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Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-25-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,104
Posted By BVD
Thanks Garmin

All good here after the update! Thanks, Justin!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,104
Posted By BVD
Thanks, Justin! As always, awesome support from...

Thanks, Justin!

As always, awesome support from Garmin!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,104
Posted By BVD
So, I talked to Garmin, and they're trying to...

So, I talked to Garmin, and they're trying to figure out what may be the problem and call me back tomorrow. Meanwhile, I borrowed my neighbor's 660 that's still on the last firmware version, and it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,104
Posted By BVD
G5, Aero 660, GDL50R Issues after software update

So, I flew my -8 the other day and all was good in the world. Flew a route I regularly fly with the autopilot in heading and nav modes and used vnav for the arrival back home with no issues.

Next...
Forum: Flight Testing 12-12-2021, 03:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,115
Posted By BVD
Thanks much Paul!!

Thanks much Paul!!
Forum: Flight Testing 12-11-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,115
Posted By BVD
Propeller comparison - test cards

Anyone have any test cards for performing test flights for comparing the performance of two or more propellers on the same aircraft?

Thanks!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By BVD
I remember there being some oval ones on there...

I remember there being some oval ones on there that are similar to the one in my wings now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By BVD
Inspection Panels

So...some time ago I found a website that had various pre-cut aluminum inspection / access panel kits. Now for the life of me I can't find it...

Help...and thanks!
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,303
Posted By BVD
Thumbs up PlastiFix and MicroMesh

I got a crack... PlastiFix is great stuff! Got the Micro-Mesh kit but haven't had the time to do all that...
Forum: RV-3 06-01-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,307
Posted By BVD
My bad...

I didn't mean I would put a panel together, just the drawing... :)
Forum: RV-3 05-30-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,307
Posted By BVD
Good advice...

This is good advice for the -3. That said, I could put one together for you if you like. You can also use my site for working on the designs...

Let me know if you'd like me to put one together...BVD
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-23-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,226
Posted By BVD
Garmin Pilot is very close now...

Garmin Pilot has come a long way and has features that IMO are better than ForeFlight...and works on Android too!

I manage a couple dozen iPad mini 5's running ForeFlight in our flight program and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,911
Posted By BVD
Get cellular version

Whatever you get, make sure it's the cellular version. It's the only version that has built in GPS. You DO NOT have to have cellular service...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,991
Posted By BVD
Thumbs up Use 3 conductor shielded cable from the power...

Use 3 conductor shielded cable from the power pack / packs to the strobes and ground the shield at the power pack side only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,648
Posted By BVD
I installed the Squadron-R Pro's in my -8A. I...

I installed the Squadron-R Pro's in my -8A. I misordered the "Work/Scene" light and the beam patterns was all flood and not right for what I needed. I called them and they just sold me some different...
Forum: ADS-B 04-06-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,001
Posted By BVD
FlightRadar24

FlightRadar24 has a similar program. Their website and apps are very good...

https://www.flightradar24.com/apply-for-receiver
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-28-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,610
Posted By BVD
Angry I woke up to a big crack in my canopy last time I...

I woke up to a big crack in my canopy last time I was home and also used PlastiFix to repair it. That stuff is legit! I haven't had time or warm enough temps to polish it out yet, but I got a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,362
Posted By BVD
Haha...I was going to say Target Practice!

Haha...I was going to say Target Practice!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,667
Posted By BVD
All donations go to further development!

Thank you all so much for the support... Just so you know; all donations go directly into the development of new tools and features...

Thanks again!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,667
Posted By BVD
Thanks so much for the support!

Thanks so much for the support!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,667
Posted By BVD
Thanks for the support Karl!

Thanks for the support Karl!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,667
Posted By BVD
Thank you Mark for the support!!

Thank you Mark for the support!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,667
Posted By BVD
Thumbs up eHangar Panel Designer Status

FIXED!!

100% up and ready for your designs... Issues have been resolved! :cool:

Please let me know if you have any questions...Thank you very much for your understanding and continued support!
Forum: ADS-B 02-20-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,287
Posted By BVD
Yeah I'll do that going forward...just used to...

Yeah I'll do that going forward...just used to putting it in standby because I fly for work 100% internationally and the airports I frequent still work the old way.

