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Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-04-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,779
Posted By h&jeuropa
I'm trying to determine if a GNC355 will fit in...

I'm trying to determine if a GNC355 will fit in my installation. I really need more detail than just the dimensions. I'm looking for a mechanical drawing with dimensions similar to those provided...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-16-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,779
Posted By h&jeuropa
I'm beginning to think a GPS 175 and GTR 200 make...

I'm beginning to think a GPS 175 and GTR 200 make a better solution than a GNC 355 for me. I really need a comm and an intercom. The combination is less expensive and provides the intercom. Am I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-16-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By h&jeuropa
Can you explain what you mean by Version 2 flight...

Can you explain what you mean by Version 2 flight logging?

I have an old GRT Sport HS EFIS and the flight logging I get is DEMO files which I use DeCode to analyze.

Thanks

Jim Butcher
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,139
Posted By h&jeuropa
I was looking at the new Garmin GPS at OSH to...

I was looking at the new Garmin GPS at OSH to replace my old GNS 430 (non WAAS) when the Garmin rep said they will give a big trade in for my old GPS towards a new GTN. I asked what they do with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,779
Posted By h&jeuropa
Is there an intercom in the GNC 355 or do you...

Is there an intercom in the GNC 355 or do you need an audio panel?

Thanks

Jim Butcher
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-07-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,199
Posted By h&jeuropa
Reno ILS 16R

I'm hoping some one based at RNO or who flies there can answer this.

Last month's IMC meeting had a discussion about lettered ILS approaches and included RNO ILS X 16R and ILS Z 16R. When I...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-27-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By h&jeuropa
As Larry stated, the oil pressure is dedicated to...

As Larry stated, the oil pressure is dedicated to use a VDO resistive sensor.

All the aux inputs can be customized to your application. In the EIS manual there is discussion of Transfer functions. ...
Forum: GPS 03-30-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 42,653
Posted By h&jeuropa
Thanks Steve. Vertical guidance, VNAV vs...

Thanks Steve.

Vertical guidance, VNAV vs VCALC.

Does GPS 175 have the same ARINC outputs as my 430 to drive my GRT EFIS?

Is my understanding of 430 repair/ upgrade correct?

Thanks
Forum: GPS 03-30-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 42,653
Posted By h&jeuropa
I have a GNS 430 non WAAS. I understand the cost...

I have a GNS 430 non WAAS. I understand the cost to convert to WAAS is now about $4000 and just repair is no longer offfered, upgrade is required. So Iím thinking a GPS 175 and GNC255 might be a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,431
Posted By h&jeuropa
Mike Miller put together a nice replacement for...

Mike Miller put together a nice replacement for the Ducatti. Here is the thread
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1296750&highlight=regulator#post1296750

Post 45 has the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-13-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By h&jeuropa
Sent you a PM. Thanks Jim Butcher

Sent you a PM.

Thanks

Jim Butcher
Forum: Canada 03-04-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,205
Posted By h&jeuropa
As Tom says, just your receipt is fine. That's...

As Tom says, just your receipt is fine. That's what we did last summer.

Port Huron is a good place to clear customs. The agents come from the nearby bridge, so you may have to wait in your plane. ...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-28-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By h&jeuropa
Mark, There is a new video on Pilotworkshop.com...

Mark,

There is a new video on Pilotworkshop.com that explains what speeds you need to know and how to derive them. Itís in the Missing Lessons series.

I use an old textbook from Pilot Instrument...
Forum: Canada 02-28-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,205
Posted By h&jeuropa
Claude, When you are transferred to a US...

Claude,
When you are transferred to a US controller ask them for flight following. That should be all that is necessary. If you just enter US airspace, call the nearest facility and ask. Look on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By h&jeuropa
Steve, I plan to rent DynaVibe early this summer...

Steve,

I plan to rent DynaVibe early this summer to balance my prop. Iím in Kalamazoo so we could share. Otherwise Conrad Aero in Three Rivers or the shop at Marshall have the equipment.

Jim...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By h&jeuropa
Blake, Have a look at the Horizon HX HS WS User...

