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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,176
Posted By Brantel
It is also important to realize that all SV...

It is also important to realize that all SV systems are not created equal. Some have higher resolution and more contrast than others. Right or wrong the Garmin approach seems to lean on the less is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By Brantel
We left Thursday last year and I thought I was...

We left Thursday last year and I thought I was going to cook the engine before we got out of there. Engine did not like it when I was told to roll! It did not completely clean up till I turned out...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,763
Posted By Brantel
Scott, I found that my valves were not sticking....

Scott,

I found that my valves were not sticking. The issue I was chasing ended up being totally unrelated to the engine (post 17 of this thread is where the root cause of my issue was found...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,908
Posted By Brantel
Yep, the ones with the removable tip are not...

Yep, the ones with the removable tip are not recommend.

Get the ones with the fixed tip.

You have to ask for the specific 4 digit part number at the auto stores to get the right ones.

From the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,660
Posted By Brantel
Following..... I found inconsistent answers to...

Following.....

I found inconsistent answers to this question last year, looking forward to learning the real truth...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By Brantel
Check out the manual (rev J)...

Check out the manual (rev J) (http://static.garmin.com/pumac/190-01754-00_J.pdf) starting on page 352.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By Brantel
That is the glide range ring. If it is round,...

That is the glide range ring. If it is round, your right on best glide speed. If you deviate from best glide speed it starts to look like what you show above.

Page 133 of the Rev J manual should...
Forum: Safety 04-09-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,380
Posted By Brantel
Me too! You got some tolerance for risk there....

Me too! You got some tolerance for risk there....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By Brantel
"FAR 61.315(c)(3) prohibits an individual...

"FAR 61.315(c)(3) prohibits an individual exercising sport pilot privileges from acting as pilot in command of a light sport aircraft when he or she is (1) carrying a passenger or property for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,642
Posted By Brantel
Awesome find Mike! You are my frugal hero!

Awesome find Mike! You are my frugal hero!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By Brantel
Amen, same here!

Amen, same here!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-30-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,695
Posted By Brantel
Looking at the thread that I think is being...

Looking at the thread that I think is being referenced....

It seems to imply that the PMags external power circuitry was killed by the OV event but that the internal power and the firing electronics...
Forum: Southeast 03-30-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Brantel
Ryan, Welcome! Lots of RV folks in the area. ...

Ryan,

Welcome! Lots of RV folks in the area. Several of us based out of KMOR or local fields nearby.

Lots of RV builders in K-Town as well.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-30-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,695
Posted By Brantel
How fast is the crowbar built into the PP...

How fast is the crowbar built into the PP alternator?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-25-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Brantel
Yes, congrats!

Yes, congrats!
Forum: Safety 03-25-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By Brantel
There are literally a dozens of apps including...

There are literally a dozens of apps including one put out by the FAA to help educate the general public about what limitations if any are on the area they are planning to fly a UAV in. Does not do...
Forum: Safety 03-25-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By Brantel
UAVS...you know Drones, RC Aircraft, etc.

In the past I have not really given much thought to the danger that improper UAV operations might create as it relates to our GA activities.

Recently I got interested in the latest drone technology...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-19-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,777
Posted By Brantel
I second Steve's method! I like to see the LRU's...

I second Steve's method! I like to see the LRU's update so I know when they are finished. Seems to help eliminate surprises later...
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,681
Posted By Brantel
Super easy to find... Info starts on page C-1 of...

Super easy to find...

Info starts on page C-1 of rev. AE of the installation manual.
Forum: GPS 03-10-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,289
Posted By Brantel
Contact Trek Lawler at Garmin. He will most...

Contact Trek Lawler at Garmin. He will most likely have you work thru a distributor (Stein) no matter what he comes up with.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-03-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Brantel
Fuel computer: 46 seconds into this...

Fuel computer: 46 seconds into this video....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWwNFLxMBZg

You can also set up an info/data bar strip item with fuel used. There is also a very cool range ring tool...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,777
Posted By Brantel
Dang, I flew today after the upgrade but never...

