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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,027
Posted By GaryK
Hi Dale, Congrats on the 9A purchase. Great to...

Hi Dale,
Congrats on the 9A purchase. Great to have another RV on the field.

Gary
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-01-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,413
Posted By GaryK
Heated seats

Seal up everything that you can and then add the seat heaters. My wife wouldn’t fly during the Michigan winters with me in the 7A if I didn’t install them. The 10 we fly now has much better heat.
I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,861
Posted By GaryK
G5 or GRT Mini

I ended up with the G5 and Backup Battery. My panel is mainly Dynon so I wanted a backup from a different manufacturer. The G5 has a serial connection to the GTN650. The Mini would have been my first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,115
Posted By GaryK
I put close to 1100 hours on our 7A over 10...

I put close to 1100 hours on our 7A over 10 years, never had any issues.

Gary
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,522
Posted By GaryK
RV10 jack points

I have always used the tie down holes for jack points on my RV's. I noticed some think it's a bad idea on the 10? Any reason we should avoid it?
Forum: GPS 10-14-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By GaryK
Thanks Pat. I was kind of thinking that but the...

Thanks Pat.
I was kind of thinking that but the installation instructions (service bulletin 1723) says......

Make sure to select the Navigation databases for GTN Main Software Version 6.21 or later...
Forum: GPS 10-14-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By GaryK
Fly Garmin Nav update question GTN650

I'm going to update to the latest 6.41 main SW. I never updated to ver 6.21 so my question is on the newer style NAV data. When using the fly.garmin.com downloader how do I check to be sure I'm...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,618
Posted By GaryK
Josh, I installed in my flying RV10, not a hard...

Josh,
I installed in my flying RV10, not a hard job just uncomfortable. I would install the bracket during the build since everything is open.

You'll still need to crawl into the luggage area at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,357
Posted By GaryK
Jon, Great pic. Really nice seeing both of you...

Jon,
Great pic. Really nice seeing both of you last month. I need to get over to your place with the Highlander.

Gary
Forum: Midwest 08-07-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By GaryK
Michigan

Clark,

Sparta is the place to be Saturday. Actually will be at least 3 Lindy winners if I bring the RV10!!

Plenty of great RV's to look at and I'm sure someone will set up a ride.

Gary
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-03-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,878
Posted By GaryK
G5 RV10

When I replaced the D6 with a G5 I thought for sure I would need the additional GPS antenna. To my surprise it has worked perfectly with the internal antenna. Approx 100 hours and it never missed a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,328
Posted By GaryK
The Faux Leather held up very well as did...

The Faux Leather held up very well as did Flightlines interior. I sold the plane after flying it for almost 11 years and 1100 hours. The Aero Classic guys did a great job on my seats using their faux...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,328
Posted By GaryK
I'm sure things have changed over the years but I...

I'm sure things have changed over the years but I did a hybrid.

I got the full cloth interior package (minus seats) from Abby at Flightline and had her send extra fabric. The seats and stick boots...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,614
Posted By GaryK
Bob, Congrats on the first flight. Your brother...

Bob,
Congrats on the first flight. Your brother Jeff has been keeping me updated on the build. Have fun and be safe during the test period. Really hoping you and your wife can fly to our BBQ on July...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-03-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,788
Posted By GaryK
running fine again

Thanks to all who responded with ideas.

Went back to basics per some suggestions.
The compression test was fine 77/80.
The intake gasket on #6 had a small tear but outside of the sealing flange,...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-31-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,788
Posted By GaryK
Thanks for all the suggestions. Vic.. The...

Thanks for all the suggestions.

Vic.. The injector that was giving me problems last time was #1, this time it's #6.

I'll check the intake gasket tomorrow, don't see any stains but you never know....
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-31-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,788
Posted By GaryK
Airflow Performance help

The title may be a little misleading but I'm stuck on thinking my issue is the fuel system. My RV10 has been pretty much trouble free for 400 hours. 4 weeks ago I noticed on climb out it was rough...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,510
Posted By GaryK
I joined the nine bot club also. I also got the...

I joined the nine bot club also. I also got the handle with a quick release. No problem fitting 2 in the 10.

Gary
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By GaryK
Jesse Saint thank you

I bought my RV10 a little over 2 years ago. It was a nice build and has been a solid plane for the 250 plus hours I've put on her so far. I've changed out several things to make her mine. After...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,952
Posted By GaryK
Congrats Paul Well deserved!! Gary

Congrats Paul
Well deserved!!

Gary
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-07-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,515
Posted By GaryK
The Garmin G5 is just under $1,200.

The Garmin G5 is just under $1,200.
Forum: Safety 02-26-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,822
Posted By GaryK
Walt, Congratulations on getting the IFR rating....

