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Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-29-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,716
Posted By flytoday
Another runway collision, March 2019

https://ktla.com/2019/03/14/probe-underway-after-2-small-planes-collide-at-compton-airport-killing-1-and-injuring-another/

FYI - Runway collision in Compton, CA last month.

Carl
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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-11-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,577
Posted By flytoday
Congrats, me too in 2011

Great news Chuck.

The -6A is a great design. No regrets for me in almost 8 years of -6A ownership.

Be Sure the nosewheel bracketry is correctly installed! Mine was backwards when i purchased...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By flytoday
Best Wishes!

Hi Vic,

It was a pleasure to meet you at Oshkosh. Congratulations on your new endeavor.

Just a thought, you might consider adding KFFC to your website’s home page. Initially I used FFlight to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,311
Posted By flytoday
Great News!

Congratulations Doug! Thanks for sharing your website, personal stories, and the accomplishments of your entire family!

Carl
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Forum: GPS 02-02-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By flytoday
Aera 660 suggestion

Like to suggest a change to the Garmin aera 660 system software. A change in the area of creating a new flight plan. The following are the button selections:

Flight Plan List
Menu
New Flight...
Forum: GPS 01-17-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By flytoday
Case Closed

With my ccard number Garmin got a replacement 660 quickly shipped to me. New unit arrived and works great. Shipped my broken 660 to them with RMA, and now they received it and fully refunded my...
Forum: GPS 01-09-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By flytoday
Called Garmin support. They expect this fail to...

Called Garmin support. They expect this fail to charge and even acknowledge External Power is a hardware problem so they are sending a replacement 660.

Carl
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Forum: GPS 01-08-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By flytoday
Email just sent to g3expert, thanks Levi for...

Email just sent to g3expert, thanks Levi for sharing the history, to tell me (us) it’s a new problem...

Added to another email four photos of my inner case data, under the battery, and the software...
Forum: GPS 01-08-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By flytoday
How to reboot/reload?

Thx for the response....

Beyond power cycles can you tell me a procedure? Also I have swapped batteries, so short of opening it (which I will not do) to remove a possible data keeper battery, I’m...
Forum: GPS 01-07-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By flytoday
Garmin aera 660 Problem, HW or SW?

Purchased my new aera 660 at Osh17. Really works/worked well, regularly used, started to act up last week.

Last week it started to refuse to charge the battery. New Garmin battery arrived today,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,446
Posted By flytoday
Happy New Year - 2019

Best wishes to you and your family Doug for a great 2019. Please never hesitate to share your family news along with hosting this excellent forum with mostly :) useful, and often conflicting :eek:,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-23-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By flytoday
-6A Examination

Make sure the bracket that restrains the nosewheel from castering 360 degrees is oriented properly! Also look as the single bolt or pin that is holding the nose strut into the engine mount, and...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 31,188
Posted By flytoday
Condolences

Talked to Jon at the last few Oshkosh years, he was always smiling. Watching the Redline night show was a highlight of the week.

The Haley-batics videos are great, and show the loves of a father...
Forum: ADS-B 09-10-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,308
Posted By flytoday
In current US airspace I think for the ADS-B out...

In current US airspace I think for the ADS-B out system to operate a Mode C transponder needs to be operating simultaneously. Would it be possible to examine recorded FAA ADS-B data and radar data...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,239
Posted By flytoday
Good discussion!

Appreciate all the feedback on my “flytoday” post.

We likely know student pilots who flew many hours and never quite finished the PPL. Similarly PPL pilots that fly for a few years and stop. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,239
Posted By flytoday
Flying on a schedule? Non-professional IFR?

Earned my IFR rating in 1985, now VFR only. Retired, no schedule!

Clearly getting an IFR ticket is a great accomplishment, and would likely enhance a pilot’s skills and safety.

I’d be interested...
Forum: ADS-B 08-16-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,722
Posted By flytoday
Technical and FAA procedural question, if the...

Technical and FAA procedural question, if the uAvionix is reprogrammed with a new N-number and S-code would the FAA receivers know/track/report as stolen the original unit?

I’d be interested in how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,954
Posted By flytoday
Oshkosh, July 31, after Airventure

Providing some perspective, after AirVenture, of the size of the event! Huge! Most exciting flight in years, arriving Runway 9 by VFR over FISKE on Sunday afternoon,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-31-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,018
Posted By flytoday
Vlad, you should return to Airventure and make a...

Vlad, you should return to Airventure and make a Forum Presentation with your Photography! I know it’s hard to stay “grounded”, but after parking in HBP for a week I still remembered how to takeoff...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-30-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,018
Posted By flytoday
Landed at Oshkosh 2018 for my first ever landing...

Landed at Oshkosh 2018 for my first ever landing at “The World’s Busiest Airport”. 7/22/2018.

George Orndorf built yellow RV6A returns to Oshkosh. With support from Lone Star Squadron, Jay...
Forum: Midwest 06-27-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,816
Posted By flytoday
Likely bus user, roundtrip Osh - MKE

www.golamers.com/services/lamers-express-eaa-airventure/milwaukee-airventure-shuttle/

This link for the Osh - Milwaukee Airport shuttle bus works better on my iPad.

