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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,034
Posted By dweyant
Does that include HBC? It only says HBP... -Dan

Does that include HBC? It only says HBP...

-Dan
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-25-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,170
Posted By dweyant
Sad day. We hired Guy years ago to help us find...

Sad day.

We hired Guy years ago to help us find and purchase a Cardinal.

He did a great job for us, and was truly a nice guy to work with.

-Dan
Forum: Tools 04-20-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,108
Posted By dweyant
I bought one at Airventure last summer. Between...

I bought one at Airventure last summer.

Between the show special, and selling my old squeezer, the price delta was about $150. Well worth it for the upgrade.

Iím building RV-12ís with the kids...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,898
Posted By dweyant
Yes it is! Congratulations John, and thank...

Yes it is!

Congratulations John, and thank you!

-Dan
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,898
Posted By dweyant
That is one of Tango Flight's RV-12Is Planes, and...

That is one of Tango Flight's RV-12Is Planes, and it is sold!

We do have another RV-12iS that will be ready for delivery by approximately the end of June if anyone is interested.

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,170
Posted By dweyant
We are having Daveís Best BBQ catered for Dinner...

We are having Daveís Best BBQ catered for Dinner on Saturday, should be great!

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,170
Posted By dweyant
Karen and I will be flying and driving up...

Karen and I will be flying and driving up Thursday sometime.

Tons of things to do in Fredericksburg. Lots of shopping, wineries, a couple breweries, and now a couple distilleries in the area!

Look...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,806
Posted By dweyant
Wow, some significant upgrades! This is...

Wow, some significant upgrades! This is great.

Any word on adding icing layers, and the other new ADSB information?

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,830
Posted By dweyant
Yep, I fly a decent bit of IMC in my G3X Touch...

Yep, I fly a decent bit of IMC in my G3X Touch equipped RV-9A. If it is so bumpy that the touch screen is difficult to use, the knobs are about impossible.

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,830
Posted By dweyant
That is the biggest reason I went all GARMIN. ...

That is the biggest reason I went all GARMIN. Didnít want to mess with integration issues.

If/when I build another RV, it will most likely be all GARMIN. Iíve been very pleased with the support,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-27-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By dweyant
Rebuild left Fuel tank

I've finally had it with my left fuel tank leaking.

I've never been happy with it, so I'm just going to build a new tank.

I'm a much better builder (I think) than when I originally built them, so...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-11-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,481
Posted By dweyant
Canopy Repair

All,

One of our RV-12's had an incident (non motion) that has destroyed the canopy.

It will most likely be an insurance claim. Does anyone have any recommendations for someone that would be...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-10-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By dweyant
Little bit of a drive for you, but I'm at 07TS...

Little bit of a drive for you, but I'm at 07TS north of Austin.

I have an RV-9A.

-Dan
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-12-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,363
Posted By dweyant
Does anyone know if Smitty ever finished his...

Does anyone know if Smitty ever finished his RV-9A?

I used the heck out of his site to build mine. It was a sad day when I passed him on the build and couldn't use his site as my go to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,035
Posted By dweyant
I currently live at Cross Country Estates 07TS in...

I currently live at Cross Country Estates 07TS in Georgetown, TX. Great lighted grass strip.

We just bought a lot at Hensley Airpark, in Chuckey TN for retirement. It has a paved strip and a grass...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,201
Posted By dweyant
Still not sure how the guy I bet on came in last,...

Still not sure how the guy I bet on came in last, but still made money on the betting.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,201
Posted By dweyant
Airgas or Praxair can have a trailer delivered. ...

Airgas or Praxair can have a trailer delivered. :)

Dan
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,872
Posted By dweyant
I have a VPX Pro in my RV-9A. Twin screen G3X...

I have a VPX Pro in my RV-9A.

Twin screen G3X Touch, dual ADAHRS, and a GTN 650. No steam, and no other backup.

I routinely fly it to minimums IFR.

The VPX has, and I have implemented a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,201
Posted By dweyant
I think the Petit Jean crew found a winner with...

I think the Petit Jean crew found a winner with this one.

Was a blast to watch, and next year I will participate!

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,028
Posted By dweyant
Thanks guys, this will help a bunch. Great new...

Thanks guys, this will help a bunch.

Great new features, just a bit of a curve to learn how to safely use everything.

Thanks again,

-Dan
Forum: GPS 10-09-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By dweyant
Yep, I've done what Andy said for the last three...

Yep, I've done what Andy said for the last three plus years.

I enter/edit flight plans on the GTN, but I navigate and do everything else off of the G3X Touch screens.

-Dan
Forum: GPS 10-08-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By dweyant
That worked. Not the most user friendly way to...

