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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Skid
I followed your example and it worked out length...

I followed your example and it worked out length wise with the RG400 cable. The GPS/Echo is tucked neatly under the left gear mount.

Next thing to do is the smoke test.:eek:

Thanks for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Skid
Jeff, Really... Thatís where I was going to mount...

Jeff,
Really... Thatís where I was going to mount my antenna but GRT said not a good idea due to the proximity to the engine.
Glad it works.
Mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Skid
That sounds about right for the length. I had to...

That sounds about right for the length. I had to my antenna further back. I am thinking I might be able to put the unit in a similar place. I will give it a whirl tomorrow. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Skid
I thought about doing the same thing. Good to...

I thought about doing the same thing. Good to hear that is working for you. How long is the cable run to your ADS-B antenna?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Skid
EchoUAT / GRT Safe-Fly Install

Has anyone installed the Echo/GRT Safe-Fly in their RV? If so where did you mount the unit and where did you put the GPS antenna? I have read all the posts I could find but they seemed to be...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,551
Posted By Skid
Jeff, What transponder do you have? Did you...

Jeff,
What transponder do you have? Did you hardwire it to the echo?
Mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,345
Posted By Skid
Mike, I am sitting near the WI/IL border waiting...

Mike,
I am sitting near the WI/IL border waiting for the ceilings to lift a bit. Fingers crossed I can get in this morning.
Mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,427
Posted By Skid
Glad you made it Brian! Like I said, gotta have a...

Glad you made it Brian! Like I said, gotta have a little faith. I plan on heading up tomorrow morning.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,527
Posted By Skid
In looking at the map, it is not anywhere near to...

In looking at the map, it is not anywhere near to scale. I believe they may have the permit only lot shown farther to the north than it is. The lot was fairly small so maybe it is the one shown just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,527
Posted By Skid
Well it looks like they have changed it.

Well it looks like they have changed it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,527
Posted By Skid
Wasnít last year. I know someone who parked...

Wasnít last year. I know someone who parked there, and is planning on it again this year, unless something changed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,527
Posted By Skid
Re: Oshkosh Camping

Have a little faith. The weather will work out, (I hope).
If it doesnít and you know someone flying in maybe they will let you pitch a tent at their airplane.
Parking can be had just across from the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-27-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By Skid
VDO sending Units

I have had the GRT EIS system since day one on my RV. The only issue I ever had was due to a grounding issue. I had (dare I say it) put Teflon tape on the threads of the sending unit. The unit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,288
Posted By Skid
Beer Light?

Frank, do you need a beer light or a lite beer?:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,345
Posted By Skid
In

Hi Mike,
I would like to volunteer to help out. I will see you Sunday PM.
Mark
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,093
Posted By Skid
Thanks for the heads up Paul. I ordered a new...

Thanks for the heads up Paul. I ordered a new coil this week to replace the one connected to a wire that fell off recently, per the manual. I did not order a new set of wires, they are 14 years old...
Forum: ADS-B 04-03-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,078
Posted By Skid
Give the folks at GRT a call. Tech support is...

Give the folks at GRT a call. Tech support is available Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 4 PM EDT (from their website).
They helped me through a baud rate issue for my Stratux...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-25-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By Skid
Thanks Paul.

Thanks Paul.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-25-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By Skid
Spark plug Wire issue

This past Thursday my plan was to head over to KBUU for some fuel. I had not had the airplane out much due to weather and I had been painting the new wingtip light bases.
When I fired the engine up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,281
Posted By Skid
Hanger time or...

I used to have this problem, then I retired. Now I get asked everyday, ďdonít you have something to do at the hanger?Ē.
I hope this continues when the weather improves. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,872
Posted By Skid
RV6A on Grass

I have always operated of of a grass field with my 6A. That said one must be careful as the nose wheel is not a tundra tire. 😳
Have flown into Oshkosh many times and never had a problem.
Go for it.
Forum: Safety 01-25-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,333
Posted By Skid
Radon in the Shop or house

Dave,

I recently tested my lower level for radon. It came in at 16 for a 1 year test, then 11 for a 6 week test. :eek:
I received a quote of $950 for mitigation. I did some research and did the work...
Forum: RV-10 01-09-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,404
Posted By Skid
RV in WI

Here are a couple I know of in WI. VanBoxtel is in Green Bay and Dehaan is in Elkhorn which is closer to Chicago. I heard VanBoxtel will deliver the RV to Oshkosh but I cannot verify that.
I have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-02-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,069
Posted By Skid
Thanks Vic, but itís in for the winter. The...

