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Forum: GPS 09-14-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,973
Posted By noelf
Watching hurricane Florence on the Aera660

Cool. Here I am at home near Raleigh, N.C. And can watch the hurricane on my Aera 660 with s/w version 3.3

Thanks Garmin.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,078
Posted By noelf
As Mel has stated above..."not likely". However,...

As Mel has stated above..."not likely". However, the antenna BNC female center conductor of the connectors well as the male pin of the mating connector are gold plated. If these gold surfaces are...
Forum: GPS 08-16-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 366
Posted By noelf
Garmin's GPS antenna installation Instructions

There have been several recent post about intermittent GPS signal losses. I'm not sure if this is common knowledge, but Garmin has several documents that cover the installation and testing of the...
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By noelf
The OP did not specify which GPS antenna(s) were...

The OP did not specify which GPS antenna(s) were being used. But from other post about this antenna:

* Garmin outsourced this antenna from another manufacturer.

* The early GA35 antennas were very,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By noelf
Different powders and different suppliers specify...

Different powders and different suppliers specify different temperatures. The ones I use specify 425*F for 25 minutes. I also use a small toaster oven that just does reach the required temperature...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-14-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By noelf
When I built my -6A, I put a Hobbs in the sub...

When I built my -6A, I put a Hobbs in the sub panel and the Advanced engine monitor with its glass display Hobbs is front and center. At the time, I was not sure how reliable all the glass was going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By noelf
OK, good info. Now here is a different scenario....

OK, good info. Now here is a different scenario. I had a 200 lb "visitor" who wanted to try my RV-6A on for size. I wasn't watching as he got out of the cockpit and he stepped on the DO NOT STEP...
Forum: Tools 08-03-2018, 04:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By noelf
I was able to salvage most of the clecos I used...

I was able to salvage most of the clecos I used when using epoxy. Yes, they are a bit difficult to squeeze open at first, but continued open/close does loosen them up. As you do this, some of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2018, 04:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By noelf
Last year in Kitplanes magazine I had an article...

Last year in Kitplanes magazine I had an article published that describes a "bib" I made out of thin pvc material. It can be purchased in the plumbing department at the big box stores. It is called...
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By noelf
Lots of RV assistance available in the Raleigh/...

Lots of RV assistance available in the Raleigh/ Cary / Apex / Sanford (KTTA) area. I am sure Dwight has already covered them all in his PM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By noelf
You should take a look at the early design of the...

You should take a look at the early design of the RV6 cowling. These had a bulge on the lower cowling section to accommodate the pulley of the altinator. Although the current design no longer has...
Forum: COMM 06-19-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 486
Posted By noelf
Thank you Garmin...

For the new (and undocumented) feature you have implemented in your new chassis.
I am installing a new radio stack in a friends aircraft. The equipment is:
GMA 350
GTN 650
GNC 255
GTX 345

The new...
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,175
Posted By noelf
You need to "bed" or condition the break pads for...

You need to "bed" or condition the break pads for proper grip. Look for the procedure in your documentation for the breaks.

IIRC, you need to apply moderate break pressure while running the engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By noelf
I used fingernail files. The metal ones are...

I used fingernail files. The metal ones are thinner than the cardboard ones.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,520
Posted By noelf
I need to finish an article I started for the...

I need to finish an article I started for the KITPLANES magazine in which I describe a shelf I fabricated for my RV-6A baggage area. Similar to your idea, and includes a "map box". If you have a...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By noelf
In addition to the jacks, you also need the fiber...

In addition to the jacks, you also need the fiber (insulation) washers on both sides on the panel. The existing holes are to accommodate these washers.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-02-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By noelf
Punch a test hole in some scrap metal before...

Punch a test hole in some scrap metal before committing to the Greenlee punch. IIRC! The greenlee punch makes a different size hole from the hole you get with a true instrument punch.
Forum: Steam Gauges 04-30-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,824
Posted By noelf
Vlad, I have sent you several PM's over the past...

Vlad, I have sent you several PM's over the past week. Although I hit "send", my post are not showing up in the note string.

I am in the area and have the instruments that we talked about if you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-26-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By noelf
I used camlocks. For the female part, I just...

I used camlocks. For the female part, I just riveted the unit in position and taped over it for paint. For the male 1/4 turn part, I used a sharp pick to deform the spring clipie part and cut it off....
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-20-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,824
Posted By noelf
Vlad, I removed the vacuum system from my Cessna...

Vlad, I removed the vacuum system from my Cessna 150 that I recently purchased and installed the Garmin G5 AI and HSI units. I do not know if the pump was working, but you can have it and the vacuum...
Forum: Southeast 03-19-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By noelf
Sent you a PM.

