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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-15-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,649
Posted By Isaac
Ross, How is cranking retard accomplished with...

Ross,
How is cranking retard accomplished with the CPI? Is it via the RPM timing/advance table set up, i.e. put a negative value in for 500 RPM?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-23-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,649
Posted By Isaac
RE: CPI 2

I am considering installing the CPI2 EI in my RV6. I have an existing 2.25 round instrument with extra space around it that I could use for the CPI2 display. It would require relocating the existing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,004
Posted By Isaac
Fly Q problems

Every since I upgraded to version 4, I have been having problems with FlyQ locking up. The only way to recover is completely close the Fly Q app on the IPad. Just exiting FlyQ via the home button...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,551
Posted By Isaac
Firewall mounted oil cooler.

RV14 drawing 49 shows the firewall mounted oil cooler and attaching hardware.

The link below should get you to the download site at Vans aircraft.com for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By Isaac
SureFly Tach

Before you remove the resistor, check the Sure Fly faqs on their website. The tach output is not a typical EIS output. The description of the signal is like that of a typical mag. The bias voltage on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,822
Posted By Isaac
AFR

See “Kitplanes March 2019”. Article on how to add AFR to your airplane. It’s definitely doable with today’s sensors.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 956
Posted By Isaac
912iS with 915is Performance

Very doable, Edge Performance in Norway has the solution you are looking for.
Upgrading the 912iS to equivalent performance of a 915iS would probably be much simpler than converting the entire...
Forum: ADS-B 05-30-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By Isaac
Trig xpndr sw update

Looks like it has to be done by authorized Trig support shop.

https://www.trig-avionics.com/support/trig-product-software/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By Isaac
Yes, that was what I though would be a good...

Yes, that was what I though would be a good solution. I think the Adaptive AHRS is 2 3/4 inches high and your existing shelf looks to be high enough so you should not have a problem clearing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By Isaac
Re: Difficult AHRS mounting location

From the picture you posted, the shelf that the AHRS is mounted on is removable. I see nut plates on the aft end of the shelf so if the forward end is the same and has nut plates also, your job won’t...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Isaac
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Forum: ADS-B 03-28-2019, 01:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,066
Posted By Isaac
RE: recycling a GTX 345

Woops, I missed the R in the model description. You are right, CB would be the only recourse to turn off a remote mounted unit.
Forum: ADS-B 03-26-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,066
Posted By Isaac
RE: recycling a GTX 345

+1 for what Bob recommended. The front panel power control buttons can be used if for some reason you need to turn the unit OFF or ON.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,412
Posted By Isaac
RE $3500 N number

A short n-number is like a vanity license plate for your automobile. The MVD in my state will let you pay extra for a vanity plate but the money goes into the MVD's budget.

I have lost two short...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Isaac
In the 'Graphical Engine Display" settings menu,...

In the 'Graphical Engine Display" settings menu, there is a selection for "Prompt for Fuel Added" selection that can be set to Yes or No.
Forum: Autopilots 03-20-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By Isaac
RE; Autopilot Suggestions

I have GRT Hx and the TruTrak 385 in my RV6. What you are describing about when the TruTrak AP transitions from its internal vertical speed mode (SVS) to GPVS mode and uses the ARINC 429 data from...
Forum: ADS-B 03-06-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,360
Posted By Isaac
RE: UAT vs Transponder Class

FAA Advisory Circular AC 20-165 rev B, which provides guidance for airworthiness approval of ADS-B specifies:

"For the UAT link, 16 watts minimum transmit power at the antenna is required."

A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By Isaac
RE: GRT Hx With Dual ADSB receiver

Not sure if this will help but the GRT website has a document that describes connecting a Dual XGPS170 via USB to the EFIS display unit. The Dual XGPS190 appears to be very similar to the XGPS170. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,282
Posted By Isaac
GRT AOS

For a Horizon Hx you'll need an Adaptive ADAHRS with an AOA input and a AOA/Pitot probe (pitot port straight out the front and an AOA port below it, generally offset by 45 degrees). I think the...
Forum: Tools 01-22-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By Isaac
Die Grinder - Circle Cutter

https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Arc-360-Hole-Cutter-p/3007.htm
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-27-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,734
Posted By Isaac
GRT Remote control of COM/XPNDR

What RV-14E said. I have GRT Hx connected to an SL-30 and use the EFIS to push frequencies over to the SL-30 almost exclusively. Very nice to be able to access the database in the EFIS for all the...
Forum: ADS-B 07-06-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,802
Posted By Isaac
RE: Sport SX - ADSB

On the earlier Sport HS units only serial port 4 was a high speed port (could be set to 115K baud) and this may be why the GRT instructions recommend using serial port 4. All of the Sport SX serial...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-12-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,190
Posted By Isaac
RE: GRT Support

There is an old forum in Yahoo Groups:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GRT_EFIS/info

It doesn't see much activity, but there is a place in the group where files etc. can be stored. As forums...
Forum: Engine Monitors 03-20-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By Isaac
GRT EIS

The page #'s are shown in the manual in figure 1a. In revison L of the maual (downloadable from the GRT website) its page 37.

