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Forum: RV-7/7A Today, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Brantel
If you countersink deep enough that the dimple...

If you countersink deep enough that the dimple token will fit flush, it will not meet the current spec provided by Vans....it will be too deep.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-18-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,035
Posted By Brantel
DJI already has implemented this to some degree.

DJI already has implemented this to some degree.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 866
Posted By Brantel
To each their own. I love solder sleeves on...

To each their own. I love solder sleeves on shielded cables.....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-14-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 23,030
Posted By Brantel
Yesterday was a rough day. I forced myself to...

Yesterday was a rough day. I forced myself to work on the RV10 HS. Did not work to well to keep my mind off this tragedy....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 23,030
Posted By Brantel
I am in shock this morning. We all just lost one...

I am in shock this morning. We all just lost one of my most favorite RV related friends and ambassadors to our hobby.

https://i.imgur.com/EsBCa3Kl.jpg

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

You were a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,572
Posted By Brantel
Still rubs me raw that the early adopters got the...

Still rubs me raw that the early adopters got the shaft!
Forum: GPS 10-09-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Brantel
What Andy said....

What Andy said....
Forum: RV-10 10-08-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,305
Posted By Brantel
HS taking a while.....

In progress on the HS. This thing is taking a while! Tonight I match reamed over 940ea #40 holes!

Had a few distractions over the past couple weeks that is also slowing me down.

Check out the...
Forum: RV-10 10-08-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,305
Posted By Brantel
It is a blessing and a curse. While for the most...

It is a blessing and a curse. While for the most part all the old experience helps, there are a few times already where I have made an assumption that was wrong or the current recommendations on how...
Forum: GPS 10-08-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Brantel
Add the bundle to the cart, then add the yearly...

Add the bundle to the cart, then add the yearly Nav only db for the GTN to the cart. View the cart and then remove the extra bundled option you don't want.

At least that is how I got to...
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,494
Posted By Brantel
The high $ 3M wheel will last much longer than he...

The high $ 3M wheel will last much longer than he cheaper alternatives. It works better as well.

Also, working the piece across the wheel vs in line with the wheel will prevent grooves from...
Forum: GPS 10-05-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By Brantel
Don’t know about #1 but for #2, if VNAV is...

Don’t know about #1 but for #2, if VNAV is enabled in the configuration setup and the GTN does not have its required inputs, it will throw an error. To get rid of the error, disable VNAV or give it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-03-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By Brantel
It’s because Van’s files have overlapping lines...

It’s because Van’s files have overlapping lines and gaps between line ends.

Also be aware that Van’s file is before the bottom edge is bent, at least they used to be.

I can fix it tomorrow for you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-01-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Brantel
I see this occasionally at bootup of the VP-X...

I see this occasionally at bootup of the VP-X system with the flap motor (even though there is no activation of the motor on startup).

Never had it happen on the GSU 73.

What do you have your...
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,113
Posted By Brantel
Heat it with a heat gun or hair drier. It will...

Heat it with a heat gun or hair drier. It will ease the pain.....
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,233
Posted By Brantel
Like Bob said, the QB kits are primed with a wash...

Like Bob said, the QB kits are primed with a wash primer.

QB's are a great deal if you have the money, why not? Unless you just love the build process.

To build a standard build 10 is gonna take...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-28-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,298
Posted By Brantel
All of this new VNAV stuff being discussed here...

All of this new VNAV stuff being discussed here is GTN enabled by the latest firmware revisions. The built in G3X Touch VNAV function is pretty basic. Similar to what is included in the Garmin...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-27-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,298
Posted By Brantel
This is detailed in the GTN ver 6.50 manual...

This is detailed in the GTN ver 6.50 manual supplement.

http://static.garmin.com/pumac/190-01004-19_A.pdf
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By Brantel
Love my tungsten bar as well. 3 tools that I...

Love my tungsten bar as well.

3 tools that I will not build without:

DRDT-2
Pneumatic Squeezer with a 4" no hole, 3" C, & 2.5" Longeron Yokes
Tungsten Bucking Bar. Mine is one of the originals...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-27-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,298
Posted By Brantel
If you are in VNAV mode and ALTV is armed you...

If you are in VNAV mode and ALTV is armed you will level off at 1400 in this case above.

EDIT: Levi added some clarification below see his post for how it really works.

