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Old 08-05-2017, 05:10 PM
LUKLA LUKLA is online now
 
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Default Dynon Avionics standard pakage.

Folks, I am getting my dynon standerd package from vans this week. Any suggestion before I proceed to install. I am going to have 2 axis auto pilot with panel Knob.

Inputs will be appreciate as always.
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:41 PM
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Lukla,

I do not remember stumbling across any gotchas during the instillation of the Dynon SkyView, Knobs and associated goodies ... everything is pretty much straight forward. If memory serves me correctly, the Adel clamp adjacent to the left cooling fan was small for the amount of wires going through it, so I used a larger Adel clamp.

I do remember there being an incorrect callout for the trim wiring ... but when using the AP Knobs panel, there is a trim set-up procedure that you will need to run which verifies correct trim movement. The Dynon will make the correction if the trim does not move the correct way ... so it is not a big deal but I wanted it correct to begin with. I did a write up on the Blog prior to discovering the Dynon will make the correction during the trim setup procedure:
http://www.dogaviation.com/2016/03/w...d-in-trim.html
http://www.dogaviation.com/2016/04/c...gs-for-ap.html

If you are planning on eventually going with Wi-Fi, now would be a good time to install it. Suggest going with Dynon's Wi-Fi USB dongle because they have added a little wire pigtail as an antenna for better connectivity to devices in the cockpit such as notepads, phones, etc. Now is a good time to install it because getting all the screws out of the upper forward fuselage skin and instrument panel to add it later is truly a PITA.
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Old 08-05-2017, 06:58 PM
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Thanks you John.
I read your blog a lot when I get stuck some time.
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:57 PM
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If I was building right now, I'd add the handle for entry as shown in the new 12is. That is where the autopilot controls are in mine so I'd investigate adding the handle and relocating the autopilot controls lower.
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Old 08-06-2017, 04:12 PM
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If I was building right now, I'd add the handle for entry as shown in the new 12is. That is where the autopilot controls are in mine so I'd investigate adding the handle and relocating the autopilot controls lower.
I can't figure out which handle you're referring to.
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Old 08-06-2017, 04:15 PM
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If I was building right now, I'd add the handle for entry as shown in the new 12is. That is where the autopilot controls are in mine so I'd investigate adding the handle and relocating the autopilot controls lower.
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I can't figure out which handle you're referring to.
Cockpit handle on panel to aid entrance and exit.

http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/rv12iS_whats-new.htm

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Old 08-06-2017, 07:28 PM
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If you are planning on eventually going with Wi-Fi, now would be a good time to install it. Suggest going with Dynon's Wi-Fi USB dongle because they have added a little wire pigtail as an antenna for better connectivity to devices in the cockpit such as notepads, phones, etc.
FYI, you don't need to buy Dynon's really expensive WiFi adapters.
I use two "Edimax EW-7811Un" in a Dual 7" Skyview setup.
The WiFi adapter are only $8.50 each on Amazon with free prime shipping.
A whole lot lower cost then $70 for two. Plus no USB extension cables needed due to their extremely small design and no reception issues.
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:09 PM
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If I was building right now, I'd add the handle for entry as shown in the new 12is. That is where the autopilot controls are in mine so I'd investigate adding the handle and relocating the autopilot controls lower.
Not sure if you could add that handle and keep it ELSA (if that's important), but it could certainly be done later. Maybe even another handle over toward the right side.

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Old 08-10-2017, 05:56 PM
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Not sure if you could add that handle and keep it ELSA (if that's important), but it could certainly be done later. Maybe even another handle over toward the right side.

Jim
AP knob goes where handle is. Will figure out somewhere else, thanks

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Old 08-10-2017, 06:00 PM
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FYI, you don't need to buy Dynon's really expensive WiFi adapters.
I use two "Edimax EW-7811Un" in a Dual 7" Skyview setup.
The WiFi adapter are only $8.50 each on Amazon with free prime shipping.
A whole lot lower cost then $70 for two. Plus no USB extension cables needed due to their extremely small design and no reception issues.
Awesome , thanks a lot. I would definitely go with $8.50.

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