And also...old dogs and new...
Forum: ADS-B 02-20-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,287
Posted By BVD
I did...

I installed the anonymous switch and annunciator light with a single three way micro toggle switch.

Nice to know when it's not transmitting properly...usually when I forget to put the transponder in...
Forum: Builder Website Links 02-10-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,180
Posted By BVD
My day is accounted for...

Well I know what I'll be doing all day today lol!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-22-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,118
Posted By BVD
Online Panel Designer

Hey Glenn,

Feel free to utilize my online Panel Designer for laying out your panel! :D

https://www.ehangar.org/

Please let me know if you have an question...BVD
Forum: Rocket 12-27-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,306
Posted By BVD
Absolutely gorgeous!

I love the access you have behind the panel and the panel and workmanship are gorgeous! Congrats!!
Forum: Job Board 11-06-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,801
Posted By BVD
We're hiring! ...

We're hiring! https://www.sncorp.com/what-we-do/dream-chaser-space-vehicle/
Forum: Northwest 10-26-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,638
Posted By BVD
Thank you!

Thanks Dan, I will definitely take you up on that if the trip happens. Sending you a PM...
Forum: Northwest 10-25-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,638
Posted By BVD
Thank you gentlemen!

Thank you gentlemen!
Forum: Northwest 10-24-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,638
Posted By BVD
Trip to Oregon / Washington really...

Hey all... I have some friends in Ridgefield, WA who I may be visiting in the Nov/Dec timeframe and am looking of advice on where to land / keep my -8A while I'm there. Any airports in particular I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 841
Posted By BVD
Talking Panel Designer Update - Download Hi-Res Panel Image

Just wanted to let you all know that I recently added the ability to download very hi-res images of your Panel Designs on eHangar.org!

Simply click on the 'Panel Image' link at the top of the Panel...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-21-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,430
Posted By BVD
Nope...Not data mining.

Actually the only data that is required to sign up for the eHangar is your name, email address, country and a password...everything else is voluntary and I would never sell users information.

I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,756
Posted By BVD
eHangar Panel Designer

You can use my Panel Designer to get started...www.ehangar.org
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-16-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 1,301,869
Posted By BVD
Updated pic...

https://tinyurl.com/yxeyybbv
Forum: ADS-B 09-30-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 42,464
Posted By BVD
Ok cool, I'm in Colorado so I'm sure I can find...

Ok cool, I'm in Colorado so I'm sure I can find some areas with obstructed towers and do some testing...Thanks! BTW...I have a cousin that lives in Asheville...beautiful there!
Forum: ADS-B 09-30-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 42,464
Posted By BVD
Correct. I decided to fly mine with the...

Correct. I decided to fly mine with the originally installed antenna, which looks like a Ted 104-12, and see how it performed. My performance flight netted a perfect report from the FAA, so for now I...
Forum: ADS-B 09-29-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 42,464
Posted By BVD
Just finished doing this in my 8A...

I just finished doing this and am happy with the results...

I made a shelf across the longerons just aft of the baggage area to mount the equipment. Mounted the L-Band antenna on the bottom skin...
Forum: ADS-B 09-23-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,286
Posted By BVD
Public ADS-B Performance Report

ADS-B test complete...all good to go! Happy camper!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,178
Posted By BVD
These are great!

Yeah I have been flying them for a few days now and they are great! Hold a lot, close up tight and don't get in the way!
Forum: ADS-B 09-19-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,286
Posted By BVD
Thumbs up ADS-B IN/OUT DONE!

I finally found some free time at home to install my ADS-B (thanks Tim for the deal on the GDL 82 and 50R).

I made a shelf across the longerons just aft of the baggage area to mount the equipment....
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-18-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,711
Posted By BVD
Thumbs up ADS-B IN/OUT DONE!

I finally found some free time at home to install my ADS-B (thanks Tim for the deal on the GDL 82 and 50R).

I made a shelf across the longerons just aft of the baggage area to mount the equipment....
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-18-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,178
Posted By BVD
Just got em and it looks like they will fit...

Just got em and it looks like they will fit great!

Update: Installed one of them using 2" velcro industrial strength and they're not going...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-17-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,178
Posted By BVD
I just bought some mesh pouches from SOE:...