Thanks Vic, but itís in for the winter. The runway is grass and does not get plowed so no flying until we get a thaw.
I had a similar problem a few years back. I left the canopy closed on the ramp to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-02-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,069
Posted By Skid
I wish I could forget. Itís -12*F this morning...

I wish I could forget. Itís -12*F this morning here off the west end of Lake Geneva this morning, a bit warmer in Milwaukee.
However the airplane is in a 55* F hanger :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-19-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,928
Posted By Skid
Actually I made the decision to go with GRT...

Actually I made the decision to go with GRT because I was being cheap. I always thought I would go with AFS. But since I already had the GRT EIS and really did not want to throw it out I chose GRT so...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-19-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,928
Posted By Skid
+1 for GRT

I am a GRT fan. I installed a GRT Sport SX in my panel redo a couple years ago. Absolutely love it. The people at GRT are awesome. They are always there if you have any questions. Their support and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,558
Posted By Skid
Fox River

Don,
Several spots in SE WI once you get over here. C59 is at a resort (Lake Lawn Lodge), also KBUU is just south of Fox River and has the lowest priced fuel in the area.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,100
Posted By Skid
CAD Models

John,
Where did you get the Garmin CAD models? When I did my panel redo a few years ago I ended up building partial models in Catia.
Mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,558
Posted By Skid
Fox River

Don,
Are you referring to Fox River airport as in Champion Aircraft?
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-02-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By Skid
6/6A Specs

Here is a link to the specs on the Vans Aircraft site.
http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/rv6specs.htm
Forum: Interiors 12-02-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By Skid
Leather

I have a 6A and put leather seats in it in 2004 and they are still in great shape. I would be a bit cautious of black leather though. The canopy is like a greenhouse and black seats will get very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By Skid
Sales Tax

I purchased an engine from Aerosport Power many years ago. The state of WI sent me a bill. Apparently they monitor the international shipping, they knew exactly the cost of the engine and sent me a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,153
Posted By Skid
Very Cool Jeff! :cool:

Very Cool Jeff! :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 144,117
Posted By Skid
I understand the material can withstand the temp...

I understand the material can withstand the temp in the cabin. My question is if you had done any creep calculations at temp. I ask because I am curious how well the 3D printed parts would fair Vs an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 144,117
Posted By Skid
Steve, have you done any calculations regarding...

Steve, have you done any calculations regarding the creep of the material? I am curious to see what it would show based on the load and temp in the cabin.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-12-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By Skid
Matco Axle

I used the original Van's axle setup for many years, however I never really liked the design. I also had to spread the fork open slightly to get it to fit.
I switched to the Matco axle some years...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-09-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By Skid
I will have mine with me, nice rechargeable one....

I will have mine with me, nice rechargeable one. Planning on arriving Sunday, departing Wednesday, but weather will ultimately decide. :rolleyes:
Look for a blue/white 6A with Wiley a Coyote on the...
Forum: RV-12 07-02-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,886
Posted By Skid
Planning on Sunday to Wednesday. Hopefully the...

Planning on Sunday to Wednesday. Hopefully the weather cooperates.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,288
Posted By Skid
Last year was a blast, I'm definitely in. Plus...

Last year was a blast, I'm definitely in.
Plus someone has to keep Infidel in line. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,050
Posted By Skid
Bingo

Andy,
I agree with Jesse. I believe you have found this problem.
Wiring issues drive me nuts.:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,050
Posted By Skid
GRT ARINC

Andy,
I've been through this, I chased the same issue for some time. I was sure I had everything wired correctly yet GRT tech support kept telling me the likely issue was a wiring issue.
I went...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,440
Posted By Skid
EFB

You don't have enough choices in your poll.

