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Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 08:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 87
Posted By gfb
Jepp charts in G3Xt?

Trying to sort out Latin America charts for a possible upcoming trip and it seems that Garmin doesn't really have coverage down there.


Is Jepp the only choice?

It sounds like I need a...
Forum: International Yesterday, 04:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 52
Posted By gfb
Nav data in South America?

What are folks using for navdata/charts/etc in South America? I got the Garmin Pilot Latin America pack but it doesnt seem to have instrument procedures for any of the obvious airports in Brazil,...
Forum: International 06-14-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By gfb
It seems almost impossible to find landing fees,...

It seems almost impossible to find landing fees, etc for Brazil. Nobody at airports replies to emails, I might start making phone calls.

I'm using Caribbean Sky Tours for the Caribbean part of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,847
Posted By gfb
No excuses this year, I'll be there. If you see...

No excuses this year, I'll be there. If you see me at the show remind me! :)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-31-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By gfb
FS: GDL-39r

Any interest in buying my GDL-39r? I'm considering an upgrade to a 52r for the xm weather.

Been in-service in my 9A for about 9 months.

$700?
Forum: International 05-15-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By gfb
Long-distance International Trip Planning - KMSN to SBRJ

Hi Folks,

I'm giving some thought to do a trip from Madison, WI to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next year (and back.) I'd really like to do a couple flights in/out of SBRJ in my airplane :)

Curious what...
Forum: Midwest 05-13-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By gfb
Any finished or in-progress 14's in the midwest? (near WI)

Looking for one to sit in with my wife and see the kit in progress.

Thanks!
Forum: ADS-B 05-04-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,403
Posted By gfb
https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=81371586...

https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=8137158693744ba666e318c1f474d81b&node=se14.2.91_1225&rgn=div8
"(e) The requirements of paragraph (b) of this section do not apply to any aircraft that was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By gfb
Cheers to that!

Cheers to that!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,429
Posted By gfb
You should check with the DPE you intend to use,...

You should check with the DPE you intend to use, there seem to be multiple different interpretations of this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,499
Posted By gfb
Actually I believe this is not optional. When...

Actually I believe this is not optional. When inspection time comes, the DAR might notice and require the labels get adjusted to include on/off,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,194
Posted By gfb
This year was my first time flying in, 4th time...

This year was my first time flying in, 4th time overall. After a long flight from WI I was really happy to discover the HBC tent had everything we needed, they even offered dinner! Honestly this was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-28-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,000
Posted By gfb
Yup, have a io-340 in my 9a, 230 hours in the...

Yup, have a io-340 in my 9a, 230 hours in the past ~9 months, great power plant. Dual pmag, AFP, etc. I used the stock vans ff-fwd kit and it worked fine other than the throttle/mixture bracket which...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,228
Posted By gfb
Been looking forward to the new adsb data!...

Been looking forward to the new adsb data! :)

Thanks!
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-15-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By gfb
Any details? I'd like to make a new rudder and...

Any details? I'd like to make a new rudder and elevators, are those done? Where is it?
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,490
Posted By gfb
That's really interesting. I can leave the...

That's really interesting. I can leave the receiver on the wall in the hangar and glance at it during pre-flight...

Is anyone using these? Do they work well? How heavy are the sensors, do they fit...
Forum: COMM 02-14-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By gfb
Reading Tshort's reply reminded me that I should...

Reading Tshort's reply reminded me that I should clarify.

I use the knobs when I know the frequency, which is a lot of the time around this neck of the woods. But I agree that finding the freq for...
Forum: COMM 02-14-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By gfb
I have a GTR200 & GTN650. I initially planned for...

I have a GTR200 & GTN650. I initially planned for a GTR20 but found a good deal on a used 200. I'm rather glad I did as I don't think I have ever used the touch screen to change frequencies and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,658
Posted By gfb
Many thanks for the continued updates. I'm really...

Many thanks for the continued updates. I'm really happy that you guys continue to add functionality to these units.

Any updates on the following features?
- Additional ADS-B weather update from last...
Forum: Autopilots 02-01-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By gfb
Glad to hear it's likely just a tuning issue....

Glad to hear it's likely just a tuning issue. I'll try to reproduce the problem in the next few flights.

If it helps, I have all my flight telemetry uploaded to the fly.garmin.com logbook. Can you...
Forum: Autopilots 01-31-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By gfb
I have similar overshoot problems and have been...

I have similar overshoot problems and have been waiting for weather to go back above zero to re-do the autopilot tuning procedure.

