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Forum: RV-14 10-18-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By ShortSnorter
I initially attempted depinning them, but...

I initially attempted depinning them, but ultimately ended up with DB9's.
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By ShortSnorter
Works perfect! I had to slightly enlarge the...

Works perfect!

I had to slightly enlarge the wheel pant bracket.

https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/product-p/7214.htm
Forum: Southeast 10-17-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By ShortSnorter
Think Hurricane. We still have areas without...

Think Hurricane.

We still have areas without power.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-13-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By ShortSnorter
I had an intermittent flap problem as well. I...

I had an intermittent flap problem as well. I thought it was the switch so I changed that, and then a few weeks later the problem resurfaced. I eventually tracked it down to a bad crimp on the flap...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-08-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By ShortSnorter
Thanks for the responses guys. I suppose I was...

Thanks for the responses guys. I suppose I was just trying to save a few bucks ($63/night) over the ~10 days I'll be there!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By ShortSnorter
This is an interesting point - I wonder if this...

This is an interesting point - I wonder if this is the issue?

My GNC is NAV radio displays as VOR2 but the radio portion is mapped as COM1.

COM2 is mapped as my COM2.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By ShortSnorter
Hi Steve - Thanks for the reply. My CDI is...

Hi Steve - Thanks for the reply. My CDI is always selected to GPS1. I'll have to double check the actual RS-232 numbers but VOR2 is what displays when I switch to the NAV source.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-08-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By ShortSnorter
Alternatives

Does anyone with local knowledge have any alternatives to Page Field?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-28-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By ShortSnorter
KFMY Hangar space needed 10/19 - 10/28

I will be staying in Cape Coral and would prefer to hangar my -14A vs tie down at Page Field. Any suggestions appreciated!
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,497
Posted By ShortSnorter
another data point

When I did my training in the factory -14A they were running it at 5 qt & only adding when it reached 4 qt. I have lowered my fill limit to 5 and have found my "usage" to decrease dramatically.
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By ShortSnorter
I experience the same thing. Having said that,...

I experience the same thing. Having said that, do check the heater door to ensure they are closing all the way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By ShortSnorter
I bought a set similar to these, but have yet to...

I bought a set similar to these, but have yet to install them. A quick mock up in the plane showed this is exactly what I was looking for.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By ShortSnorter
The wheelbase is ~90 without the wheel pant...

The wheelbase is ~90 without the wheel pant stand-offs.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,320
Posted By ShortSnorter
While not exactly this - My audio alerts have...

While not exactly this - My audio alerts have changed in tone/pitch/voice? They are still there, but now sound slightly different.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-09-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,320
Posted By ShortSnorter
+1 Just returned from test flight - Amazing...

+1

Just returned from test flight - Amazing feature, as advertised!!
Forum: Safety 09-09-2021, 05:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 405
Posted By ShortSnorter
Value of Sharing Lessons Learned

The below snip is a list of updates in the new software release for the G3X Touch. Of interest in the highlighted update of "Improve AFCS operation with blocked pitot tube"

I'd like to thank Randy...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2021, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By ShortSnorter
Another way to check is to mount them and ensure...

Another way to check is to mount them and ensure that the leading edge of the flap is fully against the rear spar. Then you look at the distance first row of rivets on the flap as compared to top...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By ShortSnorter
Are those bolts too long - as in are the nuts out...

Are those bolts too long - as in are the nuts out of thread to continue tightening?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,640
Posted By ShortSnorter
I would say your "build hours" are reasonable. ...

I would say your "build hours" are reasonable. The one factor that was alluded to was life getting in the way and lull in motivation. Of course everyone is different, but I started out extremely...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-29-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By ShortSnorter
If you go with a GDU in the middle where are you...

If you go with a GDU in the middle where are you going to put the AP controller and 650?
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 205,567
Posted By ShortSnorter
I don't think I'd ever get rid of the audio panel...

I don't think I'd ever get rid of the audio panel with my current setup - It's just too easy to adjust volume, etc. I hardly ever use my remote mounted com radio for the same reason - too many...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 205,567
Posted By ShortSnorter
Yes, IFR capable. My back up battery will power...

Yes, IFR capable. My back up battery will power the G3X system (GDU, GSU, GMU, etc..) & the G5 has its own back up battery. Should I lose the GDU for some reason, foreflight on my ipad mini will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,695
Posted By ShortSnorter
Just to throw my .02 in - With my -14A I've...

