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Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,424
Posted By Spirko
Sorry for the delay, Thanks Steve, this is how...

Sorry for the delay,

Thanks Steve, this is how Iíve been handling approaches lately, loading the full approach from the IAF closest to my position (even if Iíve been told to expect Vectors) and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,713
Posted By Spirko
I think we can thank Dynon (and MGL and GRT?) for...

I think we can thank Dynon (and MGL and GRT?) for the fact that a VFR North America data subscription for a Garmin G3X panel is only $200/yr. Add $300 more for IFR (GTN 650) for the U.S.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-10-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,463
Posted By Spirko
This morning I installed v8.60 (never installed...

This morning I installed v8.60 (never installed v8.50)

MFD took approx. 30 seconds.
PFD took approx. 30 seconds.

All other components (including all below) loaded in approx. 5 minutes total....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-05-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,424
Posted By Spirko
Steve, This is when you load but don't activate...

Steve,
This is when you load but don't activate the approach, since activating an approach is a poor option on a GTN. For example: last week, in IMC, I made the mistake of activating "Vectors to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-05-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,424
Posted By Spirko
This is an excellent strategy. The G3X is dead...

This is an excellent strategy.

The G3X is dead simple, very intuitive, doesn't take long to be proficient for VFR. The navigators, IFR, are more rigid in their operation. You can learn it, but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-26-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,463
Posted By Spirko
For those of you that the update took multiple...

For those of you that the update took multiple hours, did you install while in Config mode?

Those that installed in Config mode, did your update take hours or install normally?

I have a few...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-26-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,155
Posted By Spirko
An old thread, I know, Did you ever get that Trim...

An old thread, I know, Did you ever get that Trim Relay Buffer Board drawing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By Spirko
Standard Category planes that can be flown by...

Standard Category planes that can be flown by Sport Pilots have just a few more restrictions; can't have a constant-speed propeller, more than two seats, etc. There are plans to alter these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By Spirko
Mark, my plan was almost exactly as you describe....

Mark, my plan was almost exactly as you describe. I trained for and received Sport Pilot, Private Pilot, and IFR all in Light Sport Aircraft. If I were to do it all again, I would definitely train...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,697
Posted By Spirko
Yes, it's a sad day that ForeFlight has sold out...

Yes, it's a sad day that ForeFlight has sold out to Boeing. But to be perfectly fair, ForeFlight has been very responsive in the past to questions and concerns.

Email them at: team@foreflight.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By Spirko
I have a G3 and have used it successfully to 12.5...

I have a G3 and have used it successfully to 12.5 for 2 people. We use oxygen whenever near 10k, lower at night, no hassle of refilling bottles.

You can find used ones around $1,000 on Craigslist...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,195
Posted By Spirko
I was trying to remember the show from the early...

I was trying to remember the show from the early years of podcasting in which all the hosts were introduced as "Pilot (and their given name)" ie, Pilot Kent, Pilot Tiffany etc. Listening to them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,195
Posted By Spirko
The Finer Points Uncontrolled Airspace Airplane...

The Finer Points
Uncontrolled Airspace
Airplane Geeks
Aviation News Talk
Stuck Mic
Airplane Owners
In the Pattern
Pilot's Journey

Not Updated Recently:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-29-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,332
Posted By Spirko
Thanks for posting, Greg. Please let us know when...

Thanks for posting, Greg. Please let us know when part 2 is on-line.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,469
Posted By Spirko
Could be because I've flown behind a G3X 1,000+...

Could be because I've flown behind a G3X 1,000+ hrs, but I find its UI more intuitive than the GTN, like the difference between a Mac and a PC. The G3X can't do procedures, that's why there's the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-10-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,469
Posted By Spirko
I guess that does make sense for pilots with no...

I guess that does make sense for pilots with no G3X, but who would want to fly without one?~ I prefer the previous logic and to pick up Wx, Freqs, etc. on the EFIS where there's a lot more real...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-10-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,469
Posted By Spirko
Cannon, What s/w version are you using? Before...

