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Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,513
Posted By pilotmansam
Steve, you are being quite patient with all of...

Steve, you are being quite patient with all of these questions. One more: How does the TruTrak interface with the system?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-21-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By pilotmansam
Thanks for the responses. Yes, I am fully aware...

Thanks for the responses. Yes, I am fully aware of the legalities here. I am just experimenting. However, if I keep spending money I may as well have bought a 430!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-21-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By pilotmansam
Thanks Justin. So you have the same setup as me...

Thanks Justin. So you have the same setup as me with the Trutrak? GRT tells me I need to also add the vertical autopilot commands option to the Sport EX. Do you have that option too?

Regards, ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-20-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By pilotmansam
I have the same problem. Play in the trim tab. ...

I have the same problem. Play in the trim tab. How would this be done?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By pilotmansam
GRT Sport Synthetic Approach

I have installed a GRT Sport EX EFIS and interfaced this with my Trutrak Vizion autopilot. The gps is just the GRT internal gps. This all seems to be working fine and makes me want to experiment...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,929
Posted By pilotmansam
Another story

Divorce is a horrible thing for everyone. It is worse than death, and I was feeling every bit of it. I felt my sanity slowly slipping away. Trying to think of things to do, I started hanging...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By pilotmansam
GRT and Jeppesen

I have a question regarding the GRT Sport EX. The GRT website lists Jeppesen navigation subscriptions under “Optional navagation dabases (all systems), but as I understand it, you cannot load the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By pilotmansam
OK. Thanks for all of that feedback. Rob: I...

OK. Thanks for all of that feedback. Rob: I believe the carb heat door is staying shut, but I will be sure.

I do not have an engine monitor - wish I did.

I have thought about the possibility...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By pilotmansam
Question Rich running engine?

Here is a question I will throw out for those gurus on here smarter than me, which would be all of you:

My RV-6 0320 fixed pitch engine seems to have developed a roughness which starts as soon as I...
Forum: ADS-B 07-11-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By pilotmansam
It finally locked in at 38400 which was much...

It finally locked in at 38400 which was much highter than I thought would work.
Forum: ADS-B 07-05-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By pilotmansam
OK. My bad. Seems as if I just didn't go high...

OK. My bad. Seems as if I just didn't go high enough with the baud rate. Kept setting it higher and higher and finally it locked in. All seems well now!
Forum: ADS-B 06-29-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By pilotmansam
Open Flight Solutions is in the process of moving...

Open Flight Solutions is in the process of moving their office and are very busy. I am sure they will give me a reply when they can. I just thought I would post it here in hopes of a quick solution.
Forum: ADS-B 06-29-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By pilotmansam
Flightbox Stradux to GRT Question

Here's a question for anyone who has encountered this: I installed a GRT Sport EFIS along with a Flightbox Stradux ADSB receiver. Wired it all up per the instructions with a USB to serial out cable...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-28-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By pilotmansam
I think my problem is the connector as described...

I think my problem is the connector as described by "painless". The GPS antenna cable ends in a screw on connector which has a "push-on" type connector screwed to it. I went out today and did...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-23-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By pilotmansam
GRT Question

Here's a quick question for anyone out there with GRT equipment. I have installed a GRT Sport EX EFIS. Works great. Only, one problem I noticed is that I get an occasional GPS signal dropout. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,481
Posted By pilotmansam
I recently installed a GRT Sport EX. Works...

I recently installed a GRT Sport EX. Works great. I started out looking at a GRT mini or the others like it, however after looking at the prices for everything it just did not make sense not to go...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By pilotmansam
GRT Sport question

Here's a question...
I recently installed a GRT Sport EX in my RV-6. Works great so far, but I have many questions. Going thru the set-up menus, I see a item labeled "SVE AGL" in the PFD menu. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-01-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,652
Posted By pilotmansam
Boy, am I amazed at the response one gets to a...

Boy, am I amazed at the response one gets to a question on this forum! Thank you everyone for the feedback. I believe Canadian_JOY gave me the response I needed. (It's just too hard to do and the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,652
Posted By pilotmansam
EFIS Question

I know there are no stupid questions, but I've had some before .. anyway, I recently installed an EFIS in my RV. This stuff is all new to me. I did not choose to also install the Magnetometer. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Posted By pilotmansam
I also need help since I just completed a similar...

I also need help since I just completed a similar install with a GRT Sport EX in an 6A. But I did get my autopilot and my Flightbox ADSB to talk to it. So, maybe I can help a little. This thing is...
Forum: ADS-B 11-09-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,131
Posted By pilotmansam
Jim, I just ordered and received the serial...

Jim, I just ordered and received the serial output cable for the Flightbox. I am seeing that the USB connector will not fit into the original box even with the small notch cutout in the box...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,822
Posted By pilotmansam
Hey Rob, is this what A&P school does to you? ...

Hey Rob, is this what A&P school does to you? I'm awaiting delivery of a GRT EFIS for my 6. Going to try and do this partial upgrade in place. "Gulp".
-- Sam Hart
Newberry
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-28-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By pilotmansam
That sounds like a great offer! Still waiting on...

That sounds like a great offer! Still waiting on delivery of the unit for now. Maybe I could get the prop balanced at the same time?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-24-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By pilotmansam
Advice on installing EFIS

OK, so I am not too proud to fish for all the help I can get. I am planning the installation of a GRT Sport EX in my steam gage RV-6 that I did not build. I have an overlay plate from Up North...
Forum: ADS-B 09-24-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,236
Posted By pilotmansam
Stadium TFRs

Interesting Foreflight issue I noticed today. Flew over to Columbia KCAE to practice some approaches. As I approached, I received a notice in Foreflight that I was approaching a TFR, but there was...
Forum: ADS-B 09-01-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By pilotmansam
Stratus with other EFBs

OK. I think this is getting somewhat stupid. It's sort of like my Cable TV provider. When will it get bad enough that I cut and run? I now see that Garmin GDL-39 provides interfaces with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,896
Posted By pilotmansam
Wow. That is great response from this group, and...

