VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 64 of 267
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Pdtofly
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-02-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Pdtofly
10” non touch

A 10” non touch is worth around $1800 to $2000 depending on condition. A 10” touch around $2300 to $2500. An classic 7” $1400 to $1500.

For a quick sale, you need to be on the lower end.

Brian
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By Pdtofly
Incorrect statement

If you hook up one of the new Garmin GPS receivers, 175, 355, or 375, using the ARINC 429 module, it will also input your GPS position into SkyView, so you don’t need a Dynon GPS puck for SkyView...
Forum: GPS 03-26-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By Pdtofly
Question

Nick,

The install manual says it will only connect to a GDL88, since I know you guys know more than I do, will it also connect to a GDL82?

Thanks for the info.

Brian
Forum: GPS 03-25-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By Pdtofly
GNX375

Larry,

The GNX375 is the GPS175 with a built in transponder, so it has both ADSB OUT and IN. ADSB is displayed on an iPad. You don’t need the GDL for ADSB IN.
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,102
Posted By Pdtofly
Little humor

Hopefully it is not the one holding the yoke. LOL
Forum: GPS 03-25-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By Pdtofly
Go with two GPS antennas

Figs,

Where the GDL82 and both the 175 and 375 use the same GPS antenna, it is really not good to share that antenna. There are a few GPS antenna splitters on the market, but if you get a weak...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-18-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By Pdtofly
Take it apart

Take it apart, and it will fit in the $8.30 USPS box. Ask me how I know.

Good luck in your find.

Brian
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-05-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By Pdtofly
Try this

Claude,

With the master off, press and hold button 1 on the HDX until the screen powers up. The SkyView system will be powered from the backup battery. Do what you have to do then.

Now, if that...
Forum: GPS 02-23-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,819
Posted By Pdtofly
Here is the wiring diagram and setup photos

Here is all you need to wire up the new GPS with Dynon, and the setup instructions you will need for both the GPS and Dynon. The Garmin ARINC and RS232 pinout is the same for both the 175 and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By Pdtofly
Normal upgrade

Scott,

The ADHARS and EMS “X” are normal due to a software miss match between screens. Once you update the second screen, as you saw, the “X”’s disappeared.

Good luck on the test flight.

Brian
Forum: GPS 01-19-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,252
Posted By Pdtofly
GA35 antenna’s have gone bad

Cecil,

Years ago, Garmin had a batch of GA35 go bad in different ways. Call them up, and give them the serial number and see if it was in that batch. They were replacing them free for awhile. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,256
Posted By Pdtofly
GNC355

You might want to consider replacing the GTR200 with a GNC355. It is the same GPS as the 175, but will add the Comm radio in one unit. It is a little taller than the 200, which is 1.35" tall, and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-09-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,347
Posted By Pdtofly
Archer wingtip VOR antenna

I second the Archer wingtip VOR antenna. I get over 100+ miles reception with mine @ 8500’ from both directions and mine is located in the right wingtip.

Brian
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-07-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By Pdtofly
is this what you need?

I got this, hope it is what you need.

6705

Brian
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By Pdtofly
SkyView serial ports

Claude,

Admittedly, I didn’t try hard, but when you use the the Dynon pre made settings, you can not split the TX and RX protocol‘s and baud rate so it is really not a way to go.

I think what would...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By Pdtofly
Try this, it will work

Claude,

What you suggested will not work. I tried something like that, but this is what I did.

Use another RS232 output from the GS175, and connect it to you ELT. The GPS will supply the position...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-05-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,745
Posted By Pdtofly
Check this

Lon,

I have done quite a few installs, and have designed my own interconnect board. When I see a problem, I do a simple check. When you have the error, go to the Network Status page in setup...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-06-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By Pdtofly
Try this

I used these guys to make up my N numbers. Came out great, and reasonable.

Ordered them and they arrived 3 days later.

You can see what they will look like as you design your...
Forum: ADS-B 10-06-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,848
Posted By Pdtofly
This is the correct answer simplified.

You have two type of serial data on the SkyView System. First you have the standard RS-232, and second, the SkyView Network Serial Bus. The SkyView Network Serial Bus is like a USB network. You...
Forum: RV-4 09-28-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,880
Posted By Pdtofly
New static display at OSH.

Titanhank,

How about donating it to EAA, to put on static display at OSH. Maybe as an example as to what not to do. Remove the data plate and registration, so it is not airworthy.

If they don’t...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-25-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By Pdtofly
The autopilot panel does have two separate units inside.