I’ll likely use this shuttle,...
Forum: Safety 06-18-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 979
Posted By flytoday
Osh 2018 Runway Familiarization Video

I plan my first Osh landing this year. I’ve created a short .ppt silent video for Oshkosh runway familiarization. Check the NOTAM to correct any errors, updates, or changes. See you at Osh...
Forum: Texas (South) 06-14-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By flytoday
Maybe....

Hope the lunch comes together. Stormy weather in the Houston weekend forecast.

Carl
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,298
Posted By flytoday
Envious!

I wonder if the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta ski jacket is along on this adventure?

My cross-country trips pale in comparison. Please keep writing and posting the pictures!

Fly on Vlad!

Carl
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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-01-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 153,734
Posted By flytoday
Really cool video Jim, and nice display of the...

Really cool video Jim, and nice display of the VAF Hat.

THREAD DRIFT: I used to think I know something about computers, software, etc.... The technology and terms are beyond impressive. I guess...
Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,865
Posted By flytoday
Learn more, plz

For my education, why does/did this screw shear? Is this common? Is the screw life-limited?

Carl
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Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,865
Posted By flytoday
What recent changes?

How about a different line of inquiry?

What was changed in the plane just prior to the “failure”?

Was any work done on the plane since the last “successful” flight?

Were there any software...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,650
Posted By flytoday
I forgot to mention I use the Bad Elf GPS (for...

I forgot to mention I use the

Bad Elf GPS (for Apple Lightning Connector)

to give the WiFi-only iPad reliable GPS location data. Cheap compared to a Cell subscription. Much later I added a Garmin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,650
Posted By flytoday
Decide big or small, then the best you can afford

IMHO you need to test fly the larger (like Air 2) and smaller screen model (like a mini) to decide which size you like. Personally I fly the Air2 because I want the bigger screen. Some like the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 978,783
Posted By flytoday
Congratulations Mark! Great milestone... Carl ..

Congratulations Mark! Great milestone...

Carl
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By flytoday
In DeLand skydivers have pop up tents sleeping by...

In DeLand skydivers have pop up tents sleeping by the jump zone business, right on the field. Restaurants there too. Option to save a few $$. Also some nearby hotels, McD, etc. Call first to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,768
Posted By flytoday
I enjoy flying as much as possible. Building a...

I enjoy flying as much as possible. Building a plane, getting married, completing college, raising a family, all the same thoughts. These days when someone asks about earning a PPL I advise the...
Forum: ADS-B 04-06-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,722
Posted By flytoday
My ADSB-out antenna (blade shared with xponder)...

My ADSB-out antenna (blade shared with xponder) is on the belly. My ADSB-in antennas/receivers are a Scout and GDL39 in the cabin, windshield area.

I won’t see someone directly below me? ...
Forum: ADS-B 04-06-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,722
Posted By flytoday
Question: If the aircraft are communicating with...

Question: If the aircraft are communicating with the ADS-B ground station(s) wouldn’t the visibility be OK, no matter the relative angles of the ADS-B in/out antennas on each individual aircraft? ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-03-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,759
Posted By flytoday
Thanks for coming! And for your current military service!

Tim and Justin, it was great to have you come and visit. With connections through Doug’s VAF Forum great adventures are possible!

Lone Star Squadron is a great group of pilots in the Southeast...
Forum: ADS-B 03-31-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,730
Posted By flytoday
FYI Sent you a PM. Carl

FYI
Sent you a PM.

Carl
Forum: Painting your RV 03-25-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,380
Posted By flytoday
Welcome to VAF. Is there a deep meaning to...

Welcome to VAF. Is there a deep meaning to “Speed Goat”?

Carl
Forum: ADS-B 03-19-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,143
Posted By flytoday
HOU APPCH and ADS-B confirmed

FYI - Today climbing out near the SWest approach path above me in Class B, I called HOU APPCH for Flight Following, initial contact with my N and “VFR”. Approach replied with “N#, you have traffic...
Forum: ADS-B 03-18-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,730
Posted By flytoday
Power and Discretes Cable, build or buy?

Spent over $50 US to get help and buy specialized crimp tool inserts for hi-density pins. I didn’t mind the expense and time (retiree) required to build up the GDL 82 cable since I enjoy working...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,216
Posted By flytoday
Adjust you suggestions?

Given this is copied from the Original Poster’s VAF profile, any adjustments in the advice?
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Biography:
Rock Climber and Mountain biker. 69 years old
Location (City, State):
Elk...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,216
Posted By flytoday
This will be interesting to watch the...

This will be interesting to watch the opinions.

I’m not a builder, just a buyer, and I think often you can purchase a used RV (especially a -6) for a price that is similar to the price of the...
Forum: ADS-B 03-05-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,730
Posted By flytoday
Concur All! Absolutely priceless! Happy I could...

Concur All! Absolutely priceless! Happy I could assist, and in my time on VAF I’ve received much more than I could ever contribute!

Carl
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Forum: ADS-B 03-05-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,730
Posted By flytoday
I’m not sure how to interpret your note. I...

