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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-24-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 195
Posted By gfb
WTB: RV-10 emp, wings, or fuse

Looking to start another project while things are slow in the world. Let me know if you have one of the kits you wont be finishing.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-22-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,575
Posted By gfb
Thanks. What did they prime with? What are you...

Thanks. What did they prime with? What are you looking to get for the emp/tailcone? I'd prefer an unbuilt one to spend some time during the lockdown working, but for the right price I can always...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-22-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,575
Posted By gfb
Did the emp & wings sell? Is the emp primed?

Did the emp & wings sell? Is the emp primed?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-22-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By gfb
Did this sell?

Did this sell?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-29-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,780
Posted By gfb
Flew San Juan to Grenada. Continuing to Brazil...

Flew San Juan to Grenada. Continuing to Brazil tomorrow.
http://YouTube.com/buildflygo
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-29-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,888
Posted By gfb
Hey Folks, We are well along on the trip....

Hey Folks,

We are well along on the trip. Spending 2 nights in Grenada before continuing south into Brazil tomorrow. Videos have been going up almost nightly of timelapses of the flights so you can...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,019
Posted By gfb
Whirlwind GA-200L Yup, that was me. Happy...

Whirlwind GA-200L



Yup, that was me.



Happy to chat, find me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildflygo
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-10-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By gfb
In your HS pic when you say you filled the tip, I...

In your HS pic when you say you filled the tip, I hope you didn't actually fill it but covered it with a piece of cloth and a skim coat of micro? :)
Forum: ADS-B 02-09-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,447
Posted By gfb
The local controller may not have access to the...

The local controller may not have access to the data (he probably does) but it's definitely being logged. Figure out the report on the FAA site that will tell you what's wrong/right with your install...
Forum: ADS-B 02-09-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,447
Posted By gfb
Have you checked on the FAA website for the...

Have you checked on the FAA website for the report? Local controllers are nice, but the report is what matters in the end. It's free ;)
Forum: ADS-B 02-09-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By gfb
Is uAvionix willing to send you another unit to...

Is uAvionix willing to send you another unit to test? Or is there someone at your airport with one?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-09-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By gfb
Can't say I've ever had issues with DB updates...

Can't say I've ever had issues with DB updates before, much less them messing with settings. Been doing updates when they expire for the past two years with no issues. The only issue here is the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-08-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By gfb
I just saw the same. Only repeated once so far.

I just saw the same. Only repeated once so far.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-02-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,426
Posted By gfb
The Titan IO-340 is the perfect engine for my 9....

The Titan IO-340 is the perfect engine for my 9. Weighs as little as a 320 but can put out 180hp. I have 400+ hours on mine so far and love it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-02-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By gfb
I have had similar issues with it over the past...

I have had similar issues with it over the past few months. Refresh a few times, upload fewer files at a time, etc. No solid way to make it work reliably that I have found but just keep retrying.

I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,019
Posted By gfb
Mine is FI, I have the AFP FI system. Vertical...

Mine is FI, I have the AFP FI system. Vertical induction, dual p-mags, auto plugs.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,019
Posted By gfb
If folks are on the fence, I'd happily give you a...

If folks are on the fence, I'd happily give you a ride in my Titan IO-340 powered 9A. The 340 is a PHENOMENAL engine for the 9, I can't say enough good things about this.

^^not a paid advertisement,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,393
Posted By gfb
I assume you mean builder assist? It's not legal...

I assume you mean builder assist? It's not legal to pay someone to build an E-AB for you in the US, but there are a few builder assist shops that will help with all the tooling and expertise to get...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-27-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,888
Posted By gfb
US to Brazil in an RV-9A

Hi Folks,

Our trip is coming up in a month. We are heading south from Madison, WI to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and plan to have a blast. I'll be posting updates in this thread and videos on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By gfb
I should clarify, I am not just weight limited...

I should clarify, I am not just weight limited but space limited, so unfortunately cannot take a large plastic container.
Forum: GPS 01-23-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,214
Posted By gfb
When buying the unit-only part for the new xi...

When buying the unit-only part for the new xi navigators (to upgrade a legacy GTN-650), does the unit-only version ship with manuals and sd card?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By gfb
Cleaning supplies on long trips?

