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Old 12-02-2018, 01:01 PM
dabney dabney is offline
 
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Default RV 12 FALSE ALARMS WHEN TURNING MASTER ON

I recently purchased a flying RV12 and have no issues of any kind until yesterday.

When I turned on the master switch four alarms appeared on the Dynon Flightdeck D 180.

1. DSAB: NETWORK CONFIGURATION ERROR
2. THIS: LOW EGT 2 ALARM
3. THIS: LOW EGT 1 ALARM
4. THIS: CONTACT SPAR ALARM

Studied the Flightdeck manual and DSAB talks about setting the time etc

Did not do anything between prior flight with no alarms and this flight with four alarms.

Looking for ideas to troubleshoot the problem
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Old 12-02-2018, 09:18 PM
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  1. do you have an auto pilot? If so, was the AP power switch in the “ON” position? When the D180 was first configured, it learned the addresses of the two servos and AP74 module on the network. If the power is off to these devices the D180 can’t locate them and will flag an alarm.
  2. Was the engine cold? What temperature was displayed? Was the temperature displayed correct ?
  3. See question 2
  4. Is the big red spar pin button illuminated with this fault message? If it is illuminated, you may need to adjust the spar pin reed switches.
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:25 AM
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There is a setting to disable alarms for the first 5 minutes. Make sure that feature is turned on.
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Old 12-03-2018, 11:12 AM
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There is a setting to disable alarms for the first 5 minutes. Make sure that feature is turned on.
Ha!! I have to go look for that. Every time I turn on the master I get low EGT, low oil pressure, yadda yadda yadda. It's just a minor annoyance, but along with the 496 nagging me it's a lot of unnecessary button pushing.


Edit: After re-reading this, it occurs to me just how spoiled we are!!
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