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Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-10-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,094
Posted By maus92
Steve, should we allow all LRUs and G3X devices...

Steve, should we allow all LRUs and G3X devices to complete updating their software before updating the MFD?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By maus92
What EFIS, and how is the interface to the EFIS...

What EFIS, and how is the interface to the EFIS configured?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-14-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,451
Posted By maus92
Should be doable. The GDL82 will accept input...

Should be doable. The GDL82 will accept input from an external GPS source like the GNC355. You need to check the model number of your GPS antenna to see if it is valid for the GNC355.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-10-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 815
Views: 990,981
Posted By maus92
Looks great (and cold!)

Looks great (and cold!)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By maus92
Perhaps there is a 6 or 7 character limit for...

Perhaps there is a 6 or 7 character limit for waypoint names in the G3X?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,089
Posted By maus92
Only the "Out" side is mandated. The 'In" is...

Only the "Out" side is mandated. The 'In" is basically an enhancement, thus optional.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,089
Posted By maus92
Wasn't the FAA planning to phase out TIS service...

Wasn't the FAA planning to phase out TIS service when it replaced radars (that break and cannot be repaired?) Not sure if they would replace all radars in a service area at once, probably not. Just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-27-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By maus92
Looks like you have a lock on 3 sats. Might need...

Looks like you have a lock on 3 sats. Might need 4 or even 6 (although you do show a position and 3d diff.)

For the Dynon config, we'll assume the serial output line is configured to NMEA and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-27-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By maus92
Looks like the test is occurring inside a...

Looks like the test is occurring inside a structure - have you verified that the GPS has acquired at least 4 sats? The GPS sends a data packet roughly once per second, and LED should blink at that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By maus92
10-4 was recommended if you intend to hand prop...

10-4 was recommended if you intend to hand prop (brave with an O-360.) Otherwise with a FP prop it doesn't really matter. When I installed EI last year, I changed from 10-4 to 8-2. It didn't seem...
Forum: ADS-B 10-18-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,528
Posted By maus92
I'd imagine that uAvionix probably came to a...

I'd imagine that uAvionix probably came to a licencing agreement with Garmin.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-02-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,746
Posted By maus92
Late response, but pressure plates can warp /...

Late response, but pressure plates can warp / bend. Ask me how I know.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-27-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By maus92
I suggest you call Lycoming (or the engine...

I suggest you call Lycoming (or the engine manufacturer) as well. Normal fuel pressure for a carbed engine can be surprisingly low.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-25-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By maus92
Removing (remains of) Intake tube gasket

Any idea about how to remove the left over remains of an intake gasket? I've tried razor blades, a nylon brush, a soft wire brush, but pieces of the old gasket are stubbornly adhered to the intake...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-25-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,700
Posted By maus92
Anybody have reports of the spring clamps failing...

Anybody have reports of the spring clamps failing to hold the rubber portion of the oil return lines? I'm replacing mine since they are old, oily, and a bit gnarled.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-25-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By maus92
Not for me, on either Chrome or Safari browsers. ...

Not for me, on either Chrome or Safari browsers. The direct link doesn't work either.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-25-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By maus92
The images have disappeared again.

The images have disappeared again.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-25-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By maus92
Works now for me. Not sure why you are...

Works now for me.

Not sure why you are separating the comm radios (and the intercom.) That will introduce some hand switching when flying IFR.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-25-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,017
Posted By maus92
@Draker: Garmin's recommendation is not to mount...

@Draker: Garmin's recommendation is not to mount the ADAHRS to the back of the GDU due to panel vibration. Some people fail the vibration testing / calibration routine because of it. In my RV-8,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-24-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,653
Posted By maus92
Interesting. I will be installing flex lines in...

Interesting. I will be installing flex lines in the next week or so to replace rigid tubing that has some workmanship issues, and a nick from the wing root fairing that I discovered during my annual...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,551
Posted By maus92
I would start by inspecting connectors for loose...

I would start by inspecting connectors for loose wires / badly crimped / unseated pins. And shorts can be intermittent.

Can you relate the failures to temperatures?
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-24-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By maus92
My GTR20 has had no hum issues. The RG400...

My GTR20 has had no hum issues. The RG400 antenna cable is not bundled with other wires, and all avionics use a common ground point.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By maus92
Lots of carb builders use Pinesol to clean carbs....

