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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,580
Posted By Shadetree
Bill, I have an 18' bumper pull trailer in...

Bill, I have an 18' bumper pull trailer in Elkhart if it helps.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-14-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,403
Posted By Shadetree
Went to another paint shop and got it...

Went to another paint shop and got it done.
Thanks for all the input.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-13-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,403
Posted By Shadetree
Thanks broken. I am headed to a different paint...

Thanks broken.
I am headed to a different paint shop tomorrow.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-13-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,403
Posted By Shadetree
Thanks. I gave them a call and they gave me a...

Thanks. I gave them a call and they gave me a couple of phone numbers to call.
I tried both and either no longer in service or no answer, but was the best lead I have had so far.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-13-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,403
Posted By Shadetree
I found a paint shop in Amarillo that told me...

I found a paint shop in Amarillo that told me they would not give up until they match it.
Headed that way tomorrow.
Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-10-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,403
Posted By Shadetree
I tried matching my paint with a local paint...

I tried matching my paint with a local paint company and what they shot and what I got are not even close.

Back to square one.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-10-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,403
Posted By Shadetree
I have struck out completely on getting any...

I have struck out completely on getting any response from Loehle.
The Chamber of Commerce said I was one of several calls they had received and as far as they knew that business no longer...
Forum: ADS-B 03-08-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,468
Posted By Shadetree
This is what I did also except I removed the...

This is what I did also except I removed the Garmin GTX327 and replaced with the GTX345.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-01-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,403
Posted By Shadetree
Thanks, I will try that.

Thanks, I will try that.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-28-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,403
Posted By Shadetree
I wonder if they shut the doors?

I wonder if they shut the doors?
Forum: Painting your RV 02-28-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,403
Posted By Shadetree
Loehle Paint

Anyone have a phone number that works for Loehle Aircraft Coatings?
I have tried everything except getting a return call from the local Chamber of Commerce.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-26-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,032
Posted By Shadetree
Thanks for the reply. I have the stock wheel so...

Thanks for the reply.
I have the stock wheel so I guess I don't have to make a decision.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-26-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,032
Posted By Shadetree
8A nose tire

Which nose tire are you having the best luck with?
Getting ready to change mine out.
Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,889
Posted By Shadetree
I think it was randomly picked according to the...

I think it was randomly picked according to the letter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,889
Posted By Shadetree
FAA Survey?

I just got an email from the FAA Federal Air Surgeon asking me to participate in a evaluation of medical services survey.
First time I have ever got something like this.

Anyone else on here get...
Forum: ADS-B 10-09-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,655
Posted By Shadetree
Well, it turns out to be in the setup after...

Well, it turns out to be in the setup after chasing this for months. It wasn't in the Garmin or the Dynon.
I now have no failures in my report. Not sure I would buy again from anyone except a local...
Forum: ADS-B 09-20-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,655
Posted By Shadetree
I finally got it into the avionics shop and they...

I finally got it into the avionics shop and they found the Garmin GTX345 has a problem that only Garmin can fix, so it is going back to Garmin.
Forum: ADS-B 08-29-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,655
Posted By Shadetree
Not yet. Supposed to get it in the shop within a...

Not yet. Supposed to get it in the shop within a week.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-16-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By Shadetree
Thanks for the help!

Thanks for the help!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-16-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By Shadetree
RV-8 Part Number? Rudder Pedal

I need a part number for the left UHMW rudder pedal support block for an RV8A with adjustable pedals.
I have looked all over Van's site and not sure if I have the right one found.
Any help is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-10-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By Shadetree
All went well with the update once I got the...

All went well with the update once I got the driver for the USB to work. I loaded the driver from the Dynon website for my computer, a 32 bit Windows 7 but could never get it to work or recognize the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-09-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 31
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Views: 5,272
Posted By Shadetree
Me too. wisdomwade@gmail.com Thanks

Me too.
wisdomwade@gmail.com

Thanks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By Shadetree
I will report my failures and/or successes once I...

I will report my failures and/or successes once I try this tomorrow afternoon if I get off work in time. I want to get started before Dynon closes up just in case I have problems. I have 2 cables out...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By Shadetree
Updating the Dynon D180

I am going to update my D180 for the first time since I have owned the RV8A. I have the 5.4 version and added a Dynon autopilot and AP74 and a Garmin GTX345. I have been reading the directions on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,331
Posted By Shadetree
I can relate to that! I learned to fly in a milk...

I can relate to that! I learned to fly in a milk stool TriPacer in these winds.
It will keep you on your toes. Glad I have a parking brake that works now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 873
Posted By Shadetree
I'm interested too. I just ordered an Empire...

I'm interested too. I just ordered an Empire cover for my Jeep and don't know anything about them.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-20-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 25,058
Posted By Shadetree
A 35% failure rate in 250 hours is sure not a...

A 35% failure rate in 250 hours is sure not a good record for PP.
Forum: ADS-B 06-17-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,655
Posted By Shadetree
Not yet. I am waiting on the avionics shop to...

Not yet. I am waiting on the avionics shop to check the Garmin Gtx345 out. The shop is swamped and I have been traveling for work a lot.
I will post the findings when this gets resolved.
Forum: ADS-B 06-12-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,752
Posted By Shadetree
Local avionics guy told me he was booked until...

Local avionics guy told me he was booked until the end of the year. Been trying for a month to get in to get my transponder checked.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-11-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,601
Posted By Shadetree
They fixed my Plane Power alternator too.