It makes sense to disable (hide) pages you don't intend to use or have...
Forum: COMM 03-16-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By Isaac
RE: KY97 no sidetone

I recently helped a friend resolve a "no sidetone" problem with a KY97. Radio would xmt and rcv fine but no sidetone present in the headphones.

What we found after digging into the wiring, was the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,650
Posted By Isaac
RE: GRT Fuel Levels

According to the HS Sport Sx/Ex manual, the Ex version has 4 analog inputs that can be used to measure voltage inputs (like the Hx and Hxr) and fuel level is mentioned as a possible use for them. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,650
Posted By Isaac
GRT EIS Fuel Senders

GRT has a document that can be downloaded from their website that explains/details how to connect and calibrate resistive fuel senders with the EIS. It is located in the "EIS Engine Monitor" area in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By Isaac
RE: Wiring GRT

What Moosepileit said about brownout of the EIS. My GRT EIS is only connected to the main 14V bus via a ckt breaker and it stays powered up during engine start. Actually it's nice feature of the GRT...
Forum: Autopilots 02-14-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By Isaac
RE: GRT AP settings

Any chance your GRT AP issue could be related to the problem that GRT fixed with an update to their Adaptive ADAHRS software. A description of the problem (see below) on the GRT autopilot forum...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-28-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,896
Posted By Isaac
GRT Remote Tune

I have dual GRT Sport HS displays, and one (the PFD) is wired to my Garmin SL-30's NAV/COM RS-232 serial port. I use the GRT to remote tune the SL 30 almost every flight. There are other radios for...
Forum: ADS-B 01-07-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,730
Posted By Isaac
Ditto what mdevans9 said about his experience...

Ditto what mdevans9 said about his experience with the FreeFlight Ranger.

I purchased my FreeFlight Ranger from VISTA AVIATION INC, Pacoima, CA back in 2014. Mine was an early production unit and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,653
Posted By Isaac
Problem Resolved

The problem with the Dynon HDX and GTR 200 not communicating i.e. not being able to have the Dynon HDX send a frequency change to the GTR-200 has been resolved.

Skipping to the end of the story, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,653
Posted By Isaac
Hi Matt, Yes, we upgraded the radio sw to 2.9...

Hi Matt,

Yes, we upgraded the radio sw to 2.9 downloaded from the Garmin website a couple of days ago.

Your suggestion to test with an Aera 5XX/660/79X or GPSMAP 69X portable with a bare wire cable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,653
Posted By Isaac
More details: Removed the HDX and GTR from the...

More details:

Removed the HDX and GTR from the airplane and checked the wiring again and confirmed via DVM that the Tx an Rx are isolated from each other.

The HDX and GTR are sharing a common...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,653
Posted By Isaac
Thx for the responses Matt and Tom. I have...

Thx for the responses Matt and Tom. I have confirmed that the wiring between the HDX serial serial port #3 Tx (pin 8) on the HDX and the RS-232 Rx port on the GTR (pin 24) is good (low resistance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,653
Posted By Isaac
Thx for the responses Matt and Tom. I have...

Thx for the responses Matt and Tom. I have confirmed that the wiring between the HDX serial serial port #3 Tx (pin 8) on the HDX and the RS-232 Rx port on the GTR (pin 24) is good (low resistance...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-02-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By Isaac
RE: GRT with Android Tablet

I have the GRT Hx and use the GRT Android app (available free download from the GRT website). The app communicates with the GRT Hx (and Hxr etc.) via Bluetooth and requires a USB Bluetooth adapter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,653
Posted By Isaac
GTR 200 to Dynon HDX RS 232 Serial Interface Problem

I am working on a new install of a Dynon HDX display and Garmin GTR 200 VHF Com radio and am not able to send a new frequency via the Dynon touch screeen to the GTR 200.

The Dynon HDX displays the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-08-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 60,706
Posted By Isaac
SDS CPI2

Ross,

I like the concept of a separate display unit. Is it going to be possible to operate the new CPI2 in normal operation without having the display connected?

For those of us that don't plan to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-28-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By Isaac
I have the GRT Sport HS display with the internal...

I have the GRT Sport HS display with the internal AHRS. The time required for the AHRS to power up and display valid attitude data takes approximately 2 minutes and is pretty consistent. I don't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-27-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By Isaac
RE: GRT Slow Boot Up

+1 on the TCW Power Stabilizer. I initially had a TCW 3A backup battery installed but forgot to turn it off or inadvertently turned it on during maintenance and as a result killed the BU battery. I...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-15-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By Isaac
RE: EMag to EIS4000 Tach Reading

The E-mag manual says the tach output is a 12V signal and the output is 2 pulses per rev. The EIS will work fine with a 12V square wave input.