Sent you a PM.
Forum: Southeast 03-18-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By noelf
What hours / days are you free? I am going out to...

What hours / days are you free? I am going out to KTTA tomorrow morning just to see what is going on. I am not able to fly right now, but I may try and see if I can get in/ out of my -6A...still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 22,355
Posted By noelf
The new March 2018 issue of EAA's Sport Aviation...

The new March 2018 issue of EAA's Sport Aviation has a multi page article on the airplane as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By noelf
The "Bandit Formation Team" fly a mix of RVs....

The "Bandit Formation Team" fly a mix of RVs. RV-14, RV-8s, RV-7s, RV-9, RV-4, and RV-6. There is a good mix of power plants and FP and CSP. We also have two YAKs in the group. We fly within the...
Forum: Safety 02-10-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,710
Posted By noelf
I have had articles published in both SPORT...

I have had articles published in both SPORT AVIATION and KITPLANES magazines. KITPLANES does pay the author for the published articles, but not $10. / line. To me, I was surprised to receive any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By noelf
I have thought about it, but never did anything....

I have thought about it, but never did anything. My plan was to use a bicycle inner tube cut into the proper length as a starting point.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By noelf
Well, it sort of depends. In the case of a Garmin...

Well, it sort of depends. In the case of a Garmin SL-30 nav/com, there is an internal splitter that sends 1/2 of the received signal to the navy receiver and the other 1/2 to the loc-gs...
Forum: Southeast 01-20-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By noelf
Just southwest of KRDU is KTTA (Raleigh Executive...

Just southwest of KRDU is KTTA (Raleigh Executive Jetport) near Sanford. There are a dozen or so flying RV's based there. There is also an RV build / completion center there and they work on a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By noelf
The GMU 11 installation is covered in the all...

The GMU 11 installation is covered in the all inclusive G5 Instalation Manual. The manual also contains a section for determining if the target location of the GMU 11 will be sustable to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-12-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,715
Posted By noelf
Wow! Did the FAA give a reason why a pilot should...

Wow! Did the FAA give a reason why a pilot should not be allowed to change the indication of pitch attitude on an electronic device where it is allowed on a vacuum operated device?

Or is the reason...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-12-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,715
Posted By noelf
Garmin G5 pitch adjustment ??

How do you adjust the pitch attitude of the G5 AI display in flight? Transitioning from cruse flight to slow flight at level altitude results in a constant 10deg pitch up display. I would like to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-09-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By noelf
dmat... Is power from the avionics bus? Is it...

dmat...
Is power from the avionics bus? Is it switched on? Garmin wants a 5amp fuse/CB in the power line. Is it active? Pull the G5 9pin connector and verify power is at the connector.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-09-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By noelf
The only way I know to charge up the battery is...

The only way I know to charge up the battery is to attach the battery to the G5 and then apply 12volts to the power input pins of the G5's 9-pin connector.

I made a power cable with a 9-pin...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-09-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By noelf
One or two G5's? Each has the option for its own...

One or two G5's? Each has the option for its own back-up battery. As received from Garmin, my units had just enough charge to power up and indicate "low battery". I charged each for 24 hours,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-25-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By noelf
Same issue on my -6A. I flattened the back side...

Same issue on my -6A. I flattened the back side of the airbox. Later in life when I got around to installing the upper nose gear leg intersection fairing, I discovered that the upper portion of the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-17-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By noelf
Interesting. I just installed two Certified units...

Interesting. I just installed two Certified units in my Cessna 150 and they have the same part number.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-03-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By noelf
If you ever get down to Raleigh Executive Jetport...

If you ever get down to Raleigh Executive Jetport (KTTA) I have the newer style on my nose wheel and the older style hanging on a hook.
Forum: GPS 10-20-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 219,975
Posted By noelf
The Bandit Flight Team thanks you for the "TOT"...

The Bandit Flight Team thanks you for the "TOT" feature.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 03:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By noelf
In "concept", the flat side of the weatherstrip...

In "concept", the flat side of the weatherstrip goes up. I trimmed my fairing to leave a gap that is quite small, maybe 1/16". This was the thickness of the weatherstripping from inside the grove to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,331
Posted By noelf
I use a SL 40 as a "portable" radio/ intercom...

I use a SL 40 as a "portable" radio/ intercom when I am the Ground Controller for our Formation Flight Team.

As a radio, it works great. As an intercom, it also works great. I wired the unit up as a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,832
Posted By noelf
I work with "Bandit Flight Team" and purchase the...

I work with "Bandit Flight Team" and purchase the colored smoke canisters for our Aircraft: a mix of RV's and YAK's. All have oil injection into the exhaust for the white smoke. Several have steel...
Forum: ADS-B 09-22-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,299
Posted By noelf
I replaced my GTX 327 with a GTX 345 with gps...