Lots of carb builders use Pinesol to clean carbs. Did well on the intake tube, better than the alcohol. Still needed to be brushed out.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By maus92
Cleaning intake manifold

I decided to remove the intake tubes during this condition inspection, mainly because the rubber adapters were looking weird. Turns out that they were hard and their braiding was beginning to fray -...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,653
Posted By maus92
Curious if the OP did anything with his wheel...

Curious if the OP did anything with his wheel bearings after the fire?

I installed heavier disks last year, and for the first 15 or so cycles, I had "moaning" emanating from the right brake,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,017
Posted By maus92
2 ADAHRS and eliminate the steam gauges, and the...

2 ADAHRS and eliminate the steam gauges, and the G5. Mount the GMU-25s to a rigid structural member vs. the back of the GDU.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By maus92
Hi Dan, Do you remember what size jet you went...

Hi Dan,

Do you remember what size jet you went with? A new part, or did you ream with a drill bit?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By maus92
Fuel filters are clear.

Fuel filters are clear.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By maus92
I dug up the original paperwork for the engine,...

I dug up the original paperwork for the engine, and the P/N at the time was indeed 71098 as built in 1999.

UPDATE:

I found a relevant thread on VAF, and it confirms that I have a "lean" carb. Two...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By maus92
It's a O-360-A1A. I have not checked for an...

It's a O-360-A1A. I have not checked for an induction leak other than inspecting the engine for stains. Seems to idle smoothly, but I'm pretty sure the original seals / hoses have never been...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-17-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By maus92
Interesting.

Interesting.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-17-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By maus92
Yes, running the initial SDS map. We looked at...

Yes, running the initial SDS map.

We looked at one of the bottom plugs today and decided it was carbon and not lead. Lead tends to ball up, while these chunks were more irregular. All the bottom...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-17-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By maus92
Maybe, but it is not uncommon for the EI to be...

Maybe, but it is not uncommon for the EI to be installed on the top plugs because of coil location.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By maus92
MA-4-5 PN 10-3878 Jet size?

My airplane has the "certified" version of the Lycoming O-360 that was new in 1999, and AFAIK it has the carb that was included with the engine (see PN in the header.) I have been investigating high...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-17-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By maus92
The chucks are light gray in color. I dropped...

The chucks are light gray in color. I dropped the one that was deposited in the plug hole; and I haven't cleaned the plugs yet so I'll check that.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-17-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By maus92
EI = more lead deposits?

Last year I installed a SDS EI system that replaces the left mag. I retained the right mag in my setup. The plane has been in service since year 2000, and the engine has about 400 hours. The top...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,167
Posted By maus92
Increasing fuel flow on takeoff will help with...

Increasing fuel flow on takeoff will help with CHTs; its effect on EGTs is secondary. Re-jetting the carb to get FF to 18GPH-ish seems to be a standard tool to reduce CHT.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,213
Posted By maus92
Adding a bit more detail, the FF on takeoff for...

Adding a bit more detail, the FF on takeoff for the past two years varies between 14.9-15.9 GPH, which apparently is low. Since the airplane is in the middle of its condition inspection, I'm going...
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,787
Posted By maus92
I have a GPS 20A with its own antenna, and have...

I have a GPS 20A with its own antenna, and have the MFD connected to a GA56 on the glare shield. It seems from this post that the antenna should be connected to the PFD instead - is this correct? ...
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,330
Posted By maus92
Looks like a lot of sorties needed to move all...

Looks like a lot of sorties needed to move all that stuff in the hangar. Make sure you have a PFD and a raft, PLB and some water for yourself.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,213
Posted By maus92
I should also add that my CHTs (#3 and 4) are...

I should also add that my CHTs (#3 and 4) are only "high" on take-off during the summer on hot and humid days at sea level. Once in cruise, the CHTs are around 370 (cooler in winter) at roughly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,213
Posted By maus92
The cowl flap did not make much of a difference...

The cowl flap did not make much of a difference in my -8A; maybe 3-4 degrees. Currently, it is not working, so I'm considering removing it in during my condition inspection.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,376
Posted By maus92
Stein's estimate for a dual Garmin G3X Touch VFR...