Walt,
Congratulations on getting the IFR rating. You made me laugh about being from NY. I've lived in Michigan for 24 years but was born and raised in NY. People at work tell me they only see the NY...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,512
Posted By GaryK
You can order multiple widths and thicknesses...

You can order multiple widths and thicknesses from Mc Master

Gary
Forum: Canada 02-13-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,008
Posted By GaryK
Thanks for the information, really looking...

Thanks for the information, really looking forward to this trip

Gary
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-12-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By GaryK
Looking to purchase a MAG and coupling for an IO540

The RV10 I purchased a couple of years ago has dual Lightspeed Plasma III Ignitions. Although they have performed perfectly over the past 250 hours my gut keeps telling me to replace one of them with...
Forum: Canada 02-12-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,008
Posted By GaryK
Hi Ron, Thanks for the correction, St. Johns in...

Hi Ron,
Thanks for the correction, St. Johns in Newfoundland. The plan so far is to stay in town so we can enjoy the local food and sites. Some of the group would like to hike. We'll fly a couple of...
Forum: Canada 02-12-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,008
Posted By GaryK
Trip to Nova Scotia

Hoping to get some good intel on a trip this summer. A group of 8 - 10 planes will be heading from Michigan to Nova Scotia the week of Aug 21. We'll overnight in Bar Harbor then head into...
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,748
Posted By GaryK
Mine was at the bottom of the center stack. Made...

Mine was at the bottom of the center stack. Made a nice tray to replace the 327 tray (sold it with the unit) from some scrap aluminum. Painted it black and installed some black faux leather on the...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-15-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,274
Posted By GaryK
Henry and Chris, Thanks for the info. I have not...

Henry and Chris,
Thanks for the info. I have not flown down there yet but have had many emails and a few discussion with Frank. He mentioned the taxiway between Phase 1 lots is scheduled to be...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-15-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,274
Posted By GaryK
Liberty Hill Air Ranch

My wife and I are interested in purchasing or building a hangar in the Austin area. Our son lives in Austin so we'd like to be closer for a couple of months in the winter. We live on an Air Park in...
Forum: Reviews 01-02-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,263
Posted By GaryK
Trig

I use both the Trig transponder and radio in my Highlander, both have performed well over the past 2.5 years. I also use the Dynon modified Trig T22 transponder in my RV10. The transponder works...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-29-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,084
Posted By GaryK
Don, Thanks for the info. Not much different from...

Don,
Thanks for the info. Not much different from the Lycoming instructions.

I have 2 injectors that are not in the correct orientation. The minimum to maximum torque value puts the "A" 180 degrees...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-28-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,084
Posted By GaryK
Fuel injectors

I've read most of the comments and the Lycoming docs on cleaning the injectors. I didn't see any indication of using some type of thread sealant on the pipe threads when installing. The injectors did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,286
Posted By GaryK
Aero Lift

They are not cheap and really hard to find used. If you do buy used or new and need the tailwheel attachment let me know. I purchased the option for my Highlander and then figured out I really didn't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,771
Posted By GaryK
Thanks Walt... Was going to email you directly...

Thanks Walt... Was going to email you directly but thought others may want to see the response.

Yes the connection is serial to the transponder. I may take you up on the offer if the tech starts...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,771
Posted By GaryK
Skyview Alt & Transp Cert

So this is the first check since I have owned the plane. I've read the instructions on turning the system on and off before changing the altitude on the test set. Seems like a lot of on and off but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-29-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,649
Posted By GaryK
Chuck, Can you point to the response from Dynon...

Chuck,
Can you point to the response from Dynon that says "no new development". I find it hard to believe the legacy Skyveiw systems will have no further development.

Gary
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-23-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 22,039
Posted By GaryK
Andy, Good luck with the project. Good to have...

Andy,
Good luck with the project. Good to have another project going in MI

Gary Kremers
RV10
Highlander

Zeeland, MI

Z98
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-18-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,535
Posted By GaryK
Really nice work Walt.... Gary

Really nice work Walt....

Gary
Forum: COMM 11-17-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,374
Posted By GaryK
Thanks Paul. I'll give that a try. On the Tigg...

Thanks Paul.

I'll give that a try.


On the Tigg unit you can "store" up to 10 frequencies. They have an option to remotely (in my case a momentary button on the stick) scroll through the stored...
Forum: COMM 11-17-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,374
Posted By GaryK
MGL V6 question

I'm helping a friend with his panel wiring. Are there any provisions for remote flip/flop or frequency select similar to the Trigg radio? I don't see anything on the schematics but thought I'd ask...
Forum: RV-12 11-16-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,017
Posted By GaryK
Ver 15

After loading Ver15 the weather displayed fine on my IPad. I did not receive any traffic information. That being said I did not spend any time playing with settings on the SV or ForeFlight.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-02-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,036
Posted By GaryK
No mixing with HDX

Same here. For now I will cancel my order.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-01-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,036
Posted By GaryK
Upgrade question

Assuming the HDX is running the new software is there any issue with a dual setup with dissimilar software. Plan on only replacing the left screen in a dual screen setup.

