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Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,354
Posted By DylanRush
No problem. I'm a total noob with this stuff....

No problem. I'm a total noob with this stuff. I'll leave the order open because I can't be bothered to find new tube fittings to match the size. Quite excited about this project.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,354
Posted By DylanRush
I'm going to try this out. This was my Aircraft...

I'm going to try this out. This was my Aircraft Spruce order. Used 1/4" ID polyurethane hose. Seems a little thick but that's the best thing Spruce had. I am planning on just putting a little hole in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-16-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,354
Posted By DylanRush
Hey Finn, this sounds like a pretty good solution...

Hey Finn, this sounds like a pretty good solution too. I decent at CAD so I may try to fab a new part to serve as both a tie down and an AOA probe. I saw in your previous post (#23) you had...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,354
Posted By DylanRush
So I'm getting ready to start building this, as...

So I'm getting ready to start building this, as my plane will be in the shop for February as my mechanic builds some new wheel pants and performs the conditional. Currently juggling a few...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,354
Posted By DylanRush
Interesting. I will probably do something like...

Interesting. I will probably do something like this. If it freezes over, wouldnít that lock in the pressure, rendering the AOA more or less invalid? I would imagine if the AOA is frozen or clogged...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-14-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,354
Posted By DylanRush
I am considering jury-rigging an AOA indicator on...

I am considering jury-rigging an AOA indicator on my plane. I already have a Skyview with an ADAHRS controller, with an open port for AOA. And I already have a heated pitot tube that works great. I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,229
Posted By DylanRush
My dynon panel integrates very well with my...

My dynon panel integrates very well with my Garmin navigator. Iíve found Dynon really easy to work with in terms of wiring and setup. Garmin provides excellent tech support. I prefer Dynon now for my...
Forum: Safety 11-07-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,905
Posted By DylanRush
Are RVís particularly dangerous in ice?

Iím instrument rated and I own a -6A and a partnership in a 172, both equipped for instrument flying. I will never fly either into known icing conditions, but Iíve heard that the 172 is going to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-05-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,637
Posted By DylanRush
I just installed a new one of these in my panel....

I just installed a new one of these in my panel. As I was rewiring, a 20 year old old Tyco circuit breaker started physically falling apart. Some plastic feel down to the floor. It still works, but I...
Forum: Safety 11-04-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,343
Posted By DylanRush
I hope this doesn't happen! So I didn't really...

I hope this doesn't happen!

So I didn't really communicate to my painter that he should avoid using bondo or any other filler, and he ended up filling the dent a bit. I'll continue to monitor it,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,322
Posted By DylanRush
I recently added a circuit breaker for my new GPS...

I recently added a circuit breaker for my new GPS (far left, unlabeled). The old circuit breaker labeled GPS is really for the ADSB and secondary EFIS.

I want to revise the placard that I have here...
Forum: GPS 10-29-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,356
Posted By DylanRush
I think itís so cool that Garmin responds to...

I think itís so cool that Garmin responds to feedback and provides help on this forum
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-15-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,957
Posted By DylanRush
What tool did you use to mount the camera to your...

What tool did you use to mount the camera to your wing? Is it attached to your tie down hook?
Forum: GPS 10-06-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,293
Posted By DylanRush
Garmin support was super helpful! I must have...

Garmin support was super helpful! I must have jotted down the system ID before installing the configuration module.

Is there any confirmation available on the unit to tell me if the config module is...
Forum: GPS 10-05-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,293
Posted By DylanRush
Garmin system ID changed after installation

I know many of you won't believe me, but I recently installed a GPS 175 in my plane, and the system ID that I noted while it was powered from my benchtop power supply was different from the one that...
Forum: GPS 09-28-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By DylanRush
Rob, thank you! The updater worked perfectly and...

Rob, thank you! The updater worked perfectly and the gentleman who bought my old GPS was very thankful to get a new update.

RV6_flyer, this is the bulletin from Jeppesen citing Dec 3...
Forum: Autopilots 09-22-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,848
Posted By DylanRush
Servo buzzing sound after shutdown

I have a Dynon two axis autopilot coupled to my Skyview Touch. Yesterday I went out flying with my CFI to learn the ďexpertĒ autopilot mode. Previously I had just used ďsimpleĒ mode which can track...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-21-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,490
Posted By DylanRush
I haven't done much of any instrument flying in...