Dang,

I flew today after the upgrade but never turned on the AP since I needed some stick time.

Sorry I can't confirm if it killed mine or not...I did turn it on while on the ground just to see if...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,777
Posted By Brantel
Great stuff TeamX!

Great stuff TeamX!
Forum: ADS-B 01-31-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,376
Posted By Brantel
Seems to be some disconnect between what is being...

Seems to be some disconnect between what is being reported and this official statement about the state of ADS-B usage:

" FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education
Your ADS-B Questions...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-30-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By Brantel
This link will take you to a whole series of G3X...

This link will take you to a whole series of G3X system wiring videos that Garmin recently posted on...
Forum: ADS-B 01-27-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,980
Posted By Brantel
I think many assume there will be some sort of...

I think many assume there will be some sort of extension granted for the mandate. I recently received this in my email and thought it was interesting for those that may be thinking that is how it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By Brantel
Yes it does measure current and can monitor if a...

Yes it does measure current and can monitor if a circuit is drawing current or not. Very low current devices may or may not be easy to monitor. The alert is opposite what you are asking for I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By Brantel
When I had a 3 screen portrait system, I had it...

When I had a 3 screen portrait system, I had it on my MFD which was right beside my PFD1 in front of the pilot.

When I went to a 2 screen setup, I moved it to the 10" screen right in front of the...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-11-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 92,128
Posted By Brantel
Thanks for all the encouragement guys! It helped...

Thanks for all the encouragement guys! It helped me get thru and reach my goal!

Here is a link to my photo share for anyone bored enough to want to look at em :p

Had no time yet to organize or add...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-07-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 92,128
Posted By Brantel
Yep X2 .....

Yep X2 .....
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-07-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 92,128
Posted By Brantel
I did it! Again! 48.6 miles in the...

I did it! Again!

48.6 miles in the bag!

https://i.imgur.com/EMu0oBU.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/bdFgNgu.jpg
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-03-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 92,128
Posted By Brantel
Fellow RV friends, Just wanted to give you an...

Fellow RV friends,

Just wanted to give you an update on my battle to stay healthy enough to keep enjoying my RV7 (and most of all be around to love, support and enjoy my family). As many of you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-30-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,627
Posted By Brantel
MAP sensor?

MAP sensor?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-27-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,148
Posted By Brantel
As Bill says, the processors used inside the Pmag...

As Bill says, the processors used inside the Pmag are low resolution or at least they use a low resolution 1 byte register for the firing angle (have no idea what the actual processor is). Its...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-27-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,148
Posted By Brantel
This is correct. The only way to change the...

This is correct. The only way to change the timing settings while running is with the EI Commander, EMag's EICAD software, or some other home brew device that can send serial commands to the Pmag.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By Brantel
My VPX works great with the Garmin Servos and...

My VPX works great with the Garmin Servos and trim servo.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Brantel
These typically do not require any sort of...

These typically do not require any sort of calibration since the sensor is characterized within the G3X. Sounds like you have a bad probe or wiring issues but I would have to know what #2 shows on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,118
Posted By Brantel
Way outside my reach as well so when I need this...

Way outside my reach as well so when I need this level of product I use one of the rapid prototype companies out there. For the most part, parts like this can be printed fast at a reasonable price.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,118
Posted By Brantel
Valve wobble test tool: Fixture worked, valve...

Valve wobble test tool:

Fixture worked, valve extension did not.

http://halie.com/scale/20/ogm.jpg

3D printed via DuraForm HST (Mineral Fiber Filled Nylon-12) Selective Laser Sintering
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,470
Posted By Brantel
Was this intended for Andre's post?

Was this intended for Andre's post?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,470
Posted By Brantel
Wow! So glad we have access to cost effective...

Wow! So glad we have access to cost effective borescopes these days! This is a very sick valve. This could have saved you a major issue or worse!

I am starting to think a quick look is smart at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,489
Posted By Brantel
1. US Database Bundle $149.95 Including Garmin...

1. US Database Bundle $149.95 Including Garmin Navigation, Obstacles, SafeTaxi, Airport Directory, FliteCharts, IFR/VFR Charts, and Terrain (9AS) databases.

