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Old 08-06-2019, 03:01 PM
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My early model iFly 740 does interface with the D-180 via a USB-Serial converter. I do not know if the new 470B has a serial output or not.
iFly tech support tells me that 740b will talk to the D180 via the USB-serial adapter. Wifi for ADS-B from the echoUAT.

You should be able to split off the serial GPS data to the ELT also. It's pretty commonly done, I think.
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Old 08-06-2019, 04:55 PM
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When you are using a gps to feed data to the D180 what is this for?

In the RV12 using the D180 does it use the magnetometer.
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Old 08-06-2019, 05:10 PM
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When you are using a gps to feed data to the D180 what is this for?

In the RV12 using the D180 does it use the magnetometer.
Autopilot, wind speed and direction, course for CDI off the top of my head. Maybe some other functions. Pretty sure the D180 has an internal magnetometer.
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:59 PM
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One draw back to the iFly is only one data out which I used to feed autopilot. Needed WiFi for ADSB in

Curious what titanhank used as autopilot splitter switch and how he’s using it. Tried doing either or with a ping buddy by plugging in one or the other. The autopilot gets heading data from the gps feed. When the autopilot was unplugged from the IFly the heading track was random and not in sink with other heading indicators.

My setup is as follows. The serial cable from the 740 runs to serial breakout board sold by ifly. This runs to a on-on switch for the rs232 line from the 740 on one side and rs232 serial from the garmin 400w on the other. The center post is used as the out post and runs whichever serial selected to the trutrack vizion 385 autopilot serial input line. The garmin airinc 429 lines are connected directly to the trutrack. The serial line from the d180 is connected to the hs34 serial side and the airinc 429 from the garmin is connected directly to the hs34. This setup will display on hsi gps1 for the 740 and gps2 for the garmin. The autopilot will fly either gps as selected as long as an approach is not loaded into the garmin. When an approach is loaded, the airinc 429 overrides the serial input and the autopilot will follow the garmin. After a coupled approach, i select direct-menu-execute to delete the active approach. The autopilot will then track the ifly or direct to an airport on the garmin. I also use a stratux unit with wifi connecting adsb into the ifly and an ipad running fltplngo. The ifly displays traffic, metars, tafs, etc very well. The nexrad radio picture is all but useless. The picture is displayed just as received with no reprocessing. It is very blocky and makes no sense. I have talked to walter and he says better wx radar pictures are coming, but who knows when. I use the ipad and fltplngo to display nexrad radar and it looks much better. Hope this makes sense.
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Old 08-06-2019, 07:10 PM
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Couple of questions about iFly 740B…

I have early SN RV-12 with D-180 and Garmin 296. If I remove 296 and replace with iFly 740B:

• Will iFly 740B interface with D-180 . It will display hsi info on gps pg1.
• Will iFly 740B provide GPS to ME 406 ELT? Yes, split the serial line at the break out board.
• Can I run ForeFlight on iFly 740B and not pay for Ifly subscription? No.
• Will iFly 740B connect WiFi to uAvionix echoUAT for Wx and traffic? Yes, but the wx radar will be blocky and nearly useless.
• Does iFly 740B show winds aloft?
yes, it will display them if selected as barbs and speeds.
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Old 08-06-2019, 07:57 PM
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The nexrad radio picture is all but useless. The picture is displayed just as received with no reprocessing. It is very blocky and makes no sense. I have talked to walter and he says better wx radar pictures are coming, but who knows when.
Interesting. I've seen NEXRAD in Avare, it looks pretty reasonable. I've also seen it (via SiriusXM) on the 496; it looked like a very early 8-bit video game gone wrong. Good enough, really, given that I'm VFR-only and generally try to stay as far away from all but light precip anyway. If you've seen what I'm talking about, is it about like that?
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:01 PM
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Interesting. I've seen NEXRAD in Avare, it looks pretty reasonable. I've also seen it (via SiriusXM) on the 496; it looked like a very early 8-bit video game gone wrong. Good enough, really, given that I'm VFR-only and generally try to stay as far away from all but light precip anyway. If you've seen what I'm talking about, is it about like that?

This is wx radar from this morning displayed on the 740 via stratux wifi.

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Old 08-06-2019, 10:47 PM
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Yeah. About what I saw on the Garmin when it had XM WX.

Pretty impressive dive, by the way.
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Old 08-07-2019, 06:30 AM
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Autopilot, wind speed and direction, course for CDI off the top of my head. Maybe some other functions. Pretty sure the D180 has an internal magnetometer.
The D180 uses an external magnetometer which is mounted in the tailcone. My first 12 had a 496 in it that I used for rock throwing practice once I bought and installed the Ifly.. Iím pretty sure Kyle Lewis shirt canned his and did a real nice job of installing it in the panel where the 496 was. Air Gizmos has a dock available for the Ifly also.
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Old 08-07-2019, 06:32 AM
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This is wx radar from this morning displayed on the 740 via stratux wifi.

Nice looking install. How about a panel pic showing it?
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