Just to throw my .02 in -

With my -14A I've recently made several 3.5+ hr trips at various altitudes (12k-14k) & maintained ~160kt - 165kt @ 2,400 RPM. Fuel burn verified by fill up and FF meter...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 205,567
Posted By ShortSnorter
Here's how mine ended up. GNX375 GNC255 GTR20 +...

Here's how mine ended up.

GNX375
GNC255
GTR20 + GDL52R + TCW backup mounted behind the passenger panel.

I questioned myself by not putting in the second screen on the passenger side, but after 150...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By ShortSnorter
Exactly! Along with NEXUS, travel is so much more...

Exactly! Along with NEXUS, travel is so much more enjoyable!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By ShortSnorter
Global Entry at FXE

I'm in the process of planning a trip to Grand Turk and came across this:

https://www.flyfxe.com/visitors/u-s-customs

Has anyone had experience with the new set up at FXE?
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,825
Posted By ShortSnorter
+1 on for Lemke - The sheepskin is perfect for...

+1 on for Lemke - The sheepskin is perfect for the summer heat & humidity in the Deep South
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 17,940
Posted By ShortSnorter
I'm beginning to suspect the error/delay is on my...

I'm beginning to suspect the error/delay is on my end.

This is the email address I sent the request to: 9-AVS-AFG-LODA@faa.gov

Can you confirm if this is the same address you used?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 17,940
Posted By ShortSnorter
I submitted my request 7/19 and still have not...

I submitted my request 7/19 and still have not received anything?

For those that have received theirs, did it come from an individual email address or a group email address from the FAA? I'm...
Forum: Southeast 07-24-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By ShortSnorter
Sorry, I can't help with your ask, but since you...

Sorry, I can't help with your ask, but since you mentioned it...

We were just looking at Jekyll - Any tips/suggestions?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 17,940
Posted By ShortSnorter
Another Data Point

Request sent 7/19. No automated reply.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,101
Posted By ShortSnorter
5 States in 1 hour

Flew to Memphis fora $100 hamburger detour on the way to Huntsville, AL and while planning the next leg, I said, "Hey, why not knock a few states landed in off the list."

5 states in one...
Forum: ADS-B 06-23-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,454
Posted By ShortSnorter
Got it - So does this mean in past 18+ months...

Got it - So does this mean in past 18+ months this thread was started there hasn't been any progress to extend privacy options to small piston A/C to the likes of turbines?
Forum: ADS-B 06-22-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,454
Posted By ShortSnorter
Are there any new options for anonymity other...

Are there any new options for anonymity other than the purchased callsign route or standby mode?
Forum: Safety 06-17-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,007
Posted By ShortSnorter
Check out the pictures in post #15 - This worked...

Check out the pictures in post #15 - This worked out fine for me as well.
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-15-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,437
Posted By ShortSnorter
I've got about 80 trouble free hours with Omega...

I've got about 80 trouble free hours with Omega snubber installed directly to the Kavlico sensor which is installed in the stock position (right upper FW). During flight today, the manifold pressure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By ShortSnorter
I tried powering up with GNC255 off and instead...

I tried powering up with GNC255 off and instead of defaulting to magenta which is online, the CDI stays green & displays the VLOC unavailable (or whatever error it gives you) followed by the RS232...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By ShortSnorter
I cross checked my interconnect diagrams with the...

I cross checked my interconnect diagrams with the plane, and what was configured:

GNX RS-232 OUT 1 --> GDU RS-232 IN 1
GNC RS-232 OUT --> GDU RS-232 IN 2


Everything functions fine from a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By ShortSnorter
Seems logical - I'll have to look at that. It...

Seems logical - I'll have to look at that.

It seems the pinout would also have to agree as well though?

FWIW - I did spend ~.5 hr on the phone with the G3X team and it seemed they had never had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By ShortSnorter
G3X Default HSI Source

Does anyone know of a way to set the default CDI source as GPS vs NAV when booting up?

Its a minor inconvenience that I have to swap the CDI source from NAV to GPS.

Setup:

G3X
GNX 375
GNC 255
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-06-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,965
Posted By ShortSnorter
What is the blue cleco for?

What is the blue cleco for?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-30-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,452
Posted By ShortSnorter
Scott, I think there's a few more of us (myself...

Scott, I think there's a few more of us (myself included) that do it because we can.

Quick beer run to Great Raft in Shreveport, turned in to an Odyssey.

Plan was to go just north of Shreveport...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,626
Posted By ShortSnorter
Yep - checked out fine. Sorry I didn't receive a...

Yep - checked out fine. Sorry I didn't receive a detailed report with my xponder /static check.

