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Forum: ADS-B 03-08-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,893
Posted By Tango Mike
Thanks for this, and when requested by the ADS-B...

Thanks for this, and when requested by the ADS-B end user, the reports obviously provide a vital trouble-shooting function. My whining has to do with what appears to be an ineffective system for FAA...
Forum: ADS-B 03-08-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,893
Posted By Tango Mike
Altitude

I've been flying around with a fully compliant ADSB system for a couple of years now, and up until two days ago, I hadn't even heard of a PAPR. Then a certified letter from the FAA showed up with...
Forum: Safety 08-24-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 56,964
Posted By Tango Mike
San Marcos Texas KHYI

Have cramped but sufficient space for two RVs to share a hangar with a -7 and an -8.

Tosh
Austin
512-731-1346 cell
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-13-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,705
Posted By Tango Mike
Thanks for that input, and I feel the same...

Thanks for that input, and I feel the same way.

As a now-retired professional pilot with over 40 years of IFR flying, I well appreciate the difference between qualification and currency. In 2006 I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-12-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,705
Posted By Tango Mike
That Answers That

Thanks, Steve.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-12-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,705
Posted By Tango Mike
G3X TRUTRAK GX Pilot Integration

My RV7 has dual G3X screens with a TRUTRAK GX Pilot that as I understand it was offered before Garmin had their own autopilot option.

With this setup as configured, command steering is only...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2016, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By Tango Mike
They were both external readers, the original an...

They were both external readers, the original an FG and the replacement a Sabrena. I didn't mention this, but earlier this year I got a new Mac and anticipated that the updates might improve with the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-08-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By Tango Mike
I've successfully used both SanDisk and PNY 4GB...

I've successfully used both SanDisk and PNY 4GB SD cards.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-06-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By Tango Mike
G3X + Mac Database Update Redux Again

I'm the whiner OP Mac user with about three years of intermittent problems updating Flight Charts in my dual G3X-equipped RV7. The abridged backstory is that all the other DBs would update smoothly,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-01-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,426
Posted By Tango Mike
I just saw the links that seemed to indicate you...

I just saw the links that seemed to indicate you could do it. I should have known better, because that's par for the course with Garmin and is exactly why I bailed on using my Mac for updates and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-01-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,426
Posted By Tango Mike
Try these links, Victor:...

Try these links, Victor:

https://www.google.com/search?q=garmin+communicator+for+ipad&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

Tosh
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,426
Posted By Tango Mike
I had to give up

After about three years of dealing with unreliable updating of FliteCharts with a Mac for my G3X system and receiving no solution from Garmin, I purchased a tablet running Windows 10.

I don't know...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-27-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,426
Posted By Tango Mike
The OP has been dealing with the persistent...

The OP has been dealing with the persistent problem of not being able to reliably update Flitecharts for the G3X for about three years. Assuming that no solution is forthcoming from Garmin, and the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,426
Posted By Tango Mike
That's exactly what I'm doing. My operating...

That's exactly what I'm doing. My operating system is the latest El Capitan, it came with Safari 9.1.1, and I've confirmed that there are no later versions.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,426
Posted By Tango Mike
The OP is using the latest that came installed...

The OP is using the latest that came installed with the OS and it's shown as v9.1.1.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,426
Posted By Tango Mike
Uh . . . Good catch. I'll check that now. I...

Uh . . . Good catch. I'll check that now. I migrated the data, and if I had any indication that corruption or other problem with the previous Mac had anything to do with it, I might have done it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,426
Posted By Tango Mike
My MacBook Pro is brand new with upgrades in RAM...

My MacBook Pro is brand new with upgrades in RAM and processor speed, the update screen indicates I have the latest version of the Communicator, I get speedy, successful downloads of all the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,426
Posted By Tango Mike
I've had this problem both with an earlier...

I've had this problem both with an earlier version of OS X and the most current one, two different browsers, and spent a good deal of time with tech support running through diagnostics checking the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,426
Posted By Tango Mike
G3X + Mac Database Update Redux

RV-7 with two G3X screens and a totally Garmin IFR stack.

Here we go again. I'm resurrecting this issue in a new thread to announce that I own an airplane that's kind of like a boat, because sitting...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,831
Posted By Tango Mike
Thanks for this. My guess is that waiting for a...

Thanks for this. My guess is that waiting for a reasonable-cost option for the 400 will be futile, but maybe not . . .
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,831
Posted By Tango Mike
Not sure I understand what the tea leaves are...

Not sure I understand what the tea leaves are saying . . .

The G3X system already uses Garmin's Nav Data. As I understand it, the only reason the G400 does not is that when Garmin first offered the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,831
Posted By Tango Mike
I can certainly attest to the pain of Jeppesen's...

