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Forum: GPS 01-16-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By MWH265
Thanks Justin. I have considered that unit,...

Thanks Justin.

I have considered that unit, however I like having 2 coms. Can you say how much longer Garmin is going to be supporting the GNS units?

Thanks,
Mike
Forum: GPS 01-16-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By MWH265
Garmin 430 Install

With the Garmin 430 on its way to being obsolete in Garmin's eyes, is it worth the money to have one installed? I've been thinking about an upgrade from the 300XL I currently have. I was hoping...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By MWH265
Thanks, I will look into what you have...

Thanks, I will look into what you have suggested.

Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By MWH265
Dynon DRX on Avare

I just bought a Dynon DRX ADSB receiver. I am having trouble with it showing aircraft on Avare. When I first connected it, it showed aircraft for about 30 seconds, then they disappeared. Did the...
Forum: COMM 12-02-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By MWH265
USB

I was talking with my avionics guy about this a few weeks ago. He said that usually the cheap ones are just that, cheap. That also goes for the plugs you can plug into a power outlet (cigarette...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-29-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,676
Posted By MWH265
JPI Probe

Thanks Steve.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-27-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,676
Posted By MWH265
OAT Probe

I have read through all the posts. Its not mentioned. Can anyone confirm if the GAD 13 unit will work with a JPI OAT probe?
Forum: RV-4 09-20-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By MWH265
Resale

Don't forget, if you buy the 4 and make all these mods, when the 14 is done you need to find someone tall enough to sell the 4 to. Really narrows the market for you. Unless you plan to keep it.
Forum: ADS-B 09-09-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,358
Posted By MWH265
Tail Beacon

I ordered mine the day uAvionix released them. Install was a bit longer because the builder of my plane bonded the tail light in the rudder, and didn't leave any spare wire. So I had to fish new...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-05-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,008
Posted By MWH265
Adding Hinge

I did it on my 6A. Just on the pilot side. Also did the almost a 14 kit. Seatbelt attach points are very close. You may need to change the attach brackets on the belts. Or, you could just go 1...
Forum: ADS-B 05-27-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,093
Posted By MWH265
Tail Beacon

I put the tail beacon on mine last year. Working fine so far.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,812
Posted By MWH265
Credit Union

A credit union will work with you. If your military, join Navy Federal. They worked with me and were good with a letter from a mechanic that the plane was worth more than I was borrowing.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-14-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,371
Posted By MWH265
You can go to the Cleveland web site, might be...

You can go to the Cleveland web site, might be Parker Hannifin, and DL the exploded view of your wheel set. That will give you all the part numbers you need.
Forum: Reviews 03-29-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,206
Posted By MWH265
Tail Beacon

I installed a tail beacon on my 6A back in August. It took 4 hours due to the way the builder installed the original light in the rudder. Otherwise, I do believe it would have been a 15 minute...
Forum: ADS-B 02-04-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,814
Posted By MWH265
Tail Beacon

I installed the tail beacon on my 6A. Received a near perfect report. Installation would have been a breeze if the builder of my plane had left some extra wire in the rudder, (could only pull the...
Forum: GPS 01-27-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By MWH265
300XL

I'm hoping to not have to put that kind of money into a replacement. I will keep you in mind in case the repair shop wants and arm and a leg.
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-27-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By MWH265
I looked at that route too. But I would still...

I looked at that route too. But I would still have to buy the RPM and MP sensors which adds $500 to the cost of either unit.
Forum: GPS 01-27-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By MWH265
Avionics Repair Shops.

My Garmin GNC300XL is going on the fritz. Anyone know of a reasonable shop that still works on them? Avionics guy seems to think it may be the power supply starting to go.

Thanks,
Mike
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-27-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By MWH265
JPI EDM 350

Anyone installed a 350 yet. I am looking to change out my 700 to one and am wondering if the screen is big enough at 3.5 inches? Also, has anyone done the plug and play from a 700 to a 350. I will...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-28-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,346
Posted By MWH265
Jeremy, Cant help you with the wiring but If you...

Jeremy,

Cant help you with the wiring but If you still have the 300xl and want to part with it I may be I interested. Mine is starting to go on the fritz.

Mike
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-26-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By MWH265
Yes, I looked at those too. Slightly expensive...

Yes, I looked at those too. Slightly expensive over the other methods to fix an issue that really isn't an issue. More of something I want to change.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-26-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By MWH265
That has always been the plan to correct the un...

That has always been the plan to correct the un matching angles of the brake pedals. Its off enough that I think I would have to fabricate a new piece and make it a half inch longer or so.
Forum: Reviews 11-26-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,584
Posted By MWH265
Anti Splat

This is the first time I heard about this new product. I put in the Almost a 14 mod at last condition inspection. That is a great mod. Especially being 6'03".
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-26-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By MWH265
Yes, they are hanging pedals. The right brake...

Yes, they are hanging pedals. The right brake pedal is angled towards the pilot more than the left. When the rudder is straight there is no play in the cables and the bars seem to line up fine. I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-26-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By MWH265
Rudder Pedals

I noticed the rudder pedal bars on my 6A have the right rudder most aft and left rudder fore. Most if not all the pictures I have seen on the internet of peoples projects shows them in opposite...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-02-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 981
Posted By MWH265
I installed the tail beacon on my 6A. Works...

