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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-19-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By AllThumbs
PM'ed you.

PM'ed you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By AllThumbs
Thanks Gasman. I figured if I got the tank level...

Thanks Gasman. I figured if I got the tank level below that of the valve I should be ok but before I anointed myself with AvGas, I figured I'd ask in case I was missing something due to fluid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By AllThumbs
My RV6 fuel valve is starting to seep around the...

My RV6 fuel valve is starting to seep around the shaft too. Does anyone have sizes for those o-rings? I'd like to order them before I take that thing apart. Also, do I have to drain the fuel tanks...
Forum: Safety 08-26-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,956
Posted By AllThumbs
We've loaded our family of four plus dog in a...

We've loaded our family of four plus dog in a Piper many times. I've had the same thoughts and always made sure the plane and pilot were airworthy.

Yes, there is risk, and the consequences of an...
Forum: COMM 08-26-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By AllThumbs
Amazing that you had the DB30 manual, and a DB30....

Amazing that you had the DB30 manual, and a DB30. That's a pretty cool converter box.
I love this forum, and the people on it, and the planes we fly.
Forum: COMM 08-26-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By AllThumbs
I'm a computer geek. <grin/> Which DME are you...

I'm a computer geek. <grin/>

Which DME are you trying to interface with? It would need to parse the SL30 serial VOR frequency output format. The SL30 has none of the old King style outputs...
Forum: GPS 08-25-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,783
Posted By AllThumbs
Hi Steve, Any timeline for updates to GDL-39 and...

Hi Steve,

Any timeline for updates to GDL-39 and AERA 660 to support the new FIS-B data?
Forum: COMM 08-25-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By AllThumbs
DB30?

You might be able to connect a remote DME through an Apollo DB30 box to use the SL30 as the NAV frequency select and also the DME display. I could not find any wiring diagrams to support this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By AllThumbs
Jepp subs for IFD440

We have an IFD440/AERA-660 combo in a certified plane and went with the basic NavData (full USA) which is not cheap, but the cheapest option. We accept the "warning" that our obstacle database is...
Forum: California 04-17-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 922
Posted By AllThumbs
KDVO in North Bay (Novato)

Don't forget to look north! Yes, we're over the GG bridge a ways but hangers are available for rent and we just had our runway fully re-built.

If you are working in SF its not too far north. ...
Forum: Northwest 03-18-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,061
Posted By AllThumbs
Hi Rick, We are in Ashland (S03) often (7-8...

Hi Rick,

We are in Ashland (S03) often (7-8 times a year) and have a rental place there. Perhaps we could meet up for a fly-in and lunch nearby sometime.
Forum: GPS 02-25-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,640
Posted By AllThumbs
Monitor function on IFDx40s

Like the SL30/40, the IFDs have a standby monitor output, but it is on a separate output so you have to wire hi/lo out to an extra input on your audio panel or intercom. Because it does not share the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By AllThumbs
Not BT but this might work with wired ANR ear...

Not BT but this might work with wired ANR ear buds:

https://www.amazon.com/Aviation-Microphone-Canceling-Headphones-Sennheiser/dp/B075Y8NNKW
Forum: GPS 12-14-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,335
Posted By AllThumbs
Baud Rates

Right - should have thought of that little issue. At least I can try it and go back to the other format if I miss the frequency standby too much.

Thanks
Forum: GPS 12-13-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,335
Posted By AllThumbs
When I upgraded to 3.2 I noted that the MapMX...

When I upgraded to 3.2 I noted that the MapMX option does not support Frequency support for SL40/30. I'd hate to lose this option but would like the curves. Any chance of adding in the frequency...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By AllThumbs
I have an unused Expbus 2V DC Load Center Toggle...

I have an unused Expbus 2V DC Load Center Toggle board that I never installed. If you'd like to try it after the ground-test I'll send it to you for shipping + whatever you think its worth to you. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,345
Posted By AllThumbs
I was rooting for Bill and the concept of ADS-B...

