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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,165
Posted By dwschaefer
Old Fuel

Can’t figure out where else to post this! I’ve got 15-20 gal of old 100LL (too old to fly with) I can’t figure out how to get rid of. Anyone got any ideas? In Kansas City area.

Thanks…
DWS
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,450
Posted By dwschaefer
Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I certainly...

Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I certainly didn't want to trigger such a legal discussion. I continue to contemplate what to do. SInce it's 4 degrees here .. I'll be waiting a while! ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,450
Posted By dwschaefer
Don .. thanks for your idea .. I've thought of...

Don .. thanks for your idea .. I've thought of donating it. Since I'm obviously not rich .. wouldn't have built if I was .. I want to get something out of it.. tax value or parting it out if I don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,450
Posted By dwschaefer
Thanks for your thoughts Paul. I appreciate your...

Thanks for your thoughts Paul. I appreciate your input and have always respected your opinions... Sorry for the delay replying .. got hit with the flu immediately after posting earlier in the week...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,450
Posted By dwschaefer
De-Plane

So this is a very difficult post to write and I'm asking for constructive thoughts on what to do next...it's somewhat overwhelming.

I'm giving serious thought to no longer owning my plane. I'm torn...
Forum: ADS-B 04-14-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 46,966
Posted By dwschaefer
ASDB / Mode S

I talked with these guys at Sun 'n Fun ... very interesting engineers. GRT is going to route out the top of their GPS to mount this box to make one very small package. Interestingly, they will have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,635
Posted By dwschaefer
Not pointing fingers .. or anything else at...

Not pointing fingers .. or anything else at vendors ..I specifically didn't mention vendors to avoid 'mine is better than your's' conversations. Just curious about how glass recovers vs. old...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-10-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,635
Posted By dwschaefer
Glass & Spins

I just completed a phenomenal spin course. It was great!!

However, during the ground work, I was shown a video from the back-seat of an RV-8 with a glass display ...which CLEARLY lagged big-time...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-15-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,508
Posted By dwschaefer
Stein ...Interesting idea ... would be a wiring...

Stein ...Interesting idea ... would be a wiring pain...but so would be the TRIG route. I'll take a look...they are 14volt. The other issue is it doesn't get me out of the 'map update cost'...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,508
Posted By dwschaefer
That one has taken a while to work out ...but it...

That one has taken a while to work out ...but it turned out to be easier than I thought (and less expensive)... it's coming from a Garmin GPS 20-A which was specifically designed for to feed a GPS...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,508
Posted By dwschaefer
No Panel Mount Radios etc.

So ... as a long time GRT owner... I'm curious if folks are designing panels around the HXr with remote mount radios, audio panel, transponders etc.

I have two GNS-430's which I'm not going to pay...
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 302,745
Posted By dwschaefer
Well .. I started the replacement process today. ...

Well .. I started the replacement process today. Sent my 330 in for the ES upgrade, ordered the Garmin GPS-20A for a WAAS position source and ordered a Pathfinder Remote for ADS-B in.

I've mapped...
Forum: ADS-B 02-03-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 302,745
Posted By dwschaefer
Sam .. when I looked at Stratux it was a...

Sam .. when I looked at Stratux it was a dual-band dual-antenna system... did you mount two antennas on the bottom? What are you doing with the other antenna?

Thanks...

David Schaefer
RV6-A N142DS
Forum: ADS-B 02-01-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 302,745
Posted By dwschaefer
I'm a huge fan of Raspberry Pi .. use them for...

I'm a huge fan of Raspberry Pi .. use them for several applications. I'll have to take a look ..want to mount in the back and use the belly antenna I used with NavWorx.

Thanks...

DWS
N142DS Rv6-A
Forum: ADS-B 02-01-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 302,745
Posted By dwschaefer
True .. however if you take a look at the 20A...

True .. however if you take a look at the 20A install docs in the G3X documentation you'll find that it was specifically designed for this purpose in Exp Aircraft:

"The Garmin GPS 20A, while not TSO...
Forum: ADS-B 02-01-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 302,745
Posted By dwschaefer
Feeling better today about ADS-B replacement...

Feeling better today about ADS-B replacement solutions... I now have a workable solution for ADS-B OUT for my non-W 430/330 setup after I remove the NavWorx unit.

I'm going to have the ES upgrade...
Forum: ADS-B 01-31-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 302,745
Posted By dwschaefer
Well as a very early adopter .. I've now gone...

Well as a very early adopter .. I've now gone through all the 5-stages of grief and am finally at acceptance.

Based on the complete lack of customer service/updates, ridiculous tirade on the...
Forum: ADS-B 11-28-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 302,745
Posted By dwschaefer
Not sure I'm worried.... about NavWorx

I'm not jumping off the cliff yet ... I've had my Navworx ADS600B since 2012 and I've always found them very quick to reply to any questions I've had. I noticed today on the site that Bill had...
Forum: Autopilots 10-02-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,739
Posted By dwschaefer
TruTrak

They apparently had severe weather and their phones are messed up.

