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Forum: RV-9/9A 02-22-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,866
Posted By dweyant
That is not correct. In my case the AP had...

That is not correct.

In my case the AP had nothing to do with the trim issue. They are two different motors, and while the G3X will drive the trim.

Disconnecting the AP would have done nothing. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By dweyant
I did just email them this morning as well. As...

I did just email them this morning as well.

As far as patience, more of lazy than patience. It irritates me every time I fly, but by the time I've landed I tend to forget about it until the next...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By dweyant
G3X Touch and GTN650

I have a Dual screen G3X Touch with a GTN650.

Something changed on my 650 about a year ago with regards to the database updated. Now every time I power up the unit it wants to reinstall all of the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,345
Posted By dweyant
I have a dual screen G3X Touch along with a GTN...

I have a dual screen G3X Touch along with a GTN 650 that I use regularly for IMC flight.

I don't think I have used the internal GPS on my G3X Touch in years. I will either enter my flight plan on...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-26-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,866
Posted By dweyant
Marc, First, thank you. You are of course...

Marc,

First, thank you.

You are of course correct on the VP/X operation. And that behaviour is one of the reasons why I used a VP/X for my build. It is also part of what made this situation so...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-25-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,866
Posted By dweyant
You are wrong. That is not at all how they...

You are wrong. That is not at all how they operate.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-22-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,866
Posted By dweyant
Not necessarily. The VPX can be set to only...

Not necessarily. The VPX can be set to only allow a run time of three seconds then it will cut off. Due to the nature of my failure, a short in a wire, that was intermittently shorting it managed...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-17-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,866
Posted By dweyant
I appreciate some of the responses, but a number...

I appreciate some of the responses, but a number of the suggestions are a bit absurd.

It takes about 3-4 seconds for the trim to go from roughly neutral to full deflection.

The AP attempted to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-16-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,866
Posted By dweyant
I don't think so. the VPX handles the trim input...

I don't think so. the VPX handles the trim input and output so I don't think I have a trim relay per se.

-Dan
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-16-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,866
Posted By dweyant
Runaway Trim

Had a really scary experience yesterday.

Was flying from central Texas to Tennessee. putting along with a nice 30 knot tail wind when all of a sudden my Autopilot kicked off.

I was having just a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-08-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By dweyant
FAB Help

I have some cracking on the airbox on my RV-9A.

I have some time coming up over Christmas and I'd like to repair/replace the parts that have fatigued. Unfortunately we are in the process of moving...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-30-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,302
Posted By dweyant
I've got an IO-320 with constant speed prop in my...

I've got an IO-320 with constant speed prop in my 9A.

I plan for 147 knot cruise at about 6.5 GPH LOP. At an altitude of around 7 - 12 k.

-Dan
Forum: Painting your RV 11-09-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Posted By dweyant
Something between Harbor Freight and Iwata would...

Something between Harbor Freight and Iwata would be good.

I'd like good quality, but don't want to spend a fortune since I'm not going to be making a living doing this.

-Dan
Forum: Painting your RV 11-09-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Posted By dweyant
Which paint gun(s) to buy

I really thought I would find a thread or three on this, but if they exist I can't find them.

I'm probably going to build another RV in the next year or two and I'd like to paint the interior myself...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-29-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 871
Posted By dweyant
Jet Pen

Got an email the other day from Sherwin Williams.

They are selling a new "Jet Pen" for paint touch up.

Looks intriguing. Has anyone used one yet, or have any opinions on them?

Thanks,

-Dan
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,507
Posted By dweyant
So it looks like general consensus is to go with...

So it looks like general consensus is to go with a B&C alternator.

The B&C requires an external regulator. How big a deal is it to switch from the internal Plane Power to an external...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-09-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,507
Posted By dweyant
Plane power

My second plane power alternator in less than five years and six hundred hours has failed.

I need suggestions on a replacement, and any suggestions on what is causing what Iím fairly sure is a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By dweyant
Never mind. Found the answer burried in another...

Never mind.

Found the answer burried in another thread.

Apparently with 8.71 you must put an antenna offset into the config, wasn't required on any of the other versions.

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By dweyant
G3X 8.71 Transponder Issue

Help please.

I updated my G3X touch to 8.71 today. Everything seemed to go as normal, but now I'm getting a Transponder Configuration Error on my GTX23ES.

Any ideas what is going on with this, and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,589
Posted By dweyant
Any chance of an update on this? Really hate not...

Any chance of an update on this?

Really hate not having m flight logs, currency etc....

-Dan
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,354
Posted By dweyant
I've got an RV-9A that I built, a J-3 I restored,...

I've got an RV-9A that I built, a J-3 I restored, and fly numerous RV-12's.

