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Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,240
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, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,240
Posted By Brantel
Great stuff TeamX!

Great stuff TeamX!
Forum: ADS-B 01-31-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,623
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, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
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, 08:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,990
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, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
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, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
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, 09:26 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 88,188
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, 01:28 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 88,188
Posted By Brantel
Yep X2 .....

Yep X2 .....
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-07-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 88,188
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, 05:32 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 88,188
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, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,361
Posted By Brantel
MAP sensor?

MAP sensor?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-27-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,318
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, 12:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,318
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, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
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, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
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, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
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, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
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, 09:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,076
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, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,076
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, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,337
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, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,337
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, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,337
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, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,337
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, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,337
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, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
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, 01:04 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,074
Posted By Brantel
http://www.emagair.com/

http://www.emagair.com/
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-12-2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,074
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, 07:18 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,074
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, 09:54 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,074
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, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
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, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
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, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
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, 06:43 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,074
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, 07:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,269
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, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
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, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
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, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,961
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, 12:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,421
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, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
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, 09:53 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 59,628
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.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-21-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 59,628
Posted By Brantel
In a nut shell... In reversionary mode, the PFD...

In a nut shell...
In reversionary mode, the PFD flight instruments always show on the screen somewhere. In MFD mode, you can have full screen map, weather, traffic or PFD if you want.
Forum: Southeast 09-20-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
Posted By Brantel
A reminder....

A reminder....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 59,628
Posted By Brantel
The Touch already has WIFI. It just does not do...

The Touch already has WIFI. It just does not do anything for us... hopefully someday!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,026
Posted By Brantel
If you need a gear you can get a huge discount if...

If you need a gear you can get a huge discount if you purchase it direct thru Emagair when you bundle it with the PMag. They have some sort of special deal with Lycoming to be able to do this.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 59,628
Posted By Brantel
#2: There is an on screen button that can do...

#2: There is an on screen button that can do this. No switch required. The switch is required to force the screen into reversionary mode which is slightly different.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By Brantel
The gear you need is the same one that is on the...

The gear you need is the same one that is on the non-impulse coupled side. EmagAir will not sell you a gear unless you purchase direct and buy it at the same time with an ignition. The current gear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By Brantel
The impuse coupling also effectively retards the...

The impuse coupling also effectively retards the timing as well for easier starting (they call it Lag), the amount of Lag varies by part number. Non-Impulse mags should be grounded during start to...
Forum: Southeast 09-13-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
Posted By Brantel
Annual KMOR (Morristown, TN) Flyin

Join us for our annual EAA Flyin!

Planes, pilots, cheap fuel and food...whats not to like? :p

No pressure, no show, come and go as you please!

https://i.imgur.com/50TFWWwl.jpg


50nm = white
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,640
Posted By Brantel
Yep, BTDC mechanical shift effectively advances...

Yep, BTDC mechanical shift effectively advances the whole mess by whatever angle you set before TDC.

An ATDC mechanical shift effectively retards it in the same manner.

It has been recommended in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,640
Posted By Brantel
I posted an image in post 22 here...

I posted an image in post 22 here (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1203365&postcount=22) where Don Stiver logged the advance numbers being reported by his EI Commander while...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,640
Posted By Brantel
Sometimes you just follow the directions that way...

Sometimes you just follow the directions that way you can say you did if you ever have any issues :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,640
Posted By Brantel
I have tons of experience with these types of...

I have tons of experience with these types of connectors in the industrial automation world. I have seen them loosen over time when you don't use a ferrule on stranded wire. They can even cut the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,640
Posted By Brantel
A curve or B curve? If the B curve, did you...

A curve or B curve? If the B curve, did you modify any settings?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,640
Posted By Brantel
I wish it had a good old D-shell on it as well...

I wish it had a good old D-shell on it as well but so far, my concerns with this connector have never materialized. I do use ferrules on my wires, heatshrink and properly secure them using the adel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,640
Posted By Brantel
I am genuinely curious...Have there been any...

I am genuinely curious...Have there been any confirmed cases of heat induced failure of a Pmag of the latest design?

My original one has lived happy in my cowl for over 260hrs here in East TN and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,640
Posted By Brantel
Unfortunately the serial interface on the Pmag is...

Unfortunately the serial interface on the Pmag is not that smart....

I would love to see EMagAir open source the hardware/firmware inside the Pmag. If they did that there are some geeky people in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,640
Posted By Brantel
I found the top of the default B curve to be...

I found the top of the default B curve to be 40.6° so if you subtract the 4.2° (the default B curve shift) from that you get 36.4° and then subtract your 2.8° from that you get 33.6°. So I would say...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,640
Posted By Brantel
Yes that glitch is there for everyone and it will...

Yes that glitch is there for everyone and it will concern you because it actually shows that much positive shift! It is not real however and the number stored in the Pmag is the correct number.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,640
Posted By Brantel
Don Stiver found using the EI Commander that the...

Don Stiver found using the EI Commander that the bottom of the default A curve was 28° in normal RPM ranges used in flight.

I found using EICAD and my DIY display that the bottom of the default B...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,640
Posted By Brantel
Check out Nigel's article in Kitplanes. His data...

Check out Nigel's article in Kitplanes. His data suggest that there is no advantage to any more advance than the typical Lycoming 25° while running ROP. More CHT heat with no performance increase...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,582
Posted By Brantel
Don't want to be argumentative but the last time...

Don't want to be argumentative but the last time I ordered a bag of those, they were copper crush washers with asbestos/fiber inserts.

The MS35769 is listed most places as a crush washer with...
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