I have a 4-week trip coming up in my 9A and am a bit weight limited. Wondering what people have done for cleaning supplies.

I generally use Plane Perfect spray cleaners for wings/canopy but they...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By gfb
It's really not bad. - new engine mount + moving...

It's really not bad.

- new engine mount + moving engine will take a bit but not crazy
- new gear and weldments need to be mounted. I don't remember exactly but I think they are bolted to the wing...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-20-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,305
Posted By gfb
They mumbled something about it needing to be...

They mumbled something about it needing to be tuned for the engine/exhaust combination and did not want to take my money. Oh well, I spend enough airplane money already ;)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-20-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,305
Posted By gfb
Let us know how the powerflow install goes. Every...

Let us know how the powerflow install goes. Every time I've talked to the powerflow guys they have said that it won't work on experimentals as they have only done development work on specific...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 425
Posted By gfb
Navigating the G3X Worksheet

I had a few people ask for this in other youtube videos, so I put together one where I walk through the Gamin pricing worksheet for G3X. Hopefully you folks find it helpful as...
Forum: Autopilots 01-14-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,010
Posted By gfb
Just heard back from ClassicAero and they would...

Just heard back from ClassicAero and they would be happy to make a fitting glareshield trim. Once I print one of these up they will ship me the base material for me to cut to fit and ship back to...
Forum: Autopilots 01-14-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,010
Posted By gfb
This is looking great, I just saw the pictures on...

This is looking great, I just saw the pictures on your panellove smugmug. Any idea when it will be available?

I reached out to ClassicAero to see if they would make a glareshield trim piece to match...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-13-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 96,476
Posted By gfb
Any chance you can post a write-up of how to make...

Any chance you can post a write-up of how to make the backlit engravings?
Forum: Propellers 01-12-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,770
Posted By gfb
I have one on my 180hp RV-9A and it works great....

I have one on my 180hp RV-9A and it works great. No issues to report, it just props along.
Forum: International 01-09-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By gfb
Landing permits in eastern caribbean?

"A friend" has a trip coming up to the eastern Caribbean in their RV and can't seem to find any info on if experimental aircraft are permitted there. For those of you that have done this, what have...
Forum: GPS 01-03-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,126
Posted By gfb
Usually avionics do not include the wiring.

Usually avionics do not include the wiring.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By gfb
Note that the occasional use exemption for Texas...

Note that the occasional use exemption for Texas only applies if the seller has not made more than one other taxable sale within the previous twelve months. For example, if the seller also sold two...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-04-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,711
Posted By gfb
Let me know what you'd like to see and I'll...

Let me know what you'd like to see and I'll record it. Plane is at Evoke right now for paint but should be back in January for more videos.
Forum: Reviews 11-26-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By gfb
Your images are not showing up.

Your images are not showing up.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-25-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,918
Posted By gfb
Thanks Steve. Could you include links to the...

Thanks Steve. Could you include links to the changelogs for the associated firmwares like the G5, GEA, GSA, etc?
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,105
Posted By gfb
I did very similar in my RV-9A/G3X/GTN/etc....

I did very similar in my RV-9A/G3X/GTN/etc. Similar # of hours too. Did all the training in the RV, had no issues finding an instructor or examiner.

I used the Sporty's IFR course, great app, etc....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,288
Posted By gfb
Dropped her off to get painted. I now need to...

Dropped her off to get painted. I now need to cmoe up with something to do with myself till Jan 20th...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,711
Posted By gfb
I made videos on some of those avionics and how I...

I made videos on some of those avionics and how I use them:
Https://YouTube.com/buildflygo
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-18-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By gfb
I have a similar oil pressure problem with my 2...

I have a similar oil pressure problem with my 2 year old engine. It happens maybe once every 50 hours for me so has been tough to track down.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-17-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By gfb
Here is a light that offers...

Here is a light that offers landing/taxi/nav/strobe:
https://flyleds.com/products/#!/The-Works-Wingtip-Lighting-Kit/p/105662651

I have the nav/strobe version but have seen the one with landing/taxi...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-16-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By gfb
FlyLEDs are fantastic. They are crazy bright and...

FlyLEDs are fantastic. They are crazy bright and look like they were meant to be there. A lot of the older existing lights were designed to go on the end of old airplane wingtips and look weird...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,776
Posted By gfb
This is probably true of any non-trainer...