Thanks
Gary
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-01-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,036
Posted By GaryK
Cut out

Joe,
If you go to the Dynon website under documentation they have the panel cut out requirements for both. The new HDX has a PDF and the legacy Skyview is .dfx or you can just look in the Skyview...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-31-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,036
Posted By GaryK
Mounting options

Dynon,

Great to see this is shipping.

There was some discussion of a black mounting plate that would cover up the lower portion of the cutout if you were upgrading from the original Skyview. Is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-17-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 19,909
Posted By GaryK
2 plus months before Fall ends

I have to agree with Jesse on this one. At OSK I was told they were shooting for a fall delivery on both HW and SW. Hoping they hit the date but stuff happens.

Gary
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 61,757
Posted By GaryK
Just Highlander

Hi all,
I've been really happy with my standard Just Highlander. It's a perfect complement to my RV10. The 10 is a GREAT cross country machine and we've enjoyed all kinds of trips. The Highlander is...
Forum: Propellers 09-02-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,923
Posted By GaryK
This was posted on the other MT failure thread....

This was posted on the other MT failure thread.

It really depends on your setup, 225 degrees was good for me. It's simple to change. The prop comes with the install directions.

Default PCU5000X...
Forum: Propellers 09-01-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,923
Posted By GaryK
Todd, I decided on the PCU5000X. The model you...

Todd,
I decided on the PCU5000X. The model you will want is the P520-036/A-895 for the narrow deck IO540. The worksheet below should be filled out and emailed to Mac. When I ordered mine on Monday...
Forum: ADS-B 09-01-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,193
Posted By GaryK
Same here

Hi Katie,
I flew the Highlander over to Wisconsin on Monday afternoon. The Radar was showing large areas of light green, green and some yellow. It was a hazy day but I never saw any weather on the...
Forum: Propellers 08-30-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 27,091
Posted By GaryK
SB Cost

I called them on the SB cost.
No charge other than shipping.

Since mine would be due for an overhaul in 18 months or so, I asked what that cost would be if they did it at the same time as the SB....
Forum: Propellers 08-30-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 27,091
Posted By GaryK
Cost

Did MT mention what the cost would be to comply with the SB.

Gary
Forum: Propellers 08-27-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By GaryK
Bump to the top. There has to be someone with the...

Bump to the top. There has to be someone with the P-860-3 that really is going to want the P-860-5 for your wide deck engine (The one VANS sells)

Thanks
Forum: Propellers 08-27-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 27,091
Posted By GaryK
I think Vic's guess of what happened is pretty...

I think Vic's guess of what happened is pretty close. In my conversation with MT he mentioned sometime in 2014 they made a change in manufacturing. The flyweights were welded on prior to 2014. They...
Forum: Propellers 08-26-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 27,091
Posted By GaryK
Myron

Sent you a PM

Thanks
Gary
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,372
Posted By GaryK
Lets hope you get the same answer!!!!

Lets hope you get the same answer!!!!
Forum: Propellers 08-26-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By GaryK
WTB...MT P-860-3

I'm looking to see if any RV10 builders that have your FWF kit but not yet flying will sell me your newer (1/2015 or newer) MT P-860-3 prop governor. I have one that is caught up in the SB mess. With...
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,372
Posted By GaryK
I spoke with Hartzell yesterday, for my narrow...

I spoke with Hartzell yesterday, for my narrow deck IO540 they said the correct model was S-1-26.

Not sure if it matters but I did tell them I'm running a 3 blade MTV-12B prop.

Gary
Forum: Propellers 08-24-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 27,091
Posted By GaryK
Based on some of the information posted by those...

Based on some of the information posted by those who have spoken to MT directly there is a specific date range. Can we assume the new units being shipped by Vans today are OK.
Forum: Propellers 08-23-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 27,091
Posted By GaryK
Vic, Here are a few pics of the "form factor" I...

Vic,
Here are a few pics of the "form factor" I was asking about. For some reason the second pic is upside down (looking in the cowl...
Forum: Propellers 08-23-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 27,091
Posted By GaryK
Vic, Is the PCU5000 the same form factor as the...

Vic,
Is the PCU5000 the same form factor as the MT. I have the Sam James cowl and plenum so the PG cylindrical shape is important unless I modify the plenum.

Thanks
Gary
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