Cannon,
What s/w version are you using? Before v6.50 I never activated the approach, but now if I don't activate, the GTN will navigate first to the destination airport and then back out to the IAF....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,137
Posted By Spirko
Excellent. Thank you Mel.

Excellent. Thank you Mel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,137
Posted By Spirko
Question Mel: My S-LSA has been modified...

Question Mel: My S-LSA has been modified (avionics) from the original factory-built model, but I have LOA’s from the manufacturer for all the changes and some of the factory new S-LSAs have the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By Spirko
A friend and I both took this class last year....

A friend and I both took this class last year. Pahan, the teacher, and the class were excellent; invaluable installing a G3X panel. I don't know if this was unusual, but in our class two of the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-28-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,778
Posted By Spirko
The link on the first post brings you to all the...

The link on the first post brings you to all the Garmin updates. The bottom one is the GTN update and two above that is the support document. Both still work for me.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,778
Posted By Spirko
It may not work that way in the software...

It may not work that way in the software simulator, but it does work that way with the GTN in the plane. If you LOAD an approach, but do not activate, the GTN flies you to the destination airport...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,778
Posted By Spirko
Installed G3X v6.20 and GTN v6.5 today, the...

Installed G3X v6.20 and GTN v6.5 today, the update went smoothly. On the ARINC 429 config page (of the GTN) I changed the "Out 1 Data" from "Gama Format 1" to "Garmin 429."

Love the VNAV, love the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,874
Posted By Spirko
Thanks Levi for all this great information. One...

Thanks Levi for all this great information. One question: I'm having trouble finding what you describe as, "the approach vertical guidance is ghosted on the deviation indicator as a gray diamond...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,778
Posted By Spirko
Looks like G3X GDU 46x v6.20 is out, At the top...

Looks like G3X GDU 46x v6.20 is out,

At the top of the list of Changes made from version 6.10 to 6.20 is:
"Add support for GTN vertical navigation guidance"

Thank you Steve and G3X team.

Has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,345
Posted By Spirko
That's correct re: sport pilot privileges, but...

That's correct re: sport pilot privileges, but Vans is marketing the RV-iST as an IFR trainer, private pilots will be flying, not sport pilots. http://www.flyrv12.com/the-rv-12ist-trainer/

I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,345
Posted By Spirko
Does anyone know for sure how Vans is handling...

Does anyone know for sure how Vans is handling this? The FAA Operating Limitations of an S-LSA don't prohibit IFR or IMC. ASTM F37, however, hasn't been on board lately. I know changes are in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-02-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,778
Posted By Spirko
In section 4.3.3 of GTN Pilot's Guide Rev N, it...

In section 4.3.3 of GTN Pilot's Guide Rev N, it lists:

4.3.3.1 VNAV Requirements
ē Enablement by the installer

Is configuration of the GTN needed to take advantage of VNAV, beyond loading v6.50? Is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-02-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,778
Posted By Spirko
You've probably already found it, but Garmin...

You've probably already found it, but Garmin posted a Pilot's Guide Upgrade Supplement, "This supplement contains the pages revised in the GTN 625/635/650 Pilotís Guide, P/N 190-01004-03, Rev N,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,778
Posted By Spirko
That link is broken for me also. Google, "Garmin:...

That link is broken for me also. Google, "Garmin: G3X Software Update Collection" Should be the first result.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-29-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,778
Posted By Spirko
Excuse my ignorant question: The new GTN s/w...

Excuse my ignorant question: The new GTN s/w (6.50) has some VNAV capabilities that won't be implemented in our G3X systems until G3X v6.20 comes out next month, but it doesn't break any capabilities...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,277
Posted By Spirko
With your help I was able to work out two-way...

With your help I was able to work out two-way flight plan transfer between the GTN 650 and ForeFlight via the G3X, thank you.