This is probably true of any non-trainer aircraft, including possibly the -12. The data is not in on the new nose gear for the 9A but I suspect it's at least as sturdy as the -12 gear.



A more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,776
Posted By gfb
Such different airplanes with very different...

Such different airplanes with very different missions :)

RV-9 Pros
- 30kt faster econ cruise (150kt, 8k DA, 8gph vs 120kt? 6gph?)
- lower fuel burn at slow speed (120kt 5gph.)
- Better climb (I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,858
Posted By gfb
Can anyone see the pictures? If you can, could...

Can anyone see the pictures? If you can, could you post them somewhere the rest of us can see them? :)

If I understand correctly, this may be the first documented instance of the antisplat saving a...
Forum: RV-14 08-14-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,396
Posted By gfb
Thanks Martin. If you could share your numbers...

Thanks Martin.
If you could share your numbers from 6k up that would be great. I'm suspecting the 14 is slightly more efficient than the 9?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,366
Posted By gfb
This is a great improvement from the last one,...

This is a great improvement from the last one, thanks for sticking with it, we all benefit from your efforts.

Is Tom or someone making the brackets? Or might you post some dimensions? I have the...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,396
Posted By gfb
Marvin, would you mind sharing the rest of the...

Marvin, would you mind sharing the rest of the spreadsheet? I'm curious about the RV-14A performance.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-31-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,343
Posted By gfb
Thanks Steve. Is there an option to have the MFD...

Thanks Steve. Is there an option to have the MFD boot into the Checklist page by default?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,465
Posted By gfb
I dropped her off at the Continental booth around...

I dropped her off at the Continental booth around noon today and drove home for some AC. Go say hello, she is 1 yr old today (and ~320hrs.)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,838
Posted By gfb
Is the 355A/8.33MHz available as a software...

Is the 355A/8.33MHz available as a software upgrade from the 355/25MHz version? I'm confused for the reason behind the market segmentation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,173
Posted By gfb
I'm likely not a great example but mine went down...

I'm likely not a great example but mine went down significantly ($400 drop?) It was the first renewal so I expect going from zero time and a new airplane to 300 hrs + adding an instrument rating was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,289
Posted By gfb
I'm really impressed with the "fit&finish" of the...

I'm really impressed with the "fit&finish" of the UI and the features. You've come a long way to a product that seems ready to show up the big guys. Great work!
Forum: International 07-12-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By gfb
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: International 07-10-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By gfb
I'm wondering if anyone has experience working...

I'm wondering if anyone has experience working with Guyana and knows what the regs are.

I realize that our OpLims specifically state we need approval in countries other than the US to fly.
Forum: International 07-10-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By gfb
Flying in Brazil - Fees and paperwork?

Looking towards my flight next year and trying to sort out flying in Brasil. It seems there are fees for everything but I cant quite sort out what they are ahead of time. Any locals able to give me...
Forum: International 07-10-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By gfb
Experimental Aircraft OK in Guyana & French Guyana?

Looking forward to my trip in the spring, I cant find info for the Guyana aviation authority on if Experimental Aircraft are ok and what documentation they need.

Any pointers?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,289
Posted By gfb
This is looking awesome and sounding like a great...

This is looking awesome and sounding like a great fit for my future kitfox project :) A couple questions:

- AOA support in development?
- Is the code open source?
- What kinds of knobs/buttons are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,425
Posted By gfb
Sorry to revive this thread but it's getting warm...

Sorry to revive this thread but it's getting warm in the midwest and the stumble is rearing its ugly head more than usual for me.

I see hints that some have resolved this issue in the thread. I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,568
Posted By gfb
Thank you. Could you explain to us...

Thank you. Could you explain to us non-pylon-racers why this is beneficial? For example, can I use it to go faster or burn less fuel? How does that work? What does it look like on the g3x and how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,568
Posted By gfb
Which efis does this currently work on?

Which efis does this currently work on?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-26-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By gfb
The G3X does not have a VOR/ILS receiver, the...

The G3X does not have a VOR/ILS receiver, the hardware is just not there so that will not happen unless they release a new unit.

On the RNAV/GPS front, I understand the GPS unit in the screens is...
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