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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,534
Posted By KatieB
Wow, Tom!! :( I'm so sorry you're both going...

Wow, Tom!! :( I'm so sorry you're both going through all that, but glad she's turning the corner. What a tough lady. I can't say I'd fight that hard after seeing all of that. I hope to catch up with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-13-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,013
Posted By KatieB
Yes, it would have to be a series of webcasts....

Yes, it would have to be a series of webcasts. I'm not sure if it will be 6 different webcasts-- maybe three 2-hour sessions. I'll let you know when I know more!
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 07-13-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,090
Posted By KatieB
Queenie's all set! I don't know if anyone here...

Queenie's all set! I don't know if anyone here responded to the PNP forum, but if you did, thanks! :D
Forum: Safety 07-12-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 20,466
Posted By KatieB
This thread revival is great timing for Oshkosh....

This thread revival is great timing for Oshkosh. I have a buddy who discovered a bucket load of water in the tail of his RV-6A before departing OSH several years ago. It would have been a CG disaster...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 07-12-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,090
Posted By KatieB
Somebody stepped up to take the leg from Topeka...

Somebody stepped up to take the leg from Topeka to Minneapolis! There's only one leg left to fill for Queenie's freedom ride: Norman, OK to Topeka...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 07-11-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,090
Posted By KatieB
PNP flight Norman, OK to Minneapolis- SHELTER IS FULL

Hi All,

I was going to take a Great Pyrenees named Queenie from the KC area to her foster home in Minneapolis this Saturday, but unfortunately my plane needs more work before a long trip and I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-05-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,013
Posted By KatieB
Jeff and Ken, I think we'll cover all those...

Jeff and Ken,

I think we'll cover all those points if you can come all 3 days (M-T-W or Th-F-S). It is a lot of material to cover in six 45-minute sessions, but it will give you an idea of what to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-05-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,013
Posted By KatieB
Hi Sean, Just show up, no registration...

Hi Sean,

Just show up, no registration required. We'll cover all that stuff in the CAN bus presentation with photos!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,013
Posted By KatieB
Published AirVenture Garmin Forums Schedule

EAA has our forum schedule (https://www.eaa.org/airventure/event/G3X_Touch_Academy_Installation?id=862A99520AAF48D98C9E3D2F5E200F8F) out on the app and website now. Here's what we're planning to do:...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-25-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,013
Posted By KatieB
Hi all, I just wanted to post an update here to...

Hi all,

I just wanted to post an update here to thank all of you for your input on this. I'm working on content now and you've been a big help to help me focus on what's important!

We are also...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-14-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By KatieB
I used to work the desk at Executive Air back...

I used to work the desk at Executive Air back when I was a student pilot. It was great then. But that was 15 years ago!! :eek:

Have fun in GRB. I sure do miss that area.

Katie
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-28-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,013
Posted By KatieB
Thanks! We don't offer free training in Olathe,...

Thanks!

We don't offer free training in Olathe, but we do offer 2-day paid pilot courses. Oshkosh is definitely the place to go for free training! (well... as "free" as anything can be at OSH!...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-28-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,013
Posted By KatieB
Thanks all for the great comments! Keep them...

Thanks all for the great comments! Keep them coming. I'll revisit this thread often in the coming weeks for ideas.

We will also have pilot training sessions at OSH, for those of you who want more...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-28-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,013
Posted By KatieB
Thanks Gary! It will be nice to catch up with you...

Thanks Gary! It will be nice to catch up with you guys. Kansas is nice, but I miss Michigan...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-28-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,013
Posted By KatieB
Hi Mike! LOL, yeah I'm still on Earth. Some days...

Hi Mike! LOL, yeah I'm still on Earth. Some days I do feel like I fell off though. :eek:

Last year some of the presentations made it onto Garmin's YouTube channel. I'll check and see how much we are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,013
Posted By KatieB
G3X Training at OSH 2018

Hi VAF friends, long time no see!

In December I began working for Garmin in Olathe, KS on the Aviation Product Support team. I develop and deliver avionics maintenance and installation training for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,000
Posted By KatieB
Even if your plan covers being a "General...

Even if your plan covers being a "General Aviation" pilot, it still might not cover death in an Experimental aircraft. I asked HR about aviation exclusions for the AD&D policy at work, and they said...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,344
Posted By KatieB
Haha! I love it! The RV's in my life all have...

Haha! I love it!

The RV's in my life all have names. Sarahndipity, Mojo (a good friend's RV-6A) and of course Tony Boy. Ships are named because when you depend on a machine to carry you safely over...
Forum: Midwest 11-13-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By KatieB
Thanks for the welcomes and advice! We found a...

Thanks for the welcomes and advice!

We found a hangar of our own in Topeka (KTOP). It's a hike from Olathe, but we'll be living halfway there in Lawrence. I really like it there....
Forum: Midwest 11-10-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By KatieB
Hangar space in Kansas City

Hi all,

It's been a crazy year. I've accepted a new job in Olathe and looking for a home for our Jabiru J200. She's a small high wing that fits nicely with a small RV in a normal sized T hangar. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,452
Posted By KatieB
I doubt resale will be affected. Most parts can...