Has anyone managed to get it so it doesn't overshoot?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,187
Posted By gfb
Where is your antenna? Could you be shadowing it...

Where is your antenna? Could you be shadowing it with the airplane?

I have the G3X/GTN650 setup and have not seen this problem over a few dozen approaches. I use the flat wingtip antenna.

I have...
Forum: Propellers 01-24-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,790
Posted By gfb
Also curious about the answer to this, is that...

Also curious about the answer to this, is that prop only for 200+ hp?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-19-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,028
Posted By gfb
Negotiating XM weather pricing?

Anyone have any luck negotiating the XM weather subscription price? They are well known to lower the audio price way down from "list" if you call and say you are cancelling but when I called to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-12-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By gfb
XM Weather

I'm sorta missing having XM weather but the prices are insane considering how much I already get for free with ADS-B. Has anyone gotten XM to lower their subscription prices?

I know for xm radio...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-04-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By gfb
Matching backlight curves - G5 & G3Xt

Anyone sort out how to get matching backlight curves for the G5 & G3Xt? Mine are never the same intensity. It would be easier if I could see the changes in curves live without having to reboot the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,655
Posted By gfb
Same here, no longer getting emails. Was fine up...

Same here, no longer getting emails. Was fine up until sometime in December.

[ed. Support call with ISP is in. b,dr]
Forum: Propellers 12-30-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,772
Posted By gfb
Sorry to revive an old thread, wondering if this...

Sorry to revive an old thread, wondering if this album is still available elsewhere now that picasaweb has been shuttered.

Thanks!
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By gfb
Great idea, I was just thinking about making...

Great idea, I was just thinking about making something similar after briefly hitting 200deg CHT during my descent from 9k yesterday.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-04-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By gfb
Unless you have an exhibition/experimental...

Unless you have an exhibition/experimental certificate I suggest you use the homebuilt option ;)

Search for HOME in the IACRA field.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,928
Posted By gfb
Considering this is the “oh crap” backup, is it...

Considering this is the “oh crap” backup, is it worth saving $50 and a couple of hours of install on the antenna? :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,631
Posted By gfb
I fully ventilate my workshop after spraying by...

I fully ventilate my workshop after spraying by opening the garage door and making sure all the air circulates out. After that I will run the filter/boxfan in the windows for an hour as the epoxy...
Forum: Primers 11-13-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,021
Posted By gfb
One thing I’ve noticed is it takes a hammer and...

One thing I’ve noticed is it takes a hammer and chisel to scratch through an epoxy primer (hyperbole) but just glancing at a sheet of bare aluminum scratches it. A scratch through your primer coat...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,928
Posted By gfb
The GTN will also require the GAD29 unit to...

The GTN will also require the GAD29 unit to convert from ARINC to CAN. Shouldn't be too bad on the wiring, but be prepared to open up your GTN connectors to add some pins.

See page 7-10 of the G5...
Forum: Primers 11-06-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By gfb
The important bit is primer/topcoat...

The important bit is primer/topcoat compatibility. I would not prime the outside until you know for certain what the topcoat will be, and have checked with the topcoat manufacturer on...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-01-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,181
Posted By gfb
Another good catch. I meant to say EGT. Today...

Another good catch. I meant to say EGT.

Today I'll go out and re-run things at 8000' DA and 80-100 ROP. Stay tuned :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-01-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,181
Posted By gfb
Thanks Mark. Are you suggesting I increase the...

Thanks Mark. Are you suggesting I increase the prop pitch? This does seem counter intuitive as you mention :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-01-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,181
Posted By gfb
Good catch, I corrected IAS to TAS as that is the...

Good catch, I corrected IAS to TAS as that is the number I was actually reading.

The engine dataplate indicates 180hp at 2700rpm. The prop is limited to 2700rpm. I was trying to get the prop pitch...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-31-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,181
Posted By gfb
Yet another 9A speed thread

OK, so finally finished my wheelpants and dialing in the prop.
RV-9A, Titan IO-340 180hp, WW GA-200L prop

75% 2650rpm 9.2gph 164kts TAS 8500' (189mph)
65% 2540rpm 7.9gph 154kts TAS 8500'...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-20-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By gfb
Thanks all for the comments. I should have been...

Thanks all for the comments. I should have been clearer in my question. I'm curious what "General improvements to system operation" means in the changelog.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-19-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By gfb
So what was fixed in G3Xt v6.30?

Wondering if I should install or wait for the next version.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-15-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By gfb
Both sides, 90hrs on the plane, no wheel pants.