They fixed my Plane Power alternator too.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-11-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,264
Posted By Shadetree
Always take off to the north if you can and gain...

Always take off to the north if you can and gain altitude over the open valley before departing the area. You have a few options just in case..
Winds can be from all directions on the landing and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,540
Posted By Shadetree
Not on an RV, but I had similar oil temp issues...

Not on an RV, but I had similar oil temp issues on my Twin Comanche and found the ground strap from the engine and airframe didn't have good connection.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-02-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,601
Posted By Shadetree
That's interesting.

That's interesting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 93,610
Posted By Shadetree
No Cracks

No cracks in 196 hours.
RV8A
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-24-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,588
Posted By Shadetree
So sad. Prayers for the family.

So sad. Prayers for the family.
Forum: ADS-B 05-23-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 65,383
Posted By Shadetree
Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!
Forum: Reviews 04-25-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,054
Posted By Shadetree
I used Multi Engine Training at the Arlington TX...

I used Multi Engine Training at the Arlington TX airport. I flew in and they picked me up and delivered me to the motel. Three days and I was done with multi/instrument/commercial.
That was several...
Forum: ADS-B 04-11-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,655
Posted By Shadetree
G3expert has been a huge help trying to sort out...

G3expert has been a huge help trying to sort out my issues. The Garmin GXT is showing the right altitude, it is configured properly, but would appear that the Dynon D180 is not reporting altitude...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 52,603
Posted By Shadetree
That is all I can help you with at the moment....

That is all I can help you with at the moment. Still working on some issues with the rest of the system.
Forum: ADS-B 04-07-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,655
Posted By Shadetree
I will be sure to post my findings. It could be a...

I will be sure to post my findings.
It could be a while. I am out of town for a few days.
Forum: ADS-B 04-07-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,655
Posted By Shadetree
Thank you Steve. I will do that when I return home

Thank you Steve. I will do that when I return home
Forum: ADS-B 04-06-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,655
Posted By Shadetree
Garmin GTX345, Dynon D180, Alt Baro fault in ADSB

After my install of the gtx345, my adsb report says I fail in alt Baro. Any Garmin or Dynon gurus have any ideas if these talk to beach other or not?
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,601
Posted By Shadetree
Not sure on the part number but think it was out...

Not sure on the part number but think it was out of a Kabota alternator.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,601
Posted By Shadetree
Thanks. The alternator shop did find the parts...

Thanks. The alternator shop did find the parts that I needed so I should be back in the air tomorrow. I think I will start keeping one on the shelf.
I have always been a fan of B&C. Ran their...
Forum: GPS 03-30-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,264
Posted By Shadetree
Good news. Thanks

Good news. Thanks
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,601
Posted By Shadetree
I found a replacement alternator at AS, but the...

I found a replacement alternator at AS, but the alternator in more expensive than the complete kit.

I have talked to 4 vendors so far. Chief, Aviall, Quality Aircraft, AS.
Anyone know other vendors...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,601
Posted By Shadetree
I took checked the connections, traced wiring,...

I took checked the connections, traced wiring, checked voltage. Turns out it is the alternator itself. Took it to a shop and found the stator wires broken. Called plane power to get a replacement...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,601
Posted By Shadetree
I have a separate volt meter that agrees with my...

I have a separate volt meter that agrees with my D180, so I think the plug might be the issue.
Will check it out after work today.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,601
Posted By Shadetree
Thank you, that's exactly what I was looking for.

Thank you, that's exactly what I was looking for.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-28-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,601
Posted By Shadetree
Plane Power 60 amp alternator issue

Not sure if it is a Plane Power problem or not but here is what is happening to me. I started out on a flight on Friday and after in the air noticed my fuel flow was way higher than it should be on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-23-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 20,474
Posted By Shadetree
I went with the Garmin GTX345.

I went with the Garmin GTX345.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By Shadetree
Will give that a try. Thanks.

Will give that a try. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By Shadetree
Bitter sweet install or the other way around

I have been excited about getting my autopilot and ADSB installed and have worked for 3 days getting the hardware installed. I got down to the power-up part of the AP74 and servos and all looked...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-19-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 52,603
Posted By Shadetree
Mine was delivered Thursday. Plan to install it...

Mine was delivered Thursday. Plan to install it tomorrow I hope.
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,603
Posted By Shadetree
I will know in a few days. My GTX345 is supposed...

I will know in a few days. My GTX345 is supposed to come in tomorrow.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 52,603
Posted By Shadetree
I did. Thanks

I did. Thanks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-09-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 52,603
Posted By Shadetree
Any news on the Gtx345?

Any news on the Gtx345?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-05-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By Shadetree
Thanks Jesse. I was hoping that by loading the...

Thanks Jesse. I was hoping that by loading the newest version might help in my compass calibration. I can't seem to get it where I want it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-05-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By Shadetree
Dynon D180 newbi question

I have the D180 in my 8A and will be installing a the Dynon servos and AP74 when my order gets delivered.
Do I update my D180 now with the newest version or wait until I have everything installed and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-02-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 52,603
Posted By Shadetree
Garmin GTX 345

Has there been any news when this unit will be released?
Forum: Autopilots 02-27-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 983
Posted By Shadetree
Dynon autopilot install in RV-8A

I have made up my mind to buy a Dynon autopilot set-up for my RV8A with the D180 and will add the AP74.

I am interested in the amount of time it took you to install the servos, which servos you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-22-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 52,603
Posted By Shadetree
Good thread! Good questions and excellent answers.

Good thread! Good questions and excellent answers.
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