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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By gfb
Yeah, search has been mostly broken for a while...

Yeah, search has been mostly broken for a while :( I just use google, which you can filter to only give you results for a specific website like...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By gfb
That search unfortunately only has one hit, this...

That search unfortunately only has one hit, this thread :)

Here is a link to the thread the search can't seem to find:
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=182184
Forum: Autopilots 02-19-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By gfb
Itís not the shear screw, Garmin servos use a...

Itís not the shear screw, Garmin servos use a clutch.

Go through the calibration routine described in the manual.
Check that all the surfaces are deflecting in the correct directions.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By gfb
Have you tried emailing g3xpert@garmin.com ?...

Have you tried emailing g3xpert@garmin.com ?

You must be the most patient person I know, I usually get annoyed at something not working right the second time it happens, not a year later :-D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By gfb
I have a pair of seven stars in my rv-9a leading...

I have a pair of seven stars in my rv-9a leading edges and they are fantastic! You have to partially assemble them in the wing for it to fit but it's no big deal and they are SOOOOOO bright.

I have...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-17-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By gfb
What do you want for the Akzo? I'll be at...

What do you want for the Akzo? I'll be at Arlington Friday night Sat/morning.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,268
Posted By gfb
Out of curiosity, do any of the other EFIS...

Out of curiosity, do any of the other EFIS manufacturers offer this capability?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-16-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By gfb
Lots of people happy to help but help us help you...

Lots of people happy to help but help us help you ;)

Could you provide more details on what you need help with?
Have you looked at the installation manual?
Which part of the process are you stuck...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-16-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By gfb
Anyone figure out how to get a hold of them?...

Anyone figure out how to get a hold of them? Seems like no website and the address doesn't exist according to google :)
Forum: GPS 02-09-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,319
Posted By gfb
I have two thoughts on this: - Garmin has told...

I have two thoughts on this:
- Garmin has told people not to mount antennas in the engine compartment (no source, sorry) and has denied warranty on antennas that have overheated and failed because of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-06-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By gfb
A Sys watchdog (on embedded systems I have worked...

A Sys watchdog (on embedded systems I have worked on, not necessarily avionics) is a process that keeps checking to see if things are responsive and if not, will force a reboot. Itís basically an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-05-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By gfb
Sorry to bump in. Are the topo files mbtiles? I'd...

Sorry to bump in. Are the topo files mbtiles? I'd love the ability to add mbtiles to g3x to fill in the gapes on charts that are unavailable (i.e. Mexico.)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-05-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,608
Posted By gfb
I have 700 hours behind my g3x+650xi panel flying...

I have 700 hours behind my g3x+650xi panel flying in all kinds of airspaces and conditions. Here are the areas I struggle with.

- Interactions between GP and G3X. I'm looking for a deeper dive,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-30-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By gfb
WTB: Mountain High O2 system

Anyone have a MH built-in setup they decided not to install and wish to part with?
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By gfb
Talked to ly-con, $10k for a teardown inspection.

Talked to ly-con, $10k for a teardown inspection.
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By gfb
If it is a '80s engine, what should I be looking...

If it is a '80s engine, what should I be looking out for? Does it need a teardown?
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By gfb
Thanks. Any idea what the parts in the "aerobatic...

Thanks. Any idea what the parts in the "aerobatic kit" are? I'm searching for a parts diagram showing this with no luck.

If I have to replace the sump anyway, is there a cold air induction option...
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By gfb
AEIO-540 vs IO-540

So... there's a 0 time 540 on the classifieds for a good price that had peeked my interest.
Do I care that it's an AEIO instead of an IO?
What should I be asking about on this engine to confirm...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,898
Posted By gfb
I don't know what would happen if you sprayed...

I don't know what would happen if you sprayed wasp spray inside your canopy in flight but I can't imagine it would make it easy to keep flying the airplane. That stuff is nasty!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By gfb
Yeah, I don't know that there is a requirement...

Yeah, I don't know that there is a requirement for certified/calibrated scales. Those calibrated scales always say I'm too fat :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By gfb
Try reaching out to the local EAA chapter, I've...

Try reaching out to the local EAA chapter, I've found it's not uncommon for chapters to have a set of scales available for member use.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,860
Posted By gfb
Just managed to get a hold of him via txt as...

Just managed to get a hold of him via txt as well. My tanks should ship next week.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,860
Posted By gfb
Andrew, yours were also lost by UPS?