I’m not sure how to interpret your note.

I installed a GDL82 about a month ago. Although I have talked, on freq, to HOU Appch and GLS tower, they don’t see my ADS-B out.

However, when I use the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By flytoday
Alternate thought

No idea of your budget or familiarity with current experimental aircraft options, but an electronic device such as a Garmin G5, GRT Mini, etc. might entirely remove the need for any vaccum system. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,021
Posted By flytoday
Two images show up fine on my iPad. Carl ..

Two images show up fine on my iPad.

Carl
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Forum: ADS-B 02-01-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,143
Posted By flytoday
While in Anonymous Mode the GDL82, and maybe...

While in Anonymous Mode the GDL82, and maybe every OUT system, continues to regularly broadcast OUT data that lights up the system. The Call Sign is changed to VFR, altitude and position are still...
Forum: ADS-B 01-31-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,143
Posted By flytoday
Maybe Los Angeles and Houston are some of the...

Maybe Los Angeles and Houston are some of the smallest facilities in the US? :eek:

This RED sentence damages the credibility of the entire message and of the agency regarding ADS-B.

Carl
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Forum: ADS-B 01-31-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,143
Posted By flytoday
A counterpoint, controllers should understand...

A counterpoint, controllers should understand ADS-B now because pilots are now making decisions using ADS-B data - the weather uplink, traffic advisories, etc. If there is a partial or complete...
Forum: ADS-B 01-30-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,143
Posted By flytoday
ADS-B operating experiences

Starting a new thread to collect ADS-B stories/observations from pilots/users about operating any ADS-B system on the ground or in the airspace.

When I'm not ANONYMOUS the website FlightAware is...
Forum: Midwest 01-28-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,147
Posted By flytoday
Accurate comments in ForeFlight would be great...

Accurate comments in ForeFlight would be great too. The most recent 1K1 airport comment in FF is over 6 months old.

Carl
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Forum: ADS-B 01-28-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,332
Posted By flytoday
I have observed that the Garmin GDL82 changes the...

I have observed that the Garmin GDL82 changes the S-code when Anonymous is selected. Going through a few power cycles and Anonymous Switch on/off cycles that "random" S-code changes (is not always...
Forum: ADS-B 01-27-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,332
Posted By flytoday
All correct! However there is a new sheriff in...

All correct! However there is a new sheriff in town since January 2017, and a definite effort to reduce regulations. Seems possible that there could be a delay to the ADS-B Out mandate, especially...
Forum: ADS-B 01-26-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,730
Posted By flytoday
My delay items were the high-density D-sub male...

My delay items were the high-density D-sub male pin crimper insert, some extra high-density male pins (with the color stripes, I built two cables), a new transponder blade antenna for the belly,...
Forum: ADS-B 01-25-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,332
Posted By flytoday
GDL82 adds consistent/reliable ADS-B traffic in

Admitting a bias, I have a GDL82. No regrets.



I would state the above quote differently. I have been flying with 2 ADS-B IN devices, a GDL39 and a Scout. They both feed ForeFlight, and the 39...
Forum: ADS-B 01-22-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,730
Posted By flytoday
Additional GDL 82 ground testing

Completed more GDL 82 ground testing today. The GDL 39 and ForeFlight did momentarily display my N number and Altitude Difference 0 before syncing as "ownship". When ForeFlight determines the ADS-B...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By flytoday
All you other posters on this thread are "the...

All you other posters on this thread are "the fine print"! At least that how your comments appear on my iPad. :)

Carl
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:)

PS: My efforts for a Font size 7 "Smiley Face" are failing. Trying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By flytoday
Did not work

Interpreting the RidiculousM photo of pins and some direct experience in the past few days with pins for the GDL82, the right pin with the big red arrow appears to be a high-density D-sub male pin...
Forum: ADS-B 01-20-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,730
Posted By flytoday
GDL 82 Initial Power-up, Install Tool Software

First power-up for the GDL 82 today, although not securely installed yet in the plane. Only powered-up after making connections to the Sandia 165 transponder and the Comant Blade Antenna to make...
Forum: ADS-B 01-14-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 21,012
Posted By flytoday
Installation, early test of GDL82's GPS antenna signal strength

I've removed an old Trimble/Terra GPS antenna from the top of the fuselage behind the slider. The former antenna left a tiny cable, like an RG 174/U cable from the fuselage top to my panel. I've...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-14-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 31,196
Posted By flytoday
Test of TinyPic

Test of new TinyPic

http://i65.tinypic.com/28cmvpd.jpg

Here

Test out

Carl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By flytoday
Merry Christmas Day!

Merry Christmas!

Slider or tip up, tail-wheel or nose-dragger, tandem or other, primed or not, Trio or TruTrack, Emag or Slick or Bendix, Certified or Exp, GPS or GLONASS, Redline or Ravens, lets...
Forum: ADS-B 12-19-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,730
Posted By flytoday
"And it's available and ready for installation today." ???

Hi Steve,

Today I got an advertising email from a popular newsletter, which featured the GDL 82. The emailed advertisement included the following statement:

"And it's available and ready for...
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