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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-30-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 605
Posted By Jeff A
SOLD Dual Screen Dynon Skyview System

*** SOLD ***

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/960x720q90/923/OQUsbF.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pnOQUsbFj)

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Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,940
Posted By Jeff A
It's all fun and games until you have to cut...

It's all fun and games until you have to cut two...or three...or four of these. :D

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/5iU3QI.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pn5iU3QIj)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,940
Posted By Jeff A
+1 for SteinAir

+1 for SteinAir
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,446
Posted By Jeff A
The same way you would load an Approach on the...

The same way you would load an Approach on the GTN.

Touch on your destination > Load Procedures > Arrival > MARCS1 > Choose the transition > Load Arrival > If you're already into the arrival area,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-17-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,276
Posted By Jeff A
Thumbs up Martin, great video. Nearly seven years ago, my...

Martin, great video. Nearly seven years ago, my (now late) father and I made the short(er) trip up from Dallas to watch the test-cell run and bring the engine home. It was a great experience that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,402
Posted By Jeff A
Question GMC307

One question regarding the new software...is there any chance that it impacted the GMC307 in some way? Upon initial AP engagement, no mode chevrons appeared on the GMC. Disengaged and re-engaged, and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,699
Posted By Jeff A
This is from when I had the Whelen strobe...

This is from when I had the Whelen strobe installed, but the same idea worked for the Suntail.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/2u9L3m.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/po2u9L3mj)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By Jeff A
Iíve only had a few flights with the G5...

Iíve only had a few flights with the G5 installed, but so far, no. Definitely learning to include it in my scan and cross check with the PFD, though.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By Jeff A
Thumbs up The fit wasn't that bad.

Thanks Mickey, I'm really happy with it.

For anyone thinking about doing something similar:

SteinAir did a wonderful job of cutting the main panel for me. The F-803B sub-panel DID require quite a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By Jeff A
A lot went into the decision. At the time of my...

A lot went into the decision. At the time of my build, finances were tight, but I definitely wanted a glass panel. Garmin had just come out with the G3X (non-touch) portrait style displays. I wanted...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-03-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By Jeff A
Post RV-8 Panel Progression - The Saga

Just thought I'd share how interesting the changes have been over the years...

Inception

http://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/25/img0163hab.jpg...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-03-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By Jeff A
G5 Software Version

Just wanted to clarify, V4.10 was not in the G3X already. It downgraded to V4.00. Not sure what the difference is between 4.00 & 4.10. I went ahead and downloaded 4.10 and installed on the G5 without...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By Jeff A
Perfect. Thank you. I'll load the other software...

Perfect. Thank you. I'll load the other software (was just using what it shipped with) and fix my MAPMX lines.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By Jeff A
Yes, the G5 has a green check mark on the G3X...

Yes, the G5 has a green check mark on the G3X Configuration page...it's communicating well on the CAN bus.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/asKMig.jpg...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By Jeff A
Question Garmin G5 as Secondary Flight Display in G3X System

So, I currently have a dual screen G3X Touch system with a GTN-650. Been flying flawlessly for almost two months. I decided to add a G5 as a secondary flight display. "Finished" the install today,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By Jeff A
To clarify....

Is it necessary to also splice the shield in this manner? Thanks in advance for the assistance.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/600x400q90/922/ADNz8p.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pmADNz8pj)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By Jeff A
Question Garmin CAN bus shielding?

Iím adding a G5 to an existing dual screen G3X Touch system and I didnít plan the CAN bus for the late addition. Iím planning to add a 10-12Ē node from the G5 to the existing CAN bus. My question...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By Jeff A
Jesse, Not sure if you ever had any success with...

Jesse,

Not sure if you ever had any success with the servos, but this is how my autopilot servos and trim servos are wired to my legacy (not Sport or Pro) VP-X and they all function perfectly....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 968
Posted By Jeff A
Good info. I’m still using the free database...

Good info. I’m still using the free database update(s) that came with my two Touch Displays. I’ll have to figure out how to combine the GTN, G3X, and Pilot App in the next month or two. It would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By Jeff A
Bypass the servo.

Disconnect the connector from the servo (GSA28 autopilot servo, not the trim servo) and jumper pins 11&13 and 12&14. If the trim servo operates normally, you’ve got a bad Garmin autopilot servo.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-13-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,012
Posted By Jeff A
It should have a cotter pin.

http://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/69cB32.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pn69cB32j)

The plans specifically call out:

AN4-11 Bolt
AN960-416 Washer
AN310-4 Nut
MS24665-208 Cotter Pin

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,336
Posted By Jeff A
I'm in the process of doing the exact same thing...