That worked.

Not the most user friendly way to do it, but it worked.

Thanks!!

-Dan
Forum: GPS 10-08-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By dweyant
Garmin Database Updates

I need some help.

My DB subscription expires this month and I need to renew.

Unfortunately with the new Garmin web site I can't seem to figure out how to buy what I want.

I'd like the $149.00 US...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,973
Posted By dweyant
In addition to my RV-9A I have an experimental...

In addition to my RV-9A I have an experimental licensed (long story) 1946 J-3 cub.

Last year, when I went to insure it the premium was almost $1500 for the year (insured at $45,000 lowest they would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 42,919
Posted By dweyant
You must have been in line Friday morning when I...

You must have been in line Friday morning when I was. I always enjoy taxiing out down 36. It's like driving your plane through an aviation museum. And "having" to hold for a couple minutes for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,349
Posted By dweyant
Best wishes to both of you Tom. -Dan

Best wishes to both of you Tom.

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-23-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,749
Posted By dweyant
The hardware is in the G3X for Wifi. Garmin just...

The hardware is in the G3X for Wifi. Garmin just needs to enable it.... Would be really nice!!!

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-14-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,167
Posted By dweyant
I haven't used Cirrus Reports in a while. ...

I haven't used Cirrus Reports in a while.

Garmin released a completly revamped logbook on the flygarmin web site a few months ago.

I didn't see any announcement, or anything about this, but it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,834
Posted By dweyant
Couldn't agree with you more! NCSU Engineering...

Couldn't agree with you more!

NCSU Engineering class of 92

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,125
Posted By dweyant
I should be able to help out. -Dan

I should be able to help out.

-Dan
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-13-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 993
Posted By dweyant
EGT Probe

Started having an issue with the EGT's on my number 3 yesterday.

RV-9A with IO-320 about 400 hours TT.

Cruising along at at 7500 feet LOP and the EGT would bound up and down bout 200-300...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,766
Posted By dweyant
Explain please?

Explain please?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,767
Posted By dweyant
I put an oversized (8 row) oil cooler on my...

I put an oversized (8 row) oil cooler on my RV-9A. Logic being I live in Texas and it gets really hot in the summer.

It works great, and keeps my temps very reasonable in the summer. The down side...
Forum: Reviews 04-24-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,908
Posted By dweyant
Aerosport Rudder Trim

I just completed the condition inspection on my RV-9A.

I usually do an improvement project or two as part of the condition inspection, and this year, since I finally got the plane painted I wanted...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,972
Posted By dweyant
Paint (did it myself) but Stein cut the panel and...

Paint (did it myself) but Stein cut the panel and did the layout.

Three years and 350+ hours and it still looks new. No major modifications, but I've drilled a couple new holes (oil cooler) and no...
Forum: Southeast 04-16-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,347
Posted By dweyant
That isn't correct Mel. The appraised value can...

That isn't correct Mel.

The appraised value can go up as much as they want (mine went up 30% a couple years ago). They can however, only increase your taxable amount by 10% a year. I've never...
Forum: Southeast 04-12-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,347
Posted By dweyant
I went to College at NC State, so N.C. could be...

I went to College at NC State, so N.C. could be an option. How are the taxes?

-Dan
Forum: Southeast 04-12-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,347
Posted By dweyant
Thanks guys, lots of good suggestions...

Thanks guys, lots of good suggestions already!

You are correct that the property tax is set locally, but with no state income tax, it is going up at an alarming rate in most of the state. Mine has...
Forum: Southeast 04-12-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,347
Posted By dweyant
Retirement Area

The wife and I are just starting to think about locations to retire.

We love Texas, but the property tax is getting insane...

I like the Tennessee, Georgia area and that is on the list of places...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-23-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,341
Posted By dweyant
I have a couple thoughts on this, and software...

I have a couple thoughts on this, and software testing in general.

First, I worked as a software engineering for almost 15 years, so I know how hard (impossible?) it is to never have bugs in...
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,348
Posted By dweyant
What are the real world fuel burns and speeds on...

What are the real world fuel burns and speeds on a 14A?

I do abouot 147 knots (IO 320 with CS Prop) on my 9A at altitude, burning about 6.5 gallons LOP.

What would be reasonable on a 14A?

-Dan
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,348
Posted By dweyant
What I really need you to do is convince my wife...

What I really need you to do is convince my wife :). Maybe I talk her into coming as well....

-Dan
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,348
Posted By dweyant
RV-14A versus RV-9A

I have an RV-9A that my wife and I built.

