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  1. @Browncbr1 Try this. Not the version you're looking for, but it is the most recent? https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=15964 You might find this page for experimentals "interesting" as well. https://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=010-01057-00 Cheers, Rick
  2. VDC, the BatteryMinder people, make a 12/24V solar charger. I plan to buy one at KOSH this year. It doesn’t work through the aux power socket but it’s a quality option. https://www.batteryminders.com/products/ Bottom of the page. Cheers, Rick
  3. Here's another way to do it @r0ckst4r . I used two VDC Airframe Interface kits and attached them to the relay connections on each battery (heavy red wires in the pictures). I ran the fused wiring out through the TKS filler port door panel and bolted the two SB50 connectors inside the TKS door. That way I can connect the BatteryMinder to each battery individually if I need to get them conditioned separately and then add in the Y-connector to keep them both on trickle charge. Folks have done essentially the same thing with the smaller connectors run to the O2 service door. I also mounted a 6 outlet electrical power strip to the side of a service cart on which I have my BatteryMinder, White Lightning GPU and engine dehydrator. It's plugged in to a retractable extension cord that is mounted to the hangar wall. I post flight the airplane, push it back into the hangar, roll the cart up behind the left wing and connect the BatteryMinder and the engine dehydrator. Takes less than 5 minutes and I leave knowing that if something keeps me from flying for more than a week or two the airplane will be ok when I can get there. During preflight I disconnect the charger and dehydrator and push the cart back against the wall with no extension cords to clean up or trip over. Super simple and keeps things clean and organized. Cheers, Rick
  4. I don't believe you want to have the y-connector in place and connected to both batteries unless you are actively charging the batteries on the ground. It connects the batteries together in parallel, which defeats the function of the BATT 1 / BATT 2 select switch. Cheers, Rick
  5. From Section 2 of the M20M POH: I'm not knowledgable on how the M20K fuel tanks compare. Cheers, Rick
  6. Has anyone tried to register a GDL 5XR on the Garmin warranty registration web page, and been successful? I pulled the serial number for the unit directly from the G3X system configuration page, but the web site doesn’t recognized the 10 digit number as a serial number and can’t identify the GDL 51R. I even tried the SXM radio ID, but of course that didn’t work either. I contacted Garmin support back in September when I first got the airplane back from the avionics shop, but they weren’t able to help me and passed me off to engineering. It was late in the day and no one answered in engineering. Admittedly I dropped the ball at that point and haven’t got around to trying this again until now. Thanks for any help! Cheers, Rick
  7. Hi Mark, My panel plan went through copious changes over the years and the final design was completed and installed last September with the GMA345. While I agree the PMA450 has more capability and a better UI, the GMA345 has scratched my itch so far. Having said that, if I run up against a compelling requirement the 345 can’t handle I’m spring loaded to swap in a PMA450. BTW, I won’t be able to make the banquet tomorrow, and haven’t made it to a meeting yet, but I’m a dues-paying member of Chapter 17. I’m sure we’ll run into each other some time soon. Cheers, Rick
  8. The next best thing to HOTAS. That's what I was going for.
  9. I did the same thing only different Left: Electrical power switches (master, alternators, avionics master) along with the Electroair mag/start panel. Right: Lights, fuel, and ice protection. The right three switches on the bottom right are taxi light (cleared for the approach), landing light (cleared to land), and boost pump (on for landing, positioned directly over the throttle), with pitot heat above the boost pump switch. Making every switch be where it makes the most sense to you was one of the best things about designing the layout. My starting, landing and shutdown flows are extra easy for me now. Good call on the toggle switches. I may regret not doing that at some point.
  10. I ran across this old thread as I was cleaning out my list of "followed" items which had grown quite large. I've posted it elsewhere, but to close out this thread for posterity here is the end state of what I did with my panel. It's amazing what 5 years of technological changes, budget challenges, and just new or random thoughts can do to a plan. After 7 years of planning (we bought the airplane in 2016) I will say this is delayed gratification, thoroughly thought through and exactly what I want. Except for the G5 backup Cheers, Rick
  11. I have a tether like this one on a MagSafe car mount. It would depend on how the OP is planning to mount the MagSafe puck as to whether or not it would work. https://www.amazon.com/GeGeMu-Handlebar-Prevention-Motorcycle-Universal/dp/B08LC66Z3W/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=5WKAWHXDG24J&keywords=phone%2Brubber%2Bstrap&qid=1706368221&sprefix=phone%2Brubber%2B%2Caps%2C107&sr=8-1-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGY&th=1 Cheers, Junkman
  12. @0TreeLemur, did you see this post from Lance? I am basically illiterate when it comes to connectivity questions, but it looks like something other than Foreflight has changed in your lash-up of equipment that may require a reconfiguration and solve your issue. Apologies if this isn't helpful. Cheers, Rick
  13. I'm just curious - is this a one-off or does it happen routinely? I assume the clients are the source of the changes, is that correct? I've tried to change my flight plan with clearance on occasion and was almost always told to have our flight office re-file. Sounds like that's what you did at Teterboro without troubling them with the middle step of requesting a change on the radio, and still they were annoyed? I was going to ask if it was a high flow volume time, but when isn't it there. ASAPs always seemed like a black hole to me, but we had the program at Boeing and I still filed them when appropriate. I figured documenting my perspective of a situation/event couldn't hurt. I'd be interested in hearing anyone's experience on seeing something result from an ASAP report. Thanks for the insight. Cheers, Rick
  14. I've at least LOOKED at every page that's applicable to single engine piston aircraft, but I'm a little weird that way. The thing I really like about the FF manual is that it has the detail to answer just about every question I've ever had about using FF. I search on the term I'm needing help with and it diminishes the impact of the sheer volume of pages. And don't forget the separate Legends Guide, Weight & Balance Guide, Filing Guide and Logbook Guide. They are not short on documentation, and they keep it updated. And it's in large print. I tried to make the switch to Garmin Pilot but I've been using Foreflight since the first version and am entrenched enough that it's worth the subscription cost to maintain my logbook, imported document library, and familiarity of operation in and with the Foreflight app. I may reconsider in the future if the costs exceed the value to me but for now it just works and customer support has been very good. The only thing I'd like improved is to be able to use iCloud for document access. I carry a Dropbox subscription for the sole purpose of Foreflight external document access, and I'd like to get rid of that. To the OP, I feel your pain of finding a way to make something work that wasn't necessarily designed into the product and then having that capability go away as all the pieces-parts develop and change. I hadn't planned to go all Big G with my panel upgrade, but they do integration well and there's a lot to be said for going with a complete package of gear that's all designed to work together. I'm relatively assured they will continue to work together as they mature in software and upgrades, unlike the interoperability of equipment from various manufacturers. Foreflight and the other EFBs have a monumental task trying to keep their designed interfaces functional with all the changing boxes and software in our panels, let alone the undocumented things that may work today but not with tomorrow's new third party release. Cheers, Rick
  15. Apparently I made a flight to Kingaroy, Queensland Australia that I somehow forgot about?! I can't find that sortie in my Foreflight logbook, track logs, or flights.
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