I'm in the process of doing the exact same thing right now. Hope to have the lighting buses calibrated today or tomorrow. It already works well with the GMC307 Autopilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By Jeff A
Have you tried just ĎRV6í? Donít think the ĎAí is...

Have you tried just ĎRV6í? Donít think the ĎAí is necessary.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,955
Posted By Jeff A
Ya, I saw that note. I only tried Safari to see...

Ya, I saw that note. I only tried Safari to see if the links were working. Have both Windows PC and a Mac (for just this reason).

All appears to be good now...must have just caught the website at a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,955
Posted By Jeff A
Question Links donít work.

The download links from the Garmin page say they do not exist. Anybody else have this problem? Tried I.E., Chrome, and Safari.
Forum: Autopilots 10-07-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By Jeff A
Wanna share a link to that post with the values?...

Wanna share a link to that post with the values? Or perhaps post the values on here? I have run through the Autopilot Tuning Guide 15 or more times and the Glideslope/Glidepath performance is still...
Forum: GPS 08-16-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Jeff A
Pretty sure the GA57X is not a WAAS antenna.

Pretty sure the GA57X is not a WAAS antenna.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,761
Posted By Jeff A
Agreed. Allied was invaluable to me during my...

Agreed. Allied was invaluable to me during my build and upgrades as they are just across town with a will call area, but I encourage everyone to support the VAF advertisers first and foremost. :)
Forum: GPS 07-16-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By Jeff A
The App Store still has "Garmin GTN Trainer"....

The App Store still has "Garmin GTN Trainer". Works well for me. You'll have to go into iPad Settings > GTN Trainer > Device Settings > Change Device to change between the 650/750.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,761
Posted By Jeff A
Standard density connectors have 9, 15, 25, 37...

Standard density connectors have 9, 15, 25, 37 pins. Usually 20-24 AWG.

High density connectors have 15, 26, 44, 62, 78 pins. Usually 22-28 AWG.

Standard density Male...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-14-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,108
Posted By Jeff A
I don't see that anyone actually answered Juan's...

I don't see that anyone actually answered Juan's question...

Juan, the GNC255 only has a COM and NAV coax connection. How are you connecting an antenna cable to GS? Do you have a copy of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By Jeff A
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By Jeff A
Question Part number needed...

I don't have my plans available. Can someone take a look at their plans and tell me the Van's part number for the fiberglass tip of the vertical stabilizer? Any help is appreciated.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,422
Posted By Jeff A
Even in the busy and fully ADS-B covered D/FW...

Even in the busy and fully ADS-B covered D/FW airspace, there are plenty of times I have not seen an airplane show up on my Skyview, typically while I'm at pattern altitudes....making me question if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,406
Posted By Jeff A
Is there a lowest GS club?

Had a great flight this morning in North Texas. The wind was brisk out of the west above 1500', but smooth and enjoyable. Quick gas run to KSWI and played around a bit on the way back to KDTO. Was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-23-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,531
Posted By Jeff A
How about this?

Can't tell if this would work in your particular situation, but this is how I did it. 300+ hours and gets special attention/inspection at every oil...
Forum: GPS 03-01-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,994
Posted By Jeff A
Thumbs up Very insightful thread.

This is great info for me, as I'm planning to start studying and training for my Instrument Rating as well as installing a GTN-635 in my airplane before the end of the year. The training may have to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-31-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,434
Posted By Jeff A
I don't have any pictures handy, but put the...

I don't have any pictures handy, but put the ADS-B antenna just aft of your Autopilot Pitch Servo on centerline, and put the Transponder antenna underneath the Copilot's seat offset to the left.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-02-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,202
Posted By Jeff A
My mounting is similar.

I have mine straddling the bulkhead so it's not too far aft to reach. There is a swing open access door on the baggage compartment shelf to access the switch if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By Jeff A
Exclamation Cyber Monday - Seattle Avionics Chart Data 50% Off

Hopefully not breaking any rules about advertisers on here...

I have no connection to the company, just a great deal I didn't want to pass up sharing with...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-12-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,376
Posted By Jeff A
Thumbs up Awesome paint job Tom...that blue looks amazing....

Awesome paint job Tom...that blue looks amazing. 2+ years and my paint job from Glo still looks like it just came out of their booth.