I can certainly attest to the pain of Jeppesen's licensing fees. My G400W can only use the Jeppesen databases to the tune of $400+ bucks per year because no Garmin database is available for it.

Tosh
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-02-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,831
Posted By Tango Mike
Jim, This may be a case of not asking the...

Jim,

This may be a case of not asking the question if you can't stand the answer, but it makes me wonder why the US Lite Database Bundle specifically says VFR navigation.

Another factor is that the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-02-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,831
Posted By Tango Mike
Reply from G3X

You're welcome, Jim. Feel free to hop on a thread of mine at any time.

I have no intention of flying outside of the US and would have definitely chosen US Lite and saved the difference had it not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-02-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,831
Posted By Tango Mike
Garmin Database Options

Jim,

I didn't purchase the US Lite Database Bundle because of this description: includes US VFR Navigation, Obstacles, FliteCharts, SafeTaxi, Airport Directory, and Terrain databases.

The Americas...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2016, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,318
Posted By Tango Mike
No, I checked every setting. One possibility that...

No, I checked every setting. One possibility that crossed my mind was erroneous values for fuel used during taxi, etc., and a mistake there could be causing it.

And as for calling Garmin, I'll do...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,318
Posted By Tango Mike
Thanks, I probably should have mentioned that....

Thanks, I probably should have mentioned that. iOS v8.1.0
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,318
Posted By Tango Mike
Garmin Pilot Fuel Burn Erroneous

When using the trip planning page on Garmin Pilot here's a typical result I'm seeing and for the life of me I can't figure out why. For an RV7 with data inputted correctly as far as I can tell:

DIS...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,509
Posted By Tango Mike
Here's an update from the OP: First, the iPad to...

Here's an update from the OP:

First, the iPad to GDL pairing via Bluetooth will support more than one device at a time.

Second, I called the portable desk at Garmin and while lying on my back under...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-06-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,509
Posted By Tango Mike
I do have a map box, but trying to move the 39...

I do have a map box, but trying to move the 39 from under the panel into it would not be worth the effort, especially for a non-builder who has to plan and think everything out forever before...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-06-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,509
Posted By Tango Mike
GDL39 to iPad Pairing

I've been using G3X to GDL39 interface for traffic and weather for about 2 years, along with Garmin Pilot on an iPad. The GDL39 is not the "R" model, but it is hardwired into the airplane and powers...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-05-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,874
Posted By Tango Mike
Just a few days ago without a word about this...

Just a few days ago without a word about this from Garmin, I decided to try using Safari. The update was still taking forever, so I walked away (in disgust, mostly) and came back a few hours later to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-21-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,831
Posted By Tango Mike
Thanks for your interest and inputs. I'm running...

Thanks for your interest and inputs.

I'm running 10.8.5 on a MacBook Pro. Software updates were a hassle for my initial experience with the system in late 2013-early 2014 because Macs couldn't deal...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-21-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,831
Posted By Tango Mike
I spent another hour plus on the phone yesterday...

I spent another hour plus on the phone yesterday with Mark at Garmin customer service and once again we used the TeamViewer app. A member of the Mac team joined us, and for the first time we looked...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-18-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,831
Posted By Tango Mike
Continuing issue with G3X updates on a Mac

System updates work fine on the Mac, as do all the database updates except FliteCharts.

Once it starts on that database, the first two parts of the process, downloading and transferring, proceed to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-07-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,831
Posted By Tango Mike
Thanks Curtis. Until I ran into this problem with...

Thanks Curtis. Until I ran into this problem with databases, I got the blue or rainbow SWOD on my MacBook only when a program has locked up for some reason and I have to force quit, or when opening a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-07-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,831
Posted By Tango Mike
New Info on Database Updates for Mac Users

Spent two hours on the phone yesterday with the G3X and database desks, during which time we used TeamViewer so the Garmin reps could see exactly what was happening on my screen.

Bottom line,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,607
Posted By Tango Mike
Update on my iPad Charging Issue

Thanks for the tip on the Secrets of USB Charging. Great little book that took all (most?) of the mystery out of the topic.

Since then I've confirmed that every charging method I've used indicates...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,607
Posted By Tango Mike
Thanks for the info, Steve and Rob. I'll admit...

Thanks for the info, Steve and Rob.

I'll admit to being lost in the maze of information out there, and Steve's point about activating the high-current charging may be what the product description...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,831
Posted By Tango Mike
I called Garmin this morning but the help desk is...

I called Garmin this morning but the help desk is closed for the holiday. I'll try the email address, thanks, but now that this cycle has finally updated, I've got some time to address the issue with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,831
Posted By Tango Mike
This is crazy . . .

This morning when I checked the Aircraft Details page for my RV-7, the G3X overview screen showed all the databases as current with a green check mark. I have no idea why, except to guess that the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,831
Posted By Tango Mike
I may end up having to do that, but to "break...