Bottom line, if "ALTV" is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-26-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,298
Posted By Brantel
You can adjust the angle that the GTN uses to...

You can adjust the angle that the GTN uses to calculate the decent profile. I think the default is 3° which in this case seems to be about the same as the GP on the approach you were shooting which...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-26-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,298
Posted By Brantel
Did your GTN's flight plan have altitude values...

Did your GTN's flight plan have altitude values listed beside the flight plan waypoints prior to the IAF? As far as I can tell, only the approach waypoint altitudes are pre-populated when an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-26-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,298
Posted By Brantel
When VNAV mode is selected, the FD/AP follows the...

When VNAV mode is selected, the FD/AP follows the VNAV descent profile indicated by the magenta arrow on the vertical deviation indicator on the PFD. The target VNAV altitude is the indicated in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-25-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By Brantel
While dated, the basics demonstrated on all the...

While dated, the basics demonstrated on all the old Orndorf videos are valuable. No frills, no fluff, just the basics.
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,305
Posted By Brantel
Rudder is done! (Less Fairings)

So the rudder is done (less the fairings) and I am now working on the horizontal...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-24-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By Brantel
Yes it can take some time. The Nav database is...

Yes it can take some time. The Nav database is quick but the flight charts and IFR/VFR charts take some time and it depends on how much of the available area you select.

In my experience it can take...
Forum: Tools 09-24-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By Brantel
I recently got some single flute ones from...

I recently got some single flute ones from Cleaveland and they were printed not stamped.
Forum: COMM 09-23-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By Brantel
Remove the firmware update SD card and reinstall...

Remove the firmware update SD card and reinstall the database card.

If you used the same card (bad idea) you will have to reformat it and reinstall the databases or delete the Garmin firmware update...
Forum: Tools 09-20-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By Brantel
I used a Delta table top model to build my 7 and...

I used a Delta table top model to build my 7 and wore that sucker out.

Had to get a new one for the 10 build. I just got the cheap Porter Cable table top from Lowes.

With the metal cutting blade...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-18-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
HUD
Views: 1,017
Posted By Brantel
Most of our EFIS models now have documented high...

Most of our EFIS models now have documented high speed serial data stream outputs that can provide everything a HUD would need to be of value.

Problem is that the affordable HUD’s are not in focus...
Forum: ADS-B 09-17-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By Brantel
Most ADS-B UATís filter your ownship out at least...

Most ADS-B UATís filter your ownship out at least the good ones should.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-17-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Brantel
Back in 2000 when I started my tail kit as an...

Back in 2000 when I started my tail kit as an RV-6 this one bit me and I had to replace the spar. Nice to see that it is still biting people today! NOT! :confused:

This is also an area subject to a...
Forum: Northeast 09-17-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By Brantel
Looking great Marvin! Your really stretching...

Looking great Marvin! Your really stretching that thing's wings!
Forum: Safety 09-15-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,982
Posted By Brantel
With my RV-7, the VP-X Pro turns on the primary...

With my RV-7, the VP-X Pro turns on the primary display with the master similar to what Paul mentions above.

This is standard with the VP-X product.
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,305
Posted By Brantel
VS done (less fairings)

The VS is done (less fairings) and I am on to the rudder!

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-q1iNW4Wglvk/W53A2svOUPI/AAAAAAAAVic/d-rQeAz-iAAlv2SBKYw7-aL5aUzs9UcXQCKgBGAs/s800/IMG_3035.JPG

Lots more in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,340
Posted By Brantel
From what I have seen, very few people walk into...

From what I have seen, very few people walk into a sleep study and donít walk out with a sleep apnea diagnosis.

I do believe that some folks should be treated but I also believe that the whole sleep...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,298
Posted By Brantel
Not sure, I think when the VNAV indicator turns...

Not sure, I think when the VNAV indicator turns green. I have not flown it yet. Was going to today but the wind is howling here as the edge of the hurricane has arrived here.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,298
Posted By Brantel
I think what he described he did was what this...

I think what he described he did was what this note posted earlier addresses:

“NOTE: If APPR mode is armed prior to capturing the final VNAV descent leg, the autopilot will not capture the final...
Forum: Southeast 09-15-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 243
Posted By Brantel
Annual Morristown, TN (KMOR) Flyin

Join us for our annual EAA Flyin!

