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Forum: ADS-B 02-22-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,450
Posted By jliltd
The GA 35 works great on the glareshield or aft...

The GA 35 works great on the glareshield or aft of the canopy. Most RV-8 folks put it hidden under the cowl as do the other RV models. Usually on a fabricared sheet metal shelf on the firewall. If...
Forum: RV-4 02-21-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By jliltd
I think my suggestion for him woukd be: "I would...

I think my suggestion for him woukd be:

"I would remove the paint / powdercoat over the affected welds and get a closer look first.

Affer removing the paint a close examination might reveal the...
Forum: RV-4 02-20-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By jliltd
RV-4 Gear Leg/Engine Mount Cracks

A good friend of mine bought an RV-4 last month. He just started preparing a paint job on it and found what looks like cracks at the top of the landing gear where it joins the engine mount. The...
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By jliltd
I have asked buddies flying along the same day if...

I have asked buddies flying along the same day if they can see me. Also, if you park your airplane on the ramp with the avionics on and drive across the airport with your Foreflight / Stratux/ ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,228
Posted By jliltd
I am not saying you have the same problem I had. ...

I am not saying you have the same problem I had. But I had similar symptoms when things started going bad. Oil consumption increased and the oil started getting dark quickly. Even right after a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,228
Posted By jliltd
I had the B series cylinders which were deemed by...

I had the B series cylinders which were deemed by the AD to have no redeeming value and if removed needed to be scrapped. Back when the AD came out ECI started reworking B category cylinders on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-09-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,228
Posted By jliltd
If you have ECI Titan Nickle cylinders as...

If you have ECI Titan Nickle cylinders as described, I would toss them in the dumpster and get new Superior or Lycoming cylinder assemblies. Life is too short. I have experienced the heartbreak of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 104,544
Posted By jliltd
I don't know if it works in the non-Touch G3X. ...

I don't know if it works in the non-Touch G3X. For the Touch:

Open the standard engine window with all the engine parameters.

Select the Fuel Calculation Tab if it isn't already. The same place...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 104,544
Posted By jliltd
Kudos to Team X

While we are talking G3X features and/or improvements. I have to give kudos to Garmin for adding a menu item to the fuel calculation page allowing the pilot to enter the fuel amount from the gas...
Forum: ADS-B 02-09-2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,450
Posted By jliltd
There are other coax types that can be used for...

There are other coax types that can be used for the GA 35 WAAS antenna lead and still fall within performance specs at shorter lengths. For example, I like to use double shielded RG316 or even RG...
Forum: ADS-B 02-08-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,450
Posted By jliltd
Larry. Here is a link I...

Larry. Here is a link I found:
https://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=010-01560-31
Forum: ADS-B 02-08-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,450
Posted By jliltd
Larry. I can't help too much with the downloads....

Larry.

I can't help too much with the downloads. I didn't have any trouble but I am sure G3X Expert will be glad to assist. I would offer to send you the downloads via email but I understand such...
Forum: ADS-B 02-06-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By jliltd
Good time to change out to a blade type which is...

Good time to change out to a blade type which is less than half the drag.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-05-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By jliltd
Jet Stream Aviation Power Foam. Turbine ag plane...

Jet Stream Aviation Power Foam. Turbine ag plane owners use it all the time for exhaust soot stains.

https://www.globalappearanceproducts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/IMG_0681-e1406900765340.jpg
Forum: GPS 02-02-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By jliltd
My avionics dealer won't do an IFR cert if the...

My avionics dealer won't do an IFR cert if the encoder for the Garmin navigator or transponder is the GEA 12 because they always test the components and altimeter on the bench together. Since the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-02-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,512
Posted By jliltd
According to Garmin the new hardware, especially...

According to Garmin the new hardware, especially the dual-core processors, "Prepares the GTN Xi series for advanced capabilities in the future". That isn't very descriptive but it might imply...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,377
Posted By jliltd
Steve (g3x Expert et al): Where is the new fuel...