If/When I build another RV it will most likely be a nose wheel.

I love flying the cub, but it is a local, nice weather...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-14-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,589
Posted By dweyant
Hope they get it fixed soon. I've been using...

Hope they get it fixed soon.

I've been using Garmin as my log book for the last couple of years. It is making tracking all of my currencies a lot more of a pain, got spoiled I guess.....

-Dan
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-14-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,550
Posted By dweyant
AOG Mena AR

Might be in need of some help...

I?m picking up an RV-12iS in Mena, and we can?t find the keys anywhere. Is there anyone close that has a key we could borrow? Or does anyone know how to hotwire an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,064
Posted By dweyant
Karen and I will be there! -Dan

Karen and I will be there!

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,800
Posted By dweyant
I do the generator every run up. Never had an...

I do the generator every run up. Never had an issue.

100 hour inspection, never found anything. Almost 500 hours.

-Dan
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-25-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,562
Posted By dweyant
Sad day. We hired Guy years ago to help us find...

Sad day.

We hired Guy years ago to help us find and purchase a Cardinal.

He did a great job for us, and was truly a nice guy to work with.

-Dan
Forum: Tools 04-20-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,019
Posted By dweyant
I bought one at Airventure last summer. Between...

I bought one at Airventure last summer.

Between the show special, and selling my old squeezer, the price delta was about $150. Well worth it for the upgrade.

I?m building RV-12?s with the kids...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,484
Posted By dweyant
Yes it is! Congratulations John, and thank...

Yes it is!

Congratulations John, and thank you!

-Dan
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,484
Posted By dweyant
That is one of Tango Flight's RV-12Is Planes, and...

That is one of Tango Flight's RV-12Is Planes, and it is sold!

We do have another RV-12iS that will be ready for delivery by approximately the end of June if anyone is interested.

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,374
Posted By dweyant
We are having Dave?s Best BBQ catered for Dinner...

We are having Dave?s Best BBQ catered for Dinner on Saturday, should be great!

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,374
Posted By dweyant
Karen and I will be flying and driving up...

Karen and I will be flying and driving up Thursday sometime.

Tons of things to do in Fredericksburg. Lots of shopping, wineries, a couple breweries, and now a couple distilleries in the area!

Look...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,406
Posted By dweyant
Wow, some significant upgrades! This is...

Wow, some significant upgrades! This is great.

Any word on adding icing layers, and the other new ADSB information?

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,505
Posted By dweyant
Yep, I fly a decent bit of IMC in my G3X Touch...

Yep, I fly a decent bit of IMC in my G3X Touch equipped RV-9A. If it is so bumpy that the touch screen is difficult to use, the knobs are about impossible.

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,505
Posted By dweyant
That is the biggest reason I went all GARMIN. ...

That is the biggest reason I went all GARMIN. Didn?t want to mess with integration issues.

If/when I build another RV, it will most likely be all GARMIN. I?ve been very pleased with the support,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-27-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By dweyant
Rebuild left Fuel tank

I've finally had it with my left fuel tank leaking.

I've never been happy with it, so I'm just going to build a new tank.

I'm a much better builder (I think) than when I originally built them, so...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-11-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,069
Posted By dweyant
Canopy Repair

All,

One of our RV-12's had an incident (non motion) that has destroyed the canopy.

It will most likely be an insurance claim. Does anyone have any recommendations for someone that would be...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-10-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By dweyant
Little bit of a drive for you, but I'm at 07TS...

Little bit of a drive for you, but I'm at 07TS north of Austin.

I have an RV-9A.

-Dan
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-12-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,065
Posted By dweyant
Does anyone know if Smitty ever finished his...

Does anyone know if Smitty ever finished his RV-9A?

I used the heck out of his site to build mine. It was a sad day when I passed him on the build and couldn't use his site as my go to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,195
Posted By dweyant
I currently live at Cross Country Estates 07TS in...

I currently live at Cross Country Estates 07TS in Georgetown, TX. Great lighted grass strip.

We just bought a lot at Hensley Airpark, in Chuckey TN for retirement. It has a paved strip and a grass...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,446
Posted By dweyant
Still not sure how the guy I bet on came in last,...

Still not sure how the guy I bet on came in last, but still made money on the betting.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,446
Posted By dweyant
Airgas or Praxair can have a trailer delivered. ...

Airgas or Praxair can have a trailer delivered. :)

Dan
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,712
Posted By dweyant
I have a VPX Pro in my RV-9A. Twin screen G3X...

I have a VPX Pro in my RV-9A.

Twin screen G3X Touch, dual ADAHRS, and a GTN 650. No steam, and no other backup.

I routinely fly it to minimums IFR.

