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Forum: Electrical Systems 10-07-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,995
Posted By KatieB
Agreed!! :D

Agreed!! :D
Forum: RV-3 10-07-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By KatieB
Bruce's Custom Covers

These may be a little pricey, but worth every penny. They are high-quality, and the people are great to work with. When I was in the LSA business, we didn't go anywhere overnight without one. Our...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-25-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,181
Posted By KatieB
OMG Widget... you made me feel really old when...

OMG Widget... you made me feel really old when you just called your HXr "legacy equipment!" But heck it's been 8 years... a lifetime in electronics. And I didn't dream I'd be working for Garmin...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 08-23-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,841
Posted By KatieB
Awesome story Hans... so glad you made it back in...

Awesome story Hans... so glad you made it back in one piece. Many others would have probably died trying to get that thing home. Someone needs to go check the other planes that guy built and that...
Forum: Polishing your RV 08-22-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,381
Posted By KatieB
I've always wondered this as well. I just love...

I've always wondered this as well. I just love the look of polished vintage airplanes, but they also usually have formed metal tail tips & fairings. But then again, some have silver-doped fabric...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,456
Posted By KatieB
This thread is hilarious! I always thought it...

This thread is hilarious! I always thought it would be fun to get a Vans (shoes) T-shirt just because of the similarity in logos. But after these reviews, I'll have to try their shoes for flying too!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,556
Posted By KatieB
Once you get your Sport Pilot license, you will...

Once you get your Sport Pilot license, you will be good to fly fixed wing LSA airplanes, and you'll have an endorsement for flying "fast" LSA with your RV-12. If you want to fly another class of LSA,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-19-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,934
Posted By KatieB
A "halo" should be just a scuff on the surface...

A "halo" should be just a scuff on the surface around the dimple, not a dent. When I set up the DRDT-2 to do my -3 tail, I'd get the halo, and also lay a straightedge up on edge across the surface of...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-28-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 292,953
Posted By KatieB
Man, I spent so much time over-thinking my...

Man, I spent so much time over-thinking my canopy, and I rebuilt what was left of an existing one! I started it at one house in Michigan and finished it in another house in Tennessee! My next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By KatieB
If you want to know your plane is not only...

If you want to know your plane is not only compliant, but also built right, Vic Syracuse is a great choice!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,524
Posted By KatieB
Congratulations, Jay! How exciting. I can't wait...

Congratulations, Jay! How exciting. I can't wait to get to that place myself -- that is, looking at a new project in the barn. :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-13-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,109
Posted By KatieB
You are correct. Our training team here at Garmin...

You are correct. Our training team here at Garmin is hard at work producing new videos on all kinds of topics for both customers and dealers, and these particular videos are on my supervisor's radar...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-26-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,188
Posted By KatieB
Yeah, that post was from 4 years ago! I just...

Yeah, that post was from 4 years ago! I just happened to open up VAF today and saw it had been revived.

The cracks looked like hairline cracks in the paint, which is why I stripped it all off and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-07-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,917
Posted By KatieB
I used to work for GRT, and now I work for...

I used to work for GRT, and now I work for Garmin. I can't really comment on avionics online... (namely, it's not my job anymore :) ) But I will say this: you would be very wise to listen to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,412
Posted By KatieB
You might as well prepare for having 2 planes....

You might as well prepare for having 2 planes. She may want to build her own someday. :D
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 12-30-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,042
Posted By KatieB
Wow, I'm glad you are OK and your plane can be...

Wow, I'm glad you are OK and your plane can be repaired! That was a great story, thank you for sharing it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-13-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,217
Posted By KatieB
Back when we were in the LSA sales &...

Back when we were in the LSA sales & manufacturing business, we lost a few sales because potential customers were over 80 and could not get insurance for their new airplane. The kicker seemed to be a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-13-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By KatieB
I love that tubing trick! If one of your parts...

I love that tubing trick!

If one of your parts has a flange (like a rib) and it's not fluted enough (or fluted too aggressively or inconsistently), the holes may not line up with the prepunched...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-09-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,212
Posted By KatieB
I'm so sorry to hear this, Tom... Sending prayers...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Tom... Sending prayers of peace your way.
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-02-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 292,953
Posted By KatieB
Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery,...

Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery, Dave. If you can find help to get the turtledeck skin riveted on, I think the canopy fiberglass will be a nice easy way to get back into building. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,190
Posted By KatieB
That's a heck of a picture!! There must be a...

That's a heck of a picture!! There must be a good meme in there somewhere...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-13-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,227
Posted By KatieB
The 12 is very lightly designed to stay under LSA...

The 12 is very lightly designed to stay under LSA weight limits. It's not ideal for heavy mods like air conditioning... and it's slower. I'd say the 14 is definitely a better choice for you.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-29-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,317
Posted By KatieB
Good point!! :)

Good point!! :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-29-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,317
Posted By KatieB
You know Scott, you?ve been whining about your WS...

You know Scott, you?ve been whining about your WS displays since I worked at GRT, which was... 5-7 years ago. ;) Figured you?d have upgraded to at least an outdated HX by now!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,872
Posted By KatieB
They're both gorgeous. I like the orange with the...

They're both gorgeous. I like the orange with the gray. I'd prefer B because I like the extended white area behind the wing. I'd do solid white wheel pants all around for the repair reasons others...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,836
Posted By KatieB
Hey, just a reminder that there is a brand new...

Hey, just a reminder that there is a brand new procedure in the NOTAM for diversion to Fond du Lac if OSH is closed, presumably to avoid the holding cluster that happened last year the Sunday before...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,067
Posted By KatieB
Be careful when you teach her how to rivet. It...

Be careful when you teach her how to rivet.
It may end up costing you another $100K. (She might want her own.) :D
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-09-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,089
Posted By KatieB
Dennis, I'm very sorry to hear about your dad. I...

Dennis, I'm very sorry to hear about your dad. I think his RV-8 was the first RV I had ever seen up close. I learned to fly in Rio Creek and it was always a treat to see his beautiful polished...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,115
Posted By KatieB
We used to put hidden switches to kill the Master...

We used to put hidden switches to kill the Master in our demo aircraft (when we were in the LSA business) because at Oshkosh and other shows, people would get switch happy to see the avionics, or...
Forum: RV-4 06-07-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,647
Posted By KatieB
That's a beautiful story! :) I can't imagine...

That's a beautiful story! :)

I can't imagine what it would be like to have one airplane and live in one state for 30 years... but it sure sounds nice.
Forum: Safety 04-21-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,401
Posted By KatieB
Thank you all for the great commentary. We share...

Thank you all for the great commentary. We share many of the same thoughts on the subject. As a production pilot/CFI for Jabiru USA, I flew many new aircraft with between 3-10 hours on them to break...
Forum: Safety 04-21-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,401
Posted By KatieB
Hi Vic! I'm glad you mentioned nuisance alarms....

Hi Vic!

I'm glad you mentioned nuisance alarms. I talked to a lot of builders when I worked for GRT and Jabiru about this. People seem to get so eager to just fly it that they forego proper setup...
Forum: Safety 04-12-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,401
Posted By KatieB
Do you have identifying information for this...

Do you have identifying information for this accident so I can look it up? Unfortunately this is the type of report I need to read. And if it's not correct, I'd like to know the real details. :(
Forum: Safety 04-11-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,401
Posted By KatieB
Additional Pilot Program for Phase 1 testing- thoughts?

Hey everyone! I'm still alive, mostly off the grid. :) I've been working on my PhD in Aviation (Aviation Safety) at Parks College (St. Louis University). One of my topics of interest for research is ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,149
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, 02:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,632
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, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,579
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, 05:02 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 25,189
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, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,579
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, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,579
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, 01:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,632
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, 01:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,632
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, 11:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,632
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, 08:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,632
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, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,115
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, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,632
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, 04:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,632
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, 04:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,632
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, 04:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,632
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, 10:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,632
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, 06:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,636
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, 01:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,823
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, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,030
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, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,030
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, 01:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,993
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, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,977
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, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,731
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, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,738
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, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,032
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, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,307
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, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,307
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, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,307
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....
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