I hope people are paying Nate for his renderings and ideas.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By Jeff A
The location of the hub is truly dependant on how...

The location of the hub is truly dependant on how much wiring you want to do. If you want to keep the ADAHRS and servo harnesses short, find a close/central location to those components so only one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,430
Posted By Jeff A
Question Pricing for the pair?

Pricing for the pair?
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-24-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,730
Posted By Jeff A
Those switches will work perfectly for the Master...

Those switches will work perfectly for the Master and Alt.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,464
Posted By Jeff A
Question Legacy VP-X?

Chad,

For those of us (I have no idea how many there are) who have the original/legacy VP-X (not the Pro or Sport), do we face the same parts obsolescence issues? Is this unit fully supported by...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,174
Posted By Jeff A
I used braided flex lines all the way from the...

I used braided flex lines all the way from the elbow fitting at the top of the gear leg down to the brake caliper. I had my local Parker hose shop fabricate them.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-08-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,956
Posted By Jeff A
Question Who can cut my panel like this?

This is an excerpt from the Dynon Skyview brochure. Was wondering who could cut a panel like this for me AND confirm that a Garmin GTN6xx will fit properly in the space identified as "IFR GPS"? ...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-18-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,806
Posted By Jeff A
I'm jealous. That scenery certainly beats flat,...

I'm jealous. That scenery certainly beats flat, boring North Texas.
Forum: ADS-B 06-20-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 68,224
Posted By Jeff A
User Database?

Jim,

Thank you for the quick response on my ADS-B report. I'm happy to find out my system is working perfectly.

Is there any plan to make a database for the ADS-B performance that is accessible...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-19-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,734
Posted By Jeff A
Forward mount

Installed per the plans, my rod end bearings contacted the control column throughout it's entire range of motion.

I fabricated a new F-849 Forward Control Mount quite easily. If I recall, the hole...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-05-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,132
Posted By Jeff A
Stick with the trailing edge alignment, that's...

Stick with the trailing edge alignment, that's what's important...not the horns.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By Jeff A
Either way...

SHOULD you or COULD you? Sure, you can, but it's not absolutely necessary. The wire that comes with the Whelen units (assuming that's what you're using) has worked flawlessly for years. Larger...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,895
Posted By Jeff A
Battery

I know first hand that a low battery has been know to cause the Artex units to activate inadvertently.

I don't know if anyone else mentioned it, but you need to be sure to replace your battery since...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-22-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,927
Posted By Jeff A
A VP-X would complement all that awesome...

A VP-X would complement all that awesome equipment very nicely. Use any switch you'd like to turn equipment on/off.

They don't pay me, I'm just a big fan. :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-20-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,532
Posted By Jeff A
Just call up Superior tech support, tell them you...

Just call up Superior tech support, tell them you have a XP engine, and they will email you a copy of the manual. I've gotten the operators manual and overhaul manual from them without question....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,240
Posted By Jeff A
If these were new and heading to Joint Base...

If these were new and heading to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, they were the newest AH-64E Apache Guardians....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N73-6xVSUrA
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,448
Posted By Jeff A
In every single case....no. In most cases....yes....

In every single case....no. In most cases....yes.

If you buy a Superior engine (or ECI, or Lycoming) why not just pick up the phone and call the respective manufacturer for any needed replacement...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By Jeff A
Yes

Not the best terminology, but in this case, yes -12v is the same as ground. Read the last line of page 1 and the first 2 lines of page 2. It clearly states -12v going to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-10-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By Jeff A
Mine is a Gates XL7355 (also has #10A0900 on it)...

Mine is a Gates XL7355 (also has #10A0900 on it) using a Vans 60 amp alternator.

edit- 13/32" x 36-1/8"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,290
Posted By Jeff A
Unhappy Steve, Sorry to hear that the 3 is not living up...

Steve,

Sorry to hear that the 3 is not living up to expectations. Knock on wood, my 2 with a Wi-Fi backpack has been working flawlessly, both flying and snowboarding. My only personal complaint is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-04-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,558
Posted By Jeff A
McMaster-Carr PN 8507K13.

McMaster-Carr PN 8507K13.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,915
Posted By Jeff A
For the record, that's an AMP connector, not...

For the record, that's an AMP connector, not Molex....

You'll need one of these:

http://www.alliedelec.com/search/productdetail.aspx?SKU=70089874

You can see more info...
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