The VPX has, and I have implemented a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,446
Posted By dweyant
I think the Petit Jean crew found a winner with...

I think the Petit Jean crew found a winner with this one.

Was a blast to watch, and next year I will participate!

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,675
Posted By dweyant
Thanks guys, this will help a bunch. Great new...

Thanks guys, this will help a bunch.

Great new features, just a bit of a curve to learn how to safely use everything.

Thanks again,

-Dan
Forum: GPS 10-09-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,418
Posted By dweyant
Yep, I've done what Andy said for the last three...

Yep, I've done what Andy said for the last three plus years.

I enter/edit flight plans on the GTN, but I navigate and do everything else off of the G3X Touch screens.

-Dan
Forum: GPS 10-08-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,418
Posted By dweyant
That worked. Not the most user friendly way to...

That worked.

Not the most user friendly way to do it, but it worked.

Thanks!!

-Dan
Forum: GPS 10-08-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,418
Posted By dweyant
Garmin Database Updates

I need some help.

My DB subscription expires this month and I need to renew.

Unfortunately with the new Garmin web site I can't seem to figure out how to buy what I want.

I'd like the $149.00 US...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,803
Posted By dweyant
In addition to my RV-9A I have an experimental...

In addition to my RV-9A I have an experimental licensed (long story) 1946 J-3 cub.

Last year, when I went to insure it the premium was almost $1500 for the year (insured at $45,000 lowest they would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 50,221
Posted By dweyant
You must have been in line Friday morning when I...

You must have been in line Friday morning when I was. I always enjoy taxiing out down 36. It's like driving your plane through an aviation museum. And "having" to hold for a couple minutes for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,308
Posted By dweyant
Best wishes to both of you Tom. -Dan

Best wishes to both of you Tom.

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-23-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,466
Posted By dweyant
The hardware is in the G3X for Wifi. Garmin just...

The hardware is in the G3X for Wifi. Garmin just needs to enable it.... Would be really nice!!!

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-14-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,746
Posted By dweyant
I haven't used Cirrus Reports in a while. ...

I haven't used Cirrus Reports in a while.

Garmin released a completly revamped logbook on the flygarmin web site a few months ago.

I didn't see any announcement, or anything about this, but it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,614
Posted By dweyant
Couldn't agree with you more! NCSU Engineering...

Couldn't agree with you more!

NCSU Engineering class of 92

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,831
Posted By dweyant
I should be able to help out. -Dan

I should be able to help out.

-Dan
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-13-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,165
Posted By dweyant
EGT Probe

Started having an issue with the EGT's on my number 3 yesterday.

RV-9A with IO-320 about 400 hours TT.

Cruising along at at 7500 feet LOP and the EGT would bound up and down bout 200-300...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,631
Posted By dweyant
Explain please?

Explain please?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,604
Posted By dweyant
I put an oversized (8 row) oil cooler on my...

I put an oversized (8 row) oil cooler on my RV-9A. Logic being I live in Texas and it gets really hot in the summer.

It works great, and keeps my temps very reasonable in the summer. The down side...
Forum: Reviews 04-24-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,939
Posted By dweyant
Aerosport Rudder Trim

I just completed the condition inspection on my RV-9A.

I usually do an improvement project or two as part of the condition inspection, and this year, since I finally got the plane painted I wanted...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,935
Posted By dweyant
Paint (did it myself) but Stein cut the panel and...

Paint (did it myself) but Stein cut the panel and did the layout.

Three years and 350+ hours and it still looks new. No major modifications, but I've drilled a couple new holes (oil cooler) and no...
Forum: Southeast 04-16-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,050
Posted By dweyant
That isn't correct Mel. The appraised value can...

That isn't correct Mel.

The appraised value can go up as much as they want (mine went up 30% a couple years ago). They can however, only increase your taxable amount by 10% a year. I've never...
Forum: Southeast 04-12-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,050
Posted By dweyant
I went to College at NC State, so N.C. could be...

I went to College at NC State, so N.C. could be an option. How are the taxes?

-Dan
Forum: Southeast 04-12-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,050
Posted By dweyant
Thanks guys, lots of good suggestions...

Thanks guys, lots of good suggestions already!

You are correct that the property tax is set locally, but with no state income tax, it is going up at an alarming rate in most of the state. Mine has...
Forum: Southeast 04-12-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,050
Posted By dweyant
Retirement Area

The wife and I are just starting to think about locations to retire.

We love Texas, but the property tax is getting insane...

I like the Tennessee, Georgia area and that is on the list of places...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-23-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,995
Posted By dweyant
I have a couple thoughts on this, and software...

I have a couple thoughts on this, and software testing in general.

First, I worked as a software engineering for almost 15 years, so I know how hard (impossible?) it is to never have bugs in...
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