Both sides, 90hrs on the plane, no wheel pants.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-15-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By gfb
It's definitely the brakes. As I mentioned, the...

It's definitely the brakes. As I mentioned, the problem goes away if I pry the pads apart a little. I also checked by removing the axle nut and I get the same problem.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-14-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By gfb
Brake Drag?

Finishing up wheelpants (yes, I know...) and had the plane up on jacks. Noticed a bit more brake drag than I was expecting, very similar to this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JFTeGMazqs

I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By gfb
Using the GTN

Working on my IFR training and starting to use the GTN in flight. I clearly have my workflow messed up as things got a bit funny.

I filed KMSN-DLL-EMIBY-KSTE and put that into the flight plan in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,801
Posted By gfb
Did the 6.2/6.5 update yesterday and went on a...

Did the 6.2/6.5 update yesterday and went on a couple flights. I noticed that since the update the beeps seem a bit distorted. I'm talking about the AP disconnect, 1000' and 200' beeps.

Has anyone...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,801
Posted By gfb
I don't see a G3x 429 input option for EFIS...

I don't see a G3x 429 input option for EFIS Format 2. Might you mean the 429 Output?

My input options are Garmin GPS, Garmin VOR/ILS, or None.

EDIT: I suspect this is actually in the GTN config,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 91,724
Posted By gfb
- optional "200 to minimums" "100 to minimums"...

- optional "200 to minimums" "100 to minimums" callouts
- flap overspeed alert
- engine data download to garmin pilot like the G1000
- "Left to XXX in 5" turn callouts like on the GTN
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-07-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By gfb
Squadro Pro Lens - Spot vs Wide

So I installed one in each wing with the duckworks setup. The Spot light is very bright and generally awesome but I can barely notice the wide light. It's definitely lit up but the patter does not...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By gfb
I'm guessing this is the Titan 370. Check with...

I'm guessing this is the Titan 370. Check with them on their recommendation. My 340 does not have the squirters and does fine with the stock 9-row but I understand the squirters move a LOT of the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-20-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,006
Posted By gfb
I wired up all my garmin bits to the GAD27...

I wired up all my garmin bits to the GAD27 lighting bus circuit and put them on a rheostat. Then I promptly forgot to configure all the units to use the lighting input instead of the built-in light...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By gfb
As soon as they upgrade it to the holographic...

As soon as they upgrade it to the holographic display ;)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By gfb
I brought this up with them at OSH18 and was told...

I brought this up with them at OSH18 and was told to hold tight, it was coming for G3Xt also.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-15-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By gfb
I hated it. Worked on it for weeks fixing...

I hated it. Worked on it for weeks fixing pinholes, too-dry honeycomb, generally poor fit, etc. Eventually I hired an airplane paint shop to help me with it and they said they'd only work on it time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,977
Posted By gfb
Sure, that's inside my test area. I'll try to fly...

Sure, that's inside my test area. I'll try to fly up there this week.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,977
Posted By gfb
Yesterday turned out to be a busy...

Yesterday turned out to be a busy day...

MSN-OSH-ATW-MTW-SBM-MWC-ENW-DKB-RFD-JVL-MSN
4.9 hrs.

Today I might to the Wisconsin loop counter-clockwise.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,977
Posted By gfb
It's eerily deserted. Hard to sort out where...

It's eerily deserted. Hard to sort out where things are as my usual landmarks are not there.
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,100
Posted By gfb
Find a scuba shop or local bulk gas vendor like...

Find a scuba shop or local bulk gas vendor like praxair, airgas, etc. Expect to pay $25 tops for a fill, usually closer to $10-15 at a local scuba store.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,977
Posted By gfb
First (solo) flight, where to...

Checked out on my new RV yesterday, weather looked great this morning so figured I'm out of excuses. Thinking about where to go and the obvious answer comes to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,069
Posted By gfb
Not sure on medical supply places, but most bulk...

Not sure on medical supply places, but most bulk gas supplier will happily fill your bottle with Aviator Grade O2 with no script. I've found that there is an AirGas within driving distance of just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,069
Posted By gfb
The big risk with high pressure O2 systems is...

The big risk with high pressure O2 systems is that seemingly normal things tend to explosively combust. You want to minimize the chance of that happening and reducing temperature of the transfer gas...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,069
Posted By gfb
Cylinder should not get too warm and definitely...

Cylinder should not get too warm and definitely not too warm to hold comfortably. When we fill 2L O2 cylinders for diving it takes around 15-20 min to keep the flow rate safe.
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