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Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,244
Posted By Pdtofly
It is a DPDT switch

You need a DPDT switch as your flap motor wires go to the center lug on the switch. What you do is cross the outside lugs, so you just change the polarity on the center lugs to change direction of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,505
Posted By Pdtofly
Send me a PM

Send me a PM with your email.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-01-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By Pdtofly
I am still looking for a ugly looking SL-40

I am still looking for a ugly looking, but working SL-40, that was removed or you want to remove for an upgrade.

I have a nice looking faceplate unit, but it has a bad board and I just want to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,536
Views: 366,350
Posted By Pdtofly
Harry Reid

Harry retired from the senate a few years ago. As a Nevada resident, I could not wait for that day. To bad his replacement is not any better.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1,536
Views: 366,350
Posted By Pdtofly
How do they have a patient yet

From their own website, they are working on the 760 mount, and don’t already have one, and not expecting one until the fall. Is this not the summer, which comes before the fall.

658

So, would this...
Forum: COMM 07-29-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Pdtofly
Dual SkyView radios

Yes, you can use two Dynon radios with either the Dynon Intercom, or another third party audio panel.

If you use the Dynon Intercom panel, you just need to put a double pole, single throw switch, to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-25-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By Pdtofly
SkyView Board

Mike,

I designed the pc board and the 3D mount myself. I then sent the PC Board file over the pond, and about a week later, the boards arrive in my snail mail box. I buy all the connectors from...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-24-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By Pdtofly
My Dynon SkyView Hub

Mike,

I came up with a low cost alternative for a hub board for the SkyView system. It is a nice, simple plug and play for almost everything in the SkyView system. You mount it behind your panel,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-24-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By Pdtofly
Check your PM

Sid,

Check your PM.

Brian
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-22-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,633
Posted By Pdtofly
Good to hear

Ron,

Glad that you figured it out. One thing I did, was to make the widget only show full height of 50 psi, so it looked like it did before and and not the full 150 psi of the sensor.

If you are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-22-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,633
Posted By Pdtofly
The new Kavlico sensors

Ron,

I also swapped out both fuel and oil pressure sensors with the new 150 psi versions in my plane, and I had to play around a bit to get my fuel pressure to read correctly.

One thing you also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,536
Views: 366,350
Posted By Pdtofly
Donít anyone buy or recommend anyone to buy from AirGizmos

I will never, and I mean never buy, or recommend anyone else to buy a product from AirGizmos. If everyone here does that, the little business you will get from making your 3D mounts, will cost them...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-18-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Pdtofly
Try a tach gen

TACHOMETER TRANSDUCER
If you have a standard tachometer transducer (usually with a 12V output), you may simply connect its output to the RPM Left input on the EMS-D10. Ensure that you follow all...
Forum: GPS 07-18-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Pdtofly
Here is the rest of the install from the install manual

326
327
328

Click on photo to view.

Brian
Forum: GPS 07-18-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Pdtofly
GPS175 panel cutout

If you need something else, let me know.

314

Click on photo to enlarge
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-13-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By Pdtofly
FS: Whelen Light System (SOLD)

SOLD

For sale Whelen strobe and nav lights. Worked perfectly when removed a month ago to install the FlyLeds Works system. Comes with everything you see here, except the carpet it sits on. It...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,869
Posted By Pdtofly
Great news Justin

It is great news that the Garmin Gurus found a problem with the Bluetooth, and looks like they will have a fix coming out soon.

They are saying there will be a software update for both the GMA 245...
Forum: COMM 06-29-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By Pdtofly
Repair, two options

Check you PM for options.

Brian
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,869
Posted By Pdtofly
Update with my unit

OK, first, Garmin has my old unit with the problem in it and working on it now.

Second, I received my replacement on Friday, and installed it. I powered it up with my avionics master and paired the...
Forum: GPS 06-29-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Pdtofly
Email please

Phillip,

Send me an email to hr2plt@yahoo.com, and I will send you a document that I made up with the complete wiring you need with pictures of the SkyView and Dynon configuration setups.

Brian
Forum: West (and Southwest) 06-28-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By Pdtofly
What are you needing done

Chris,

First, what are you needing done? Certified or Experimental?

I would recommend Aviation Classics out at Stead. Talk to Lynn, he is a very sharp guy.

Brian
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,869
Posted By Pdtofly
Mine was purchased only four months ago

Not sure what your serial number is, but I did an install with another GMA 245 besides mine, which has a serial number just lower and close to mine, as they were bought at the same time from the same...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,869
Posted By Pdtofly
Still working on the bluetooth problem.

