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Forum: Safety 09-15-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,969
Posted By LNSelf
Mark, I am glad you had the presence of mind to...

Mark,

I am glad you had the presence of mind to realize what you had just done and keep flying the airplane. Also, thanks for sharing your experience.

I bought an RV-4 with avionics master next to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,684
Posted By LNSelf
It will use the higher input

I believe this note in the G3X installation manual would apply to your situation.
"Aircraft with dual electronic ignition systems can connect the tachometer signal output from the second ignition to...
Forum: ADS-B 07-10-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By LNSelf
Set to "pressurized"

There is a setting in Garmin Pilot and probably most interfaces to the GDL 39 allowing you to tell it you are in a pressurized airplane. I believe this transitions the altitude alerts from using the...
Forum: ADS-B 07-07-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By LNSelf
Pressurized Cockpit?

While I would guess most people on this forum are flying RVs, many of us are flying other aircraft as well. Is this by chance happening in a pressurized aircraft? I believe the GDL 39 has a built...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-19-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 558
Posted By LNSelf
Any advantage would be aircraft specific

I don't think from a core system perspective there is any strong advantages. It may come down to a system level installation considerations. Some examples:

If you have the GEA 24 on an essential...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,677
Posted By LNSelf
Excellent News

When I did my instrument check ride (in my RV-6a), my DPE said that he would be happy to do my commercial check ride in two aircraft so that I could do the maneuvers in the RV. Now, we can do it all...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-24-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,163
Posted By LNSelf
Thanks!

Thanks, I have tried a couple different headsets and she generally prefers the Zulu. I will look into the different pad.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-23-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,163
Posted By LNSelf
Changed link

I uploaded video to youtube and updated link.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-22-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,163
Posted By LNSelf
Evening flight with my daughter

My daughter (almost 4) asked to go flying. Even though it was almost bed time, I wasn't going to pass up the opportunity. I looked at the wife, and she said, "okay". Off we went to the airport for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By LNSelf
Try to minimize vibration

If you mount it to the subpanel, I would mount it near a rib or close to the edge to minimize the motion of the unit due to vibration. The install manual calls out mounting it in rigid...
Forum: Tools 01-06-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,455
Posted By LNSelf
Crimper comparisons

I have all three mentioned crimpers; the AFM8, MH860, and the inexpensive non-adjustable crimper from Stein. Both the AFM8 and MH860 are much higher quality. When crimping large or very small wires...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-03-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,977
Posted By LNSelf
Level Mode

In response to Tom's comment, you can wire a discrete input to the GEA 24 and configure it for a level mode input.

I do not have GMC 305 or 307 in my G3x touch panel. I do not find myself...
Forum: GPS 11-20-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By LNSelf
Another option

On my glareshield, I drilled holes directly under the antennas, and then made the hole just slightly oblong to where the antenna cable goes through the glareshield right after exiting the antenna. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By LNSelf
Unit level part number

I believe you are looking for the unit level part number versus the shipping part number. The part number on the G5 unit itself is 011-03809-00.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-09-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,129
Posted By LNSelf
RV-6a

What a fun video!

The N number N94AB can be seen on the video. Looks like it is an RV-6a.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,120
Posted By LNSelf
Troubleshooting steps

Here are some steps to help you troubleshoot. The trick with the SPDT switches is that the ground needs to come through the opposite switch. That means that the opposite switch from what you are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-06-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,120
Posted By LNSelf
Good deal!

Ruley,

Good deal on the engine gauges. Thanks for the follow up.

Do you have a wiring diagrams for your switches? I am having trouble following your description of the issue on this one. A SPDT...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-02-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,120
Posted By LNSelf
What was the outcome?

Ruley,

Did you get your issues figured out?

You said you were desperately needing help, but haven't even taken the time to answer some basic questions or give an update on this thread. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-30-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By LNSelf
Not compatible

The GAD 27 is not compatible with the G900x at this time. The GAD 27 is integrated into the CAN bus of the G3X Touch for setup. The G900x uses a different core architecture.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-25-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,120
Posted By LNSelf
More information needed

Ruley,

Out of curiosity, did you reach out to Garmin over phone or the G3xpert email inbox? A question to the g3xpert@garmin.com email will generally get a quick response.

The one item that jumps...
Forum: Safety 07-12-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By LNSelf
Regular carseat

I use my daughter's Recaro Pro Ride carseat in the airplane. She is currently 3. The only downside is that the seat is heavy. I remove the seat back cushion and stick. To buckle it in, I run the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By LNSelf
PM Sent

Steve, I sent you a PM with some information that may help you get this sorted out. Thanks, Levi
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-19-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,288
Posted By LNSelf
20 or 22 Gauge thermocouple wire will work

I wanted to add to an earlier comment about thermocouple wire being 22 gauge. With the GEA 24, either 20 or 22 gauge thermocouple wire will work. The GEA 24 uses standard density DSUB pins which...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-11-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,397
Posted By LNSelf
Maybe I need to try again.