Lot's of things we do/don't do are based on theoretical calculations. The actual length of the cable...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,626
Posted By ShortSnorter
Just a data point

I have a GNX-375 with a CI-105 mounted in the aft tail cone location & have not any issues.
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,247
Posted By ShortSnorter
I'm sure there you will get quite a few responses...

I'm sure there you will get quite a few responses all over the map. I'll start off with what I did:

I didn't add anything extra or omit anything from the kit and I'm very happy with my decision. ...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,383
Posted By ShortSnorter
^^^^^^This!!! Patience is the key

^^^^^^This!!!

Patience is the key
Forum: Florida (South) 05-09-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By ShortSnorter
I thought about MTH, but haven't followed up...

I thought about MTH, but haven't followed up because I assumed X51 would be cheaper and also closer to where we are staying (near Key Palms RV Resort).
Forum: Florida (South) 05-09-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By ShortSnorter
S. FL Airport Recommendations

Looking for advice on best place to leave the plane while we finish the journey down to Key Largo. So far X51 seems to make the most sense from a distance standpoint and it appears Roberts Air has...
Forum: Steam Gauges 05-05-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,107
Posted By ShortSnorter
Same here - Received two stickers for the...

Same here - Received two stickers for the logbook: G5, GSU25
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,138
Posted By ShortSnorter
I did the superglue and clamp trick yesterday...

I did the superglue and clamp trick yesterday evening - Didn't think about putting a little RTV on top for good measure. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,138
Posted By ShortSnorter
Same antenna - just noticed this today (only got...

Same antenna - just noticed this today (only got ~40 hours on the plane). I was careful to snug the nuts and not overtighten them. I'm not sure what caused this.

Anyhow, was your antenna replaced...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,163
Posted By ShortSnorter
The pump I received from Van's is the "#7" model....

The pump I received from Van's is the "#7" model. Does anyone know if the new #7 models are having issues as well or is it mainly previous models or models that have been "upgraded"

I agree that...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,163
Posted By ShortSnorter
To the OP: What part number is your pump? i.e....

To the OP: What part number is your pump? i.e. PX375-TC#?

I see you're serial number is relatively close to mine and am curious how many hours has it been flying since rebuild, how long it sat,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,021
Posted By ShortSnorter
Justin - I am I correct this will not work with...

Justin - I am I correct this will not work with the GNX375? If so, any plans to expand the software revisions?
Forum: Safety 04-21-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,007
Posted By ShortSnorter
To answer the question why the screw is used in...

To answer the question why the screw is used in lieu of a bolt: Clearance. An AN3 will not clear the servo when mounted per the plans.

Also, I did install the over center bracket as Tom showed in...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,007
Posted By ShortSnorter
Tom thanks for the photos - Is there a reason you...

Tom thanks for the photos - Is there a reason you chose the middle hole on the roll servo? Initially I started with the innermost hole but moved it for reasons stated in previous posts.
Forum: Safety 04-18-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,007
Posted By ShortSnorter
I may be missing something because when the...

I may be missing something because when the controls are neutral and the servo is perpendicular there is a disproportionate amount of throw on the servo with up aileron vs down aileron. When I...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,007
Posted By ShortSnorter
It's hard to tell in the pictures, but the first...

It's hard to tell in the pictures, but the first two photos are the original install with using the lowest hole in the arm.

The final photo is where I moved it to the middle hole in the servo arm...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,007
Posted By ShortSnorter
Great question! I used a screw because that's...

Great question! I used a screw because that's what the plans call for ;) However, it appears I connected the screw from the wrong side.


Appreciate the feedback guys - My point with this post was...
Forum: Safety 04-17-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,007
Posted By ShortSnorter
Exclamation RV-14 Garmin GSA 28 Over Center

I had an interesting experience this afternoon when I was doing some ground testing of a standard install G3X AP system. After I got home I did some "VAF'ing" to see what others experience has been...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,250
Posted By ShortSnorter
What type of borescope did you use to capture the...

What type of borescope did you use to capture the images?
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,006
Posted By ShortSnorter
Could the float be sticking? If you notice an...

Could the float be sticking? If you notice an erroneous reading, try smacking the top of the tank right above where the float is.
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,243
Posted By ShortSnorter
As already mentioned - Install the ANL fuses now...

As already mentioned - Install the ANL fuses now if you decide to go that route.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By ShortSnorter
Dan - I've limited the ground runs mentioned to...

Dan - I've limited the ground runs mentioned to <250 CHT or five minutes which ever is first. Mag checks were fine, #4 plug was pretty oily, differential was 76/80.

If the granularity of the data...
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