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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
Posted By RONSIM
Installed a horn

I use it to honk a couple of times after yelling "clear prop" ------ also to say "hi" as I taxi past folks on the ground!

Not an airhorn, but loud enough.:)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-13-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By RONSIM
Sure enough, won't fit!

Based on Airguy's post (thank you), I tried the new alternator (40Amp B&C) against the IO540 adapter/gear --- bottoms out with about a 1/4" gap.


Jesse ----Thank you, I will contact you about the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-12-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By RONSIM
Vaccum Pump Adapter/Gear IO540 to O360

I have the vacuum pump adapter/gear from an IO540C4B5 that I would like to install on a friend's O360A1A so he can install the B&C standby alternator on his -7A------ is this the same part?

Thanks...
Forum: GPS 07-31-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By RONSIM
G56 antenna works well with uAvionix

No issues, with several FAA reports asked for and rec'd ---- always clean. Always worked fine with Navworx, previously.

Ron
Forum: GPS 07-20-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By RONSIM
650 will, 430 will not

You can pre-load the 650/750 cards and the unit will hold the update until it is time ---- the 430/530 cards only hold the installed navdata, so, if you are early, legally you cannot use it for IFR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By RONSIM
On the Cessna,

They were a pain --- to check fluid levels, to top off, everything bad. Cannot imagine how I could do it on my RVs.

Ron
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,736
Posted By RONSIM
Smile Wonderful -- the only reason I envied my 750

brethren was because of the full keyboard. (actually I envied other aspects of the 750 but panel space and dollars preclude the 750)

Ron
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-08-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,926
Posted By RONSIM
I tried to find some and ended up

making my own replacements ----- used the old lense to make a wood shape and then used a heat gun to bend plexi around the wood form (I tried Lexan but tougher to work with)-- interesting exercise...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,261
Posted By RONSIM
May be able to help

Chris -- if you cannot find a CFI willing to work with you in your airplane, maybe I can help. I do not want to take work away from someone who does the instruction for a living, so try to find a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-14-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,997
Posted By RONSIM
Standard cooler on my -6A

I have the early, (1993) standard cooler, --looks like the one you picture.

Ron
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-14-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,997
Posted By RONSIM
Same location, no problem with temps in FL

I do not have that angle, on mine. --- I have O360 FI, CS, and have never had temp issue, even at the 95+temp/195%+ humidity (:D).

Ron
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,238
Posted By RONSIM
GNS 430 Repair Manual on line

I googled "Garmin GNS 430 Button Repair" and, in the list, found a link to the repair/maintenance manual ------ it gives some drawings and instruction for removing and replacing components ----- I...
Forum: Florida (Central) 06-13-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By RONSIM
Angry Apparently, Kirchman Foundation,

or Kirchman Corporation, depending on which source you use, owns the property. (Google Lake X Airport).

I was starting to have some hope, until the posting that Mercury Marine is coming back to the...
Forum: Florida (Central) 06-12-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By RONSIM
Lake X Airport

We have friends in the St. Cloud area we would like to visit more often, but the drive over from Clearwater area is horrendous because of traffic. Does anyone know if the Lake X airport is available...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,502
Posted By RONSIM
On my -6A

I mounted my AFS ADAHRS on the fuselage floor (on a mount), just forward of the aft bulkhead. Working great in that location.

My Dynon D10A magnetometer is mounted on the floor (on a mount) just...
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,334
Posted By RONSIM
AA5B and RV-10

Had a brand new Tiger, my favorite GA airplane in the 180hp class. Built and flew and RV-10. Really not an apples to apples comparison. The Tiger was light on the controls and fun, the -10 was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,109
Posted By RONSIM
Echo, Skyfx, Sniffing G327

and all continue to work well --- I usually ask for the FAA report every two or three months ---- no issues. I display weather and traffic on my AFS 5600T and iFly 740 ---- only occasionally do I...
Forum: COMM 05-27-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,367
Posted By RONSIM
+1 For the PSA 8000BT

Very nice unit, and bluetooths to my headset/telephone --- handy for making and answering phone calls (on the ground) --- I have never listened to anything other than ATC in flight, (and my wife), so...
Forum: ADS-B 05-15-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By RONSIM
Mini running iFly, WingX, FlyQ with Echo SkyFx

Work great --- also on my AFS 5600T.

Ron
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-12-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By RONSIM
Be sure voltage is right --

Buddy of mine found some replacements, but they were "12 Volt" and did not last long in his 14 volt system.