One more question, does the GTN 650 not remember its flight plan when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,277
Posted By Spirko
Yes, I connected the iPad to the G3X via...

Yes, I connected the iPad to the G3X via bluetooth, I can download a flight plans into ForeFlight from either the GTN or G3X. I can also see attitude information from the G3X in ForeFlight, I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,277
Posted By Spirko
GTN650, G3X Touch, and ForeFlight?

I added a GTN650 to my G3X Touch system and am having trouble uploading flight plans from ForeFlight. Those of you who have done this, thanks for the help.

Iíve read threads on VAF that indicate one...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-30-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 104,886
Posted By Spirko
Matt, where in the config mode of the G3X Touch...

Matt, where in the config mode of the G3X Touch do I find the 912 FADEC faults? I had one today and couldn't find it, had to use the computer and the Rotax software to extract.

Thanks,
-Craig
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 20,178
Posted By Spirko
The AOA/stall warning tone has been intermittent...

The AOA/stall warning tone has been intermittent on my system. I see "Improve AOA/stall warning tone output" in the changes to v6.0, is this likely to make tone reliable?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 20,178
Posted By Spirko
5.9 worked, no issues, today. I noticed the...

5.9 worked, no issues, today. I noticed the airplane icon (my plane) showed up as red in color. Does this indicate anything?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-22-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 20,178
Posted By Spirko
After MENU, MENU, TOOLS, DATABASES, MENU, at the...

After MENU, MENU, TOOLS, DATABASES, MENU, at the point of accepting or not to downgrade to v5.60 the page reads,

ďUpdate Software
Replace current software with version 5.60? User data will be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 20,178
Posted By Spirko
I hadnít upgraded since last spring because my...

I hadnít upgraded since last spring because my system was fairly stable. I upgraded to 5.7 this morning then went to the Garmin page to remind myself of what the update had to offer and was surprised...
Forum: California 01-28-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,800
Posted By Spirko
I used Mark Krueger, Advantage Avionics in Chino,...

I used Mark Krueger, Advantage Avionics in Chino, excellent work. I'm based at Whiteman, PM me if you'd like to see the panel in person.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-22-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,194
Posted By Spirko
Correct, this is how AGL can be displayed, I just...

Correct, this is how AGL can be displayed, I just updated. Thank you Garmin.
Don't forget to re-pair your bluetooth devices after you upgrade.
Forum: GPS 09-24-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,158
Posted By Spirko
LAX Tower always has me contact Hawthorne as I...

LAX Tower always has me contact Hawthorne as I leave LAX airspace southeast bound in the mini route (and they handle the transition to LAX northwest bound.) If I'm going to Torrance, I'm only talking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,482
Posted By Spirko
Sorry OP re: thread creep. I've had bluetooth...

Sorry OP re: thread creep. I've had bluetooth issues since beginning, I think because the PFD has to connect to both the GDL39 and iPad via bluetooth (MFD is wired directly to GDL39) while the iPad...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,914
Posted By Spirko
If you look at the bottom of the pricing page,...

If you look at the bottom of the pricing page, https://www.foreflight.com/pricing there's a link in a very light font, "Don't see a plan that is right for you? Build your own plan." Click that and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,490
Posted By Spirko
Marcus, Have you found v4.40 to be stable? Did it...

Marcus,
Have you found v4.40 to be stable? Did it break any functionality?
Thanks for the help,
Craig
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,008
Posted By Spirko
Jim, Pahan, This course looks great, a...

Jim, Pahan,

This course looks great, a question:

I already have a G3X panel in my plane, professionally installed. I continue to bring it back to installer for additions/upgrades (two so far) but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,434
Posted By Spirko
Would I hear anything from a 406 ELT test on a...

Would I hear anything from a 406 ELT test on a hand held receiver that can be tuned to 406 Mhz?