Everyone with the bluetooth problem in your GMA245/345,

After doing a little more troubleshooting on the GMA245 in my aircraft, and forwarding my findings to Justin, he informed me that they had...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 06-21-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,449
Posted By Pdtofly
Not NX13PL

It?s registration is N13PL, not NX13PL. That is directly from FAA.gov.

Brian
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-19-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Pdtofly
What to do after that

GalinHdz is also correct. With the GPS rollover date, there is an update to the SkyView firmware to fix it. This basically is in regards to the GPS 250, and not the GPS 2020. So if you are still...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 06-19-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By Pdtofly
Go up to Stead

There is generally a few of us RV and Rocket type hanging out at Stead almost everyday. Dan Ross, Guccidude on here, is in his hanger a lot doing something. Sometimes he even works on his RV9A. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,148
Posted By Pdtofly
Ly-Con

When I had some engine work done at Ly-Con years ago, they took some old engine parts, including some old cylinders in on trade. If you need something, they might work a deal.

Give them a call. It...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Pdtofly
From Dynon

Ron,

Disconnect the backup batteries from the system, boot the SkyView system up and allow the system to get a GPS fix and see if the clock corrects itself to GPS time. Once done, reconnect the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-12-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,869
Posted By Pdtofly
Mine did the same

Went out to my plane, and after two days, it reverted back to Bluetooth control, but no audio.

Justin asked me to try something besides turning the unit off then back on, but I forgot. So next time...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-11-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,869
Posted By Pdtofly
Thanks, one item checked off

Thanks guys. One item checked off and back to the drawing board.

We will keep chugging along and come up with another game plan.

Brian
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,819
Posted By Pdtofly
Here is my story

My first flight lesson was also out of Keesler AFB in Sept 1975, and that Cessna 150 was $11.50 per hour, and $6.30 for the instructor which was this retired AF pilot.

My last take off and landing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,869
Posted By Pdtofly
Swapped upgrade from GMA240 to GMA245

Hello,

I have another question for anyone who is having the Bluetooth audio problem.

Did you, like myself, do a direct swap upgrade from a GMA240 to the GMA245? Comparing the GMA240 and GMA245...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,869
Posted By Pdtofly
I tried that before I did the reset

Justin,

On that email I sent you, I said that I disabled, then re-enable Bluetooth also, and it didn’t work.

In regard to the previous post, I will let mine sit for a few days and see if the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,869
Posted By Pdtofly
Moving on with trying a few more things

OK, I went out to my plane this morning to try and duplicate the Bluetooth audio problem, and I tried almost about everything, and it worked every time.

I tried enabling, and disabling all of the...
Forum: Autopilots 06-08-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,331
Posted By Pdtofly
Check your AP settings

When I upgrade to Version 16 Beta, my settings blindly changed big time, and my pitch was all over the place. I reloaded my AP settings and it was much better.

Try these settings and see if the AP...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,869
Posted By Pdtofly
Good question

Tom,

I just reset mine, and everything that I need to work, works. If I want to COM mutes music, or ICS mutes music, just press the respective buttons. Since I only have two seats in my plane, I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,869
Posted By Pdtofly
Well, did anyone else try it, and did it work for you.

Amazing, with all the interest in this, no one else has come back to answer mine or Mantry?s questions. I even sent it to Jason at Garmin, and he hasn?t responded back yet either, but it is still...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,869
Posted By Pdtofly
I think I have a fix, so try it out

Folks,

I tried a few things, and this is what I did.

First, I checked my DIP switches which are all OFF.

Second, I pulled the CB’s on both my SkyView screens, and turned off both radios, so when...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,869
Posted By Pdtofly
GMA245 DIP Switches

For anyone who is ?NOT? having these issues with your GMA245, what are the positions of your DIP switches on the side of the unit.

Also, is it installed in a G3X system, or like myself a Dynon, or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,869
Posted By Pdtofly
Not everyone uses the G3X

I am using dual SkyView Classic Touch screens, and the GMA245 is not connected to it, via the Canbus anyway. The only thing connected to the GMA 245 is the SkyView audio out. The SkyView screens...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,869
Posted By Pdtofly
Added the Telephone Calls note below

This is what Justin asked from me and my responses.

Does this happen on every flight? Yes

What mobile devices are you using to connect? Model number and software versions will be helpful. IPhone6...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,869
Posted By Pdtofly
This is what Justin asked from me.

This is what Justin asked from me and my responses.

