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Forum: COMM Yesterday, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By GalinHdz
Icom A210 failed again

My Icom A210 radio failed, again, but this time in flight. Now when I turn it on it just displays <Icom 1.63.00.1> and nothing happens. Has anybody had this problem before? FWIW, the radio was sent...
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-03-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,570
Posted By GalinHdz
Playdough also works. Cheap, easy on, easy off...

Playdough also works. Cheap, easy on, easy off and reusable. ;)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-02-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,866
Posted By GalinHdz
AMEN!!!! Unfortunately this incredibly basic and...

AMEN!!!! Unfortunately this incredibly basic and important concept is foreign to many builders. :(
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-01-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW I have a hangar at KFIN which is the home of...

FWIW I have a hangar at KFIN which is the home of a large magneto overhaul compay and I personally know the owner and employees there. They have told me many times that just about every magnetos...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,079
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW; FltPlanGo is also free and has been since...

FWIW; FltPlanGo is also free and has been since the begining. No subscription is required so you also save for some extra flight hours every year.

;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By GalinHdz
I see they are in Milton Florida. I will be doing...

I see they are in Milton Florida. I will be doing a round trip to Milton, FL (2R4) from St. Augustine, FL (KSGJ) on Tuesday. If they need any help or recommendations about the North Florida area,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-30-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,866
Posted By GalinHdz
See my post #22. Mine have have been vastly more...

See my post #22. Mine have have been vastly more reliable than the "old" mags I had on my engine for 940hrs before I upgraded to dual PMags. But then again after reading so many of your PMag posts I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-30-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,866
Posted By GalinHdz
Wait, you went 2,000hrs on a Slick mag without an...

Wait, you went 2,000hrs on a Slick mag without an overhaul? Or were the overhauls a small fact you just "forgot" to mention" :eek:
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-29-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,866
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW: I have logged 553.8hrs in 7yrs on a...

FWIW: I have logged 553.8hrs in 7yrs on a Lycoming O360-A4M with dual Pmags without a problem. Only sent them back for a software update a few years ago. The best part is that I didn't have to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By GalinHdz
So...

So "IncrediblyAmazingSuperDuperFastFlyingChariotOfTheUniverseType1" is not a good choice for a model name? :D
Forum: COMM 05-29-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By GalinHdz
But don't confuse antenna radial with a ground...

But don't confuse antenna radial with a ground plane, apples and oranges. Radials are used when you don't have a ground plane, typical with amateur radio operations. Otherwise you could not use a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-28-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By GalinHdz
PM sent. :cool:

PM sent. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,984
Posted By GalinHdz
+1 Having a VOR/ILS as backup also makes me feel...

+1
Having a VOR/ILS as backup also makes me feel good about how I equipped my airplane. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,984
Posted By GalinHdz
Two independent and completely different aircraft...

Two independent and completely different aircraft having the same issue at the same time in the same airspace reduces significantly the posibility of crew error. Both airplanes landed safely without...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-27-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By GalinHdz
WTB 1090Mhz SDR Device

If anybody has a 1090Mhz SDR device as used in the STRATUX receiver they want to sell let me know. I fried mine while trying "new things" with it.

:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,984
Posted By GalinHdz
What is predicted and what actually happens can...

What is predicted and what actually happens can be two very different things. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,984
Posted By GalinHdz
Now imagine that happening in hard IMC. I bet the...

Now imagine that happening in hard IMC. I bet the pucker factor went up in those cockpits, at least for a little bit. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,984
Posted By GalinHdz
Loss of GPS satellite signal while approaching in IMC

Since there was a tropical system overhead us yesterday and the weather really sucked I went to the hangar to do some minor cleaning. While listening to the tower I heard a Saratoga on the RNAV to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-27-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,257
Posted By GalinHdz
After talking with Brad at eMags and some trial...

After talking with Brad at eMags and some trial and error i settled on the 1*ATDC. I guess if you have an EI commander finding the "sweet spot" would be easier but don't know. At about 1* ATDC my...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-27-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,257
Posted By GalinHdz
Yes I know the manual says TDC but if it worked...

Yes I know the manual says TDC but if it worked then and doesn't work now the equipment is trying to tell you something and I would listen.

FWIW my pMag install works best when set at 1* AFTER...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By GalinHdz
In aviation I am a belt & suspenders kind of guy...

In aviation I am a belt & suspenders kind of guy so IMHO yes.

