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Old 10-24-2017, 06:44 PM
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Default New AF-5000 Pilots Guide Manual

We have posted an updated version of the AF-5000 Pilots Guide:

http://www.advanced-flight-systems.c...al%20V15.0.pdf


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Old 10-24-2017, 07:45 PM
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Looks good Rob!

Canít wait to check out the new GMeter.
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Old 10-24-2017, 10:06 PM
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Thanks, Rob. Already copied and on the way to Kinko's with it tomorrow.

Edit: Just spent some time going over the new manual. It's a significant upgrade to the previous one. Congratulations Rob to you and your team for its publication. The more I learn of this system, the more I am impressed---it is a true feat of innovation and technical wizardry. Going out with it tomorrow afternoon with the new manual on my knee!


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Old 10-25-2017, 07:39 AM
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A couple questions........

I'm assuming this is conjunction with a V15.0 software release. What's the anticipated release date?

Since the current release is V13, what happened to V14? Just curious.....
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:32 AM
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We have had the new V15 software flying in three planes for the last few months. It has been flying in our RV-10 with our new Electronic circuit breaker module since the beginning of September. We also have it flying in a Canadian customers RV-10 so that we can validate the Canada XM Weather. We plan on releasing the V15 software for beta testing next week and should have the production release in the next few weeks.

Version 14 had a lot of new software to support a very specialized project that we developed an EFIS for. Since we also upgraded the Skyview network software in the release to the latest HDX V15 software it seemed to make sense to keep the versions the same.

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Old 10-25-2017, 12:55 PM
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We have had the new V15 software flying in three planes for the last few months. It has been flying in our RV-10 with our new Electronic circuit breaker module since the beginning of September. We also have it flying in a Canadian customers RV-10 so that we can validate the Canada XM Weather. We plan on releasing the V15 software for beta testing next week and should have the production release in the next few weeks.

Version 14 had a lot of new software to support a very specialized project that we developed an EFIS for. Since we also upgraded the Skyview network software in the release to the latest HDX V15 software it seemed to make sense to keep the versions the same.

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Thanks for the follow-up!

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Old 10-25-2017, 06:26 PM
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Did I miss an announcement on your "Electronic circuit breaker module"? This an upgrade or replacement for your advanced control module?

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We have had the new V15 software flying in three planes for the last few months. It has been flying in our RV-10 with our new Electronic circuit breaker module since the beginning of September. We also have it flying in a Canadian customers RV-10 so that we can validate the Canada XM Weather. We plan on releasing the V15 software for beta testing next week and should have the production release in the next few weeks.

Version 14 had a lot of new software to support a very specialized project that we developed an EFIS for. Since we also upgraded the Skyview network software in the release to the latest HDX V15 software it seemed to make sense to keep the versions the same.

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Old 10-26-2017, 05:25 PM
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We have been developing a new version of our Advanced Control Module that uses electronic circuit breakers in place of the fuses. We have been flying the new ACM-ECB version in our RV-10 for the last couple of months and it is working great. Our plan is to continue to sell both versions, they are mechanically and electrically interchangeable.













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Old 10-26-2017, 06:46 PM
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Rob,

Great to hear. Only issue I had come up with the fuse block was what happened if you overspeed the flaps and needed to reset the circuit. Was also thinking about this with trim and AP runaway, still not able to just pull the breaker on those but this does give more options.

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We have been developing a new version of our Advanced Control Module that uses electronic circuit breakers in place of the fuses. We have been flying the new ACM-ECB version in our RV-10 for the last couple of months and it is working great. Our plan is to continue to sell both versions, they are mechanically and electrically interchangeable.













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Old 10-26-2017, 07:07 PM
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Rob,

Great to hear. Only issue I had come up with the fuse block was what happened if you overspeed the flaps and needed to reset the circuit. Was also thinking about this with trim and AP runaway, still not able to just pull the breaker on those but this does give more options.

Thanks,
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  • You can configure the ACM to not run the flaps over a set speed.
  • The Autopilot power get wired to a separate power switch on the panel that you can shut off.
  • The trim has runaway protection
  • With the ACM-ECB you can turn off or reset any of the circuits.

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