I was rooting for Bill and the concept of ADS-B for a good price. This is the first I've heard and I had pinged him 2 days ago about planning for delivering firmware updates - with no real answer of...
Forum: ADS-B 09-23-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By AllThumbs
Just to defend the GTX-345 a bit: it does vastly...

Just to defend the GTX-345 a bit: it does vastly simplify the installation of adsb-in/out in one box with just one antenna. And modern avionics are very reliable so I'm not personally concerned...
Forum: ADS-B 09-22-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By AllThumbs
I'll be doing almost this same setup in a...

I'll be doing almost this same setup in a certified plane and have the Aera 660 and a GDL39 in my RV6. I love them in the 6 for ADSB-in. The GTX-345 includes the same feature set as the GDL39R with...
Forum: RV-12 08-31-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 29,608
Posted By AllThumbs
Here's a picture of a failure

This one happened with about 700 hours (on the second fork - first one cracked too). I know the pilots and they are careful - though there will always be the occasional less than perfect landing. ...
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,805
Posted By AllThumbs
Is there a note on the VFR sectional for airports...

Is there a note on the VFR sectional for airports that have fireworks at night along with the usual L or L*?

Sorry - couldn't help myself. Bueatiful picture and paint job, Scott!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,371
Posted By AllThumbs
We launched from Ashland, OR (along with a LOT of...

We launched from Ashland, OR (along with a LOT of others) and followed the ADS-B traffic train toward Madras, OR. We offset to the west and I caught the shadow coming with a go-pro but haven't had...
Forum: ADS-B 08-09-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 31,705
Posted By AllThumbs
EXP Firmware updates

There are (potentially) two ways to update an EXP unit: Windows PC or Apple iOS app. Bill (Moffitt) has not yet made the new firmware available or supplied me with a revision history document. I...
Forum: ADS-B 08-02-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 32,848
Posted By AllThumbs
Here you go,...

Here you go, Dennis:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=123619
I can't believe we did that way back in 2015...

Marty, I did not. I had to send my box back to Bill and then the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,618
Posted By AllThumbs
They should have said "You break it, you buy...

They should have said "You break it, you buy it!"
Forum: ADS-B 08-02-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 32,848
Posted By AllThumbs
Serial

Hi Dennis,

I did a write up a while back on wiring that exact setup for an RV-12. Let me know if you can't find the forum thread and I'll send you a link.

Neil
Forum: ADS-B 06-21-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 32,848
Posted By AllThumbs
ICAO

Bob is correct. The PC configuration tool had (and probably still has) a dictionary mapping from N number to ICAO but in the US the mapping is an algorithm, so I implemented that for the iOS...
Forum: ADS-B 06-19-2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 32,848
Posted By AllThumbs
I saw.your email and will follow up with you this...

I saw.your email and will follow up with you this week. The N in the number should be ignored and the remaining characters generate the ICAO number. This has worked fine for a year with no changes...
Forum: RV-12 04-28-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 39,397
Posted By AllThumbs
We just replaced the bracket in (2009) serial #2...

We just replaced the bracket in (2009) serial #2 RV-12 with 724 TT on it. Found four cracks after getting some built up lubricating grease/dirt out of the corners. It's VERY hard to see those...
Forum: California 04-17-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By AllThumbs
Thanks All! If anyone has contact info for Rolf...

Thanks All! If anyone has contact info for Rolf and could PM them I'd appreciate it. I also have friends based at O69 so I can probably get it from them as well. Since its within driving distance...
Forum: California 04-16-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By AllThumbs
A&P for Condition Inspection

I've been using the same guy for a few years and would like to get fresh eyes on the airplane occasionally. Does anyone know a good RV savvy A&P with hanger in or near the Bay Area. I would like to...
Forum: ADS-B 04-12-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 204,127
Posted By AllThumbs
The FAA (DB) called me back and I asked the why...