I love the airplane. April 30th will be three years since I completed it, and I have about 350 hours on it so far. It is a great IFR plane, great cross...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-22-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,341
Posted By dweyant
Lost some settings. I.e. map north up, that sort...

Lost some settings. I.e. map north up, that sort of thing, did not lose any of the configuration items.

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,341
Posted By dweyant
Not just the GMC307, I have the older...

Not just the GMC307, I have the older GMC305.

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,341
Posted By dweyant
Downreved to 5.6 Fairly painless. Went out and...

Downreved to 5.6

Fairly painless. Went out and flew for 30 minutes afterwards, and no issues with the AP. Appears to be an error with the new AP code in 5.7

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,341
Posted By dweyant
I've sent Steve at Garmin an e-mail asking him...

I've sent Steve at Garmin an e-mail asking him how to revert to 5.6 I have a three hour flight planned for tomorrow, would really like to have an AP.

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,341
Posted By dweyant
Jesse, Did you figure out anything? Any way to...

Jesse,

Did you figure out anything? Any way to go back rev to 5.6?

I have a 3+ hour flight tomorrow, and I'm spoiled, I'd really like my AP to work.

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,341
Posted By dweyant
Has anyone else had any autopilot issues after...

Has anyone else had any autopilot issues after this upgrade?

I did the upgrade the other day and everything seemed to go fine.

Went to fly this afternoon and the autopilot keeps failing on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By dweyant
Any dice shop that does technical diving will...

Any dice shop that does technical diving will have oxygen bottles.

The other option is to get your own bottle. Last one I bought was about $30 for 300 cubic foot of O2.

If you are going to do that...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-28-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,178
Posted By dweyant
Figured it out! What are the odds that after you...

Figured it out!

What are the odds that after you have two bad spark plugs in a row?

Greater than 0 apparently.

I was ready to pull the P-Mags and send them back, when my neighbor suggested...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-28-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,178
Posted By dweyant
I'm officially out of ideas. To recap. When...

I'm officially out of ideas.

To recap. When running on the left mag (top spark plugs). My engine runs rough, and the EGT's on #3 drop from about 1400, to about 900.

I have tried.

1 - Pull...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-27-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,178
Posted By dweyant
Tried a few more things this morning. Replaced...

Tried a few more things this morning.

Replaced the coil on the left mag. Engine still runs rough, and now the EGT,s on#3 drop off as soon as I run on just the left mag.

Is it time to send them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,534
Posted By dweyant
Still working to track down an ignition issue...

Still working to track down an ignition issue with my system.

Trent has been very helpful. Our current thinking is a bad coil. Trent shipped it to me and said to either ship it back if it doesnít...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-24-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,178
Posted By dweyant
One other thing, that may or may not be...

One other thing, that may or may not be related.

On the two flights that I've done since I got the plane back from paint, my headset is breaking squelch. Not all of the time, but enough to be...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-24-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,178
Posted By dweyant
So here is what I've tried to far. 1 - Replaced...

So here is what I've tried to far.

1 - Replaced all 8 plugs with new ones.
2 - Checked timing on both mags
3 - Checked resistance of plug wires on #2 cylinder (.5 ohms)
4 - Made sure all of the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-23-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,178
Posted By dweyant
PMag Issue (final diagnosis - bad spark plug)

Got my plane back from paint on Friday at GLO. It looks great, I'm quite pleased with the job Mark did!

However, I noticed a bit of roughness in the engine flying home Friday. It was about an hour...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-20-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,747
Posted By dweyant
2.5 years, 330 hours. They work great. IO-320...

2.5 years, 330 hours. They work great.

IO-320 CS prop. I run LOP anytime I'm at cruise and burn about 6.2 GPH at 145knots TAS in the 10-14k range.

-Dan
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-03-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,616
Posted By dweyant
Iíve flown from 07TS - KMAI non stop a couple...

Iíve flown from 07TS - KMAI non stop a couple times 639 NM.

Of course I needed a pretty decent tail wind to do it.

Burned about 31 gallons.

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,803
Posted By dweyant
Really great to meet everyone. Think I almost...

Really great to meet everyone.

Think I almost have Karen convinced to let me build an RV-14 (Thanks Marvin! :).

Huge thank you for all of the really hard work everyone puts in to make this event...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,216
Posted By dweyant
The $290 is just the navigation data for the...

The $290 is just the navigation data for the 650.

Does the $649 include the G3X approach plates, and not the GTN ones, or none?

=Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,216
Posted By dweyant
Did anyone figure out if this is accurate? I'm...

Did anyone figure out if this is accurate?

I'm trying to decide if this is worth it for me or not.

Is this accurate?

Garmin Pilot = $150
GTN650 Charts = $290
G3X Charts = $150
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