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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By thompsonbr87
Well, thanks everyone for making my cable TV...

Well, thanks everyone for making my cable TV subscription even more useless!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By thompsonbr87
Podcasts

Are there any aviation podcasts you follow? I've found a couple that are aviation related, but curious to see what others have discovered. I found a couple of older threads, but given how some...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-14-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,682
Posted By thompsonbr87
PMA8000B

PM sent re: PMA8000B
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-07-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By thompsonbr87
Sending PM for 2006X

Sending PM for 2006X
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-26-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By thompsonbr87
WTB: GMA-240/245, PDA360EX, or similar audio panel

Looking to give my audio panel an update from an old kma-20 and got a little Christmas cash burning a hole.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-22-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By thompsonbr87
Separate master and alternator switches. I ended...

Separate master and alternator switches. I ended up connecting both wires to the starter position on the ignition switch, and everything seemed normal. Completed my flight today with no problems.

I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-22-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By thompsonbr87
ACS Starter switch wiring

I went flying this morning, and at some point during the flight, the screw on the ring terminal for the starter backed out. I also noticed a low voltage warning and saw the alternator did not appear...
Forum: Safety 12-17-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,123
Posted By thompsonbr87
Weather chicken here (with a rusty IFR ticket)!...

Weather chicken here (with a rusty IFR ticket)! Lots of great advice in this thread.
Edit to add: Even though I haven't kept my IFR current, I retained a LOT of situational awareness from it. As soon...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-29-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By thompsonbr87
Got my answer from Appareo. Pin 6 is a apparently...

Got my answer from Appareo. Pin 6 is a apparently a proprietary format for providing GPS to Stratus ADS-B In boxes. Pin 24 provides serial altitude in Icarus Alt format, so it looks like I'm at a...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 11-28-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,243
Posted By thompsonbr87
25026G34KT

Don't wanna do that again. Nope. Double check your math when calculating UTC offsets, especially when crossing time zones. Could've been there an hour or so earlier for 11004KT. Went around the first...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-28-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By thompsonbr87
And now I also see that the Stratus ESG also has...

And now I also see that the Stratus ESG also has a pin for GPS out (Pin 6)...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-28-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By thompsonbr87
Yes, forgot to mention FF, but that's there,...

Yes, forgot to mention FF, but that's there, too.

So that at least confirms that the EMS-D10 gets the altitude from GPS (since I don't have a compatible EFIS) via RS-232 on pin 19.



It looks it...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-28-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By thompsonbr87
No, Garmin G5.

No, Garmin G5.
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-28-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By thompsonbr87
I called their tech support. The answer I got...

I called their tech support. The answer I got came across as "yeah, that sounds like it would probably work", but it wasn't super confidence inspiring.
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-28-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By thompsonbr87
Dynon EMS-D10 Percent Power

I would like to get my EMS D10 to display % power. From what I understand, it needs, RPM, MP, OAT, and altitude to make the calculation. The D10 is displaying RPM, MP, and OAT, and I've checked the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-18-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By thompsonbr87
Awesome, thank you guys for the insight! Headed...

Awesome, thank you guys for the insight! Headed out tomorrow with a friend who knows RVs well. We'll get to work on these suggestions. I'll update this thread with whatever progress we make.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-17-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By thompsonbr87
High oil temp

Recently purchased RV-6A, and my first task is getting oil temperatures under control. Cruising probably 85 deg at 3500, the engine needed to be managed diligently to avoid redlining oil temp. I'll...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,079
Posted By thompsonbr87
I'm looking at a similar upgrade. What more would...

I'm looking at a similar upgrade. What more would be needed to pull out the complete vacuum system?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 39,687
Posted By thompsonbr87
Limit scheduling of mass arrivals to typically...

Limit scheduling of mass arrivals to typically slower times? Sunday evening seems like it was a poor choice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,448
Posted By thompsonbr87
Walked around with two of these these chairs from...

Walked around with two of these these chairs from REI (https://www.rei.com/product/114354/rei-co-op-flexlite-macro-chair) in a small backpack all day (which also for under any airline seat). They are...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 07-13-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 675
Posted By thompsonbr87
RV-6A - N278JG - Barrett Thompson

I'm a long-time lurker, someday hopeful builder, and now, proudly, and RV owner! I finally took the plunge and picked up an RV-6A.

I'm in the process of moving from Seattle, WA to Nashville, TN....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By thompsonbr87
Appreciate the input! Insurance is going to...

Appreciate the input! Insurance is going to require what I figured was more than enough time before flying it solo (15 hrs).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By thompsonbr87
Learning tailwheel in an RV-6

I'm considering buying an RV-6, but I don't have any tailwheel experience. I've heard the RVs are fairly tame as far as tailwheel aircraft are concerned, but would learning tailwheel while...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-02-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,103
Posted By thompsonbr87
I'm shopping for a 6/6a right now. I'm low time...

I'm shopping for a 6/6a right now. I'm low time with only about 200 hrs total and no tailwheel time. The difference in annual premiums (through Gallagher) between the two was only $177. Significantly...
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