The FAA (DB) called me back and I asked the why and who questions. Answers were:

I work for SEIT (an organization that seems to have no clear definable mandate).
I can't tell you why, I am just...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-10-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,926
Posted By AllThumbs
Seems like you need a gratuitous red, white, and...

Seems like you need a gratuitous red, white, and blue wire attached to the box so, during a pre-flight with a new passenger, you can suddenly yell "Oh, no, the self destruct mechanism has activated! ...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,497
Posted By AllThumbs
Here's another data point...

On Feb-13 my wife flew me down to KWVI so we could look at an RV-9A for sale. The RV-12 we flew had been carefully inspected and there was no visual indication on the nose fork of any stress or...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,862
Posted By AllThumbs
If it had an LED backlight you might have...

If it had an LED backlight you might have exceeded the reverse voltage and let the smoke out of the little LED in the unit. That should be replaceable.

Ah - its an older unit - Gil's probably right...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-12-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,597
Posted By AllThumbs
If its on a PC-12 then its REALLY expensive...

If its on a PC-12 then its REALLY expensive...
Forum: ADS-B 01-19-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 204,127
Posted By AllThumbs
Scooby is correct. John B is a close second. ...

Scooby is correct. John B is a close second. I've been in contact with Bill a few times about config issues (no connection to GPS issue) so he is staying in touch and involved. And he seriously...
Forum: ADS-B 01-10-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 204,127
Posted By AllThumbs
The NavWorx UAT transmitter sends a position...

The NavWorx UAT transmitter sends a position packet once per second. I got this directly from Bill at NavWorx. No, I don't know anything else about the current status of the AD.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-02-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,350
Posted By AllThumbs
Hi Larry, I'm not sure your question was...

Hi Larry,

I'm not sure your question was answered. The TT22 will output radar-derived TIS-A (not ADS-B traffic) if your local radar is the right type and still delivers this data. If so, pin 7 and...
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,326
Posted By AllThumbs
Hi Ralph, I assume that's coming from the PC...

Hi Ralph,

I assume that's coming from the PC Config app. If you are getting all greens and a "Ready to Fly" go fly it and make sure you get high enough to pick up a tower or two. If you fly with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,944
Posted By AllThumbs
NavWorx and Android

I really have to get a new android device and play with this stuff. In the meantime:

The NavWorx ADS600-EXP defaults to outputing GDL90 protocol on port 43211. This is compatible with WingXPro and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,490
Posted By AllThumbs
iOS 10

Hi Folks,

I'm in touch with Scott to help him. I'm also working with Bill to try and resolve the iOS problem. If I can't get Scott's iPad to lock on with iOS 10 I will ask him to get in touch with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,795
Posted By AllThumbs
Auto-Pilot

Here's a different approach to your "problem": install the Dynon A/P servos and AP-74 control head. You can drive it from a used Aera or even GPSMAP portable GPS and have confidence that, if you...
Forum: ADS-B 10-25-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 204,127
Posted By AllThumbs
No new info...

I go on vacation for a few weeks out of the country and this happens...

I have no info on this issue from Bill and, if there are lawyers and FAA involved, I'm not likely to get any info before you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,062
Posted By AllThumbs
iOS app for iOS 10

Hi Folks,

I have no info on orders and availability but I DO know that Apple's latest iOS 10 broke my app. I am currently waiting for my repaired test box so I can fix the issue and release a free...
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,241
Posted By AllThumbs
That's my home base! I wish I'd known you were...

That's my home base! I wish I'd known you were in town so we could have shown you the rest of the airport and taken you to lunch. There are some cool things hiding at that airport if you know where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,271
Posted By AllThumbs
That is certainly possible. I actually bought an...

That is certainly possible. I actually bought an extender for an RV-12 install (documented elsewhere on VAF) but did not use it as the signal strength seemed fine. I do think that getting the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,271
Posted By AllThumbs
You're welcome, Doug! I'm glad that's all it...