Steve (g3x Expert et al):

Where is the new fuel flow calibration sequence in the pilot's manual or installation manual. I tried to look it up and I couldn't find it mentioned. I think it's really...
Forum: ADS-B 01-30-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,582
Posted By jliltd
An FAA "red light" computer in Washington DC (not...

An FAA "red light" computer in Washington DC (not OKC). I know 4 aircraft owners who got nastygrams from said computer last year. I helped draft a response for one I did the installation on. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,131
Posted By jliltd
And I forgot to mention in my previous post. ...

And I forgot to mention in my previous post. With respect to digital tachometers. The SureFly doesn't put out the same type of strong pulse a magneto rotor does so tach sensing can be an issue. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,131
Posted By jliltd
Aviat Husky 200hp angle valve IO-360 with MT C/S...

Aviat Husky 200hp angle valve IO-360 with MT C/S 2-blade composite prop: I installed a SureFly in place of the right side Slick non-impulse mag and kept the left side impulse coupled Slick. I also...
Forum: GPS 01-27-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By jliltd
I would say all new wire harnesses is the way to...

I would say all new wire harnesses is the way to go vs. trying to salvage the old. Keep the old harnesses to sell with the used equipment (albeit cut off somewhere).

New tested harness really is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,033
Posted By jliltd
I completely agree with the sentiment that no IA...

I completely agree with the sentiment that no IA and/or A&P should ever make an unairworthy emtry in a log book. That makes no sense unless someone is being vindictive at the worse or plain ignorant...
Forum: Reviews 01-26-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,166
Posted By jliltd
For lack of context, I shall assume you are...

For lack of context, I shall assume you are trying to change out your massive electrode aircraft spark plugs with automotive style spark plugs at the same time that you replace your existing Slick...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-23-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By jliltd
I had a brand new G5 go haywire in a dual G5...

I had a brand new G5 go haywire in a dual G5 install in a Comanche. The top G5 (AI) started sending crazy altitude data out to both the transponder and ADS-B system and resulted in a nastygram from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-23-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By jliltd
You may be underestimating the effort to change...

You may be underestimating the effort to change systems. No matter how you shake it, changing over to G3X Touch from the MGL will totally mean a lot of work mounting, wiring and probably cutting a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-22-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By jliltd
Be ready to sell your STX165R remote Mode C...

Be ready to sell your STX165R remote Mode C transponder with your MGL equipment or separately. Replace it with a Garmin GTX 32 remote Mode C transponder. Those work great with the G3X Touch and the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,306
Posted By jliltd
New Garmin GI 275 digital display instruments

Looks like Garmin has worked out an answer the the uAvionix AV-30, although the form factor is the same they are much, much deeper. And certified...
Forum: ADS-B 01-15-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By jliltd
Here is that same RV-7A from 5 posts up after...

Here is that same RV-7A from 5 posts up after cowling it. Easy to see the SkyFX-EXT gps receiver through the oil door.

https://i.imgur.com/Ts32hz9.jpg
Forum: ADS-B 01-14-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By jliltd
Direction of orientation is unimportant for any...

Direction of orientation is unimportant for any GPS-only antenna with respect to GPS performance. The top mount teardrop shaped antennas are profiled for minimum aerodynamic drag, but would perform...
Forum: ADS-B 01-14-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By jliltd
They seem to be working great under the cowl. ...

They seem to be working great under the cowl. One was on the typical GPS shelf on the firewall in an RV-3. Two are on plates attached to engine mount tubes with adel clamps (RV-6A and RV-7A). The...
Forum: GPS 01-08-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,143
Posted By jliltd
Justin. You probably get this kind of stuff all...

Justin. You probably get this kind of stuff all the time. But I wonder why there was never a GTN 735 or now a GTN 735Xi. A GPS/Com in the larger format would be perfect for pilots flying fire...
Forum: ADS-B 01-08-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By jliltd
I have installed 2 EchoUATs and used the EXT all...

I have installed 2 EchoUATs and used the EXT all in one GPS kit for each. The GPSs went under the cowling in both cases. The EXT only required two small wires to pass through the firewall instead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,421
Posted By jliltd
Here is a video I found showing the different...