You might need to adjust the EIS "TachP/R" setting if...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-29-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,598
Posted By Isaac
RE: GRT Remote Tuning

GRT has a doc on their website that describes the buttonology for using the remote avionics funtions. The screen shots are for the new Hxr versions with dedicated buttons and knobs specifically...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-13-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,920
Posted By Isaac
GRT Sport SX

I have the GRT Sport HS (older version that was superceded by the SX) and I have been happy with it. In hindsight though I wish I had installed the Horizon Hx from the git go. The Hx is a little...
Forum: ADS-B 05-27-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,677
Posted By Isaac
There is another option that you might consider...

There is another option that you might consider that is relatively new to the ADS-B market. The Sandia STX-360. It is a mode C Transponder and 978 MHz UAT ADS-B in and out all in the same unit. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,098
Posted By Isaac
TCW Integrated Battery

I have a IBBS-12v-3ah (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Have it connected to dual GRT Sport HS EFIS displays and GRT External A-429 module. The Sport EFIS PFD takes 2 minutes to align and the backup battery...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,483
Posted By Isaac
14QB picts

Van's posted picts of the first 14 qb fuselage on the vansaircraft facebook page. You have to scroll down to the Nov 2015 and Oct 2015 postings to find them.

I don't recall seeing any of the 14qb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By Isaac
EIS 4000 disabling pages

Section 8 in the user manual details how to disable up to 10 of the 15 pages that can be displayed by the EIS 4000

8. Disabling Pages
...............

Note: Ten "Disable Pg #" pages are provided....
Forum: Autopilots 03-04-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By Isaac
If the Vizion 385 AP is engaged, you will need to...

If the Vizion 385 AP is engaged, you will need to use a 385 vertical mode to control the vertical path i.e. you can't hand fly the vertical mode or the AP will fight you. When only GPSS mode is...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-02-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,281
Posted By Isaac
RE:

Here is a link to the washer wrench tool that will work with standard AN type washers that was being discussed in those previous...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-01-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,281
Posted By Isaac
It would be helpful to know the location of the...

It would be helpful to know the location of the rod end bearing. Most likely it will be one of these.

WASHER 5702-75-60 STEEL WASHER FOR AN3

The only place I know of that stocks this part is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,119
Posted By Isaac
O-360 Oil Screen

The Lycoming parts catalog manual I have is old, last revision was in 1986
(document PC-306-2A). This doc lists PN 70484 Screen, Oil Suction.

The illustrate parts breakdown in the manual shows it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,411
Posted By Isaac
The tire VANS provides is a 5.00* 5 and is 13.5"...

The tire VANS provides is a 5.00* 5 and is 13.5" dia and 5" wide.
The 380x150-5 is 15" dia and 6" wide.

Here are some links to review for more...
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-23-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,323
Posted By Isaac
RE: GRT EIS - Van's 60 PSI sensor

Tankerpilot75.

I have an IO-360 with AFP Fuel Injection and the GRT EIS. I am using the GRT HPS-SS-01 pressure sensor (0 to 100 psi). I set the AuxSF and Aux Offset to the GRT recommended values...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,466
Posted By Isaac
Smile RE: Garmin Navdata Base programming

Duly noted. I ordered the database subscription and the Garmin programmer. The database is downloadable but the programmer is coming via snail mail.

Thanks for the reply.
Forum: ADS-B 01-16-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,625
Posted By Isaac
RE: FreeFlight Ranger Lite configuration

The software in the FreeFlight XVR supports a Maintenance Port Interface (MPI) which can be used to configure the system, provide installation status information, and update system software/firmware....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-16-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,466
Posted By Isaac
Garmin NavData Base

I am going to purchase a Garmin Nav database subscription for my Garmin GNC 420 GPS Navigator. I all ready have the Jeppesen Skybound II USB programmer for loading the Jepp nav database.

The...
Forum: ADS-B 01-08-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,625
Posted By Isaac
RE: FreeFlight Ranger, Anonymous Mode

The FDL-978 systems have an Anonymous Mode feature that will broadcast a random, temporary, ICAO address and no call sign when enabled. This feature can only be enabled through a external switch...
Forum: ADS-B 01-04-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,242
Posted By Isaac
RE: FreeFlight FDL-XVR ADS-B Install Question

The solution to my install problem required sending the UAT transceiver back to FreeFlight to have the HW/SW upgraded from part no. 87098‐00 to the latest part number 87098-00-FX00. The -FX00 has an...
Forum: GPS 12-22-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,548
Posted By Isaac
GPS Antenna Splitter

FreeFlight Systems makes a GPS antenna spliiter, model FGS-100. Probably not cheap, but yes there is such a...
Forum: ADS-B 11-23-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,941
Posted By Isaac
RE:TT31 "Speed Switch"

The Trig TT31 install manual contains the following info:

12.4 Automatic Air/Ground Determination
The TT31 can report ADS-B surface and airborne messages. The ADC or squat switch inputs can be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,942
Posted By Isaac
RE: RV14 Flying Characteristics

Tim Olsen completed one of the first customer built RV14's flying. He also flies an RV10 that he built. The links below are to a couple of posts that Tim made that I found interesting and descriptive...
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