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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,410
Posted By John Owen
CFI

While, fundamentally, I agree with getting the wide spectrum of tools for flight, the CFI in this case may have a DPE that mandates the use of technology. The DPE that I use for the occasional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,696
Posted By John Owen
AFib

There are a lot of factors that go into the determination about an SI. Having accomplished a lot of them over the past 30 years, no two are the same. With AFib, the risk of embolism (stroke) and...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-02-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
Posted By John Owen
Conversion

Have there been any conversions from piano hinge fasteners to the Skybolt kit? My RV-8 was built when I bought it and has piano hinge fasteners all around for the upper and lower cowling. I find it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,299
Posted By John Owen
LODA

It is interesting how relatively few of the LODAs on this list are RVs with the number of RVs that are flying. The guy who did my transition training is on the list but no one else is close to KC. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,340
Posted By John Owen
No drilling?

It looks like great workmanship. So, there is not any drilling involved? It just screws into place and the vertical piece prevents the lock/screw from turning?

Thanks.
John
RV-8
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,753
Posted By John Owen
AFS connectivity

I wonder if my AFS 5600 or Dynons could be made to BT data (IAS, altitude and command bars for example) to the HUD? That would be a great tool.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-28-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,753
Posted By John Owen
I signed up. We'll see! I am comforted that...

I signed up. We'll see! I am comforted that they have a primary audience in the auto industry-more volume and influence than aviation alone.

Thanks.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,753
Posted By John Owen
Wow! Would this talk to an iPad with FF and syn...

Wow! Would this talk to an iPad with FF and syn vis? If so, it would seem to be an incredible safety tool. The iPhone version of FF is a little more limited but still would be a significant...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,303
Posted By John Owen
me too

Mine is supposed to arrive today per UPS. I can't wait to get it into the airplane and try it out. Are there any PIREPS about getting it installed or set up?

This has been a tremendous help and,...
Forum: ADS-B 12-08-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 28,474
Posted By John Owen
I ordered mine on waiting on it's arrival. Thanks!

I ordered mine on waiting on it's arrival. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,726
Posted By John Owen
They do not.

They do not.
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 11-22-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,131
Posted By John Owen
5 Rules

Nice job. I would label it the 7 Rules because Rule #1, #2 and #3 are to keep it straight!

Thanks,
John
RV-8
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,423
Posted By John Owen
Mine does this exact same thing. I am waiting to...

Mine does this exact same thing. I am waiting to get my transponder "fixed"
by replacing my Navworx so I can take it for the avionics shop for a pitot/static/transponder check and go to the...
Forum: Midwest 11-11-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By John Owen
Hangar

Katie,

There are some temporary OJC transplants at the airport where I hangar but it is a hike from OJC. We are at Midwest National (KGPH) at the other end of the metroplex. It could be a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By John Owen
I tried to replace mine too but the company was...

I tried to replace mine too but the company was totally unresponsive and I couldn't find a used one and wondered about the good sense about that idea. I just bit the bullet and paid to have my...
Forum: ADS-B 11-04-2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 28,474
Posted By John Owen
I ordered mine through Dallas Avionics. Very...

I ordered mine through Dallas Avionics. Very smooth, friendly interaction. The programming doesn't look too difficult but we will see. It gets shipped next Friday.

John
Forum: ADS-B 11-03-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 28,474
Posted By John Owen
Thanks, Dennis. That is very helpful. I wonder...

Thanks, Dennis. That is very helpful. I wonder if the GPS antenna that I had with Navworx will work with the uAvionix unit. It is under the fiberglass and has worked flawlessly.

I guess that I...
Forum: ADS-B 11-03-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 28,474
Posted By John Owen
I have the Navworx EXP unit in my RV-8 and went...

I have the Navworx EXP unit in my RV-8 and went to get the SN and to look at the installation last night (it was installed by Jesse at Saint Aviation). The Navworx has a rubber ducky antenna on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,563
Posted By John Owen
Ian, As the owner of a relatively new...

Ian,

As the owner of a relatively new installation of a AFS 5600 in my RV-8, can you provide me with my Dynon/AFS options for removal and replacement of my Navworx? I see that the AFS 2020...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,563
Posted By John Owen
Any thoughts about an easy swap out option? Mine...

Any thoughts about an easy swap out option? Mine seems to be working perfectly and it is hard to think about taking it out over this but I am not sure what else to do. It sounds like we may have...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-18-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By John Owen
It is such a small investment, I think that I...

