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Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By pilotmansam
I will offer that I recently had to replace a...

I will offer that I recently had to replace a TruTrak servo. Had no problem with BK. Good service. Although you do go thru their subcontract, I think it's Mid Continent Avionics.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,554
Posted By pilotmansam
I'm in. Got my shots. Will be first time flying...

I'm in. Got my shots. Will be first time flying the RV to OSH!
Forum: GPS 02-12-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By pilotmansam
I have purchased a GNC355 and trying to do the...

I have purchased a GNC355 and trying to do the homework to interface to my other avionics. I have not done this before and need to do a lot of homework. Your situation looks easier than mine since...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,365
Posted By pilotmansam
That's part of the puzzle! Thank you Bob. ...

That's part of the puzzle! Thank you Bob.
Leave it to a retired physicist.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-06-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,365
Posted By pilotmansam
OK, here is my situation. I am currently flying...

OK, here is my situation. I am currently flying with the GRT EX and TruTrak autopilot using a GRT ARINC 429 module. The ARINC module only has one 429 out A and one 429 out B. Both of these are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,365
Posted By pilotmansam
I am trying to do the same thing: GNC-355 (same...

I am trying to do the same thing: GNC-355 (same GPS as 175) to GRT Sport EX. I am completely confused as to how to connect the ARNIC module to the EFIS, I am beginning to think this is not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By pilotmansam
OK. Found this in the Pilot's Guide: ". Areas...

OK. Found this in the Pilot's Guide:
". Areas for which the ADS-B (or XM Radio) is not
providing weather will have blue cross hatching."

So, that must be it. Still puzzling since it shows picking...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By pilotmansam
Thank you. This may be my new external antenna I...

Thank you. This may be my new external antenna I installed. I don't think it works as well as the inside antenna.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-30-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By pilotmansam
GRT Sport EX Map question

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Does anyone know why my Sport EX map page is showing these elongated "Xs"?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-06-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,369
Posted By pilotmansam
Thanks for this post. Been trying a lot of the...

Thanks for this post. Been trying a lot of the things you did. Saving me some time!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,646
Posted By pilotmansam
To answer your original question, my reply is...

To answer your original question, my reply is "YES". Do the search. Keep a list. If your engine has been designated as "experimental" then you may have a little flexibility. We have a tremendous...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-31-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,972
Posted By pilotmansam
Thanks for everyone's input. Yes, there are a...

Thanks for everyone's input. Yes, there are a lot of variables, but sometimes if you have a problem someone else has had it too. I guess it just shows me how important proper air flow into the carb...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,972
Posted By pilotmansam
Problem not solved but fixed

I wanted to post a follow-up on my issue. I finally decided to just re-install the old FAB. It uses the same filter as the new FAB. Went flying today, and the problem has disappeared. Now when I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-21-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,972
Posted By pilotmansam
Correct. Used the wrong acronym. I replaced the...

Correct. Used the wrong acronym. I replaced the FAB. And, you are likely correct that I should start there. But, for the life of me, I cannot determine what I did wrong.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-20-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,972
Posted By pilotmansam
Engine Rough/Rich?

I’ve been chasing a problem for two or three years now, so I thought I would go ahead and throw this out for ideas:
I fly an older RV-6A 0-320 E3D L-46125-27A with a Marvel-Scheber Model MA-4SP Carb...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-19-2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By pilotmansam
Thanks for all the input! Turns out, I had...

Thanks for all the input! Turns out, I had everything hooked up correctly. But you just can't do much checkout on the ground because at zero airspeed the trutrak thinks its stalling and just wants...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-17-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By pilotmansam
Sport EX and TruTrak

I guess I need some hand holding here. I just installed the GRT ARINC module. I am trying to get my Sport EX to talk to my TruTrak autopilot thru the ARNIC module I just purchased. All I have in...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-08-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Posted By pilotmansam
Question RV-6 Info?

I have heard of a CD of the full plans set for the RV-6. Is this still available for purchase anywhere? I am just trying to have as much information about my purchased aircraft as possible. Have...
Forum: GPS 03-12-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By pilotmansam
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: GPS 03-12-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By pilotmansam
GNC-355 to TruTrak

Thinking of pulling the trigger on a GNC355. One question: Do I need the AINRC module in order for the gps to fly a coupled approach with a TruTrak autopilot?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By pilotmansam
Thanks Bob, I went ahead and posted this on the...

Thanks Bob, I went ahead and posted this on the GRT forum. They are great about responding.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By pilotmansam
GRT EX to TruTrak

Man, this stuff gets complicated as you add more and more!

I currently fly an RV-6. I have installed a GRT-EX and TruTrak Vizion. This setup works great. I have now ordered the GRT vertical...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,894
Posted By pilotmansam
Steve, you are being quite patient with all of...