I tried a couple different times to use the bluetooth. Maybe it was the device I was trying to connect to the GDL 39. I will have to play with this some more. I was kinda dissappointed I couldn't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,397
Posted By LNSelf
My experience is a little different

I installed my GDL 39 aft of the baggage bulkhead on my RV-6a. It is bolted down next to the pitch bellcrank. I get very poor bluetooth reception. The BT is basically unusable for me in that...
Forum: GPS 06-02-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,924
Posted By LNSelf
Auto Power Down

@Snowflake. I noticed the how easy it was to bump the power button and accidentally turn on the unit. When I first got the 660 I had it happen a couple times while it was in my flight bag. The...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-25-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,691
Posted By LNSelf
Talking Just install an EFIS

Ever since I installed an 10" EFIS, I have not left the master switch on. Simple solution, you should install an EFIS ;)

The only time I have left the Master on was at Oshkosh. A volunteer was...
Forum: RV-12 05-08-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 969
Posted By LNSelf
Each aircraft is different

The parameters you listed would be different per aircraft. While it may be helpful to compare values against another aircraft to see how similar they are, it is important that you calibrate each of...
Forum: RV-12 05-01-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,627
Posted By LNSelf
Contact Garmin

Based on your screenshots, it looks like you have an RV-12. Presuming you have the sensors that came with the Rotax 912 versus the sensors that come from Garmin, the issue could very well be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,868
Posted By LNSelf
Very nice

That is a very well thought out and executed oil door! Based on this, you are going to have one nice airplane. A word of caution, your clearances between the door and the cowling are very close. My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,884
Posted By LNSelf
Plastic cap

I'm glad you got it figured out. Those issues can be frustrating!

When looking at the 011-03158-00 components that came with my G3X kit, there were plastic caps pressed into the back side of these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,766
Posted By LNSelf
Another opinion

As someone who is right in the middle of getting an instrument rating in an RV, I feel that I can comment. I found a local instructor who was not familiar with the RVs and has not previously done an...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-05-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,932
Posted By LNSelf
Cutest Little Co-Pilot

My daughter having fun in the right seat. Gotta start them young! I have been trying different headsets and the Zulu 2 seems to work the best so far. I might need to find a kids headset...
Forum: RV-12 01-21-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 993
Posted By LNSelf
Take a Look at Drawing 42N-02

The GSU 25 bolts to the bottom of one of the baggage floor panels. Take a look at Section 42N-02 of the plans
-Levi
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,184
Posted By LNSelf
Contact Garmin

Mike,

I would reach out to Garmin directly. Your best bet is probably emailing g3xpert@garmin.com. I bet one of the team X guys will respond even on the holiday weekend.

-Levi
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By LNSelf
G3X Database updates

For the G3X, you will need to go to www.flygarmin.com and set up an account for your aircraft. While there are many database package options there are two options for US customers that will likely...
Forum: RV-12 02-15-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,150
Posted By LNSelf
Van's supplies the GTR 225A

Jack,

The RV-12 European avionics kit should come with the GTR 225A.

There are three versions of the GTR 225 with several different price points: GTR 225, 225A, and 225B.

The GTR 225, 225A,...
Forum: RV-12 02-14-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,150
Posted By LNSelf
Talking That one expensive sticker!

The GTR 225A is the version with the 8.33 khz spacing. It is $2585 at spruce. The price difference goes to pay for a really expensive sticker, the TSO tag :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,047
Posted By LNSelf
GDL 39 Performance

I tried out a GDL 39 connected to an iPad in Fort Scott (Southeast), KS, which is maybe 80 miles or so from independence. I found that at just over 3000 feet MSL, I was getting reception from a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-03-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,839
Posted By LNSelf
What about the cylinders?

I am helping Bruce with the OH. Where is the best place to send the jugs to have them Overhauled? Also, the engine is a 160hp O-320. We are thinking about higher compression pistons. Any advice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,834
Posted By LNSelf
RV-6 Fuselage

I should be getting my RV-6 very slow build fuselage on Friday. I just paid the shipping charges from Van's to Kansas City. 261 dollars with ABF
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 208,160
Posted By LNSelf
My desk is boring but...

I get to work on some pretty cool stuff. My primary job entails integrating Garmin Flight Decks (G500, G1000, G2000 etc.) into aircraft. I am currently working on both TC and STC projects....
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-03-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By LNSelf
Thanks!

I should be good to go!
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-02-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By LNSelf
Missing wing skin drawings

I am getting ready to layout the holes on the main wing skins and it turns out I am missing the SK-49,50,51,52 drawings. I assume these drawings give hole layouts. Could someone send me an email of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,564
Posted By LNSelf
Just getting started

I am 21 and just getting started on an RV-6 (bought stalled out wing and tail kit, tail was finished). Believe it or not, I have been dreaming of building an RV for 10 years! This will be my second...
Forum: RV-4 01-28-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,918
Posted By LNSelf
Welcome!

Glad to hear of another RV in that general area. My dad is in Fort Scott, Kansas. He is building a -7. He built his wing tanks last year. He said he would be more than willing to stop by and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-03-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,755
Posted By LNSelf
I bought it!

Eighteen hours of driving, two hours of snow removal, and three hours of loading (and some money) earned me the privilege of being an RV-6 builder. Unfortunately, I got caught up in getting things...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-28-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,755
Posted By LNSelf
You guys are the best

Well, I am going to go for it. I have an enclosed trailer hooked up and I am leaving early tomorrow morning to go get the kit. I have had several long conversations with the owner and I have...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-27-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,755
Posted By LNSelf
Wow, Thanks for the Fast reply

I really appreciate the help guys. I will keep my eyes out for any signs of corrosion. the owner states that the shop that the project is currently located is the same shop that he received the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-27-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,755
Posted By LNSelf
Buying an older RV-6 Kit

Hey guys,

I am just looking for a bit of advice. I am wanting to build a side-by-side RV. I found this ad in Barnstormers. I have talked to the owner and he is the original purchaser. The...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-07-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,380
Posted By LNSelf
Great time camping!

We had a great time camping! Thanks for putting up with us young people. We made it home in the Tripacer in 2.4 hrs averaging 75kts ground speed. It was great to meet all the people there! I look...
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