Blake,

Have a look at the Horizon HX HS WS User Manual Rev D on the GRT website. Page 2-7 tells about AOA and page 9-7 explains how to set it up. The calculated AOA works pretty well and the price...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By h&jeuropa
That is VDO # 360043, 30 psi 1/8 NPT. Looks like...

That is VDO # 360043, 30 psi 1/8 NPT. Looks like they are available from several sources for $50.

Jim Butcher
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By h&jeuropa
Pokey, Many of the VDO senders look alike. ...

Pokey,

Many of the VDO senders look alike. There should be numbers stamped on the wrench flats near the threads. They should be of the form X/X or XX/XX or something similar. Google VDO -catalog...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By h&jeuropa
Check that you don't have an ILS frequency...

Check that you don't have an ILS frequency selected in the Nav of your GNS430.

I did a practice ILS and couldn't figure out why the bars stayed up until I realized the 430 Nav was still trying to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By h&jeuropa
The GDL39 is not listed on the GRT website as...

The GDL39 is not listed on the GRT website as compatible. To display on a Horizon WS you must have a RS232 interface. Garmin only appears to have Bluetooth. There is no Bluetooth on older GRT...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-20-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,520
Posted By h&jeuropa
Mike, Will the board manufacturer sell just one...

Mike,

Will the board manufacturer sell just one board? Or do you have a suggestion for those of us who just want to build one unit? I sure don't need 4 boards!

Jim Butcher
Forum: ADS-B 09-19-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,557
Posted By h&jeuropa
Mike, The Stratux serial adapter is not...

Mike,

The Stratux serial adapter is not available. You can try contacting Chris directly from the Github page to see if he is getting more.

You can use the one from Open Source Solutions or one...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,844
Posted By h&jeuropa
Boiling in the carb bowl has been a problem in...

Boiling in the carb bowl has been a problem in the past. My 914 has carb drip trays whose main purpose is to keep fuel off the exhaust in case of a carb bowl leak. A secondary purpose is to act as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,063
Posted By h&jeuropa
Here is a link to the gas bags: ...

Here is a link to the gas bags:
http://www.airframesalaska.com/Liquid-Containment-Bag-p/5.2bag.htm

They work pretty well. I keep mine inside a large ZipLock style bag to contain gas fumes. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,063
Posted By h&jeuropa
Paul, Great post and nice experience. With...

Paul,

Great post and nice experience. With nearly 1000 hours on my Rotax 914 in my Europa, two comments come to mind:

After using 100LL, change not only oil and filter, but open the oil tank and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,830
Posted By h&jeuropa
Simon, Sorry you missed the Europa forum at...

Simon,

Sorry you missed the Europa forum at Oshkosh. There were about 20 of us you could have chatted with. With the weather, only one managed to fly in.

The LAA rally starts Friday August 31. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,410
Posted By h&jeuropa
Is everyone using welding oxygen? I understand...

Is everyone using welding oxygen? I understand that all the oxygen is the same, but how the cylinder is cleaned prior to filling is the difference. Last I checked, my supplier did not want to sell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By h&jeuropa
Larry, I usually file IFR to West Bend ETB to...

Larry,

I usually file IFR to West Bend ETB to get following across Lake Michigan. When close to ETB,the controller usually asks if I want to cancel and continue VFR.

Jim Butcher
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-07-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 20,532
Posted By h&jeuropa
Hi All, I purchased a EarthX ETX36C at OSH in...

Hi All,

I purchased a EarthX ETX36C at OSH in 2014, before they had the improved aircraft models. I upgraded that to a ETX680C in March 2017.

That battery failed June 14, 2018 after 110 hours. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,194
Posted By h&jeuropa
We try to use Mogas and have found Whitfords, B16...

We try to use Mogas and have found Whitfords, B16 near Syracuse NY easy to get into. There are no facilities except fuel and restroom.

Further west, Marshall, MI KRMY has Swift 94 fuel. There is a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By h&jeuropa
Gary, As I read the GRT website, control of Trig...