I may end up having to do that, but to "break down" without protest goes against a principle I think worth the effort. I've got a lot of money invested in Garmin equipment and nowhere in their sales...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,607
Posted By Tango Mike
I've never heard anything about having to modify...

I've never heard anything about having to modify the cable to start charging the iPad.

It comes with a power adaptor that plugs into the wall for charging through the supplied USB/Lightning cable,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,831
Posted By Tango Mike
And the bottom line for today is that I've spent...

And the bottom line for today is that I've spent about six hours running back and forth to the computer checking on progress, and three successive times found the "could not finalize the update...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,831
Posted By Tango Mike
Yes, but the process works only for a Windows PC.

Yes, but the process works only for a Windows PC.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,607
Posted By Tango Mike
Another iPad Charging Option

I've been trying to ensure consistent reliable power to my iPad for use in conjunction with my G3X, GDL39, and Garmin Pilot.

The USB adaptor I've been using is by Wireless, it used to be sold by...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,831
Posted By Tango Mike
Keeping G3X Databases Up To Date

Using a Mac running OS10 and dealing with updating G3X software and databases has been a real goat rope at times, as it is right at the moment when I've been waiting for over 45 minutes to see the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,978
Posted By Tango Mike
And I knew that when on my back in the airplane...

And I knew that when on my back in the airplane and had a brain malfunction when typing that.

The point I was trying to make and failed to do so, is that because of the two cables, both of which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,978
Posted By Tango Mike
That makes perfect sense, but only after you...

That makes perfect sense, but only after you explained it. Thank you.

In other news, I just got the pedals out, but the answer wasn't to have both sides as far forward as possible. Two cables (purge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,978
Posted By Tango Mike
Great explanations, guys, thank you. After hours...

Great explanations, guys, thank you. After hours of fruitless effort today, I'll be able to crawl under there tomorrow and continue the battle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,978
Posted By Tango Mike
Thanks for the suggestion, but I've ordered the...

Thanks for the suggestion, but I've ordered the kit from Van's and trust a very experienced local welder to do the job right.

The problem now is getting the pedal assembly out. I've got it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,978
Posted By Tango Mike
Great information, thanks. I'm not a builder...

Great information, thanks.

I'm not a builder with the skills/tools to fabricate my own patches, but friends of mine can, which I'll have to do if the kit is no longer available from Van's.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,978
Posted By Tango Mike
SB 99-06-1 Overhead Rudder Pedal RV-6

Found some cracks and need the kit, part number WD-655 FPKIT, but searching the web store fails to bring up any matches.

Has anyone installed this kit recently to complete the SB?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,901
Posted By Tango Mike
Thanks for this info. I'll take a look tomorrow....

Thanks for this info. I'll take a look tomorrow. In the meantime, this is the best image I have of the cylinders. Don't know if there's enough detail showing for a reasonable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,901
Posted By Tango Mike
The AD isn't the issue

The AD doesn't apply to these cylinders. That question was asked and answered last year. I'm just trying to find out if these are investment cast. It's not going to be easy to do, apparently.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,901
Posted By Tango Mike
Investment cast?

When I Googled investment versus standard cast Millennium cylinders, the first link that came up was to this forum with the typical well-reasoned replies to the question of whether the extra cost for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,901
Posted By Tango Mike
How to identify investment cast Millennium cylinders

I've left a phone message with the helpline at Superior and have no idea how long it will take to get a return call, but the good news is that this forum has seldom, if ever, left me hanging with a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-28-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,766
Posted By Tango Mike
Don, If you'll PM me with an email address, I'll...

Don,

If you'll PM me with an email address, I'll send you the .doc file I built from Reggie's information about how to avoid the MPT blues.

Tosh
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-28-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,766
Posted By Tango Mike
The mystery is solved

Manifold pressure on the VM-1000 and MAP advance were both normal at idle and run-up RPM.

I haven't yet checked manifold pressure readings inflight, but on the ground I didn't notice any "jumping...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,766
Posted By Tango Mike
Update on the Manifold Pressure Myatery

The component in question with the flow arrow is a snubber fitting, designed to be one-directional, with the pressure side pushing in the direction of the arrow on the fitting. This is very clearly...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,766
Posted By Tango Mike
Thanks, Gil, I have to disagree. Unlike the...

Thanks, Gil, I have to disagree.

Unlike the other three fittings, which you can blow through and see light from one end to the other, the fitting labeled with EA, FLOW, and the arrow has what looks...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,766
Posted By Tango Mike
Well, lookee here . . .

Originally, I thought that other than manifold pressure from the engine, the only component common to the VM-1000 and both EIs is the MPT on the cockpit side of the firewall. Within the last year or...
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