Wow. That is great response from this group, and I do gratefully appreciate it. Couple of things were pointed out that I missed even after hours going over the website.
To the GRT reps in this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-13-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,896
Posted By pilotmansam
Looking at GRT Sport SX

I am wanting to install a GRT Sport SX to my steam gauge RV-6. But after doing a lot of studying on line, I still have several question regarding features and pricing, so I am looking for a GRT guru...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,742
Posted By pilotmansam
I am rebuilding my FAB now. I like your design. ...

I am rebuilding my FAB now. I like your design. Do you recall exactly what type of baffling material you used for the carb heat door?
Forum: ADS-B 04-06-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,329
Posted By pilotmansam
I will second that recommendation for Russ at...

I will second that recommendation for Russ at Palmetto Avionics, Greenwood SC. He did my transponder as cheap as I could have done it myself.
Forum: ADS-B 01-01-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 23,925
Posted By pilotmansam
The total price for the ESG hardware and...

The total price for the ESG hardware and installation was $3000. Plus about $120 for the Stratus interface cables. We reused the encoder I already had in the plane which was an older model being...
Forum: ADS-B 12-31-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 23,925
Posted By pilotmansam
Red face Stratus ESG

I recently completed installation of a Stratus ESG transponder so I thought I would post my comments:
I was somewhat reluctant to go with Stratus because I would like the flexibility to use other...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-12-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,171
Posted By pilotmansam
Hey Gene, It looks great! I gotta come over...

Hey Gene, It looks great! I gotta come over there and get a close look.
-- Sam Hart
KEOE
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,938
Posted By pilotmansam
Let me add my congrats to James also. Saw this...

Let me add my congrats to James also. Saw this on the nightly news the other day! Wow, great surprise! Also, he's been on the EAA Board three years already! They could not pick a better guy to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,148
Posted By pilotmansam
Changing sending units

I believe both of my units may have this problem. I've seen posts that say you can change them out from the wing root w/o pulling the tanks. But can you really? BTW, I'm referencing an RV-6
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-26-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,397
Posted By pilotmansam
NGT-9000 Lynx

Just checking now. Anyone with any experience with the NGT-9000 Lynx? Even though this is very expensive, I like the all-in-one transponder with display concept. So far, my experience with the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-13-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,699
Posted By pilotmansam
Love it.

Obviously everybody liked the trip report! Great work. I want to 2nd, or 3rd the thumbs up for Mary-Jane and her crew for making HBC a pleasure. Flew my 6A in with my brother. First time at Sun n...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,364
Posted By pilotmansam
Sun 'n Fun

I am considering a trip down to Sun 'n Fun this year. I have been several times but never in my RV-6A that I purchased a few years ago. I am wanting to just camp somewhere near the plane, but I've...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-16-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,478
Posted By pilotmansam
Twister

Any damage over there at Spruce Creek due to those storms?

-- Sam Hart
RV6-A
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-09-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,820
Posted By pilotmansam
Going to London

This may not be the right kind of post for this forum, but looking for some feedback anyway.
My wife and I are going to be in London in September (no, flying commercial). I've never been there and I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-13-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,260
Posted By pilotmansam
Ground problem

Yes, I keep thinking it has to be a ground problem. But, I have tried everything I can think of. Each sender already has a separate ground wire from a mounting screw to the airframe, and my...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-11-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,260
Posted By pilotmansam
Unhappy Fuel Level Dilemma

A few years ago I purchased a nice flying RV-6A. The plane has been a joy and very trouble free. However, about a year ago BOTH fuel level gauges started acting “screwy”. These are standard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 23,899
Posted By pilotmansam
Power Lines!

That is VERY interesting! I had that same dream for years! Must be a common fear. But... I will tell you this. I had a bad accident with an engine out - tried to land on a road (actually an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,986
Posted By pilotmansam
Fixed

Thanks everyone. Local avionics shop had an old one and swapped faceplates with me for $25. Panic over. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,986
Posted By pilotmansam
Unhappy Broke my Xponder

Well, here's a new problem... I gave a BIG guy a ride in my RV-6 today, and while he was getting in (maybe I should say "installed") he snagged and broke off one of the code selector knobs on my...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-21-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,520
Posted By pilotmansam
Thanks for the information

Thanks for the response. This is a great group! My son is a Flight Controller and robotics engineer with USA. Guess it's still USA since they may be dissolving the organization. At least he still...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-09-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,520
Posted By pilotmansam
Flying to Houston

I will be flying to Houston this month to visit my son at NASA and staying a few days. This will be my first long trip with my RV. Thinking of going into LaPorte since it looks most convenient. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,425
Posted By pilotmansam
Thanks!

Thanks for the help! I ordered the pump. I'll try the new pump and explain my problem later. Hopefully after success.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,425
Posted By pilotmansam
Fuel pump

I am flying a normal carburated 0320 RV-6. I need to replace the Facet fuel pump. Can anyone recommend the correct pump? The existing pump is the normal automotive type but I cannoy read the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,725
Posted By pilotmansam
Question Fuel Pump problem

Looking for an opinion / help. I am a new RV-6A owner - non-builder. So far have about 35 hours on the plane. 0-320 standard carb standard mags set-up. Last week-end I flew in a "missing man"...
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