Ron
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-06-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By RONSIM
Our -8A had the dual mag, but

we left the left-hand mag in place, blanked off the right side, and used an Electroair electronic ignition for the second set -- the Electroair had the pickup off the back of the flywheel ------...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,901
Posted By RONSIM
Tom, any reason to not

use a hose? --- I have seen it done both ways -- I have a hose.

Ron
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,905
Posted By RONSIM
"Boost Pump" is also backup

to your engine-driven pump ---- I would expect mine to run continuously if my engine-driven pump failed.

Ron
Forum: Propellers 04-22-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,486
Posted By RONSIM
You will need the tow-bar to PUSH the plane

Prop, near the hub, is fine for pulling, or the tow-bar -- but a tow-bar is necessary to control the "push back" ---- I use the Bogey RV bar, from ACS -- holds tight.

Ron

[Note: A Google search for...
Forum: ADS-B 04-02-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,065
Posted By RONSIM
No problem with the 56

I have used the same G56 for the Navworx and now, for my uAvionix Skyfx and have no problem getting clean reports.

R.
Forum: Autopilots 03-27-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By RONSIM
Smile Just installed the 5600T with my TT Vizion

Works great! ---- I did, also, just install the AFS push-button AP panel, so I did not have to use the screen for the AP control ---- With my G650, the coupled approaches are just plain fun!

R.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,513
Posted By RONSIM
Several have done that, including me, and

so glad I did it! I have done many panel upgrades to my -6A, tip up, and have never had to get on my back, under the panel. I can't post pics, but if you will send me an email, I can provide a few....
Forum: GPS 03-25-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By RONSIM
I believe Don no longer does it

I do miss his updates -- used them frequently

R.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,571
Posted By RONSIM
+1 on the trainer

use it for my 650 frequently ---- I have never been given an arrival, but it seems the newer, younger controllers are giving them to my airport buddies more and more -- so I have been using the...
Forum: GPS 03-25-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By RONSIM
Did it a couple of months ago

with Jepp ---- $140.00 for U.S.

Ron
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,714
Posted By RONSIM
See my post #13

They do provide good light ---- but noisy!

Ron
Forum: ADS-B 03-19-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,501
Posted By RONSIM
No Problem with "sniffing" the TXP

The uAvionix transponder monitoring function is working well in my setup (according to multiple FAA reports), so I choose not to do any hardwiring to my G327 --- and, the G327 does not send all of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-13-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,604
Posted By RONSIM
+1 with Bob

Before I upgraded my panel, last summer, I explored, and played with, all of the options/brands. The option-driven menus of the Garmin, the GRT, and the Dynon HX convinced me that the AFS 5600T was...
Forum: ADS-B 03-08-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,065
Posted By RONSIM
Ran another PAPR, today

I have the uAvionix replacement setup for my NavworxEXP. I "sniff" the G327 using SDA 2, and 1450 for sensitivity. Getting my GPS position from a G56 antenna feeding the Skyfx, output is on a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-02-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By RONSIM
Velcro works well

Make a plate to fill the 2.25 hole --- The D2 works best with the external antenna.

Ron
Forum: ADS-B 02-21-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,501
Posted By RONSIM
Echo UAT, SKYFX, AFS 5600T Works Great!

According to the FAA ---- traffic issues seem to be fixed with latest software upgrade by uAvionix AND the latest by AFS. Flown several hours with the combination and very satisfied (also get the...
Forum: ADS-B 02-02-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,065
Posted By RONSIM
Great Support - Fixed Problem

When I did the initial install of my NavworxEXP replacement boxes (Echo + SkyFx, using my Garmin 56 antenna), I could not get an FAA report-- "failed to generate a report", and the traffic was...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-28-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By RONSIM
I use a lot of

#6 countersunk, and (mostly) #8 countersunk, a few pan heads, of both sizes, some tinnerman (CS) washers. Usually half-inch and three-fourths lengths will do for everything. I buy my assortments...
Forum: ADS-B 01-28-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By RONSIM
Comes up very quick

Will be "Ping" something or other on your phone --
Forum: COMM 01-26-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,862
Posted By RONSIM
My Zulu Mike Gain was responsible

for my garbled GTN 650 transmissions ---- under the Zulu mike muff is a plug, under which is a tiny screw to turn down mike gain --- worked for me (learned this from another post on VAF).

FYI, the...
Forum: ADS-B 01-15-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,065
Posted By RONSIM
Pete, thanks, but

I do have the anonymous mode turned off ---- I am going to hook up Bruce's "spare" unit that did pass the test, and see if that may be my problem.