It is true, that the AP Panel is two separate units in one. If the trim is not hooked up, including the power from the CB, the autopilot part of the unit will still work. If the SkyView Bus DB9...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-21-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,617
Posted By Pdtofly
The response from the next aircraft taking off

When you stay on the side of the runway to long, someone is going to make a call.

2724
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,902
Posted By Pdtofly
Don’t over think this

Go to Harbor Freight and get 4, 4X4 furniture covers for $5 each when they are on sale, and lay them on top of the wing. Get another one and put over the canopy.

2708

They won’t damage the wing,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,903
Posted By Pdtofly
Glad to hear you got it working

Dylan,

Without being there and seeing exactly what was causing the hang up, I can just explain as best I can on how to fix the problem.

I am glad to hear you got it up and running. Thank you for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,903
Posted By Pdtofly
Tray

Dylan,

Make the holes on the side brackets elongated towards you, so you can bring the tray out towards you. I would guess about 1/16 would work, but check it out the way I suggested. Remove the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,903
Posted By Pdtofly
Move the panel tray out

Dylan,

From the picture of the panel, it looks like the tray is a little to far back. The side tabs on the lower sides should be a little in front of the panel. The main level of the tray should...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-05-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,521
Posted By Pdtofly
Re read his first post

If you re read his first post, he added a note. He took a break, drank the beer, modified an inserter to an extractor, and got it done.

Now that is what I call an experimenter. Way to go.

Brian
Forum: COMM 09-03-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,883
Posted By Pdtofly
Check your PM

AJ,

Check your PM.

Brian
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-02-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,903
Posted By Pdtofly
My continued thoughts

Dylan,

Per the install manual, use 22 gage wire for all the wires needed between the GPS175 to the ARINC429 module, and the power and ground. They don’t need to be shielded. The wires for the data...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,903
Posted By Pdtofly
Here is my wiring diagram for GPS 175 to SkyView

Dylan,

He is a copy of my wiring diagram for SkyView to GPS 175, with both the SkyView and GPS 175 settings. If you decide to go with the GNX375, I can update this to the GNX375 in a short time. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,436
Posted By Pdtofly
SkyView Classic displays

Tom,

A fair price is around $2500 for the touch, and $2000 for the non touch. The touch units are discontinued, where you can still buy the non touch. Both units are still supported by...
Forum: COMM 08-29-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,180
Posted By Pdtofly
GMA245

Awhile ago there was a problem with some of the GMA245’s in bluetooth. This problem was not what you are experiencing. The folks at Garmin were notified and with the help of this forum, they found...
Forum: GPS 08-26-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,501
Posted By Pdtofly
ZT, Email me at hr2plt@yahoo.com Brian

ZT,

Email me at hr2plt@yahoo.com

Brian
Forum: GPS 08-25-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,886
Posted By Pdtofly
Mark, These GPS antennas are very sensitive, and...

Mark,

These GPS antennas are very sensitive, and I even get a good lock on in my hanger, where I don’t with my Garmin GPS until I get it outside. Even with the receiver an inch or two down, you...
Forum: COMM 08-25-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,883
Posted By Pdtofly
Check your PM

Check your PM.

Brian
Forum: GPS 08-25-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,501
Posted By Pdtofly
Check the config module

These new units from Garmin have a little config module that is a small circuit board you plug a 4 wire harness into one of the back connectors and you put it in the connector shell. These modules...
Forum: COMM 08-25-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,883
Posted By Pdtofly
Check your PM

Check your PM.

Brian
Forum: COMM 08-25-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,883
Posted By Pdtofly
Check your PM

Check your PM.

Brian
Forum: COMM 08-24-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,883
Posted By Pdtofly
Check you PM also. I sent you the same info of...

Check you PM also. I sent you the same info of someone who should be able to help.

Brian
Forum: COMM 08-24-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,883
Posted By Pdtofly
Check your PM

Check your PM for the contact info of someone who should be able to help.

Brian
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-22-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,829
Posted By Pdtofly
PM your email

PM me your email and I will send you my wiring and setup PDF file to integrate the SkyView to the 175.

Brian
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 08-18-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,469
Posted By Pdtofly
Safety pilot

Kevin,

When I am home, which I will be all next month, I would be happy to help. I live up in Reno, and I have my plane is based at Stead.

Check you PM for my contact info.