The 2020 is a simple connection for your transponder and you can have the 175 as a backup. You have to connect the 175 directly to your...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-26-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,257
Posted By GalinHdz
Did you try setting the Pmag to the same value...

Did you try setting the Pmag to the same value (not TDC) it was before the problem started? :confused:
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-26-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By GalinHdz
That depends. ANL type fuses tend to be Slow...

That depends. ANL type fuses tend to be Slow Blow, but not always. If you use a 60A Fast blow it may blown more times than you feel comfortable with. A 60A Slow Blow is a better option to prevent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,079
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW There is no such thing as a "certified" CDI...

FWIW There is no such thing as a "certified" CDI or VOR/ILS receiver. These were developed and implemented decades before TSO standards existed. Just try to find the TSO of a VOR or CDI in airplanes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW unless they are pilots, most amateur radio...

FWIW unless they are pilots, most amateur radio operators are lost in the aviation world and this situation is an excellent example of that. Also, glideslope frequencies are from 328.6Mhz to 335.4Mhz...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,079
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW: NO PORTABLE GPS DEVICE IS LEGAL FOR IFR...

FWIW: NO PORTABLE GPS DEVICE IS LEGAL FOR IFR NAVIGATION. However, for "situation awareness" or in an emergency I would not hesitate to use one. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By GalinHdz
Back in 2015 I got my operation limitations...

Back in 2015 I got my operation limitations corrected by an inspector at the Orlando FSDO. Paragraph 19 now states:

"After incorporating a major change as described in 14CFR 21.93, the aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,079
Posted By GalinHdz
I have the 8" SAMSUNG and I find it perfect for...

I have the 8" SAMSUNG and I find it perfect for cockpit use. Actual tablet size depends on YOUR preference. Fly with a borrowed tablet and you will quickly find out which size works best for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-24-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,365
Posted By GalinHdz
I have friends that live in Melrose Landing...

I have friends that live in Melrose Landing (FD22) (http://www.airnav.com/airport/FD22) just east of Gainesville Florida. I think there are still some lots available.

Another good place in North...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,079
Posted By GalinHdz
There is no comparing any iThingy brightness with...

There is no comparing any iThingy brightness with the SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S2. The TAB S2 is much brighter and it has never overheated on me at any time, especially while flying.

:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,079
Posted By GalinHdz
IMO you can't get better than a SAMSUNG GALAXY...

IMO you can't get better than a SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S2. Get the 32Gb unit then add a 128Gb micro SD card and you will have more than enough memory. I have over 40hrs of music and just about every...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-23-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By GalinHdz
So what were the results of the EMS DB-37 P9...

So what were the results of the EMS DB-37 P9 check or have you gotten around to that?

:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,079
Posted By GalinHdz
+2 for the FREE FltPlanGo app. My SAMSUNG GALAXY...

+2 for the FREE FltPlanGo app. My SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S2 is mounted on the co-pilot side.

http://www.puertoricoflyer.com/wpimages/b4fb.jpg

It is an awesome combination, especially since all the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By GalinHdz
+1 Except that I, and others, have been getting...

+1

Except that I, and others, have been getting the "Database No Longer Current" warning a day before the aviation data actually expires. We have reported this on the DYNON forum and they are aware...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By GalinHdz
IMHO this indicates a mature, reliable product...

IMHO this indicates a mature, reliable product versus one that is still under development with unknown future issues. YMMV

:cool:
Forum: ADS-B 05-20-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By GalinHdz
Yes, unles you have a compatible EFIS. Remember...

Yes, unles you have a compatible EFIS. Remember this is a full feature transponder that you have to change squawk codes on, not just an ADS-B out unit.

:cool:
Forum: Autopilots 05-20-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By GalinHdz
Now that is good information to know. I knew if...

Now that is good information to know. I knew if there was away to do something like this somebody on VAN's AF would have figured it out.

:cool:
Forum: ADS-B 05-19-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By GalinHdz
Cool. The two antenna "arms" won't be an issue...

Cool. The two antenna "arms" won't be an issue for nose gear airplanes. What are you using as a control head?

:cool:
Forum: ADS-B 05-18-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By GalinHdz
UAvionix Tail BeaconX

Has anybody installed the Tail BeaconX (https://uavionix.com/products/tailbeaconx/) transponder? If so, PIREP please. :cool:
Forum: Autopilots 05-17-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By GalinHdz
THANKS for the info, it really helps. :cool:

THANKS for the info, it really helps. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,311
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW; I use a lanyard with a badge reel...