Gary,

As I read the GRT website, control of Trig or Sandia remote transponders is only available on HXr, not SX. See the Trig supplement,

http://grtavionics.com/media/TrigTransponderA2.pdf

Even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,469
Posted By h&jeuropa
In the other thread on this project, it is stated...

In the other thread on this project, it is stated that you have a EIS4000. That being the case, the diagram above is correct.

The white/red and white/black are the power to the servo. The others...
Forum: Midwest 05-15-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,098
Posted By h&jeuropa
Tim, I expect to arrive at Petit Jean Thursday...

Tim,

I expect to arrive at Petit Jean Thursday afternoon. I'm attempting to lead a Europa aircraft flyin, but it looks like only 2 or 3 planes are planning to attend.

Be sure to read the comments...
Forum: GPS 03-25-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,198
Posted By h&jeuropa
I purchase one or two updates a year from Don, ...

I purchase one or two updates a year from Don, cirruspilot@yahoo.com

$50 last time.

Jim Butcher
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By h&jeuropa
Ben I use Flight Plan GO on our iPad and they...

Ben

I use Flight Plan GO on our iPad and they have an Android version that is identical. Not only is weather available but also charts. I really like it and their tech support is good too.

Here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 115,151
Posted By h&jeuropa
John, I spent a year on Shemya island at the...

John,

I spent a year on Shemya island at the western end of the Aleutians in 1967. Reeves Aleutian flew out the islands twice a week with mail. They stayed overnight at Shemya. The stewardesses...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,465
Posted By h&jeuropa
On the GRT website there is a support section...

On the GRT website there is a support section called Compatable Equipment. There is one for GNS 430 and one for GTX 327. They spell out the wiring and settings required (both GRT and Garmin). You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,353
Posted By h&jeuropa
I have two Sport SX units and fly some IFR. Most...

I have two Sport SX units and fly some IFR. Most years at Oshkosh I ask Greg if I should upgrade. He runs through the differences and asks if any of them matter to me. I ponder about synthetic...
Forum: ADS-B 12-07-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,055
Posted By h&jeuropa
To convert 12v to 5v for my Stratux, I am using...

To convert 12v to 5v for my Stratux, I am using this converter from DigiKey. It's inexpensive ($8.50) and no noise in the radio.

DigiKey P/N 1597-1243-ND

It is a Speed Technology, CPT-C5...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-02-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,105
Posted By h&jeuropa
I use Leading Edge Airfoils and have been very...

I use Leading Edge Airfoils and have been very satisfied.

After I took the class there and saw what they do including removing all the plugs in the castings and reinstalling them with epoxy, I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2017, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By h&jeuropa
Dynon Heated Pitot Amps

I'm considering fitting a Dynon Heated Pitot to my Rotax 914 powered Europa. The specs say it will draw up to 10 amps. I don't have that much excess capacity.

For those that are using one, how...
Forum: ADS-B 11-16-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,117
Posted By h&jeuropa
Tankerpilot 75, There is new software for your...

Tankerpilot 75,

There is new software for your Horizon WS that will improve the presentation of the ADS-B information from your Flight Box receiver. It is version 36 beta 4.

With the new serial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,394
Posted By h&jeuropa
Jerry, Do you have any further info about...

Jerry,

Do you have any further info about Greg?

There are a couple Europa owners in the islands north of Sequim but Greg knows them.

We're friends from the Europa Club and had a great weekend with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-21-2017, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 951
Posted By h&jeuropa
Thanks Lars. Jim

Thanks Lars.

Jim
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-20-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 951
Posted By h&jeuropa
AOG EFIS failure

My GRT Sport HS PFD stopped working shortly after takeoff. First the bottom of the PFD turned black, then the entire display had lots of horizontal lines first white then yellow. Powered off and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-13-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,881
Posted By h&jeuropa
I would encourage you to purchase Sport EX. It...

I would encourage you to purchase Sport EX.

It is GRT's current offering. That means it has a fast processor, better memory, current display and latest features. It also means GRT has parts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By h&jeuropa
They are available from DigiKey at $2.24 each,...