Andrew, yours were also lost by UPS?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,860
Posted By gfb
Mel, have you had any luck? I ordered my tanks in...

Mel, have you had any luck? I ordered my tanks in July and still have not seen them. At one point they were done and lost by UPS so a new set was being made but I have not heard from them yet this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,120
Posted By gfb
If you aren't actually interested in building...

If you aren't actually interested in building just buy a flying airplane and enjoy it.

Please do not go with one of the airplane mills out there that very obviously break the FAA E-AB rules but...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-20-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By gfb
I just noticed that too, that can't be real :)...

I just noticed that too, that can't be real :) 10k feet in 4 minutes? I struggle to comprehend :-D

(not doubting, just baffled by fast airplanes. Heck, I thought my 9 was fast...)
Forum: Tools 12-14-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,912
Posted By gfb
I have the aerocreeper and it's very nice. It's...

I have the aerocreeper and it's very nice. It's currently in the workshop for the RV-10 build but will go to the hangar for the next -9 service interval.

Pricey but worth it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-26-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By gfb
I have mine wired to the GDU and to one of the...

I have mine wired to the GDU and to one of the alert inputs in my audio panel. I get a "CO sensor OK" audio on boot up, and "Cabin Altitude" at 10k'? The GDU shows CO PPM and I think? will throw an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,434
Posted By gfb
What I mean to say is the Dynon free db does not...

What I mean to say is the Dynon free db does not include basic VFR charts/sectionals.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,817
Posted By gfb
That's great to hear, I worry about Jeppesen...

That's great to hear, I worry about Jeppesen pricing. Sounds like they price the same as Garmin for NavData. Do they have a package including terrain/obstacle/AirportDiagram as well?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,817
Posted By gfb
Thanks hgerhardt, that's a good tip and puts your...

Thanks hgerhardt, that's a good tip and puts your full suite at $450yr including IFR navigator.

If you don't fly IFR, all you need is the $149 for the G3X to include everything in the $99 Seattle...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,817
Posted By gfb
Dynon does not have an IFR navigator. You have to...

Dynon does not have an IFR navigator. You have to buy a Garmin or Avidyne unit for that. From what I can tell, Avidyne requires that you buy databases from Jeppesen and we all know how that goes...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,817
Posted By gfb
This isn't even close to correct. The equivalent...

This isn't even close to correct. The equivalent Garmin subscription is $149.99
https://fly.garmin.com/fly-garmin/devices/database-pricing

If you want the GTN full subscription it costs $499 and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,817
Posted By gfb
We're all in this together. Experimental aviation...

We're all in this together. Experimental aviation benefits greatly from there being competition in this space. Heck, I hope someone else comes up with a new thing that we all want to keep pushing the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-06-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,817
Posted By gfb
I have a full G3Xt setup + GTN-650xi in my panel....

I have a full G3Xt setup + GTN-650xi in my panel. The plane is 26 months old and has 642 hours as of this afternoon. I have flown it across continents, including over big water, and amazon...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,817
Posted By gfb
Could you share which features are included on...

Could you share which features are included on the Avidyne IFD that cost extra on the Garmin GTN?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,817
Posted By gfb
This is an important point. You'll be spending...

This is an important point. You'll be spending $30k+ on this, don't do it without having some time in front of each system. They aren't all the same.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,434
Posted By gfb
Note that the "free" Dynon databases do not...

Note that the "free" Dynon databases do not include any charts.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,817
Posted By gfb
If the reason he is picking one versus the other...

If the reason he is picking one versus the other is price, I would pay special attention to make sure they are comparing oranges to oranges. I've priced this out a few times in the past few years and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,660
Posted By gfb
This is something that has been discussed quite a...

This is something that has been discussed quite a bit. Yes, there is a possible failure scenario when using two same-software, connected/communicating ADAHRS systems. The recommendation is to have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,828
Posted By gfb
Mark, this depends on your specific build but you...

Mark, this depends on your specific build but you should be able to push the pins back in without much trouble. You may need to reach up behind the panel to guide them in place. Take a look back...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,883
Posted By gfb
Yes, the system firmware is the Operating System...

Yes, the system firmware is the Operating System for the G3x setup. The DB is just your charts that get updated every month.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-09-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,469
Posted By gfb
Fala serio! Eu fui dos EUA ate o Rio de Janeiro e...