Would it also make sense to conduct the test in a closed hangar?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2016, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,792
Posted By Spirko
GoPro set the focus on the Hero 3+ about 5 feet...

GoPro set the focus on the Hero 3+ about 5 feet from the lens because most people use GoPros to film themselves snowboarding, surfing etc. and want the subjects in focus. Enough people complained,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,843
Posted By Spirko
$5.48 per 1,000 pounds of maximum certificated...

$5.48 per 1,000 pounds of maximum certificated gross landing weight. Not too bad unless you're doing pattern work. Be sure and look at the bill, my first one charged me for takeoffs and landings as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,106
Posted By Spirko
The GDL39 can connect to multiple devices via...

The GDL39 can connect to multiple devices via bluetooth, but only one 3GX touch display can be hardwired to it. Therefore my GDL39 connects to my PFD and an iPad (Wx and traffic) via bluetooth. At...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-11-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 73,678
Posted By Spirko
Thanks for the answers Steve. I'm going ahead...

Thanks for the answers Steve. I'm going ahead with the GPS 20A for now and will revisit the GTX 345 when it's working with G3X Touch systems.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 73,678
Posted By Spirko
Garmin Experts, These Transponders look great, I...

Garmin Experts,
These Transponders look great, I have a few questions:

1) Am I correct thinking that a GTX 345 (with integrated WAAS/GPS) could replace a GTX 330 ES, a GDL 39, and a GPS 20A?

2)...
Forum: ADS-B 02-09-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 29,263
Posted By Spirko
If nothing else, you might be able to pick up a...

If nothing else, you might be able to pick up a slightly used GTX 330ES and a GDL39 for far less than new if you wait a few months,
"[GTX 345] Compatibility is extended to the G3Xô Touch glass...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-05-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,517
Posted By Spirko
The download did take some time for me as well....

The download did take some time for me as well. For database questions aviation.support@garmin.com seems to work, they got back to me in 2 days. When I have a question about the G3X itself I write to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-05-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,517
Posted By Spirko
I know this is an old thread, but I finally...

I know this is an old thread, but I finally updated my databases (US Lite Database Bundle) using a Mac today, with this help from Garmin:

"Just make sure to use Safari and the Communicator...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,765
Posted By Spirko
There are cables to tie down to on the SW side of...

There are cables to tie down to on the SW side of the ramp, off the pavement, in the direction of the hangar.

If you end up on the north side of LAX (at VNY, SMO, or WHP) read the LA TAC chart for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,768
Posted By Spirko
Chart mode is only north up, the reasoning is it...

Chart mode is only north up, the reasoning is it would be difficult to read charts upside down. There may have been a update to allow track up, but this was the case a year ago. I default the MFD to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 104,886
Posted By Spirko
I have the same engine, it would be great if the...

I have the same engine, it would be great if the G3X Touch could also read engine faults instead of my having to wire up the diagnostic software on a computer after I land.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-26-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,231
Posted By Spirko
I wouldn't hold my breath. I asked a G3Xpert...

I wouldn't hold my breath. I asked a G3Xpert about AGL maybe six months ago and this feature was specifically not on their to do list.

Does this update seem stable to you guys? I'm a little gun shy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,297
Posted By Spirko
+1 as far as trying out the panels at Sun n Fun...

+1 as far as trying out the panels at Sun n Fun or OSH.
I ended up with a different company (not on your list) but agree this is a great way to make a choice.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-29-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,563
Posted By Spirko
v3.90 arrived today. It fixed three things that...

v3.90 arrived today. It fixed three things that broke for me in v3.80:

1) I again have in-cockpit weather. The last update had a bluetooth issue that disallowed weather from the GDL39 via...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,563
Posted By Spirko
Does anyone know if this G3X update is required...

Does anyone know if this G3X update is required to use ForeFlight Connect? Ie flight plan transfer etc. with ForeFlight like it does with Garmin Pilot?
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