R.


EDITS

I hooked up another unit that had...
Forum: ADS-B 01-14-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,065
Posted By RONSIM
"Fails to generate a report"

I have made 3 flights with my new install and FAA reports "failed to generate a report". I used the monitor function on my phone and saw the pressure altitude and code. I also received traffic on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-02-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,465
Posted By RONSIM
Installed switch to change AP control

between my 5600T or direct from the G650 (TT Vizion 385) -- also have independent Dynon D10A for backup.
Forum: ADS-B 01-02-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,065
Posted By RONSIM
Doug, please explain "adjusting threshold"

for the encoded altitude --- I do not find that in the install manual.

Thanks,

Ron (former AEG tenant/instructor -- really miss Albuquerque)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,101
Posted By RONSIM
Spend the money on a constant speed prop?

Just my opinion, but would certainly give you the extra push (pull) you are looking for.

Ron
Forum: Safety 12-22-2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By RONSIM
Curt -- check your PM

Always glad to help another RVer.

Ron
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,833
Posted By RONSIM
Tried most, but AFS my choice

I looked at them all, closely, flew behind some ---- I choose AFS for (1) buttons and knobs rather than drop-down menus, and (2) compatibility with my autopilot TTV385, and (3) compatibility with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2017, 04:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,693
Posted By RONSIM
UV Activated?

I tried Transitions several years back, but found they did not respond when driving or flying, supposedly (I was told) because the glass or plexi filtered the UV that was necessary to get the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,427
Posted By RONSIM
You can, but

if you ordered the "bundle" from Dallas, it comes with its own GPS Nav source ( another small box) --- rather than run a line from my 650, I am just going to use the supplied position source.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-12-2017, 03:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By RONSIM
Entire panel is only 12.5 amps

AFS5600T, Dynon D10A, Dynon 120, GTN 650, GNS 430, TT 385, TXP 327, PM800BT, iFly 740, NavworxEXP..

Using heavy duty toggle switch(s).

Ron
Forum: Propellers 12-04-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,321
Posted By RONSIM
Same prop

Buddy of mine has the same prop on a -4 180hp --- it needed some TLC and he sent it to Sensenich in Plant City, FL ---- came back in beautiful condition.

Ron
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,428
Posted By RONSIM
Mike -- turned out really nice!

Anxious to fly with you to see how it works.!

Ron
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,291
Posted By RONSIM
Unhappy Mine attached with blind rivets

Unfortunately! Would like to be able to take them off for inspections

Ron
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 11-25-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,065
Posted By RONSIM
5600T Pirep

Installed mine this summer and have been flying a lot to get familiar with the system ------ hangar neighbors, and friends have 5500T and 5600Ts. Without exception, everyone really like theirs.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,714
Posted By RONSIM
Update -- LED radio noise

Not a big deal, but playing with my panel, in the hangar, on shore power, the new LED hangar lights play havoc with my GTN 650. The 430 backup is quiet.

I did some experimentation (lights on,...
Forum: ADS-B 11-24-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,065
Posted By RONSIM
TO JBPILOT --- Position Source

You mention you are using the NAVWORX GPS antenna --- what are you using for your position source? (my system is on order from Dallas)

Thanks,

Ron
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,714
Posted By RONSIM
City upgraded hangars to LEDs

Our hangars are city owned --- when the 8ft flourescents start giving problems, they replace with new LED fixtures (5 in my hangar)---better light and work great in cold weather.

EDIT: They do...
Forum: ADS-B 11-18-2017, 03:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,300
Posted By RONSIM
Check with Uavionix, all TXP information may not

be sent from the 327 --- seems we were told that hard-wiring the 327 did not furnish complete data package and that the "sniffer" function was still required.

Ron
Forum: ADS-B 11-04-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,065
Posted By RONSIM
I called, smooth process

Very friendly, good help.

Ron
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,755
Posted By RONSIM
I am using the Kuntzleman

on my Whelen Par 46 LEDs and it works just fine --- I keep them "wagging" the entire time I am flying.

Ron
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-18-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By RONSIM
I used Cree replacements

for a slightly different landing light setup --- the Cree were so noisy, radio was unusable. May not be your experience, but......?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-16-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 23,385
Posted By RONSIM
UPDATE --- Everything working, as advertised

Lee, thanks for bringing it up, and Rob, thanks for getting me straightened out. My new 5600T coupled with NAV, and coupled with the RNAV 3 (LNAV+V) approach into BKV, today. The "within 30* of...
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