Stein's estimate for a dual Garmin G3X Touch VFR panel is about right. Depending on how IFR you get with IFR capability, i.e. bazillion radios, VOR / ILS, GTN can easily boost the cost to $40K. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By maus92
The G3X Touch was purchased in December 2014, and...

The G3X Touch was purchased in December 2014, and installed and flying in 2015 - so yes, the warranty had expired. I was hoping Garmin would take pity on me since several people have had SD card...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By maus92
After working with TeamX over several weeks, they...

After working with TeamX over several weeks, they concluded the root cause of my issue(s) was a SD card reader failure. The display did not crash if a SD card was not inserted, however the situation...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By maus92
Is the proper interface for ADS-B position data...

Is the proper interface for ADS-B position data the ARINC port or via RS232 serial port using ADSB+ protocol?

Nevermind - I see from the replies that position source info comes over the ethernet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,253
Posted By maus92
Oil will definitely drip out of the breather line...

Oil will definitely drip out of the breather line after shut down / overnight.
Forum: ADS-B 09-01-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By maus92
You'll be fine. I have the GPS20A / GTX23ES...

You'll be fine. I have the GPS20A / GTX23ES combination, works great - passed the FAA flight check the first time (although this was several years ago when it was done via email with a real...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-26-2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,288
Posted By maus92
I fly my plane pants-less, and I actually like...

I fly my plane pants-less, and I actually like the "look" better without the spats. Apparently I'm an exhibitionist.

It appears to me that the aluminum tubing burst, which enabled the brake fluid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,886
Posted By maus92
https://earthxbatteries.com/product-category/exper...

https://earthxbatteries.com/product-category/experimental-aircraft
Forum: Safety 08-11-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,971
Posted By maus92
This is why I don't do outdoors in anything...

This is why I don't do outdoors in anything slower than a bike or jet ski - and camping is definitely out of the question.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By maus92
Note about the main connector. On the GDU460,...

Note about the main connector. On the GDU460, the connector half with the male pins is mounted on the GDU. All pins in the three rows appear straight and solid. The connector mounted to the wiring...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By maus92
Also another note about SD cards left in the...

Also another note about SD cards left in the displays. It's OK to do so, but they should not include update files. So I will insure the cards I use only contain log files, screenshots and flight...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By maus92
A quick update. Steve from Garmin requested I...

A quick update. Steve from Garmin requested I send diagnostic files from the GDUs, which I did.

I have yet to check the pins, but is certainly a good idea. Another datapoint is between the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,886
Posted By maus92
I've never had a "high temp" alarm on my EarthX,...

I've never had a "high temp" alarm on my EarthX, but did have an alarm within the first year. No visible damage, but EarthX replaced it with a new design with an improved BMS (not sure what was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By maus92
G3X GDU460 MFD - inflight reboots and freeze

Today I was out testing a complex flight plan with ~60 waypoints for a project. The flight took place at 1,000' over a local river, and I had flown a similar pattern the day before. About midway...
Forum: GPS 07-30-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 49,224
Posted By maus92
The new navigators use ARINC interfaces /...

The new navigators use ARINC interfaces / protocols like the GTNs and older devices. The GAD29 is used to interface with the G3X system which is networked using CANBUS. The GAD29 performs a similar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,505
Posted By maus92
I guess the pads need to wear a bit. I've blown...

I guess the pads need to wear a bit. I've blown out a seal before, but I didn't notice until I saw the puddle during the following preflight. That one needed replacement (I changed to Vitron.)
Forum: GPS 07-25-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 49,224
Posted By maus92
OK great. Was talking to the Stein Air boys...

OK great. Was talking to the Stein Air boys about options, and it seems the GPS175 is the way to go for me. For clarification's sake, I would do the actually planning on FF or GP, then BT the plan...
Forum: GPS 07-25-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 49,224
Posted By maus92
Anybody have a working G3X Touch and GPS175...

Anybody have a working G3X Touch and GPS175 install? My understanding is that the GPS175 is a standalone unit, and that flight plans / changes entered in the G3X will not cross-pollinate over to the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-19-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,451
Posted By maus92
Could we perhaps use the "intercom" from a...

Could we perhaps use the "intercom" from a GTR20?
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,636
Posted By maus92
My fresh air vent is under the panel. I use an...

My fresh air vent is under the panel.

I use an iPad Mini 5 in my RV-8A - anything larger gets in the way. Works fine.

Sweet panel, btw.
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