Here is a video I found showing the different flashing patterns available with the Sound-off Signal ETHFSS-SP:

https://youtu.be/cb9eMPjdipw
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-05-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,284
Posted By jliltd
The GNC 355 has a bit more modern intetface and...

The GNC 355 has a bit more modern intetface and software. The GTN 635 is certified to a higher level of accuracy. For example, the GNC 355 cannot be installed in turbine aircraft while the GTN 635...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-05-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,001
Posted By jliltd
Yes. In either HSI mode or EFIS Arc mode. Mine...

Yes. In either HSI mode or EFIS Arc mode. Mine is fed by a Garmin aera 660 GPS and it works great.
Forum: COMM 01-04-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By jliltd
We had fits with the Dynon Comm radiio two...

We had fits with the Dynon Comm radiio two experimental Super Cubs back. Our problem was frequencies in the lower range could not carry voice. Tried notch filters, replaced coax and re-bonded...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,597
Posted By jliltd
And G3X has backup RS232 interconnects between...

And G3X has backup RS232 interconnects between the GDU, ADHARS LRU and engine monitor LRU as a failsafe backup in case of CAN Bus failure. Remember one of the attractions of CAN Bus in industry in...
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,582
Posted By jliltd
That's a fair question given the lack of detail...

That's a fair question given the lack of detail in my post. You dont specify "where" in your statement where that could happen. And it would never happen, unless your statement implies "within Rule...
Forum: ADS-B 01-02-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,877
Posted By jliltd
I have a related question. We are about to...

I have a related question. We are about to install ADS-B out on an RV-7 hangared at a Class C airport. Since we won't know if everything is truly okay until we run a PAPR report, do we need to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,182
Posted By jliltd
Speaking of other alternatives, why not mount an...

Speaking of other alternatives, why not mount an aera 660 in the back seat that talks with your existing Garmin equipment? I did this in my RV-8 with G3X Touch.

https://i.imgur.com/LMx3CYX.jpg

I...
Forum: ADS-B 12-29-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By jliltd
No problem at all. Works great! I actually...

No problem at all. Works great! I actually prefer seperate in and out for many reasons. Price is one. Avoiding obsolescence over time is another, which is a cheap and easy fix with a seperate...
Forum: ADS-B 12-27-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,011
Posted By jliltd
For your existing set up I would keep the GTX 327...

For your existing set up I would keep the GTX 327 and go with:

1. ) uAvionix EchoUAT with SkyFX kit (approx $1400) with SkyFX under cowling (in/out)

2.) Garmin GDL 82 kit ($1700) with included GA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,572
Posted By jliltd
Don't do that. It would be a violation of the...

Don't do that. It would be a violation of the regs to ever power cycle or turn off ADS-B out. In the air or on the ground. If the engine is running, no matter the location anywhere in the USA in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,325
Posted By jliltd
Alternative experience

So there he was. Excited to have his new G3X Touch glass panel upgrade from steam. Full GSA 28/GMC 307 autopilot with auto trim. Lined up the RV-8 on the centerline for first flight with me in the...
Forum: GPS 12-26-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 294,191
Posted By jliltd
Don't think for a minute Garmin isn't working on...

Don't think for a minute Garmin isn't working on it. They always have something in the works. But they NEVER divulge such information until it is ready for prime time. You won't see it coming, it...
Forum: GPS 12-26-2019, 02:48 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 294,191
Posted By jliltd
I have 3 aera 660's in docks. Two in a Husky...

I have 3 aera 660's in docks. Two in a Husky (front and rear) and one in an RV-8 rear seat. I often swap one into a dock in my RV-3B. External GPS antennas are used in the RV-3B and front position...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-22-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By jliltd
I don't see a photo. But Odyssey and EarthX...

I don't see a photo. But Odyssey and EarthX batteries can be mounted in any orientation. Even inverted. Even the vented version of the EarthX. I got this information straight from Odyssey and...
Forum: ADS-B 12-20-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,549
Posted By jliltd
Rod. No need at all for that. Your Echo will...