I installed the tail beacon on my 6A. Works great and got a near perfect report.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-29-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,356
Posted By MWH265
So you flew from NJ to Maine to pick blueberries?...

So you flew from NJ to Maine to pick blueberries? You could have just flow to Hammonton NJ, N81, and walked across the street and picked some. Would have only been 4 dollars per pound, vs 40...
Forum: ADS-B 08-16-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,088
Posted By MWH265
I placed an order on Sunday for the Tail Beacon. ...

I placed an order on Sunday for the Tail Beacon. I have received an email that my order has been processed and my card has been billed. Hope to have it sometime next week. Will let you know how is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-24-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,420
Posted By MWH265
Thanks for all the insight. It does seem to be...

Thanks for all the insight. It does seem to be well built. My mechanic seems to be happy with it. However, I just installed the "almost a 14" seat kit and I needed to run a sharpened putty knife...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-24-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,420
Posted By MWH265
Pro Sealed Seams

I have come to notice that the builder of my RV6A has used pro seal on all of the rivet joints when he put the plane together. So far it seems like he did it everywhere. What would be the purpose...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-21-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,667
Posted By MWH265
Congrats. You don't know what a good time you...

Congrats. You don't know what a good time you are about to have. I switched to a 6A from my Skyhawk 8 months ago. I couldn't be happier.

Good Luck with it,
Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 661
Posted By MWH265
JPI Coupon Code

Hi all

Decided to upgrade the JPI 700 to the new JPI 350. JPI says plug and play. Anyone have a valid coupon code for something off, 5%, free shipping, etc. with any of the major dealers like...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-23-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,136
Posted By MWH265
I do that with my son. He calls them "tummy...

I do that with my son. He calls them "tummy tickles". Its awesome.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-15-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,698
Posted By MWH265
I bought a replacement yoke from Zack too. ...

I bought a replacement yoke from Zack too. Worked great for a few flights. Then I noticed it had warped and no longer sealed along the bottom of my ear allowing noise in I picked up a used A20 to...
Forum: Autopilots 02-21-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,484
Posted By MWH265
I have a chance to pick up a Pro Pilot used at a...

I have a chance to pick up a Pro Pilot used at a decent price. Is this still considered a quality unit to install?

Thanks.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-17-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By MWH265
Pitot Tube

I flew my RV6A in the rain for the first time this week. After about 10 minutes I lost my airspeed indicator. Both steam gauge and on the G5. A quick consult with the avionics guy determined, as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,232
Posted By MWH265
My plane was imported by the guy I bought it...

My plane was imported by the guy I bought it from. The paperwork wasn't "good enough", whatever that means, for and airworthiness certificate here in the states. The DAR approved the plane to fly...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-14-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,885
Posted By MWH265
Kyle & Az, I think he is preparing for brake...

Kyle & Az,

I think he is preparing for brake pads. I guess you wouldn't have to remove the calipers to change the inner pad if there is a flexible line there. Just a thought he had. We were...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-14-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,885
Posted By MWH265
6A Brake Lines

Greased my wheel bearings yesterday with my mechanics assistance. While looking at the brake lines where they circle around the lower gear leg then attach to the caliper, he suggested we might want...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-01-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,925
Posted By MWH265
Need More Heat!

Happy New Year Everyone,

Flew the RV6A today in this 16 degree weather. To call the heat system inadequate is an understatement. I have a Vetterman exhaust with one heat muff, no mufflers, coming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,521
Posted By MWH265
Al, I have an RV that was built in Canada. Is...

Al,

I have an RV that was built in Canada. Is there any paperwork generated during these inspections and is it possible to get copies of those "pre-close" inspections? Would love to add them to my...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-17-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By MWH265
Thanks Guys, I may looking into building...

Thanks Guys, I may looking into building something like Matt has too.

Mike
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-17-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By MWH265
Are you referring to the part where the roller...

Are you referring to the part where the roller slides up into the U-shaped tube that makes the frame? Just one bolt per side? Which would actually leave the rollers on the track?

Thanks for the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-17-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By MWH265
Slider Canopy Removal

Gents,

What is the best way to remove a slider canopy to work on the plane? By best way I mean most efficient and least likely to cause damage. Looking at how it is built, there are at least 3...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-03-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,748
Posted By MWH265
Tom, Let me know how that works. I have an...

Tom,

Let me know how that works. I have an older 6A and was thinking of going the same route. My nose pant is pretty beat up. Might as well upgrade the replacement. How can you tell the old pant...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-26-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,579
Posted By MWH265
Thanks for the good word Sam. I guess I am more...

Thanks for the good word Sam. I guess I am more looking for what A/P is the easiest to install in an aircraft already flying. I'm not sure of the best locations of the servos.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-26-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,579
Posted By MWH265
Prefered 6A Auto Pilot

Hi All,

I have recently purchased a 6A. It does not have an auto pilot and I would like to install one. What does everyone recommend for an AP to be installed in a flying aircraft. I have been...
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