Brian
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,408
Posted By Pdtofly
It is a DPDT switch

You need a DPDT switch as your flap motor wires go to the center lug on the switch. What you do is cross the outside lugs, so you just change the polarity on the center lugs to change direction of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,339
Posted By Pdtofly
Send me a PM

Send me a PM with your email.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 517,031
Posted By Pdtofly
Harry Reid

Harry retired from the senate a few years ago. As a Nevada resident, I could not wait for that day. To bad his replacement is not any better.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 517,031
Posted By Pdtofly
How do they have a patient yet

From their own website, they are working on the 760 mount, and don’t already have one, and not expecting one until the fall. Is this not the summer, which comes before the fall.

658

So, would this...
Forum: COMM 07-29-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,395
Posted By Pdtofly
Dual SkyView radios

Yes, you can use two Dynon radios with either the Dynon Intercom, or another third party audio panel.

If you use the Dynon Intercom panel, you just need to put a double pole, single throw switch, to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-25-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,603
Posted By Pdtofly
SkyView Board

Mike,

I designed the pc board and the 3D mount myself. I then sent the PC Board file over the pond, and about a week later, the boards arrive in my snail mail box. I buy all the connectors from...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-24-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,603
Posted By Pdtofly
My Dynon SkyView Hub

Mike,

I came up with a low cost alternative for a hub board for the SkyView system. It is a nice, simple plug and play for almost everything in the SkyView system. You mount it behind your panel,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-24-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,341
Posted By Pdtofly
Check your PM

Sid,

Check your PM.

Brian
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-22-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,830
Posted By Pdtofly
Good to hear

Ron,

Glad that you figured it out. One thing I did, was to make the widget only show full height of 50 psi, so it looked like it did before and and not the full 150 psi of the sensor.

If you are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-22-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,830
Posted By Pdtofly
The new Kavlico sensors

Ron,

I also swapped out both fuel and oil pressure sensors with the new 150 psi versions in my plane, and I had to play around a bit to get my fuel pressure to read correctly.

One thing you also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 517,031
Posted By Pdtofly
Don’t anyone buy or recommend anyone to buy from AirGizmos

I will never, and I mean never buy, or recommend anyone else to buy a product from AirGizmos. If everyone here does that, the little business you will get from making your 3D mounts, will cost them...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-18-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,075
Posted By Pdtofly
Try a tach gen

TACHOMETER TRANSDUCER
If you have a standard tachometer transducer (usually with a 12V output), you may simply connect its output to the RPM Left input on the EMS-D10. Ensure that you follow all...
Forum: GPS 07-18-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,344
Posted By Pdtofly
Here is the rest of the install from the install manual

326
327
328

Click on photo to view.

Brian
Forum: GPS 07-18-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,344
Posted By Pdtofly
GPS175 panel cutout

If you need something else, let me know.

314

Click on photo to enlarge
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,482
Posted By Pdtofly
Great news Justin

It is great news that the Garmin Gurus found a problem with the Bluetooth, and looks like they will have a fix coming out soon.

They are saying there will be a software update for both the GMA 245...
Forum: COMM 06-29-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,262
Posted By Pdtofly
Repair, two options

Check you PM for options.

Brian
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,482
Posted By Pdtofly
Update with my unit

OK, first, Garmin has my old unit with the problem in it and working on it now.

Second, I received my replacement on Friday, and installed it. I powered it up with my avionics master and paired the...
Forum: GPS 06-29-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,819
Posted By Pdtofly
Email please

Phillip,

Send me an email to hr2plt@yahoo.com, and I will send you a document that I made up with the complete wiring you need with pictures of the SkyView and Dynon configuration setups.

Brian
Forum: West (and Southwest) 06-28-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,736
Posted By Pdtofly
What are you needing done

Chris,

First, what are you needing done? Certified or Experimental?

I would recommend Aviation Classics out at Stead. Talk to Lynn, he is a very sharp guy.

Brian
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,482
Posted By Pdtofly
Mine was purchased only four months ago

Not sure what your serial number is, but I did an install with another GMA 245 besides mine, which has a serial number just lower and close to mine, as they were bought at the same time from the same...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,482
Posted By Pdtofly
Still working on the bluetooth problem.

Everyone with the bluetooth problem in your GMA245/345,

After doing a little more troubleshooting on the GMA245 in my aircraft, and forwarding my findings to Justin, he informed me that they had...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 06-21-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,669
Posted By Pdtofly
Not NX13PL

It?s registration is N13PL, not NX13PL. That is directly from FAA.gov.

Brian
Showing results 1 to 64 of 267

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:05 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.