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Old 06-08-2018, 10:32 PM
Driftdown Driftdown is offline
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Originally Posted by YellowJacket RV9 View Post
I just installed the echoUAT/SafeFly combo from GRT today. Installation was straightforward and took about 4 hours, counting a trip to Lowes to buy some 8-32 flush head screws for mounting. That also included building two RG400 antenna cables since I messed up the length of the first one. The ADS-B antenna was mounted by the left gear mount, withe GPS antenna on the glareshield.

Took another 30 minutes of looking at both GRT and uAvionix instructions to get all the settings properly configured. I have a single Sport SX EFIS.

I went for a test flight and the report showed all good except 100% Fail for Flight ID. The instructions had stated that this should be left blank, however the FAA seems to want this to be the same as the N-number for GA aircraft. I will make this change tomorrow and see how it works.

The IN portion works great and I have traffic and weather on both my EFIS and foreflight. An added bonus was that it supplies position data to the iPad so I can ditch my bluetooth GPS unit.

Thank you Chris, for the writeup.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:26 PM
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Default Finally got my install done!

Since I started this thread it seems to have generated quite bit of interest! I thought it only fair that I give some feedback on my own install experience. I mounted the echoUAT unit on the baggage compartment aft bulkhead, so that the little indicator lights are visible. The UAT antenna went on the belly directly below, and the GPS unit went above. I ran a single wire from the avionics bay down through the tunnel for power. The power wire was spliced into the feed to the transponder. So far the 7.5 amp fuse for the avionics is holding up just fine with the extra load.

First flight was today, in a marginal ADS-B area, and the performance report was good in all respects except for a high failure rate in baro-altitude. Next flight will be Friday and I will make it a point to do it in a better coverage area. If baro-altitude is still problematic I will have to contact tech support for help. More after Friday’s flight.
John Peck, CFII, A&P, EAA Tech Counselor, Flight Advisor.
RV-12 N37JP 120176 Flying since 2012.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:49 PM
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John - see my posts starting #34...
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