Planes, pilots, cheap fuel and food...whats not to like? :p

No pressure, no show, come and go as you please!

https://i.imgur.com/KA2Z5F7.png


50nm = white
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By Brantel
I don’t think you can. The TAC chart if...

I don’t think you can. The TAC chart if downloaded will automatically stitch itself into the sectional map when you zoom into the area of the TAC but I have not found a way to see the text...
Forum: Primers 09-13-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,479
Posted By Brantel
I used 3 different priming methods on my RV-7. I...

I used 3 different priming methods on my RV-7. I used Marhyde Self Etching for the emp kit, Stewart's waterborne Eko-Primer/Sealer on the wings and much of the fuse. Rattle can self etching primer...
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,305
Posted By Brantel
Back at it after the family vacation!

A few updates to my build blog have been posted. Ready to prime the vertical stabilizer parts tonight!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,321
Posted By Brantel
I have one of these backing plates that I never...

I have one of these backing plates that I never used with my A210 radio.

If someone needs it, PM me.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,504
Posted By Brantel
The ARINC box in Garmin’s lineup allows those...

The ARINC box in Garmin’s lineup allows those that need it to interface with ARINC speaking devices. Those that don’t need it don’t have to pay for the add on.

ARINC is built into the GTN/GNS IFR...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,504
Posted By Brantel
ARINC is an a industry standard format. The...

ARINC is an a industry standard format. The protocol and label definitions are available.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-07-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By Brantel
Some rivet guns come with a regular spring. The...

Some rivet guns come with a regular spring. The regular ones have to be unscrewed to change tools. The quick change ones above are much easier to use. The tool suppliers sell them separately if...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By Brantel
Talking about what now is called a close quarter...

Talking about what now is called a close quarter dimple die set that is set using a pop rivet puller.

In the past they were just called pop rivet dimple dies. Before the now common 120deg...
Forum: ADS-B 09-06-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,737
Posted By Brantel
Mike, They use Connext format which is a Garmin...

Mike,

They use Connext format which is a Garmin protocol. I don’t remember seeing this protocol published anywhere.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By Brantel
Just send an email direct to g3xpert@garmin.com...

Just send an email direct to g3xpert@garmin.com with whatever email program you use. Donít count on the PM or email system on this forum to work.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By Brantel
What email address are you...

What email address are you using?
g3xpert@garmin.com is the correct address.

Have you checked your spam folder?

Typically they respond very quickly!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By Brantel
Yep, more push on the stick will help stick em. ...

Yep, more push on the stick will help stick em. Also a bit of down trim helps as well.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,914
Posted By Brantel
The manual explains it quite well.

The manual explains it quite well.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,914
Posted By Brantel
Thatís why Garmin intentionally built the G5 to...

Thatís why Garmin intentionally built the G5 to run on different hardware and a totally different software platform and they isolate critical code to prevent such a situation.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,914
Posted By Brantel
There are at least a bazillion threads in the...

There are at least a bazillion threads in the archives on this subject. Any over say 4-5 years old are probably declining in value since much has changed in that time. Many of the features have...
Forum: Tools 09-01-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By Brantel
Yeah something does not seem right about those. ...

Yeah something does not seem right about those. The price is too good to be true,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Brantel
+1 do it now!

+1 do it now!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,202
Posted By Brantel
Sorry I am traveling and only have my...

Sorry I am traveling and only have my phone.

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

The link I posted should take you to this page where you should see the link I circled above.

Hope this helps!
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,161
Posted By Brantel
Quotes were configured the same with the same...

Quotes were configured the same with the same options except for the B&C starter vs the Skytec one that Vans provides. All that other stuff are options that were not included in their price.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,202
Posted By Brantel
The link I posted above worked about 10 seconds...

The link I posted above worked about 10 seconds ago.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,202
Posted By Brantel
The links on this page work as of 10 seconds...

The links on this page work as of 10 seconds ago....

https://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=010-00G3X-00
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,161
Posted By Brantel
I have recently received 2 quotes from them. One...

I have recently received 2 quotes from them. One for an engine built with new Lycoming parts and one as an overhaul (they provide core which adds 8K to the price) with the same specs less roller...
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,161
Posted By Brantel
I agree....this is about determining the most...

I agree....this is about determining the most cost effective option, not necessarily finding the cheapest option. I am not interested in a cobbled together engine, airboat parts or anything like...
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