Steve, you are being quite patient with all of these questions. One more: How does the TruTrak interface with the system?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-21-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By pilotmansam
Thanks for the responses. Yes, I am fully aware...

Thanks for the responses. Yes, I am fully aware of the legalities here. I am just experimenting. However, if I keep spending money I may as well have bought a 430!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-21-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By pilotmansam
Thanks Justin. So you have the same setup as me...

Thanks Justin. So you have the same setup as me with the Trutrak? GRT tells me I need to also add the vertical autopilot commands option to the Sport EX. Do you have that option too?

Regards, ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-20-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By pilotmansam
I have the same problem. Play in the trim tab. ...

I have the same problem. Play in the trim tab. How would this be done?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By pilotmansam
GRT Sport Synthetic Approach

I have installed a GRT Sport EX EFIS and interfaced this with my Trutrak Vizion autopilot. The gps is just the GRT internal gps. This all seems to be working fine and makes me want to experiment...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,362
Posted By pilotmansam
Another story

Divorce is a horrible thing for everyone. It is worse than death, and I was feeling every bit of it. I felt my sanity slowly slipping away. Trying to think of things to do, I started hanging...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,363
Posted By pilotmansam
GRT and Jeppesen

I have a question regarding the GRT Sport EX. The GRT website lists Jeppesen navigation subscriptions under ?Optional navagation dabases (all systems), but as I understand it, you cannot load the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By pilotmansam
OK. Thanks for all of that feedback. Rob: I...

OK. Thanks for all of that feedback. Rob: I believe the carb heat door is staying shut, but I will be sure.

I do not have an engine monitor - wish I did.

I have thought about the possibility...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By pilotmansam
Question Rich running engine?

Here is a question I will throw out for those gurus on here smarter than me, which would be all of you:

My RV-6 0320 fixed pitch engine seems to have developed a roughness which starts as soon as I...
Forum: ADS-B 07-11-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,151
Posted By pilotmansam
It finally locked in at 38400 which was much...

It finally locked in at 38400 which was much highter than I thought would work.
Forum: ADS-B 07-05-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,151
Posted By pilotmansam
OK. My bad. Seems as if I just didn't go high...

OK. My bad. Seems as if I just didn't go high enough with the baud rate. Kept setting it higher and higher and finally it locked in. All seems well now!
Forum: ADS-B 06-29-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,151
Posted By pilotmansam
Open Flight Solutions is in the process of moving...

Open Flight Solutions is in the process of moving their office and are very busy. I am sure they will give me a reply when they can. I just thought I would post it here in hopes of a quick solution.
Forum: ADS-B 06-29-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,151
Posted By pilotmansam
Flightbox Stradux to GRT Question

Here's a question for anyone who has encountered this: I installed a GRT Sport EFIS along with a Flightbox Stradux ADSB receiver. Wired it all up per the instructions with a USB to serial out cable...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-28-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,405
Posted By pilotmansam
I think my problem is the connector as described...

I think my problem is the connector as described by "painless". The GPS antenna cable ends in a screw on connector which has a "push-on" type connector screwed to it. I went out today and did...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-23-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,405
Posted By pilotmansam
GRT Question

Here's a quick question for anyone out there with GRT equipment. I have installed a GRT Sport EX EFIS. Works great. Only, one problem I noticed is that I get an occasional GPS signal dropout. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,003
Posted By pilotmansam
I recently installed a GRT Sport EX. Works...

I recently installed a GRT Sport EX. Works great. I started out looking at a GRT mini or the others like it, however after looking at the prices for everything it just did not make sense not to go...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By pilotmansam
GRT Sport question

Here's a question...
I recently installed a GRT Sport EX in my RV-6. Works great so far, but I have many questions. Going thru the set-up menus, I see a item labeled "SVE AGL" in the PFD menu. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-01-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,951
Posted By pilotmansam
Boy, am I amazed at the response one gets to a...

Boy, am I amazed at the response one gets to a question on this forum! Thank you everyone for the feedback. I believe Canadian_JOY gave me the response I needed. (It's just too hard to do and the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,951
Posted By pilotmansam
EFIS Question

I know there are no stupid questions, but I've had some before .. anyway, I recently installed an EFIS in my RV. This stuff is all new to me. I did not choose to also install the Magnetometer. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,413
Posted By pilotmansam
I also need help since I just completed a similar...

I also need help since I just completed a similar install with a GRT Sport EX in an 6A. But I did get my autopilot and my Flightbox ADSB to talk to it. So, maybe I can help a little. This thing is...
Forum: ADS-B 11-09-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,929
Posted By pilotmansam
Jim, I just ordered and received the serial...

Jim, I just ordered and received the serial output cable for the Flightbox. I am seeing that the USB connector will not fit into the original box even with the small notch cutout in the box...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,467
Posted By pilotmansam
Hey Rob, is this what A&P school does to you? ...