Thanks for the reply.

DWS
Forum: Autopilots 10-02-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,739
Posted By dwschaefer
TruTrak

Anyone else been having problems contacting TruTrak? I've called for over a week and all I get is their "leave a voice mail .. " and never get a return call?

Thanks..

David W. Schaefer
N142DS ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-09-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,203
Posted By dwschaefer
RV-6 Tunnel

Sorry for the late reply ... yes .. I put in a tunnel .. it carries a gaggle of wires, the fuel lines, fuel pump etc. I'll dig up the pictures and shoot them to you.

Regards,

David W....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-15-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,173
Posted By dwschaefer
Replace Compass?

What are everyone's thoughts about this unit replacing a compass on the support brace? I've never been happy with my vertical card compass and this unit can't be less accurate! Man would it be easy...
Forum: Safety 08-03-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,592
Posted By dwschaefer
Ouch ...

The worst injury I suffered (outside drilling into my finger a few times) was when I 'rolled' the squeezer against my chest with one hand to reach for something and hit the trigger which promptly...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-30-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,106
Posted By dwschaefer
Map Data

I'm wondering where Dynon, Advanced or AvMap get their map data? These maps look really good, and while no one is more appreciative of GRTs free maps, I would be willing to pay a modest annual fee...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-25-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,950
Posted By dwschaefer
GDL39/Garmin Pilot App & Nexus 10

Great news! Garmin just released an update to the Pilot application that has fixed the issues with the Nexus 10. Now the tablet with the highest resolution in the industry can show it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-26-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,950
Posted By dwschaefer
GDL39/Garmin Pilot App & Nexus 10

For you Android users. Just received my new Nexus 10 today ...2560-by-1600 resolution!! Thought this would be great for the Garmin Pilot App that I currently use with my Garmin ADSB GDL-39...in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,339
Posted By dwschaefer
Flying the GrandKids!?

Ok .. I see lots of pictures on the home page of Grandkids' first flight. What's the consensus as to the age for the 'first flight'? I've seen some parents flying some younger kids .. how do you...
Forum: Midwest 09-19-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 757
Posted By dwschaefer
KJEF Fly-In

Just an FYI .. I just learned that the annual fly-in at Jefferson City, MO. is next weekend the 29th. If you're in the area stop by, I'm sure they would appreciate some RV's.!!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-18-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,571
Posted By dwschaefer
I just completed the same install. Used the...

I just completed the same install. Used the DeltaPop antenna on the bottom of my RV-6A and used a Garmin 'inside' antenna puck on top of the dash. Works great and let me bury the GDL-39 so it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,712
Posted By dwschaefer
Lyc Breather Tube

Can someone please shoot me some pictures or a link to their web-site of how your terminated your oil breather tube? I built mine like my Grumman Tiger with a 'whistle' shaped cutout in the aluminum...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,312
Posted By dwschaefer
GDL-39 & iPad Inflight

Yes you use the green and white/green (S1) back to your unit. I used S2 on the 375 since S1 is used for GPS map data from the 430. Once set up you'll get the ADSB setup screen where you can enter...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,312
Posted By dwschaefer
GDL-39 & iPad Inflight

Just a quick note on my recent experience with the new GDL-39 and my iPad on my check flight with the new unit.

I installed a GDL-39 to feed ADS-B data to my GDU 37X display. Install went well...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-14-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,904
Posted By dwschaefer
TT Gemini

As an aside to this conversation, if you decide on the TT, I've got a brand new in the box Gemini PFD for sale I wound up with. $1,100.00 vs. $1,300 from TT.

Thanks..
DWS
RV6-A N142DS
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-08-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By dwschaefer
Navworx Help

You need the .EXE from Navworx. They don't use a terminal emulator any longer. There is a configuration program. Give them a call and they will give your the download link. I use an OLD USB to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-08-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,646
Posted By dwschaefer
Pin 35

Correct on the pins, however as I understand it there is no requirement for this line. I didn't run it and Bill @ NavWorx basically said you it's really not necessary but if you want to be able to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,078
Posted By dwschaefer
XRX in Wing Tip

I mounted mine behind me on the baggage compartment wall a year or so ago with brackets from RAM. Worked super feeding a signal to my GRTs and was high enough in the canopy to be the highest object...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,354
Posted By dwschaefer
Very cool. I'll be eagerly watching this thread....

Very cool. I'll be eagerly watching this thread. We really will need a simple probe for those of us without Dynon. Will all the machinists in the group I don't doubt someone can whip one out...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,279
Posted By dwschaefer
ADSB / GRT

Thanks .. so I found out when I called Carlos. For now the line isn't used.

Thanks..
DWS
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,279
Posted By dwschaefer
NavWorx / GRT

Well, powered up the ADS-B for the first time tonight. No smoke!

