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Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 964
Posted By KeithB
But there are also those of us with mounts to the...

But there are also those of us with mounts to the back of the G3X who do have vibration issues (periodic ADAHRS reversion and reboot) that Garmin blames on the location.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By KeithB
I have 2 x G3X Touch, a GTN 650 and a G5 for...

I have 2 x G3X Touch, a GTN 650 and a G5 for backup. I load flight plans (after filing from the iPad with Garmin Pilot) from the iPad to the panel (or iPhone works too) using BlueTooth connections. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 144,563
Posted By KeithB
The GEA 24 has several options for monitoring...

The GEA 24 has several options for monitoring voltage, using Aircraft Power 1 & 2, or separate VOLTS 1 and/or VOLTS 2 inputs. However, labeling is limited. I currently have VOLTS 1 fed directly...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By KeithB
I think I probably pushed the limits - about 3/8”...

I think I probably pushed the limits - about 3/8” below the cross-tunnel brace, but I would do again the same - very happy with it. (Note: the EXP119 places the pipes outside the nose gear, but my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-18-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By KeithB
I have 700 hours on my RV-14A with a Vetterman...

I have 700 hours on my RV-14A with a Vetterman trombone exhaust (2 x 2-in-1) with the exhaust mounted to the engine mount and not the tunnel. Time is split between a Superior XP400 and Lycoming...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-10-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,977
Posted By KeithB
TOGA is primarily for autopilot coupled...

TOGA is primarily for autopilot coupled approaches, and going missed. When I hit TOGA (really just Go Around in this scenario) at the missed approach point on the approach, the autopilot (Garmin for...
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By KeithB
I use the GAD 27 for flap control (presets), trim...

I use the GAD 27 for flap control (presets), trim mixing (inputs from either stick), trim speed control (finer adjustments in cruise than in landing and takeoff), and light dimming. Lighting inputs...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-09-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,977
Posted By KeithB
Same here - right above the prop knob, right of...

Same here - right above the prop knob, right of AP disconnect.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-08-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By KeithB
Another version ... Mag switches are locking...

Another version ...
Mag switches are locking (must pull to change position) and test switches are momentary, spring loaded to ON.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-08-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,630
Posted By KeithB
In my panel, I opted for all single function...

In my panel, I opted for all single function switches - I have found I really like a quick glance that “everything is down” after shutdown. The most significant duplication is landing lights and...
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,516
Posted By KeithB
1. Air oil separator, if you want one (I’m glad I...

1. Air oil separator, if you want one (I’m glad I did).
2. Shunt on battery lead (if you want current to/from battery.
3. Extra firewall penetration for tunnel vent cable (required on EXP119...
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By KeithB
I powder coated and am very pleased with the...

I powder coated and am very pleased with the looks and durability. About $150 IIRC.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-18-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,451
Posted By KeithB
I would add that the VFR corridor between JKA and...

I would add that the VFR corridor between JKA and Panama City is a real treat. We have done it several times, often with Tom and Bonnie, as a flight of 2 or 3 airplanes. While filing an IFR flight...
Forum: RV-14 03-02-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,359
Posted By KeithB
+1 for the Garmin GAD 27 - I’m very pleased with...

+1 for the Garmin GAD 27 - I’m very pleased with it for flap control (as well as many other functions). In addition to the presets, the flap extension can also be speed limited and flaps won’t...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By KeithB
Garmin discourages the PFD mount location,...

Garmin discourages the PFD mount location, recommending a more solid (sub panel?) location, though Van's demo planes use the PFD mount. I used the PFD location and have periodic AHRS resets that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,613
Posted By KeithB
Alex - the chassis is 100 lbs, the batteries (2)...

Alex - the chassis is 100 lbs, the batteries (2) are 24 lbs each, and the seat is 37 lbs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,613
Posted By KeithB
Ed: This may be an option. The seat was...

Ed:



This may be an option. The seat was already off and the handle mount in its place when I realized the traction issue (it weighs 150 lbs without the seat so I hoped it would be okay). The ideal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,613
Posted By KeithB
Mickey: I first looked on eBay - typically...

Mickey:



I first looked on eBay - typically $500-$1000, but local pick up only (expensive to ship). So then I went to Craig’s list - similar prices, but I got this one for $250.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,613
Posted By KeithB
A non-engineer's simpler approach

I hesitated to post this with all the impressive engineering done by others. Not being nearly as talented, I took a much simpler approach. Since wheel chair motors are a favorite drive mechanism, I...
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By KeithB
Bart: I’ve been using Pilot for over 3 years -...

Bart:

I’ve been using Pilot for over 3 years - you are welcome to check out my settings on the iPad in person - across the runway. PM me if you don’t have my phone or email (or it’s in the Pecan...
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,008
Posted By KeithB
I have a Vetterman exhaust with 2 muffs, but I...

I have a Vetterman exhaust with 2 muffs, but I also have a Superior cold air induction sump, so potentially different. I plumbed my air differently than Vans instructions because of these...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-16-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By KeithB
Also agree the Garmin options can very confusing....