I doubt resale will be affected. Most parts can be made from scratch. I made a wing leading edge skin, rudder skin, stiffeners, tail tips, hinge brackets, instrument panel, half my canopy frame,...
Forum: GPS 10-24-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
Posted By KatieB
Manual? What's that? ;) Garmin offers online and...

Manual? What's that? ;)

Garmin offers online and in-person courses about it as well... https://static.garmincdn.com/apps/fly/training/garmin-aviation-training-catalog.pdf
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-24-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,859
Posted By KatieB
Flyways and Byways - WigWags On!

I delivered an airplane from Tennessee to Nebraska a couple years ago in early November. I'd read a lot about waterfowl migration flyways when I was a bird-nerd kid, but it didn't quite prepare me...
Forum: ADS-B 10-16-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,477
Posted By KatieB
Hi David, Any updates on this story? Just...

Hi David,

Any updates on this story? Just curious how it all worked out. I'm about to start working on the documentation for installing the GRT SafeFly GPS and EchoUAT into the fleet of about 110...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,439
Posted By KatieB
Congrats, Jeff!! That's a great photo, too. The...

Congrats, Jeff!! That's a great photo, too. The first time I ever manipulated the controls of an airplane in flight, I was about 10 years old in the back seat of a Breezy. I will never forget it. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,139
Posted By KatieB
Your link worked for me. FWIW, I gave up on...

Your link worked for me. FWIW, I gave up on Google Photos long ago. They don't have BBC code for embedding in forum posts! Now I use Flickr.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,139
Posted By KatieB
Here's a picture of my RV-3's EFIS harness. The...

Here's a picture of my RV-3's EFIS harness. The main trunk bundle is a mess right now because it's just held together with temporary zip ties and there are a few other cables laying there, but you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,139
Posted By KatieB
On our LSAs, I run the EFIS wires from the main...

On our LSAs, I run the EFIS wires from the main wiring harness trunk, which passes a few inches behind the panel face on the bottom of the panel box, up to the far upper corner of the EFIS cutout....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-28-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,528
Posted By KatieB
Jeez... I'm doing well if I get 3 or 4 connectors...

Jeez... I'm doing well if I get 3 or 4 connectors wired in a weekend!

It depends on the quality and design of the wiring in the panel to begin with and how accessible it is. Sure, you could stuff a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,044
Posted By KatieB
It's fun to get there a few days early, but don't...

It's fun to get there a few days early, but don't forget they'll charge you $27/day every day you're there. And it gives the wonderful Wisconsin weather more time to jack up your plane. :eek: It's...
Forum: RV-12 04-25-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,704
Posted By KatieB
GRT has had that feature since FOREVER! :D I've...

GRT has had that feature since FOREVER! :D I've heard more than one story of it saving someone's butt in weather they got caught up in. For emergency or VFR-playtime use only... Obstacle clearance...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-17-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,138
Posted By KatieB
We wire our AeroLED Wig Wags similar to what Leok...

We wire our AeroLED Wig Wags similar to what Leok said, but not with the strobe, just with the landing and taxi lights. Landing light is in the Left wing (angle however you want it to be angled for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,694
Posted By KatieB
I'm far from a gentleman, but voted anyhow. ;) We...

I'm far from a gentleman, but voted anyhow. ;) We owned an -8 and it's quite roomy in the back. A 220 pounder (100 kilogrammer?) won't fit in the back of the -4, especially for acro.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,282
Posted By KatieB
Yes, that is awesome!!! We just spent a week at...

Yes, that is awesome!!! We just spent a week at SNF guarding against careless parents with kids wanting to step on wheel pants, hang on props, spill drinks on the leather seats, and climb everywhere....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,282
Posted By KatieB
I always wanted to fly as a kid, but my...

I always wanted to fly as a kid, but my (non-aviator) parents had a very modest income and I accepted that it was financially out of reach. "We can't afford it" was a phrase I grew OK with because I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-08-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,123
Posted By KatieB
Bob, based on all your wonderful posts in the GRT...

Bob, based on all your wonderful posts in the GRT help threads, I'd guess that you're already nuts! ;)
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-03-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,035
Posted By KatieB
I riveted mine from the center of each stiffener...

I riveted mine from the center of each stiffener out to the trailing edge then to the leading edge. I doubt it makes much difference, but the thing NOT to do is run the rivet set off the edge of the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-01-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,733
Posted By KatieB
This is a great thread! All I can say is, I've...

This is a great thread!

All I can say is, I've spent 10X more time thinking about how to do stuff during this project than actual metal-manipulation, and sometimes even that creates scrap! But the...
Forum: Safety 02-27-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,543
Posted By KatieB
Congrats, Walt! Now when people ask if they will...

Congrats, Walt! Now when people ask if they will really need that latest gizmo in the soup, you'll be able to tell them how YOU use it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-25-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,422
Posted By KatieB
Silkscreening the Panel Face

First of all let me say that Stein was right when he said on here a while back that silkscreening instrument panel labels is a pain in the rear!

I did a lot of screen printing of art prints in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-25-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,160
Posted By KatieB
This course is wonderful. I took it back in...