For those of you who have set up the NavWorx with GRT what did you set your S7 Out to? I've set S7 in on all units to ADSB but I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-14-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,102
Posted By dwschaefer
NavWorx Shield Grounds

For those of you who have installed the NavWorx box, where / how did you attach shield grounds to the 'funky' shell that ships with the unit? I've got a gaggle of shield grounds from the encoder,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-25-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,555
Posted By dwschaefer
Very nice ..

Thank you for the great pictures.

Regards

DWS
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-25-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,555
Posted By dwschaefer
Access Panel baggage compartment floor

Has anyone put an access panel in the baggage compartment floor? I'm thinking of somewhere between F627L and F626L. Somewhere between 3" by 7" or big enough to get my hand in to bold down the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-08-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,266
Posted By dwschaefer
GRT 3-D

Did anyone else notice that in the new GRT advertisements in Sport Aviation and Kit Planes that GRT is advertising new software for a 3D view on the PFD. Thought it was interesting. Did I miss a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-30-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 873
Posted By dwschaefer
GRT AP Control

OK .. All you GRT instrument pilots out there .. I've been flying my GRT units for several years .. always allowing the 430 to run the TruTrak. I installed the switch to feed ARINC from the GRT to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,537
Posted By dwschaefer
Cutting USB Holes

Back working on panel .. don't mind all the big GRT holes EXCEPT the USB holes .. never can get them to look great. Anyone got any good ideas how to cut these well? I always use a very small file...
Forum: Midwest 11-03-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,298
Posted By dwschaefer
KC Airpark

There are a few airparks around KC .. however there are very seldom any property for sale .. and when it is it's expensive. That said .. there is hanger space Downtown @KMKC which is reasonable and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 46,842
Posted By dwschaefer
SONY & Flight Guide

I've been using a SONY reader since OSH with my Flight Guide subscription. Beats pulling out dozens of pages every time there is an update and even though the Flight Guide books are small .. the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-15-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,234
Posted By dwschaefer
Wedge

Paul .. the more I look the better I like it..... however, I'm REALLY concerned about the tilt causing problems on the aft-bottom side of the HX with the DB25 connectors on. Right now they clear my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-06-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,234
Posted By dwschaefer
Wedge

Ok ..now I've got it! Maybe a little slow but eventually.....

Thanks..
DWS
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-05-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,234
Posted By dwschaefer
Wedge

Paul ...Looks good .. wow i didn't realize that the RV8 panel was that 'canted'. Am I missing something here?

DWS
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 37,121
Posted By dwschaefer
Training

So I was taught a little differently ... was it wrong?... After take off I reduce to 25sq and maintain that through climb. Once at altitude I reduce to 2350 sq. If I need to climb it's prop in to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-21-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,651
Posted By dwschaefer
Panel

Why not get some 090 and just cut new inserts? You can use the old inserts as patterns and you're off and running. I've replaced my panels 3-4 times now.

DWS
Forum: Midwest 09-04-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,411
Posted By dwschaefer
KC Hangers

If you look to the North ... I just left KGPH where there are hangers and I'm now in the new hangers at KMKC. There might be some at MKC as they just finished about 100 new hangers. I really like...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-20-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By dwschaefer
Annunciator

The annunciator is something I built with the original panel ... it's just moved around. They are NKK indicators and switches.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-20-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By dwschaefer
Vision

Actually ... the vertical between the two Garmin and GRT is the exact center of my vision. So its not too far off. I couldn't stuff the HXs any closer with the Garmin in place. The original panel...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-19-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By dwschaefer
GRT / Garmin

Just wanted to share the latest and LAST iteration of Nerdgasm's panel. I've been working on integrating a new Garmin GDU-375 for mapping / weather etc. As usual we had major weather in the area...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,549
Posted By dwschaefer
Super Service!!

I can't say enough about John and his dry transfer business. I've used it for multiple panels and he is always prompt and professional. If you're working on panel .. this is how you letter it.
Forum: Virtual Hangar 09-01-2006, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,078
Posted By dwschaefer
RV-6A N142DS David Schaefer

N142DS first flew on October 4, 2004.

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http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/6858/n142dsreariq7.jpg

Being a 'Geek', my goal in designing the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2005, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,599
Posted By dwschaefer
Weather

The only flaw I could find in the GRT solution is that due to processor limitations of the displays, you can only have a 'North Up' orientation. This was an issue for me, maybe not for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2005, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,723
Posted By dwschaefer
Dual Electronics

I have two batteries, two alternators, two voltage regulators on two seperate busses for my 'glass cockpit'. I can cross-connect the two if necessary due to a single failure. Since I also have duel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2005, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,728
Posted By dwschaefer
Great Fly-in

What a great time! Flew in from Kansas City and had a wonderful time meeting everyone, many of whom I?ve ?talked? with via email for several years while building ?Geek One?. The food was great (and...
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