Does this happen on every flight? Yes

What mobile devices are you using to connect? Model number and software versions will be helpful. IPhone6...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,869
Posted By Pdtofly
What info do you want?

Justin,

What info do you want?

Can you put a list together so we can fill in for you.

I do really like my 245, and I can get the Bluetooth working only after I turn it off, then back on.

What I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,869
Posted By Pdtofly
I have tried both Iphone and Samsung

Nope, I have tried both the Samsung and iPhone and get the same results. The GMA 245 controls the phone, but no audio. Sometimes it does work, but the next day, no

Glad to hear it just is not me....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,947
Posted By Pdtofly
Get the Whelen connectors on eBay.

cwilkins,

Go to eBay, and type in 10x 3 A441 and 10x 3 A442. These are the Whelen male and female connectors. $4.00 plus shipping from China for 10 of each type. ACS wants $17 for just one...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-01-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,869
Posted By Pdtofly
Me too

I have a GMA245 and I too have a problem with Bluetooth audio.

It connects, and I can start and stop music with the 245, but no audio. Sometimes it works fine, and other times no audio.

The unit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By Pdtofly
GMA 340

Hello,

Did you accidentally put the audio panel in split mode. Press and hold COM 1 and 2 at the same time to canx split mode.

Brian
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Pdtofly
Let?s not forget RTS and RNO

We have a few up at Stead too, including a couple of RV4?s on steroids, AKA Harmon Rockets.

If you come up on Saturday, there is someone with one around somewhere.

Let us know when you might come...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By Pdtofly
Pull the pitot heat CB

Carlos,

Turn the system ON with the switch, then pull the pitot heat CB, and the controller with change the output state to a ground, and your widget should turn the opposite color from when the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-08-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Pdtofly
Check your PTT lines

Bruno,

Check you PTT lines. The intercom box isolates the mics, so if you on intercom, it would work normal, but if the PTT lines were reversed, when you key the radio, it would key the radio, but...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-04-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Pdtofly
Sent you the wiring diagram

Carlos,

Check your email again. A simple DPDT switch, and a light or LED with resistor.

Easy peasy.

Brian
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-04-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Pdtofly
I have a simple idea to make it work.

Carlos,

Check your email. I have a simple fix for your problem that will work.

Will send it to you tomorrow.

Brian
Forum: GPS 04-16-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,608
Posted By Pdtofly
GA-35 Antenna

A few years ago, Gamin had a batch of bad GA-35 antennas. So it could be bad. Since you already swapped out the radio, I would swap the antenna out next.

Another thing to check, since it might be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Pdtofly
Interested in selling your SL-40

Richard,

Are you interested in selling your failed SL-40?

If the price is right, I would be interested in helping you pay for that new GTR200B.

I am going to be in St Pete for the month of April,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,186
Posted By Pdtofly
Nope

Randy,

Dynon does not sell the touch anymore. The classic and classic SE screens are the only classic screens available. The few around are for warranty exchanges. They really want you to upgrade...
Forum: California 03-13-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,259
Posted By Pdtofly
National Park Fees

I drove through there a few years ago, and they charged me $20. With 1.6 million visitors each year, at that rate, they should have that $3 million in no time.

I bet, if it was the road into or out...
Forum: GPS 03-13-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By Pdtofly
GPS-20A

Jonathan,

First, my wife went to med school at Otago Uni in the 80’s. Someday, she hope to return there for a visit, and me, see it for the first time. She keeps showing me photos of the Uni, and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-11-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By Pdtofly
Exact encoder model

Les,

They might have had it going to two transponders, or to a GPS also.

What is the exact model number, and if you want a nice wiring interconnect for it and the GTX 327 email me.

Email me at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,051
Posted By Pdtofly
1 day to late

Bruno,

I head back to work Saturday morning, and I have a set in my hanger and not using them anymore. If you don?t get any help before I get back in 2 1/2 weeks, let my know via email, and we can...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-25-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Pdtofly
Here is a post of someone who replaced the batteries in his.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=152596&highlight=SkyView+battery

Good luck.

Brian
Forum: GPS 01-23-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By Pdtofly
GNX 375

I just did an install on a friends RV6 and he loves it. It is very easy to use.

Since you already have the 300XL, it fits in the same hole in you panel, but will go deeper than the 300XL. Since...
Forum: GPS 01-23-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,625
Posted By Pdtofly
650 to 650xi

My local shop says that there is a trade in option for like 45 to 90 days on a new unit Garmin updates. Not sure which it is, but contact Stein and see if they will upgrade your new in the box 650...
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