Also agree the Garmin options can very confusing. And since I only look at it once a year, it’s new all over again. So once I made my choice, I wrote up a table of comparisons that were relevant to...
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,442
Posted By KeithB
I had to grind off a bit of “tool mark” from the...

I had to grind off a bit of “tool mark” from the bending process in manufacturing - I think on the right side.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-15-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 50,510
Posted By KeithB
My XP400 failed on the journal for #1.

My XP400 failed on the journal for #1.
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,918
Posted By KeithB
I have a Vetterman trombone exhaust on my RV14...

I have a Vetterman trombone exhaust on my RV14 that came with these Robbins muffs. I have over 700 hours on a Superior XP400 and now Lycoming 390. Following this thread, I did an inspection and...
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 176,527
Posted By KeithB
Another Aerotronics fan. However, in my case I...

Another Aerotronics fan. However, in my case I worked with Jason on the layout (and ultimately the panel cutout and labeling) but I did the design and wiring myself. I had never done anything like...
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,572
Posted By KeithB
Hi Glenn: I have a flying RV14A and I am...

Hi Glenn:

I have a flying RV14A and I am definitely considering a tunnel mod without the engine change. My plane is slightly faster than the official numbers, has excellent cooling (290s - 310s on...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,528
Posted By KeithB
I have greater wear on one tire, but mine is the...

I have greater wear on one tire, but mine is the right. As others have said, it’s always going to be the outside, but I’m on my third set of tires with the same wear pattern (right tire). Second set,...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 28,110
Posted By KeithB
I would add that you should see lower temps when...

I would add that you should see lower temps when you install gear leg fairings and wheel pants. Their installation will add between 10 and 15 knots of airspeed (= cooling) for the same power...
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,902
Posted By KeithB
600+ hours with no issues. There is some...

600+ hours with no issues. There is some external force operating here - wheel balance, shimmy, misaligned side to side ?? I would balance the wheel and verify the breakout force first.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-24-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,676
Posted By KeithB
I have 8.71 installed (I usually wait a couple...

I have 8.71 installed (I usually wait a couple weeks before loading new software) and have the same missing charts issue with this DB update (loaded today). Reloading the VFR/IFR charts from the old...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,833
Posted By KeithB
+1 for the McFarlane vernier throttle. It has a...

+1 for the McFarlane vernier throttle. It has a friction ring to adjust tension, push pull without having to press a central button, and fine adjustment by rotation.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,825
Posted By KeithB
I display my PMag advance on a G3X using an...

I display my PMag advance on a G3X using an Engine Bridge https://www.enginebridge.com/product/engine-bridge-ei/ connected to a Garmin GEA24.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-04-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By KeithB
I also use the wood spacers as shown in the...

I also use the wood spacers as shown in the pictures on my RV14. I used rigid boards rather than flexible strips with thick foam on the end acting as the “spring”. Remember you will need some kind...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,996
Posted By KeithB
When I built my 14, my trim tab came out with a...

When I built my 14, my trim tab came out with a twist even greater than yours. I decided to live with it and build on (perfection is the enemy of completion) and see how many other major goofs I...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,543
Posted By KeithB
I often use the “defrost/defog” fans (or panel...

I often use the “defrost/defog” fans (or panel cooling fans) to keep the bubble air circulated. It especially helps when the sun is strong and the vent air is cool.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By KeithB
I have a very similar configuration, but with...

I have a very similar configuration, but with single battery and single alternator. I have the PFD on the main and emergency busses with the MFD on the avionics buss - avionics buss <off> is my...
Forum: Reviews 08-02-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,169
Posted By KeithB
I have one installed on an IO-390, with analog...

I have one installed on an IO-390, with analog inputs to a Garmin GEA24 and G3X. I’m able to monitor timing and temps on both PMags (though the PMag temp output is less than accurate) right on an...
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,671
Posted By KeithB
I have my GSU 25 mounted to the back of the PFD...

I have my GSU 25 mounted to the back of the PFD GDU 460. My original installation on the 14 (500 hours) was behind a Superior XP400 and I regularly experienced “AHRS Revert” issues that Garmin...
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,260
Posted By KeithB
I installed a Vetterman exhaust on my Superior...

I installed a Vetterman exhaust on my Superior XP400 as the Van?s crossover exhaust didn?t fit with the Superior cold air sump. The exhaust was cheaper than the Vans (deleted). However, a number of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-10-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,286
Posted By KeithB
I have a Vetterman trombone exhaust on an IO390....

I have a Vetterman trombone exhaust on an IO390. With the original install (then on a Superior XP400), I had noticeable ?drumming? on the floor panels. Carpet with foam helped a lot as others have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-24-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,073
Posted By KeithB
Some interesting data off my Lyc 390. While...

Some interesting data off my Lyc 390. While performing the Service Bulletin test, I logged the pressure for over 6 minutes after shutdown and observed a rise from 28 psi to just over 33 - all within...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By KeithB
I left the 10k potentiometer in the circuit, but...