FWIW; I use a lanyard with a badge reel (https://www.nametagwizard.com/name-badge-reel-lanyard?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpIyV3aW86QIVA4TICh0xfQ-5EAQYFCABEgKiSPD_BwE) to hold my pencil or...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-17-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,449
Posted By GalinHdz
Dual pMags on my Lycoming O360-A4M since 2013....

Dual pMags on my Lycoming O360-A4M since 2013. More than 500hrs on them and love them. :cool:
Forum: Autopilots 05-17-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By GalinHdz
This answers my question. So you have the...

This answers my question. So you have the ProPilot connected to the IFR GPS via the ARINC module with the RS-232 as backup.

Which IFR GPS unit do you have and do you use ARINC or RS-232 as...
Forum: Autopilots 05-17-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By GalinHdz
Trio ProPilot and Skyview

Has anybody connected a Trio ProPilot to a Dynon Skyview using the ARINC module connections? If so how well do they "play together"?

:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By GalinHdz
Borrow one, otherwise you are wasting your time...

Borrow one, otherwise you are wasting your time and $$$. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By GalinHdz
If this doesn't fix it, try a different set of...

If this doesn't fix it, try a different set of headphones on your next flight. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By GalinHdz
Yup, it isn't that hard at all especially when...

Yup, it isn't that hard at all especially when the music is muted when radio traffic comes on. A common feature in 21st century avionics. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By GalinHdz
My Android tablet with more than 40hrs of music...

My Android tablet with more than 40hrs of music on the SD chip. Its connected via the G340 audio input which lowers the volume when radio traffic comes on. The audio runs in the background while...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW switches are the most basic "binary logic"...

FWIW switches are the most basic "binary logic" that humans know of. Either ON or OFF. Don't over complicate something that is very simple.

:cool:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,676
Posted By GalinHdz
Yup, I also have the old VDO sensors. ;)

Yup, I also have the old VDO sensors. ;)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,676
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW: This has nothing to do with the EFIS or...

FWIW: This has nothing to do with the EFIS or even when it was built/installed. It has everything to do with the sensor(s) installed in your airplane. You need to check your sensor, even if you don't...
Forum: COMM 05-05-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,474
Posted By GalinHdz
It might wind up being cheaper to buy a working...

It might wind up being cheaper to buy a working used one on FleaBay than sending yours out for repair. Then you will have a spare for parts or testing if needed.

:cool:
Forum: COMM 05-05-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,474
Posted By GalinHdz
Might be confusing it with the A210?...

Might be confusing it with the A210? Dunno!!!

:confused:
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-04-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By GalinHdz
^^^THIS^^^ is the easiest and best way to...

^^^THIS^^^ is the easiest and best way to accomplish what you want to do.

In my display I use BLUE when turned on and BLACK when turned off. You can see the Pitot Heat (PHEAT) all the way to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By GalinHdz
Not a "Wig-Wag" but this simple circuit flashes...

Not a "Wig-Wag" but this simple circuit flashes my Baja S2Pro lights quite nicely. I first used them with halogen lights so the Squadron Pro should not be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By GalinHdz
IMHO the best way to find out your real TAS is by...

IMHO the best way to find out your real TAS is by doing the three leg GPS test. You can even use a handheld GPS for the test. There have been many threads about this exact situation here but here is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By GalinHdz
+2 for super long hemostats. I bought a pair...

+2 for super long hemostats.

I bought a pair from Harbor Freight and probably use them more than any other tool I have. They are especially good for holding a nut in a tight location until I can get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW I used two of the smaller S2Pro lights (Spot...

FWIW I used two of the smaller S2Pro lights (Spot beam) and they are great. Here is a photo taken with the airplane inside my hangar of how bright they...
Forum: ADS-B 05-02-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By GalinHdz
Yes you only need one antenna (978Mhz), separate...

Yes you only need one antenna (978Mhz), separate from the transponder antenna. Best practice is to have them at least 2ft apart and somewhere they can "see" the ground without being blocked by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,524
Posted By GalinHdz
Can you change it to a 10-32 screw or is that too...

Can you change it to a 10-32 screw or is that too difficult? Just thinking out loud.

:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,524
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW I have used these hole finders...

FWIW I have used these hole finders (https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200449272_200449272) to get a perfect matching hole. Then I tap them to the correct size.

Not sure if it will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By GalinHdz
I just took 69Gal of AvGas at Keystone Heights,...

I just took 69Gal of AvGas at Keystone Heights, FL (42J) at $2.58/gal. At this price I would have put fuel inside the tires if I could have.

:cool:
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