Hey Rob, is this what A&P school does to you? I'm awaiting delivery of a GRT EFIS for my 6. Going to try and do this partial upgrade in place. "Gulp".
-- Sam Hart
Newberry
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-28-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,226
Posted By pilotmansam
That sounds like a great offer! Still waiting on...

That sounds like a great offer! Still waiting on delivery of the unit for now. Maybe I could get the prop balanced at the same time?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-24-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,226
Posted By pilotmansam
Advice on installing EFIS

OK, so I am not too proud to fish for all the help I can get. I am planning the installation of a GRT Sport EX in my steam gage RV-6 that I did not build. I have an overlay plate from Up North...
Forum: ADS-B 09-24-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,649
Posted By pilotmansam
Stadium TFRs

Interesting Foreflight issue I noticed today. Flew over to Columbia KCAE to practice some approaches. As I approached, I received a notice in Foreflight that I was approaching a TFR, but there was...
Forum: ADS-B 09-01-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,534
Posted By pilotmansam
Stratus with other EFBs

OK. I think this is getting somewhat stupid. It's sort of like my Cable TV provider. When will it get bad enough that I cut and run? I now see that Garmin GDL-39 provides interfaces with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,816
Posted By pilotmansam
Wow. That is great response from this group, and...

Wow. That is great response from this group, and I do gratefully appreciate it. Couple of things were pointed out that I missed even after hours going over the website.
To the GRT reps in this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-13-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,816
Posted By pilotmansam
Looking at GRT Sport SX

I am wanting to install a GRT Sport SX to my steam gauge RV-6. But after doing a lot of studying on line, I still have several question regarding features and pricing, so I am looking for a GRT guru...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,722
Posted By pilotmansam
I am rebuilding my FAB now. I like your design. ...

I am rebuilding my FAB now. I like your design. Do you recall exactly what type of baffling material you used for the carb heat door?
Forum: ADS-B 04-06-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,184
Posted By pilotmansam
I will second that recommendation for Russ at...

I will second that recommendation for Russ at Palmetto Avionics, Greenwood SC. He did my transponder as cheap as I could have done it myself.
Forum: ADS-B 01-01-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 37,663
Posted By pilotmansam
The total price for the ESG hardware and...

The total price for the ESG hardware and installation was $3000. Plus about $120 for the Stratus interface cables. We reused the encoder I already had in the plane which was an older model being...
Forum: ADS-B 12-31-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 37,663
Posted By pilotmansam
Red face Stratus ESG

I recently completed installation of a Stratus ESG transponder so I thought I would post my comments:
I was somewhat reluctant to go with Stratus because I would like the flexibility to use other...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-12-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,436
Posted By pilotmansam
Hey Gene, It looks great! I gotta come over...

Hey Gene, It looks great! I gotta come over there and get a close look.
-- Sam Hart
KEOE
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,400
Posted By pilotmansam
Let me add my congrats to James also. Saw this...

Let me add my congrats to James also. Saw this on the nightly news the other day! Wow, great surprise! Also, he's been on the EAA Board three years already! They could not pick a better guy to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,591
Posted By pilotmansam
Changing sending units

I believe both of my units may have this problem. I've seen posts that say you can change them out from the wing root w/o pulling the tanks. But can you really? BTW, I'm referencing an RV-6
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-26-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,211
Posted By pilotmansam
NGT-9000 Lynx

Just checking now. Anyone with any experience with the NGT-9000 Lynx? Even though this is very expensive, I like the all-in-one transponder with display concept. So far, my experience with the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-13-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,181
Posted By pilotmansam
Love it.

Obviously everybody liked the trip report! Great work. I want to 2nd, or 3rd the thumbs up for Mary-Jane and her crew for making HBC a pleasure. Flew my 6A in with my brother. First time at Sun n...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,588
Posted By pilotmansam
Sun 'n Fun

I am considering a trip down to Sun 'n Fun this year. I have been several times but never in my RV-6A that I purchased a few years ago. I am wanting to just camp somewhere near the plane, but I've...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-16-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,853
Posted By pilotmansam
Twister

Any damage over there at Spruce Creek due to those storms?

-- Sam Hart
RV6-A
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-09-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,272
Posted By pilotmansam
Going to London

This may not be the right kind of post for this forum, but looking for some feedback anyway.
My wife and I are going to be in London in September (no, flying commercial). I've never been there and I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-13-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,456
Posted By pilotmansam
Ground problem

Yes, I keep thinking it has to be a ground problem. But, I have tried everything I can think of. Each sender already has a separate ground wire from a mounting screw to the airframe, and my...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-11-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,456
Posted By pilotmansam
Unhappy Fuel Level Dilemma

A few years ago I purchased a nice flying RV-6A. The plane has been a joy and very trouble free. However, about a year ago BOTH fuel level gauges started acting ?screwy?. These are standard...
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