I...

Sorry, it was a KT76A not a KT76 my mistake. I corrected my original post.

To clarify; the transponder would not report any altitude at all. As soon as altitude reporting (Mode 3C) was turned ON,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By GalinHdz
Thanks for this reminder but that AD...

Thanks for this reminder but that AD covered:

"...transponders transmitting misleading encoding altimeter information to ground-based ATC radar sites and nearby Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-25-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By GalinHdz
Weird Transponder Problem Found

The guys that are partners in a Grumman Cheetah in the hangar behind mine told me they had been fighting an issue with their transponder (King KT76A) for over 3 months. Their transponder worked fine...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-23-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,862
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW, I use an empty 1gal milk jug with the...

FWIW, I use an empty 1gal milk jug with the bottom cut out of it. They are flexible enough to fit just about anywhere an oil filter is installed. You can even let the old oil filter just drop in to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By GalinHdz
^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^ is the answer to your...

^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^
is the answer to your question.

:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,020
Posted By GalinHdz
You can get very bright LED's with little to no...

You can get very bright LED's with little to no EMI/RF filtering for under $20. But they will make your radios, GPS, EFIS or other sensitive electronics in your airplane useless when you turn them...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By GalinHdz
IMHO mount the ADSB module as close to the...

IMHO mount the ADSB module as close to the antenna as practical, thereby reducing the length of the coaxial cable needed. The DB9/RS-232 connection length isn't as critical as the coaxial cable...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-15-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,234
Posted By GalinHdz
Where in Texas to Orlando? I used to live in...

Where in Texas to Orlando? I used to live in Houston and made this very trip 3 to 4 times a year. A friend of mine would do it in a C150, so the first time can be intimidating but it isn't a real big...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-15-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,915
Posted By GalinHdz
It's a deal. Meet up that is, not the paying for...

It's a deal. Meet up that is, not the paying for a propeller part. Fly that beautiful piece of art up here to St. Augustine (KSGJ) and lunch/dinner is on me. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,253
Posted By GalinHdz
DONE!!! I hope it helps. :cool:

DONE!!! I hope it helps.

:cool:
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,915
Posted By GalinHdz
Maximize the "cool" factor by having them design...

Maximize the "cool" factor by having them design a 3 or 4 bladed prop for your airplane. :D
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,915
Posted By GalinHdz
AWESOME!! I got the privilege to meet you and...

AWESOME!! I got the privilege to meet you and see your RV8 up close when we gave a talk at your local EAA chapter about flying to Cuba a few years ago. Seeing the quality of your work I know this...
Forum: COMM 03-08-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By GalinHdz
Make sure you have a very good grounds and you...

Make sure you have a very good grounds and you don't have some corrosion or dirt in the connections. Make sure they have a good solid contact, especially the ground to the Dynon display and the Icom...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-06-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By GalinHdz
I have a dual classic Skyview with the ARINC-429...

I have a dual classic Skyview with the ARINC-429 module, Garmin 430W, FltPlanGo on an ANDROID tablet, a TRIO Auto Pilot a Garmin AERA and a VAL INS-429 receiver. I only pay for the G430W subscription...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,253
Posted By GalinHdz
This is not an appropriate forum.

This is not an appropriate forum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,253
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, 04:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,253
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, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,325
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, 07:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,189
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: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
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, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
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, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
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: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
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, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,343
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: Electrical Systems 02-02-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,110
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, 02:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,110
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.

7799

:cool:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
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

7647

:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,032
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, 07:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,032
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, 06:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,032
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, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,753
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, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
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, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
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, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,266
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, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,498
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, 06:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,993
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, 09:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,392
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, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,539
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, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
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, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,787
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, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,787
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, 04:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,582
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, 07:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,582
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, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
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, 04:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,582
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, 09:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,582
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:
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