Fala serio! Eu fui dos EUA ate o Rio de Janeiro e nao parei em Teresopolis!?! Nem sabia que tinha aerodromo ai!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-09-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,883
Posted By gfb
Would be great to see a changelog for the other...

Would be great to see a changelog for the other LRU firmware that's getting updated. Is this available somewhere?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-09-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,656
Posted By gfb
I'm pretty excited about this. In particular, any...

I'm pretty excited about this. In particular, any AFP owners that currently get the idle stumble and install the red cube in this location/bracket please report back if it solves the problem! :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-08-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,656
Posted By gfb
Awesome! Thanks for working on this! Any reports...

Awesome! Thanks for working on this!

Any reports from others running AFP and this bracket? I'm hoping this red cube setup will cause the idle stumble to go away?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-08-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,656
Posted By gfb
Ooooh! This looks interesting. Can you post some...

Ooooh! This looks interesting. Can you post some pictures zoomed out a little bit? Also, the video? on the website isn't loading, it complains about a flash plugin version.

Are the holes in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By gfb
The location associated with the frequency comes...

The location associated with the frequency comes from the local device DB for non-CAN devices, so the G3X and the GTN are deciding that this one nearby airport with that freq is what you mean vs this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By gfb
Further details, there do seem to be issues with...

Further details, there do seem to be issues with the ssl cert. Doug, may we bother you to take a peek?

https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=www.vansairforce.net

In particular, I believe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By gfb
Investigating a little further, it seems that...

Investigating a little further, it seems that online feed validators are having trouble with the ssl...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By gfb
RSS feeds gone?

I just noticed I had stopped seeing forum posts in Feedly and went to check. Are the RSS feeds acting up?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-03-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,012
Posted By gfb
Yes, I know those bolts are threaded too far....

Yes, I know those bolts are threaded too far. I'll be taking care of that with the repair as well.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-03-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,012
Posted By gfb
The dreaded baffle/Oil Cooler Crack

Just documenting here for those thinking they don't need to strengthen this area :) I'm on Condition Inspection #2, 592hrs and found this ugly crack through almost the entire baffle flange.

Talked...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-28-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,255
Posted By gfb
Until Hawk has a flying RV-10 with the engine,...

Until Hawk has a flying RV-10 with the engine, it's as real as the similarly named DeltaHawk. As we have seen, aircraft engine design is not easy :(
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-28-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,255
Posted By gfb
Any chance you can offer a status update? I'd...

Any chance you can offer a status update? I'd love to know what Conti is planning on doing. Have they indicated when they will swap you out for the production engine?

Any idea if there will be a...
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,014
Posted By gfb
Sorry to revive this older thread, but how did CI...

Sorry to revive this older thread, but how did CI #2 & #3 go? :)
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,649
Posted By gfb
Can't talk to speed but I found the fuse much...

Can't talk to speed but I found the fuse much more enjoyable to build than the wings. If I were to pick one QB kit I'd buy the QB wings and have fun building a SB fuse while I waited.
Forum: ADS-B 06-26-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,045
Posted By gfb
I have a 23es with my touch system and it's...

I have a 23es with my touch system and it's great, no issues. Use a gtn650 as position source and gdl-39r for ads-b in.

In fact I'm thinking about selling the 39r to replace with a 52r (for the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-19-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,808
Posted By gfb
I have a mini 4 for sale if you are looking for a...

I have a mini 4 for sale if you are looking for a used unit to upgrade to:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1440422
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-14-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By gfb
Probably not a terribly palatable idea, but would...

Probably not a terribly palatable idea, but would they offer a trade-in on a G3Xt system?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,505
Posted By gfb
I've been tempted to try the CQ for a while. Need...

I've been tempted to try the CQ for a while. Need to find someone nearby who has a set...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Posted By gfb
Justin, can I do something like this with the 255...

Justin, can I do something like this with the 255 as well? One reason I have not added a second navigator to my aircraft is that the G3X would not allow me to show one source per G3X screen (PFD1...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Posted By gfb
Thinking this through a little further, I guess...

Thinking this through a little further, I guess you could have the autopilot in heading mode to fly the localizer by watching the needle on your indicator and changing the heading continuously to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Posted By gfb
The GTN has no connection to the SL30 or it's own...

The GTN has no connection to the SL30 or it's own ILS receiver, so cant do anything about that.

Are you able to have the SL30 output both the serial and resolver output at once? Otherwise...
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