I use FltPlan Go on an Ipad Air2, it's free, and works for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,312
Posted By Skid
Canopy Repair

Firemanken,
I had a similar crack in my canopy back in 2011. I repaired the crack and posted the information on what I did here on VAF, just search for canopy crack. The links to the pictures no...
Forum: Midwest 08-09-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,854
Posted By Skid
LG Aire Estates

Hi Kevin,
My friend tells me there are 2 homes in Geneva Aire Estates for sale, one is not listed but he is friends with the person that owns the house. Let me know if you would like his contact info...
Forum: Midwest 08-09-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,716
Posted By Skid
KBUU

Kevin,

Burlington WI is an airport SE of Madison and SW of Milwaukee. They also have the cheapest fuel around. Rental car should be available. Not sure about hanger space but there is a new flight...
Forum: Midwest 08-09-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,854
Posted By Skid
Lake Geneva Aire Estates

Hi Kevin,
There is one airport community near me, Lake Geneva Aire Estates. I do not know if there are any homes for sale there at this time or if there is any property available. I do have a friend...
Forum: Safety 07-31-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 62,920
Posted By Skid
I flew in on Saturday morning, early, you can do...

I flew in on Saturday morning, early, you can do that when you live a 30min RV hop from Ripon. :D The entire flight was a non event. I was even asked what runway I wanted. Sunday I sat in a chair...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 20,801
Posted By Skid
Brian, Do you really think they will meet the...

Brian,
Do you really think they will meet the 180 day timeframe? I hope so, we will have to wait and see.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 20,801
Posted By Skid
I am with Mike on this one. Like they really need...

I am with Mike on this one. Like they really need a year to say; "follow the law".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,659
Posted By Skid
RE: HBC Beer Tasting

I am in assuming I make it to OSH on Sunday as planned.
I will bring something special from Wisconsin. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 100,667
Posted By Skid
No Cracks

2004 RV6A 460hrs no cracks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,776
Posted By Skid
GR dog name

I have a 15 year old Golden Retriever named Piper.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,098
Posted By Skid
Try adding a ground wire

I agree with Tom. I had this same issue with an oil pressure sensor. I added a ground wire, just like Tom stated, and the problem went away.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-13-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 64,849
Posted By Skid
Re: Where's my Kleenex?

Ouch! Sorry to hear about your panel, tools, etc.. I hope no one was injured.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-13-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 64,849
Posted By Skid
EIS Connection

I am assuming you are referring to the connection I made from the EIS to the EFIS. The EIS wire harness has a serial out wire (grn/blk) which is connected to pin 31 on the Sport, (RX2 EIS Serial...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-12-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 64,849
Posted By Skid
Panel Upgrade

I finally did a panel upgrade over the winter months on my 2004 RV6A. I swapped the out the steam gauges for an EFIS.

This started last year when my attitude gyro died on the way to KOSH. I spoke to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,434
Posted By Skid
Thumbs up FltPlan.com

Rather than drop $75+ per year try the FltPln go app. It is a FREE download (I love free stuff). Then go to FltPln.com and create an account, also FREE. Your app will communicate with the website for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,765
Posted By Skid
Paint blemish

I would try using a clay bar on it first. They are available in most auto parts stores (Autozone, etc). I use Mothers brand but there are others.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,189
Posted By Skid
Re:Canopy Crack

I repaired a crack in my canopy a while back. I have had no issues with it to date. While it is visible, it seems to be more visible from the inside of the airplane than out. I had to point it out to...
Forum: Midwest 07-22-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By Skid
Prop Balancing

I am told that Aircraft Systems at the Rockford Airport (KRFD) does a good job. I am planning on getting over there after Oshkosh.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By Skid
Re: Condition inspection and SE WI DAR

Not sure if you are looking for an FBO for the condition inspection or just an A&P. If the former I would call the folks at C77, Poplar Grove Airmotive, they do nice work. I know of an A&P but not...
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