Pretty much the least expensive option to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,489
Posted By Brantel
If you buy a OnePak that includes flight charts,...

If you buy a OnePak that includes flight charts, yep the GTN7xx is covered.

You canít buy the cheaper G3X bundle that includes flight charts and expect to use them on the GTN....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,489
Posted By Brantel
The "Garmin" Navigation only database...

The "Garmin" Navigation only database subscription for the US only is $299 per year.

The $649 OnePak does not include Flight Charts (approach plates). The one that does is $799.

One thing to keep...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,489
Posted By Brantel
What subscription are you getting for $290 on the...

What subscription are you getting for $290 on the GTN?

Also the OnePak for $649 does not include flight charts so you won't get approach plates with that one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,489
Posted By Brantel
The OnePak does require you to purchase the...

The OnePak does require you to purchase the standard VFR Garmin Pilot subscription separate to be able to use the included IFR upgrade. The OnePak only includes the IFR upgrade for Garmin Pilot. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,226
Posted By Brantel
While it does not help you, I never have any...

While it does not help you, I never have any issues with database updates other than how long it takes to install them. I don't do anything special. I do use a PC however and it seems most that...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-13-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,314
Posted By Brantel
http://www.emagair.com/

http://www.emagair.com/
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-12-2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,314
Posted By Brantel
Absolutely and I have done so on other products...

Absolutely and I have done so on other products as well. The best manufacturers take the criticism and do something about it.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-11-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,314
Posted By Brantel
I really need to proof read my phone postings! ...

I really need to proof read my phone postings! Thanks, I have edited my OP....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-11-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,314
Posted By Brantel
My impression is that you are more likely to see...

My impression is that you are more likely to see a public complaint from someone that has an issue than a positive post by someone who has not. Many complain online before even contacting the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Brantel
Don't be afraid to call the Garmin Aviation tech...

Don't be afraid to call the Garmin Aviation tech line. Those guys are typically very good with their support!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Brantel
I think it was main board version 6.21 that added...

I think it was main board version 6.21 that added this setting.

You must get into the config mode and edit the COM settings to enable this feature.

Sorry I am not near the plane and canít remember...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Brantel
Originally this was a design feature...The...

Originally this was a design feature...The sidetone would increase with an increase in VSWR.

One of the firmware updates enabled a feature to set the sidetone to a different method:

"Added...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-09-2017, 05:43 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,314
Posted By Brantel
In my opinion, there were/are too many unanswered...

In my opinion, there were/are too many unanswered questions in this case to draw a conclusion as to what really happened there.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-06-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,262
Posted By Brantel
Installed last evening, worked like a charm, no...

Installed last evening, worked like a charm, no glitches.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-02-2017, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By Brantel
The servos are not compatible with the G3X or G3X...

The servos are not compatible with the G3X or G3X Touch. Totally different creatures.

The AOA pitot can be used with both although there does not appear to be any formal testing data out there that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By Brantel
Great customer service from Lightspeed Aviation!

So a few days after posting about the fact that my Lightspeed Aviation Zulu's control box was turning to goo, I got a call from a nice person at Lightspeed.

This lady took the time to find my phone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,713
Posted By Brantel
So a few days after posting the post above, I got...

So a few days after posting the post above, I got a call from a nice person at Lightspeed.

This lady took the time to find my phone number somehow and to contact me and offer to repair my 7.5 year...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,941
Posted By Brantel
Like Tom said, when you complete the AOPA course...

Like Tom said, when you complete the AOPA course and fill out what is required to get your certificate, it sends that info to the FAA.

May have something to do with the recent Equifax data breach. ...
Forum: Southeast 09-22-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By Brantel
Typically Sam and Judy Robinson from Knoxville...

Typically Sam and Judy Robinson from Knoxville show up with their 10...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-21-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 68,856
Posted By Brantel
I agree with Steve, no real reason to have a...

I agree with Steve, no real reason to have a switch. I have one but rarely use it and when I do, I use it for purposes that most people would never need it for.
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