It is such a small investment, I think that I will try it out. If it doesn't work, I can always change it back. It does seem too simple to be true!
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-18-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By John Owen
Ducksworth LED bulb replacement

Has anyone ever replaced their Ducksworth leading edge bulb with an LED H3 bulb like this rather than replace the entire unit to enhance brightness and reduce...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By John Owen
Ducksworth

Is there a rectangular LED option at these lower prices to replace the Team Aerodynamix version? I purchased one of these for my last RV but it seems that the prices have dropped a lot on other...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-03-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 25,598
Posted By John Owen
Could you post a picture? I have the leading...

Could you post a picture? I have the leading edge rectangular lights in my RV-8 and am trying to figure a way to mount these PAR 36 lights into the Duckworks bracket.

Thanks.
John
Forum: ADS-B 08-16-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,908
Posted By John Owen
That's great!

Bob,

Thank you for your hard work on this! It is likely to be a game changer for a lot of people.

I see that the GTN 650 AMOC is for the ADS600B. Does that apply to the -EXP model, as well?

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,428
Posted By John Owen
Congratulations!

Congratulations on a job well done with clear heads on all accounts!

John
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2017, 05:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,790
Posted By John Owen
Hammer

I have wondered if a 16oz rip hammer (on sale for $2.99 at HF) with a more horizontal plane than a claw hammer wouldn't be effective. A grinding wheel could even sharpen the rip side, if needed, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By John Owen
I tried to contact them when I had a EXP Bus...

I tried to contact them when I had a EXP Bus issue several months ago and never heard back. We ended up removing the unit (per Stein's recommendation) and replaced it with switch and circuit...
Forum: Reviews 05-24-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,901
Posted By John Owen
I met Rob at OSH and he spent a lot of time...

I met Rob at OSH and he spent a lot of time talking me through the options. My 5600 system is now installed (thanks, Jesse). I had a couple of gremlins that Shawn in service very patiently walked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,845
Posted By John Owen
I would ask your AME to check on it or call your...

I would ask your AME to check on it or call your regional office directly. You run the (small) risk of having a denial on your record which isn't good with BasicMed. You are right, it shouldn't...
Forum: Polishing your RV 04-19-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,891
Posted By John Owen
It looks great! So does that US flag in the...

It looks great! So does that US flag in the background!!

John
USAF, retired
Forum: Polishing your RV 04-19-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,891
Posted By John Owen
That sounds too good to be true! Is the...

That sounds too good to be true!

Is the denatured alcohol safe on nearby paint?

Thanks.
John
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-18-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By John Owen
I would contact Jesse Saint. Not far away. John

I would contact Jesse Saint. Not far away.

John
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-09-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,018
Posted By John Owen
LED

Has anyone found a similar LED light for the 2.25x5" rectangular light in RV-8 wing (and others, I suspect)?

Thanks.
Forum: ADS-B 03-24-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 191,460
Posted By John Owen
I see. I was concerned that would be the case. ...

I see. I was concerned that would be the case. Thanks for the clarification. If Dynon/AFS would offer a trade in allowance for the Navworx/GTX, I would think that would be a popular alternative if...
Forum: ADS-B 03-24-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 191,460
Posted By John Owen
Dynon/AFS

If this does not get resolved in the favor of those of us who have already installed the EXP version of Navworx, would the new Dynon/AFS work as a replacement? I have the AFS 5600 EFIS. If it would...
Forum: Reviews 03-22-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,903
Posted By John Owen
That is amazing! Who knew..... It would seem...

That is amazing! Who knew.....

It would seem that this would lend it easily to pick up the other functions of a back-up.

Thanks,
John
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-05-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,142
Posted By John Owen
PM sent, Thanks, John

PM sent,

Thanks,
John
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-22-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,994
Posted By John Owen
My old PC laptop just has a 2.0 USB port. I had...

My old PC laptop just has a 2.0 USB port. I had to resurrect the laptop after switching to Mac. I would like to use a 3.0 and may have to look for a new, cheap PC laptop.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-22-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,994
Posted By John Owen
Seattle Avionics-Positive experience

Hi,

Despite all of the problems listed on this board, I took advantage of Seattle Avionics holiday special for discounted annual subscription. This morning, I was brave enough to take the USB drive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,997
Posted By John Owen
Eclipse

St. Joseph, MO is supposed to be in the area of maximum totality. I understand that the airport (KSTJ) will have camping and events. I work in St. Joe and we are preparing for large crowds.

John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,692
Posted By John Owen
Hey Todd, I just put a ceramic heater with the...