Rod. No need at all for that. Your Echo will still be viable with yout G3X system! Leave it installed and working and then add a GDL 5x or 5xR ADS B "in" to the G3X install. I did this in my RV-3B...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By jliltd
My RV-8 has dual GSU 25s behind the panel as part...

My RV-8 has dual GSU 25s behind the panel as part of the G3X Touch install (put in before G5 existed for backup data). With AOA there are plenty of tubes but it isn't unwieldy even forward of a...
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,877
Posted By jliltd
And, like many things in type-certified aviation...

And, like many things in type-certified aviation maintenance, the FAA wants the aircraft returned to service before it flies, but it also wants the IA to sign off that the system checks out properly...
Forum: ADS-B 12-16-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,370
Posted By jliltd
The 1090ES privacy solition from the FAA...

The 1090ES privacy solition from the FAA includes:

1. Never anonymous from any all trackers, including the FAA itself.

2. 1090ES call sign solution entails paying a private party to issue and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,287
Posted By jliltd
Dana and I flew to Prescott, AZ to watch my niece...

Dana and I flew to Prescott, AZ to watch my niece graduate from Embry Riddle with an Aeronautics degree. Weather was awesome. Winds stiff out of the West. Hit 260mph ground speed on the way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2019, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By jliltd
Wink With pics: EarthX EXT900-VNT in aft battery location

I have been following the Earthx discussions and have a friend whom I helped install an EXT680 on his RV-8 firewall after Oshkosh 2017. It has worked great for him.

My RV-8 had the aft battery...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-16-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 892
Posted By jliltd
Here is a shot of mine. It is an AN4 bolt (1/4"...

Here is a shot of mine. It is an AN4 bolt (1/4" diameter).

https://i.imgur.com/8GPRPGh.jpg
Forum: ADS-B 12-16-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,325
Posted By jliltd
I have two Freeflight Rangr Lites (out with...

I have two Freeflight Rangr Lites (out with internal WAAS GPS). Part number is FDL-978-TX/LITE so I will guess it's okay since the FAA letter states a different part number. Freeflight is very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By jliltd
I would offer to do a terminal pickup. In fact I...

I would offer to do a terminal pickup. In fact I always insist on terminal pickup with any LTL carrier. Not only for schedule, which is nice, but to avoid damage. My experience has been that 80 to...
Forum: RV-3 12-12-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By jliltd
Same issue. RV-3B with conical mount engine and...

Same issue. RV-3B with conical mount engine and electronic tach (dust cover screwed over tach drive).

So I would really like to see your custom adapter setup when you get the photos ready.

Jim
Forum: Autopilots 12-12-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,702
Posted By jliltd
Here is one Pahan from Avionics Installations at...

Here is one Pahan from Avionics Installations at Spruce Creek did in is personal RV-7A. He 3D printed it:

https://i.imgur.com/NKVr9Il.jpg
Forum: ADS-B 12-11-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,970
Posted By jliltd
Don't forget that the same situation exists in...

Don't forget that the same situation exists in the USA ADS-B rules. If an aircraft is equipped, the ADS-B equipment must be on and operating at all times the aircraft is operated. No matter the...
Forum: ADS-B 12-11-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,970
Posted By jliltd
Because there is Mexico and then there is Mexico....

Because there is Mexico and then there is Mexico. Unlike the USA, Mexican laws, regs and proclamations are beyond interpretation. I have lived in and around both countries my whole life and my...
Forum: ADS-B 12-10-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,450
Posted By jliltd
On yoir Decathlon you don't have a choice. Since...

On yoir Decathlon you don't have a choice. Since it is a type certified aircraft the STC instructions must be followed to the letter. So that means you will hook your GDL 82 power wire to the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,707
Posted By jliltd
I hear you. But I recently sprung for the vented...

I hear you. But I recently sprung for the vented model of the EarthX, the EXT900-VNT, and installed it in the original Concorde location under the aft baggage shelf. This vented model was designed...
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