You're welcome, Doug! I'm glad that's all it took. I am still working on some improvements to the app to get more data, support track-up traffic in flight, and possibly push out the amazing apple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,271
Posted By AllThumbs
More testing

Hang in there, Doug. I did a few hours of testing today and am adding some more telemetry to the app so I can catch every instance where any dropouts occur to emperically evaluate each change I try.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,271
Posted By AllThumbs
I'm forwarding this thread link to Bill at...

I'm forwarding this thread link to Bill at NavWorx so he is sure to see it. With my app it will show connection status as a % of good packets vs badly formed packets. The status color will drop from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,118
Posted By AllThumbs
Noah, How do you get the navdata from Garmin? ...

Noah,

How do you get the navdata from Garmin? Do they have something like the JDM app to download? Is there a link to it on their website? I can't seem to find any info from Garmin on this new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,475
Posted By AllThumbs
Wouldn't this satisfy the requirement as...

Wouldn't this satisfy the requirement as well?

https://www.amazon.com/Type-S-AC12320-60-Digital-Compass/dp/B000CRO4OO
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 620
Posted By AllThumbs
Looking for PJWrv7pilot to help with NavWorx problem

As the author of NavWorx' iOS configuration app, I would like to find, and help, the pilot/builder who gave me a crappy one-star review on the App Store.

Since the pilot is an RV7 owner I'm hoping...
Forum: GPS 08-17-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,518
Posted By AllThumbs
I think you can run the wired display out from...

I think you can run the wired display out from the ADS600-EXP to your 660 and get traffic. Alternatively, you could buy a used GDL39 and get weather and traffic in via Bluetooth.

Edit: you already...
Forum: GPS 08-15-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 228,574
Posted By AllThumbs
I've used standard milspec sub D pins on the...

I've used standard milspec sub D pins on the small bare wire cables. You can strip and double the tiny braided wire first and then estimate the resulting wire size when you crimp.

This works well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,869
Posted By AllThumbs
Wow - you have me thinking about doing this too. ...

Wow - you have me thinking about doing this too. I think a custom (shorter) cable might be a better solution so you could mount the servo closer to the trim tab attach point. I'm going to go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,306
Posted By AllThumbs
Some put their UAT antenna on an access panel...

Some put their UAT antenna on an access panel under the wing to get the required 5 feet. I have a receive-only UAT antenna in my wing tip on the 6 and it works fine. If the metal of the plane gets in...
Forum: ADS-B 08-03-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,913
Posted By AllThumbs
No harm in erasing the eeprom. You'll have to...

No harm in erasing the eeprom. You'll have to re-enter you aircraft info. I'm in Ashland Oregon right now so PM your phone number if you run into issues. Definitely update to 5.6.2.
Forum: ADS-B 08-03-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,913
Posted By AllThumbs
Hi Steve, The EEPROM erase is in advanced...

Hi Steve,

The EEPROM erase is in advanced settings in the iOS app. Make sure you have the latest version. You should not need to erase the eeprom to install 5.6.2. And 5.6.2 does fix the occasional...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 07-12-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,532
Posted By AllThumbs
My first instructor had a good name for leaving...

My first instructor had a good name for leaving ONE tie-down on:

"Turns around a tie-down point".
Forum: ADS-B 07-01-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,913
Posted By AllThumbs
Thanks Marty. The key is that you make sure...

Thanks Marty. The key is that you make sure other iOS devices are not running the ADS600EXP app at the same time you are attempting an update. But, the fewer "distractions" to the box, the better...
Forum: ADS-B 06-30-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,913
Posted By AllThumbs
New ADS600-EXP Firmware now available

Hi folks,

The latest version 5.6.2 firmware for the ADS600-EXP is now up on the server. You can reach it from your iOS Configuration App when connected to cell data or real wifi. Look in your...
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