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Forum: ADS-B 04-02-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,756
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: 506
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: 1,858
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: 702
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: 1,302
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: 702
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: 5,677
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: 861
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: 1,175
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: 201
Views: 22,756
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: 418
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: 960
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: 201
Views: 22,756
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: 592
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: 701
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: 14
Views: 818
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: 201
Views: 22,756
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: 201
Views: 22,756
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: 2,168
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: 201
Views: 22,756
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: 1,888
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: 657
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: 5,377
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: 1,745
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: 4,647
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: 1,922
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: 2,014
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: 1,277
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: 1,184
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: 966
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: 5,677
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: 201
Views: 22,756
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: 5,677
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: 19
Views: 1,881
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: 201
Views: 22,756
Posted By RONSIM
I called, smooth process

Very friendly, good help.

Ron
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,428
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: 360
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: 20,653
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...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-12-2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,732
Posted By RONSIM
I did not clear my configurations

and all went well ---- I did take a picture of each config page, just to be sure I could reinstall.

Ron
Forum: ADS-B 10-09-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,442
Posted By RONSIM
Environmentally friendly disposal

Ron, please send your EXP to me for proper "disposal"!

Thanks,

Ron
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,653
Posted By RONSIM
Ray, thanks

Yes, the 650 FLT PLN is transferred to the 5600 and GNAV1 is selected, and the magenta lines are drawn ---- my only frustration is that my -7A buddy has the same setup (5500, 650, TT385) and he is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,653
Posted By RONSIM
Craig, currently what I am doing

I am using the AFS for "enroute", using the heading but, but switch to the 650/385 for approaches -- this works well, in my configuration, but would be nice to work everything off of the 5600 ----...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-08-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,653
Posted By RONSIM
Will give that a try

I had never pushed the "CRS" button ---

Thanks,

Ron
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-08-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,653
Posted By RONSIM
Lee, keep posting -- I have same "learning" curve

with my new 5600T, Vizion 385, GTN 650 ----- still have not successfully done a coupled approach. Fortunately, I have a switch that takes the autopilot control away from the EFIS and revert back to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-06-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,732
Posted By RONSIM
Scary, but worked well

I did my update, this morning, on the 650. I am always nervous when I do these, because I know I can really screw up my unit. I take a phone picture of each page of my configuration screens, so...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-01-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,757
Posted By RONSIM
Steve's solution --- for parked airplane?

It looks as though these seals (look great!) are for a parked (not flying) airplane?

Ron
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-01-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By RONSIM
Mine was left in place

by the previous owner, when upgrading the O360A1A to FI. Not necessary, but I am leaving it on for a little extra filtration.

Ron
Forum: Florida (Central) 09-14-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By RONSIM
Another -4 in Tampa

Friend of mine with same issue ---- If enough of us get together and make it viable, maybe we could get Jesse Saint to go into the fuel tank repair business in a major way? My -6A could use a slosh...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,582
Posted By RONSIM
Many of the Clearwater (KCLW) staying

But a terrible idea! Could not get the wife to leave without kids and grandkids --- the -6A just could not handle it!

Dan L. was able to fly out, but the rest of "RV Alley" are in the hangars.

Ron
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By RONSIM
Mine turned out to be "coiled" wiring

If you have extra wire coiled behind the panel, get rid of it by trimming the wiring, or laying out the wires in a "non-coiled" fashion. I was getting an ammeter spike when I keyed the mike.

Ron
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,165
Posted By RONSIM
Yes, the denatured alchohol does the job, but

it takes some scrubbing! Only negative I have with my series of Lightspeeds!

Ron
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,556
Posted By RONSIM
You will be glad you put the access panels in

I have done modifications/upgrades to my -6A at least 4 times since I purchased the airplane about 5 yrs ago. The access panels I put in have meant not once have I had to get on my back, under the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,624
Posted By RONSIM
I "play" at trying the short field, but

The best I have done is about 600-650, hard, dry surface and no tire skidding -- at about 1700lbs in my -6A.

Maybe I could do a little better, but harder on everything!

Ron
Forum: RV-10 08-23-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,544
Posted By RONSIM
Had similar happen - exhaust pipe

the bracket had slipped and allowed the exhaust pipe rub against the lower cowl.
Forum: Florida (Central) 08-22-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By RONSIM
+1 with Dan

I am also based at KCLW, but I agree with Dan, KSPG will be so much more convenient for you, plus, the drive from the South end of Pinellas County to the North end is really nasty, traffic-wise.

You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,491
Posted By RONSIM
I have both --

The light-weight one is great for trips and short stays --- I kept one on the -8A for several weeks, outside --- did fine. For longer intervals, or permanent outside, the heavy one is best -- had...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,821
Posted By RONSIM
Sounds similar to my RV-10 story, IO540

It came from the overhaul shop with retard mags, and no Slickstart -- took about 18 months of dead batteries to figure it out --- installed Slickstart and problem went away.

Ron
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,187
Posted By RONSIM
I miss the -10 we built

not that I don't love my -6A, for "yanking and banking", but when the wife and I want to travel for more than a day, there is no way the two-seater will handle the volume of baggage that (we) need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By RONSIM
Able to use existing fairing for the "1"

on my -6A --- It is tight, but worked. I did go ahead an build the supplied fairing, just for practice with the piano hinge stuff.

Ron
Forum: COMM 06-20-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By RONSIM
I did -- original Zulu

Finally found, thanks to VAF, there is a mike gain screw on the mike --- adjusted that and pretty much solved the problem --- now I have to reset the 650 to get my sidetone back.

Ron
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-19-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,659
Posted By RONSIM
iFly plus EFIS, for me

I have (2) iFly 740s that I currently use --- I have on order, an AFS 5600T system --- but, at least one of the iFlys will remain in my airplane as the "go to" for supplementing the EFIS ----as you...
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By RONSIM
Hard starts

Our new (OH) IO 540 for the RV-10 came with retard (no impulse), and no Slickstart -- took me over a year to figure out why our starts were difficult, and even impossible, when hot. Installed...
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