I haven't done much of any instrument flying in my -6A yet. I got my instrument rating in a C172.

I just equipped my RV for WAAS, and it already had VOR/ILS. The VOR/ILS unit in the plane is a Val...
Forum: GPS 09-21-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By DylanRush
Jeppesen. They will stop issuing updates after...

Jeppesen. They will stop issuing updates after the Dec 2020 cycle.
Forum: GPS 09-21-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By DylanRush
Yes, that's exactly it

Yes, that's exactly it
Forum: GPS 09-21-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By DylanRush
Need to update an Apollo GX-55

I just sold an Apollo GPS and a Jeppesen G1 nav data programmer to two different people. I had forgotten that the database was only for US West. The gentleman who bought the GPS lives on the east...
Forum: Safety 09-21-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,206
Posted By DylanRush
I keep a life hammer within armís reach at all...

I keep a life hammer within armís reach at all times. It seems like most crash landings end up inverted. Even if you donít flip, thereís no guarantee that your canopy is going to slide open correctly...
Forum: Safety 09-19-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,343
Posted By DylanRush
Vanís suggested ďusing a maroon scotchbrite pad...

Vanís suggested ďusing a maroon scotchbrite pad (by hand) and remove all scratches in the damaged area and inspecting very closely, if no gouges remain after scotchbriting I would prime and paint the...
Forum: Safety 09-17-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,343
Posted By DylanRush
Marty, looks like you we’re lucky! I’ve heard of...

Marty, looks like you we’re lucky! I’ve heard of bird strikes ending up a lot worse. Also, you picked a great color

I may have to wait a few days to hear back from Van’s, but I will update when I...
Forum: Safety 09-16-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,343
Posted By DylanRush
That is a crack in the paint, it’s not an actual...

That is a crack in the paint, it’s not an actual crack in the metal. The rib was bent ever so slightly enough to cause the paint to crack there.

All of the A&P’s I talked to said I’m lucky that...
Forum: Safety 09-16-2020, 03:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,343
Posted By DylanRush
Dent in my wing

About a month ago a not so great driver was racing down perimeter road at my airport, crashed into a fence, and sent pieces of the fence flying into my tie down. He rolled his car, survived and last...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,097
Posted By DylanRush
Success!

Success! I have everything put together and my GPS is getting a signal and talking to my Dynon �� I didn’t get a chance to fly yet but everything seems in order.

The slot was slightly too narrow to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,097
Posted By DylanRush
Hey Brian just saw your message too. Currently...

Hey Brian just saw your message too. Currently the side tabs are against the instrument panel. I brought the tray in from behind the panel (from towards the nose of the plane). I donít believe itís...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,097
Posted By DylanRush
The unit tests fine on my bench, so it must be my...

The unit tests fine on my bench, so it must be my panel. It sounds like I need to expose the lips of the mounting bracket... this will be fun, I guess I should just dremel it away.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,097
Posted By DylanRush
I think I’m almost done save this last step. I’ve...

I think I’m almost done save this last step. I’ve routed the RG400 and hooked up the SkyView, etc. only problem is the unit won’t power on. I’ve tested the power and ground pins coming through the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-02-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,097
Posted By DylanRush
Awesome thanks Brian! I am finally putting this...

Awesome thanks Brian! I am finally putting this together, hopefully this weekend or next week!

Looks like the existing cable is RG-58 so I will have to buy some RG-400 and route it. It actually...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,097
Posted By DylanRush
Are you sure? All of the instructions I've seen...

Are you sure? All of the instructions I've seen so far have RS232-1 TX coming from the GPS going to the SV-ARINC-429 module. So the SV-ARINC-429 module will handle both ARINC communication with the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,097
Posted By DylanRush
So I've been researching this for a little while...

So I've been researching this for a little while now and I think I'm ready to do it myself, although I have an avionics shop on standby to help if I need it. I have a GPS-175 installation kit and an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,652
Posted By DylanRush
Any chance I could get a copy of an install...