I just bought some mesh pouches from SOE: https://www.originalsoegear.com/products/mesh-pocket. I got the big ones; 11" Wide x 6.5" Tall x 1.5" Deep, which is just about perfect for the sides of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 700
Posted By BVD
Cessna pre-buy near Titusville, FL

Kind of off topic...but I've got a buddy that's looking for a part 135 pre-buy on a C180 near Titusville, FL. He lives in Alaska and works with me OCUNUS and wont be able to get there any time soon. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 29,068
Posted By BVD
Thanks for the info... I currently have a G5,...

Thanks for the info...

I currently have a G5, GMU 11, GAD 13, AP/GMC 507, and Aera 660 in my 8A. If I were to add a 460 or 470 to my existing setup, what would be required besides the GDU and the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 29,068
Posted By BVD
Will this MFD functionality also work with the...

Will this MFD functionality also work with the non touch screens?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,969
Posted By BVD
Yup, Next month will be 20 years for me since I...

Yup, Next month will be 20 years for me since I started my -8A! Good times!!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-14-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 29,068
Posted By BVD
Will you be able to configure the inset windows...

Will you be able to configure the inset windows on the 460 to display different data like you can on the full G3X version? For example; ADS-B traffic, flight plan info, or video in from a Virb? Any...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-13-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 29,068
Posted By BVD
Am I correct in assuming the additional GDU...

Am I correct in assuming the additional GDU screen will only act as an MFD to display engine data and GPS related data?

Any plans to include PFD information and/or synthetic vision using the G5 as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-22-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,643
Posted By BVD
Excellent!

Definitely interested in this!!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,161
Posted By BVD
I have this setup and it works as advertised. ...

I have this setup and it works as advertised. Simple serial connection and setting the Icarus protocol on the serial port on the G5.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,969
Posted By BVD
I built my -8A in one side of a 2 car garage, but...

I built my -8A in one side of a 2 car garage, but I did store completed stuff in the house before taking it all to the hangar. Some of you may remember...I live streamed my build for over two and a...
Forum: ADS-B 05-08-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,004
Posted By BVD
GDL-82/50R Best Price...?

I'll be installing the GDL-82/50R combo in my -8 when I rotate back home again in June. Anyone have a line on where to get the best deals on these?

Thanks!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-22-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 658,475
Posted By BVD
At Home - CO15

https://i.imgur.com/yjZLWEB.png
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,222
Posted By BVD
New Panel Designer Equipment

Here's the latest equipment added the Panel Designer...Thank you for your continued input and support!

PS Engineering:
PDA360EX
PMA8000B
PMA7000M-BT
PMA6000B
PMA4000-S
PMA4000-R
PMA450B
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,222
Posted By BVD
If you find my Panel Designer missing any panel...

If you find my Panel Designer missing any panel templates and/or instruments, please let me know and I will add them ASAP.

I'm currently OCONUS and flying most days, so I may not be able to respond...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-08-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,087
Posted By BVD
Sorry I misread your post. Back then there was a...

Sorry I misread your post. Back then there was a lot of discussions re wingtip design between Van's, Massey, Rocket and etc...always looking for another knot. The theory at the time, as I remember,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-08-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,087
Posted By BVD
They were available in the early 2000's. I put...

They were available in the early 2000's. I put them on my 2002 RV-8A...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 999,766
Posted By BVD
Panel Upgrade Phase 1...

Removed all the vacuum items, Navaid wing leveler, Rocky Mountain uEncoder, Garmin 250XL, GPSMAP 496, and a couple other items...

https://i.imgur.com/pKkpiJC.png

Installed a Garmin G5, 2 axis...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,974
Posted By BVD
I just went through this...

I bought an -8A late last year that had a dated panel and wanted to update it to an affordable VFR panel with autopilot, much improved situational awareness, and use the existing panel...if I could. ...
Forum: GPS 03-25-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 96,752
Posted By BVD
YUP!

I've been waiting too! But still waiting...you never know! :cool:

BTW...I've added these to the Panel Designer for your panel designing pleasure...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-25-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By BVD
Yup...

Here's one way to do it...

- Remove the light assembly from the wingtip.

- Remove the old lamp from the adjustable plate.

- Remove the two inboard nutplates that were used to hold the Par36 onto...
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