I left the 10k potentiometer in the circuit, but mounted it on the subpanel rather than the panel and with no knob - accessible on the ground for adjusting but no danger of accidentally adjusting.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,879
Posted By KeithB
When designing my panel, I was pulled between...

When designing my panel, I was pulled between Van's design for the RV14 with all fuses, and the "standard" of an array of breakers. I felt a need to be able to switch off individual screens (all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By KeithB
My iPad connects through the GDL39 for ADS-B in...

My iPad connects through the GDL39 for ADS-B in information. Connect to the G3X (GDU460) to upload flight plans.
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,565
Posted By KeithB
I ended up going with a Thunderbolt IO390...

I ended up going with a Thunderbolt IO390 purchased through Van?s, and swapped the Superior cold air induction sump from my XP400, allowing my exhaust and cables to all fit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,897
Posted By KeithB
And if you like airplane camping, Johnson Creek,...

And if you like airplane camping, Johnson Creek, ID (3U2) can?t be missed. Landing there is challenging so do your research, but the grass strip is as good as they get.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By KeithB
My installation used incandescent bulbs (warm...

My installation used incandescent bulbs (warm light) in the switches that were much too bright. I put a 10k ohm potentiometer in the circuit (set for about 1k IIRC) to get the range closer. I...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,391
Posted By KeithB
One tip I have used for fine tuning longitudinal...

One tip I have used for fine tuning longitudinal leveling (since nose is a bit high on the 14) is to let some air out of the nose wheel - much easier than adding wood under main tires. Just remember...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,391
Posted By KeithB
Also, note that in flying attitude (how you...

Also, note that in flying attitude (how you should weigh - longeron level), the nose wheel needs to be lower than the mains. While this sounds minor, it definitely changes the nose/mains...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By KeithB
I did not want an emergency release handle (not...

I did not want an emergency release handle (not tested, no chute, valuable panel real estate, etc.) but did want easy canopy removal (and have used it multiple times). I cut the handle pushrod at...
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,113
Posted By KeithB
I have only flown in rain a couple times but had...

I have only flown in rain a couple times but had a passenger side drip traced (I believe) to the canopy hinge. The efforts to seal the canopy on the RV14 are complex - multiple foam strips, the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,327
Posted By KeithB
I installed the McMaster-Carr snubber on a G3X...

I installed the McMaster-Carr snubber on a G3X installation and it completely solved my "slowly pulsing" MP. Note - install close to the sensor, and above the engine port.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-27-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By KeithB
Also had a fuel pressure sensor fail - blew out...

Also had a fuel pressure sensor fail - blew out the membrane and seal.
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,161
Posted By KeithB
I have similar circumstances to Jeff with the...

I have similar circumstances to Jeff with the same experience. I had 500 hours on a Superior XP-400 and now have 65 hours on a Lycoming IO390, both with the Hartzell 74" (on A model). Balanced the...
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,369
Posted By KeithB
I recently relocated my 14A 200+ miles after an...

I recently relocated my 14A 200+ miles after an engine failure. I used a rented 24? deck-over open trailer with beaver-tail ramps. I did not secure the prop nor remove the tail feathers and had no...
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,212
Posted By KeithB
Like you, I had a cap leak, and even packing tape...

Like you, I had a cap leak, and even packing tape over the cap was unsuccessful in stopping it completely. The caps are relatively easy to adjust and correct the leak - and they will seal very well....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-12-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,361
Posted By KeithB
I am not a big fan of Harbor Freight for quality...

I am not a big fan of Harbor Freight for quality tools, but ... I bought a numbered drill set at HB (#1 through #60) just for occasional use and I was surprised how often I use it. #43 for drilling...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,992
Posted By KeithB
I have a Lyc 390 with Hartzell governor - it...

I have a Lyc 390 with Hartzell governor - it requires at least 1850 RPM for the prop to cycle. 1900-2000 works best.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-06-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,555
Posted By KeithB
I was fortunate to have both a C-frame and DRDT...

I was fortunate to have both a C-frame and DRDT (Chapter tools). I preferred the DRDT for all sheet metal rivet holes, but the C-frame did give ?slightly? crisper dimples, and I used it for most...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 144,563
Posted By KeithB
I have a GTN 650 and found using the timer there...

I have a GTN 650 and found using the timer there much more useful - larger numbers, didn?t minimize, and really only use the GTN screen for flight plan changes. YMMV
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By KeithB
They did the same exchange for me on my mixture...

They did the same exchange for me on my mixture arm when I changed cable routing - after 500 hours! Great service.
Forum: Propellers 01-21-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By KeithB
Great explanation. I would suggest using an...

Great explanation. I would suggest using an engine hoist with a cargo strap around the prop blades at the hub - it supports it very easily (and is easily adjustable), and then the prop can easily be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-18-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,073
Posted By KeithB
Each Vans kit is eligible to purchase one...

Each Vans kit is eligible to purchase one Lycoming engine through Vans with a substantial discount. Vans recently added Thunderbolt engines to their program. I don't believe any Lycoming seller...
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