Any chance I could get a copy of an install manual for the GPS-175? On an eternal hold with Garmin Support, no response over email.
Forum: GPS 08-02-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,553
Posted By DylanRush
I ended up getting a new GPS-175 for $4000 from a...

I ended up getting a new GPS-175 for $4000 from a gentleman who was not able to get it installed due to various circumstances. Looks like itís the whole kit including antenna, tray and data card. So...
Forum: GPS 08-01-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,553
Posted By DylanRush
I already have ForeFlight. I am looking for a...

I already have ForeFlight. I am looking for a cheap, FAA approved way to fly IFR approaches. I donít think iFly would help me - I want to be able to legally file and execute a IFR flight plan that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-28-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,727
Posted By DylanRush
Got it, sweet. Yes I have Tinnerman washers. Will...

Got it, sweet. Yes I have Tinnerman washers. Will check for nut plates. If I don't have any, might as well add them.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-28-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,727
Posted By DylanRush
Thanks for the advice all. I'll go back and check...

Thanks for the advice all. I'll go back and check whether I have a Tinnerman on the other side or a machine thread nut plate.

fixnflyguy, would I still be able to remove them if I use the red...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-28-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,727
Posted By DylanRush
Loose screw threadings

The fiberglass wheel pants on my 6A are held together with about a dozen screws. Got a flat tire, fixed it, then a few weeks later I noticed a couple were missing. I got some replacements from my...
Forum: GPS 07-27-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,553
Posted By DylanRush
Ah good points. It does seem nutty to replace my...

Ah good points. It does seem nutty to replace my current GPS with an even older GPS. So the TSO would only cover certain CDIs or annunciators and the Skyview couldn't do that?
Forum: GPS 07-27-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,553
Posted By DylanRush
Insane to buy a Garmin 155XL?

I currently have an Apollo GX55 in my panel that is essentially useless as it will stop receiving database updates this year. I also have a Dynon Skyview Touch, an ILS and a single COM, and a GRT...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-11-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,097
Posted By DylanRush
Awesome thanks friends. The echo UAT is paired to...

Awesome thanks friends. The echo UAT is paired to another GPS, probably a SkyFX. So I may be able to toss or sell that as well and have the 175 feed the echo UAT position information.

The Dynon can...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By DylanRush
My Sporty?s IFR training videos all use the 650...

My Sporty?s IFR training videos all use the 650 and they show both modes. I know it?s possible. It might be encoded in a certain approach, like if you load the XYZ approach and the waypoint calls for...
Forum: Polishing your RV 05-03-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,839
Posted By DylanRush
Weather proofing my painted RV

I think this section is mostly about polishing unpainted aluminum planes so forgive me if I’m not in the right place. I wasn’t sure if I should be here or in the painting section.

I am saving just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,097
Posted By DylanRush
Upgrading my panel for WAAS

In my RV-6A I currently have:

Dynon Skyview Touch
Apollo GX55
Val nav 2000
GRT Mini X
Garmin gtx 325 transponder (mode C, not WAAS)
U avionics ADSB. It’s not a beacon, may be an Echo UAT?
Two axis...
Forum: Northwest 05-03-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,174
Posted By DylanRush
I ended up flying with Brian and it was great. I...

I ended up flying with Brian and it was great. I flew my own plane down after a couple hours of transition training and an endorsement from my kind seller (also a CFI). Brian also showed me his RV...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-28-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,525
Posted By DylanRush
My A&P ended up putting a little hole on the...

My A&P ended up putting a little hole on the underside of the elevator, close to the trailing edge. I suppose I could have done it near the leading edge but I keep the gust locks neutral
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-25-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,525
Posted By DylanRush
Water in my elevator

Hi friends,

I just bought an RV-6a last weekend. I will keep it outside, as the hangar costs are so high in my area (Seattle) that I could just buy a new plane every ten years rather than store it...
Forum: Northwest 04-17-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,174
Posted By DylanRush
Need CFI with experience in RV-6A in Seattle

Hey friends,

I just bought an RV-6A. I'm a PPL with 320 hours in Cessnas, Pipers and a little Diamond. I need a CFI to help me train/check out my new plane. The airplane is in Seattle, currently...
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