Hey Todd,

I just put a ceramic heater with the tip over protection in the floor and let it run about 30 min prior to the flight. It seems to do a good job and I don't have to worry about something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,319
Posted By John Owen
Some Zofran from your friendly flight surgeon or...

Some Zofran from your friendly flight surgeon or family doctor might do wonders!

John
RV-8
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,990
Posted By John Owen
I didn't see any aircraft on their web site or...

I didn't see any aircraft on their web site or locations outside of SOCAL. Do you mind sharing what your cost was and if you know where else they have installers? They mention that there are...
Forum: ADS-B 12-02-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 191,460
Posted By John Owen
So, if a certified GPS (Garmin 650) is used for a...

So, if a certified GPS (Garmin 650) is used for a position source, then this AD does not apply if I understand this correctly??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,022
Posted By John Owen
Static

Do your instruments share the same static source? I had a discrepancy in airspeed indication as well and thought that both instruments had the same static but the ARHS in the back were plumbed to a...
Forum: RV-4 11-29-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,749
Posted By John Owen
Do you use something for a handle to pass through...

Do you use something for a handle to pass through the ends? This seems like a simple/lightweight solution!

John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,886
Posted By John Owen
I have experienced the same level of care and...

I have experienced the same level of care and attention from Jesse. He took me through the prolonged planning of my new panel not knowing if I would ever become a real customer. He did an amazing...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-01-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,098
Posted By John Owen
Not enough docks in the water for it to be Lake...

Not enough docks in the water for it to be Lake of the Ozarks. It isn't a Corp lake so the shoreline is filled with homes and docks for most of the lake.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,777
Posted By John Owen
Congratulations!!!

Congratulations!!!

What a nice family. I have enjoyed meeting them all (except Faith, but she was there) and can say without reservation that these are some of the best people that I have ever met....
Forum: APRS Tracking 08-27-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,566
Posted By John Owen
Micro Trak

Has anyone used the Micro Trak AIO (all in one)? It looks like it could have multiple uses with the battery power and attached rubber duck antenna.

John
Forum: COMM 08-27-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,502
Posted By John Owen
2 1/4 radio

I have had a Microair (just removed for a panel upgrade) that worked great. I will miss it but it doesn't talk to my EFIS. It is for sale if you are looking for one.

John
RV-8
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,588
Posted By John Owen
Even better than that!

This is my RV-8. I can not say enough great things about Jesse and Saint Aviation. I was quoted 2-3 months to get the panel done elsewhere. From the first phone call to Jesse when he spent 30+...
Forum: Reviews 08-05-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 604
Posted By John Owen
PIREP Garmin USB data programmer-430W

Good morning,

I just opened and used my new Garmin USB data programmer for my 430W to take advantage of the new data plan package.

First....read the directions. I had several unsuccessful...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,592
Posted By John Owen
Great service!

Holy moly!!!! I called and talked to a great guy named Derrick who converted my PilotPak plan to a OnePak, gave me credit for the remaining time on my account towards the new one and updated my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,592
Posted By John Owen
Thanks. Since I paid more for the PilotPak than...

Thanks. Since I paid more for the PilotPak than the OnePak costs, can it be converted to a OnePak or at least get the same capabilities? Then, when it expires, I will subscribe to the OnePak. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By John Owen
Miami County is great but I am not sure of any...

Miami County is great but I am not sure of any places to stay close by. There might be.

Midwest National (KGPH) in Mosby (outside of Liberty/Excelsior Springs, MO) has a barbecue place a few...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-19-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,592
Posted By John Owen
One Pack

I have a One Pack subscription for my 750 and appreciate that I can now add my 430W......thanks! Can I add my portable 560 to this subscription, as well?

This makes for loyal Garmin customers. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By John Owen
I was out in Portlandia visiting my son and his...

I was out in Portlandia visiting my son and his family so I took my PFXs into the factory. They replaced the ear seals and did a couple of minor adjustments and it is a completely different...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 17,635
Posted By John Owen
Perfect! Blue skies. John

Perfect! Blue skies.
John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 17,635
Posted By John Owen
Congratulations!! So the USPS brought it, as...

Congratulations!! So the USPS brought it, as advertised?

Blue skies,
John
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,174
Posted By John Owen
I am considering buying an EFIS that uses SA...

I am considering buying an EFIS that uses SA (haven't decided whether to go Dynon or AFS vs Garmin). I am used to fast downloads on my FF and Garmin applications. I can't imagine it taking hours to...
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