This course is wonderful. I took it back in October and learned a lot. Look for an article about it in an upcoming issue of Kitplanes! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,083
Posted By KatieB
Congratulations, Josh! :D You'll remember that...

Congratulations, Josh! :D You'll remember that flight for the rest of your life.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,798
Posted By KatieB
Wow... what a powerful post, Brian. Prayers for...

Wow... what a powerful post, Brian. Prayers for you and Kris and hope for the best possible outcome!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,422
Posted By KatieB
It looks big in the photos, but it's only 1.5"...

It looks big in the photos, but it's only 1.5" tall. Just high enough to mount the 1" throttle and 1 1/8" mixture controls with labels. I've crawled in and out of it with the sub panel in place with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-27-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,422
Posted By KatieB
Lower Panel

Today I built the lower panel for the throttle, mixture, circuit breakers, cabin heat, cabin lighting, and headset jacks. I used a scrap of .025" 2024 out of an old RV-6 kit that our friend Nick...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-27-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,422
Posted By KatieB
Thanks, Pahan! :D Hi Jim! Yeah the corners of...

Thanks, Pahan! :D



Hi Jim! Yeah the corners of the screen will be close to the canopy bow. I did measure it all the way around, but before I go too much further with the panel face, I suppose it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-27-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,422
Posted By KatieB
Hi Larry, The GRT Sport is a great lightweight...

Hi Larry,

The GRT Sport is a great lightweight system for the Panther and the -3. I seriously considered it for a long time, but I didn't want to give up Garmin's touch screen and bells and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-25-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,422
Posted By KatieB
Thanks, Vic! Have you ever heard of a problem...

Thanks, Vic! Have you ever heard of a problem with a fold-down fuse panel being secured upside-down in an airplane? Do the fuses ever vibrate out? I'm planning to use fuses for the lighting and other...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,422
Posted By KatieB
Avionics Shelf

The top nose skin of the RV-3 was designed to be removable to access the fuselage fuel tank, but this is an RV-3B, so my fuel tanks are in the wings. It has a tip-over canopy, which isn’t sexy like a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,422
Posted By KatieB
Magnetometer Installation

One of the quirks of the Garmin installation is its super-sensitive magnetic field sensor. Like the GRT systems, the Garmin magnetometer does much more than function as a compass—it provides data to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,422
Posted By KatieB
Panel Layout

The layout of any instrument panel should reflect the intended mission profile of the airplane. I plan to use my airplaneís speed for quick, long VFR cross-country trips. Iím instrument-rated, but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,422
Posted By KatieB
10" G3X Touch in an RV-3B...

So after years of poking around with pipe dreams, drawings, lists, budgets, and mission evaluations, Iíve begun installing the brains of my -3. It was a long and arduous road, but Iíve decided to go...
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,327
Posted By KatieB
Did you dimple the piece before breaking the...

Did you dimple the piece before breaking the edge? If so, next time try to remember to break the edge before you dimple it. I've forgotten a few times and it is possible to do it after the dimples...
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-18-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,111
Posted By KatieB
Yes, the shield is required!! The system is...

Yes, the shield is required!! The system is quite sensitive and it will pick up erratic interference if you don't do it.
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,801
Posted By KatieB
My first exposure to EFIS systems was flying the...

My first exposure to EFIS systems was flying the first production Diamond DA-40s equipped with the newly-certified G1000 in 2005. I thought, why would anyone want a computer in a plane? Computers...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,375
Posted By KatieB
Where is your magnetometer? If it's near the...

Where is your magnetometer? If it's near the baggage area, did you put something back there that might be throwing it off? It's been known to happen.

How old is your AHRS? The newer ones (since...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,647
Posted By KatieB
I'd contact AFS if I were you and see if they can...

I'd contact AFS if I were you and see if they can write the code to make them talk to each other. When I worked for GRT, our programmer often did projects like this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,000
Posted By KatieB
I think Team AeroDynamix did this with their...

I think Team AeroDynamix did this with their RV's. It looks like fire coming out the exhaust at night-- really cool. Ask Kahuna!
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,317
Posted By KatieB
Yay Bob, glad to hear that!! I hope to see a...

Yay Bob, glad to hear that!! I hope to see a beautiful polished RV-12 gleaming like a beacon in the middle of OSH HBC real soon!
Forum: Safety 01-03-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By KatieB
Thanks for the suggestion!! Ben's Panther is...

Thanks for the suggestion!!

Ben's Panther is flying now, so I'm looking to get some training to fly that until TB is done. TBII(I) still has a long way to go, but... I know this is dangerous......
Forum: Safety 01-03-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By KatieB
RV Tailwheel Training in the South?

Hi all,

Looking for good RV tailwheel transition training and upset recovery training in the Southeast or Wisconsin or Michigan... Any recommendations?

Thanks!
Katie
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,413
Posted By KatieB
Old IFR panels may look like dinosaur-poo but...

Old IFR panels may look like dinosaur-poo but they do have a lot of redundancy because the 6-pack is broken into 3 different systems. If the vacuum system (attitude, heading) goes, you use your...
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