They are available from DigiKey at $2.24 each, minimum quantity is 1.

DigiKey part number is ACX1070-ND.

Jim Butcher
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-02-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By h&jeuropa
GRT DeCode will allow you to show a flight on...

GRT DeCode will allow you to show a flight on Google Earth but it doesn't show the EFIS display.

Years ago there was software that allowed you to fly using Microsoft Flight Simulator and the GRT...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-25-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By h&jeuropa
Press and hold the right button until the unit...

Press and hold the right button until the unit cycles through and the initial screen displays.

Funny, I had to look it up again this Spring. Must be old age!

Jim Butcher
Forum: ADS-B 07-16-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 23,151
Posted By h&jeuropa
I figured it out so I thought I'd post it here in...

I figured it out so I thought I'd post it here in case others have the same question.

Turns out the ESG can't use the Fuel/Air Data Format Z that the GTX327 does.

In the serial port setup on the...
Forum: ADS-B 07-16-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 23,151
Posted By h&jeuropa
I installed my ESG yesterday. I seem to have a...

I installed my ESG yesterday.

I seem to have a problem with the altitude information. I have a GRT Sport EFIS. It previously was interfaced with a Garmin GTX327 and used the Z format. I set the...
Forum: ADS-B 07-12-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,557
Posted By h&jeuropa
Peter, I am using the image from the original...

Peter,

I am using the image from the original GRT supplement. It is something like v0.8 It requires the USB to TTL conversion dongle etc. I got my Stratux operational back in March 2016 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,922
Posted By h&jeuropa
Try invener@gmail.com Jim Butcher

Try invener@gmail.com

Jim Butcher
Forum: ADS-B 07-12-2017, 04:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,557
Posted By h&jeuropa
Peter, I'll try. I have Stratux on a GRT Sport...

Peter,

I'll try. I have Stratux on a GRT Sport HS and it works fine.

1. You need a converter using a CP2102 chipset. They are about $10.

You should not need any special commands. However be...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-13-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By h&jeuropa
Chuck, What you may want to do is use a lower...

Chuck,

What you may want to do is use a lower amp sensor. If you are interested in the amps into or out of the battery, once it is recharged, that number is pretty small on the order of 5 or so. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,106
Posted By h&jeuropa
Rob, Thanks. That helps a lot. Jim Butcher

Rob,

Thanks. That helps a lot.

Jim Butcher
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,106
Posted By h&jeuropa
I'm hoping that in a couple years things have...

I'm hoping that in a couple years things have improved re Mogas in Canada.

We're planning a trip to Halifax, NS in August with return to Michigan via Quebec, Montreal and London.

We fly a Europa...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,084
Posted By h&jeuropa
Andy, Yes. A navigator like GNS430 not only has...

Andy,

Yes. A navigator like GNS430 not only has a GPS but it has in it's memory all the approaches. So when you select an approach, it "knows" all the points (fixes) and altitudes. It is having...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,084
Posted By h&jeuropa
Andy, You originally stated you have an early...

Andy,

You originally stated you have an early GRT Sport. It likely has a built in GRT GPS, usually connected to Serial port 3.

Like Bob, I also didn't understand your set up. There is no GNS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,084
Posted By h&jeuropa
Andy, One last thought. Be certain that the...

Andy,

One last thought. Be certain that the power for the ARINC module and the EFIS come on at the same time. At one point I had two different power sources and if the ARINC was not powered when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,084
Posted By h&jeuropa
Andy, I may have taken you down a blind...

Andy,

I may have taken you down a blind road.

Your ARINC module must be connected to serial port 4 in and out on your EFIS. That is pin ARINC pin 4 to EFIS pin 33 and ARINC pin 3 to EFIS pin 37....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,084
Posted By h&jeuropa
Hi Andy, I just had a look at my spreadsheet for...

Hi Andy,

I just had a look at my spreadsheet for my dual Sport HS EFIS. In Gen SetUp
ARINC Connected Yes
ARINC Receiver Rate Low
ARINC Transmit Rate Low

further down in Gen Setup
ARINC Send Sel...
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