I replaced my GTX 327 with a GTX 345 with gps with altitude encoder and a 660. No issues and easily integrated into the RV. No issues. Works great. And got the ADSB rebate $$.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-20-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By noelf
Garmin G5 battery question?

The Garmin G5 units have a backup battery option. Are these batteries rechargeable or just batteries that need to be replaced after they are discharged?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-17-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,540
Posted By noelf
There are two versions of the Garmin G5 Attitude...

There are two versions of the Garmin G5 Attitude Indicator unit. One for Certified Aircraft and the other for Experimental.

For the certified units, the G5 is connected into the aircrafts pitot and...
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,613
Posted By noelf
Which brings up another thought: on your SL 40...

Which brings up another thought: on your SL 40 install, be sure the pin position for the selection of "internal intercom" function is not populated. I do not know what symptom would show if the...
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,613
Posted By noelf
Another thought: I seem to remember in the back...

Another thought: I seem to remember in the back of SL 40 Instalation Manual there is a very simplified wiring diagram of an installation using the SL 40 as the 2 -place intercom.

You could pull the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By noelf
Thanks for the come back Steve. Separate they...

Thanks for the come back Steve. Separate they will be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By noelf
Garmin G5 CAN BUS question

I will be installing two G5 (one as the AI, the other as a DG) units plus a GMU 11 Magnetometer. The GMU 11 will be installed in the wingtip.

The question is with the wiring that runs between the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By noelf
I have a full woodworking shop in my walk-out...

I have a full woodworking shop in my walk-out basement. I also built my RV-6A down there. I did not do much to control the Al dust, but I do have an elaborate wood dust collection system. No issues...
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2017, 04:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,613
Posted By noelf
You could try removing the power wire that powers...

You could try removing the power wire that powers the 403 intercom. This will "activate" the failsafe feature of the intercom and connect the pilots headset directly to the radio. This should...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-03-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,602
Posted By noelf
I landed my -6A ONCE with a 15 knot direct...

I landed my -6A ONCE with a 15 knot direct crosswind. I consider that my max and do not want to do it again. Nothing broke, nothing bent, just more of a handful than I want.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2017, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By noelf
That was the "Bandit Flight Team". We do National...

That was the "Bandit Flight Team". We do National Anthem flyovers for all the NC State home football games, a number of NASCAR events, some NFL games, military veteran events, other public service...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By noelf
Actually, the nylock nuts have both the formed...

Actually, the nylock nuts have both the formed metal threads plus the nylon locking insert crimped into the nut top. If over torqued, either the metal threads of the nut and/or bolt can/will strip....
Forum: ADS-B 08-12-2017, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,447
Posted By noelf
To get the rebate, you follow the rules and...

To get the rebate, you follow the rules and perform a "validation" flight. If you are not seeking the rebate, then no validation flight is required.

That is not to say don't do one. You can do the...
Forum: ADS-B 07-31-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,796
Posted By noelf
If you are seeing traffic disappear when...

If you are seeing traffic disappear when descending, can you level off or climb to see if traffic is reaquired? Are receiving on 1090 and /or 978? You can only transmit on one, but you can receive on...
Forum: ADS-B 07-31-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,092
Posted By noelf
Update on my install and REBATE process: The...

Update on my install and REBATE process:

The install of the GTX-345 w/ GPS and GAE option went very smooth. I used the information provided by g3xpert to connect to the Aera 660 using the 660's Bare...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2017, 02:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,499
Posted By noelf
Congratulations. Who was your examiner and where...

Congratulations. Who was your examiner and where were they located?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2017, 04:21 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 61,368
Posted By noelf
Thank you for the clarification Steve.

Thank you for the clarification Steve.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 61,368
Posted By noelf
While drawing up schematics for a GTX-345 install...

While drawing up schematics for a GTX-345 install in my RV-6A, I came across this question:

I am using the Garmin GTX 3XX AML STC Installation Manual, Revision 8. Looking at Figure B-11 on page 17...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,193
Posted By noelf
If you have an ADSB-OUT transponder, be sure to...

If you have an ADSB-OUT transponder, be sure to connect either a properly attached antenna or a dummy load (preferred). ADSB-OUT will start transmitting on its own.
Forum: ADS-B 07-03-2017, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,092
Posted By noelf
I am about half way through the installation of...

I am about half way through the installation of GTX 345 with GPS in my RV-6A. The install is going well and no issues. I also have the GAE (Garmin Altitude Encoder) option that Gil posted a picture...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-23-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By noelf
Chicks beach is next to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge...

Chicks beach is next to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel structure. The closest airport is KORF (Norfolk) but there are landing fees that can not be waved and steep,overnight fees.

Hampton Roads...
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