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Old 08-22-2017, 08:43 PM
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Default Fired Up the Panel - G3X

So today was a bit of a milestone, I fired up the panel. I haven't bothered to set anything up yet, and the can bus isn't entirely wired since the roll servo/wings aren't installed.

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Old 08-22-2017, 10:42 PM
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Looking good! What is the round LED dial next to your G5?
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Old 08-22-2017, 10:46 PM
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Thanks! The round dial is an O2 sensor that EFII recommends. It's actually a digital readout that puts a numerical value on the mixture setting.
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Old 08-23-2017, 05:58 AM
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That does look great!

Don't forget that you can power up each display with the Direct-To button pushed and put them into demo mode if you want to take a picture with all the failed indications gone.

While you are in demo mode, you can put in a flight plan, touch the airspeed tape to give it airspeed, engage the autopilot, and "fly" to a destination at any altitude while learning to use the autopilot including coupled VNAV descents.

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Old 08-23-2017, 09:27 AM
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Default Looks great!

I am about to do the same and cant wait to see the (new to me) Dynon panel and what it can do.

Thanks for post.
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:29 AM
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Man that looks awesome! Very professional look to it.
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:50 AM
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Slider or tip up?
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Old 08-24-2017, 08:38 AM
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Thanks for the encouraging comments. It's a tip up.
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Old 08-24-2017, 10:52 AM
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Thanks! The round dial is an O2 sensor that EFII recommends. It's actually a digital readout that puts a numerical value on the mixture setting.
Hopefully you got the newer version of the PLX AFR (Air/Fuel Ratio) sensor. I need to update mine. I'm stuck using the older Bosch sensors, which don't last very long with leaded fuel. Pretty much every oil change, I can count on replacing that sensor.
Although, I will say, once you get the EFII system dialed, the AFR info becomes less important because you'll know where it is based off your fuel flow anyway. It's amazing what just .3 gph can change on the AFR.

Panel looks sick! The 650 combined with the G3X is glorious. It's like cheating
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Old 08-24-2017, 02:15 PM
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Hopefully you got the newer version of the PLX AFR (Air/Fuel Ratio) sensor. I need to update mine. I'm stuck using the older Bosch sensors, which don't last very long with leaded fuel. Pretty much every oil change, I can count on replacing that sensor.
Although, I will say, once you get the EFII system dialed, the AFR info becomes less important because you'll know where it is based off your fuel flow anyway. It's amazing what just .3 gph can change on the AFR.

Panel looks sick! The 650 combined with the G3X is glorious. It's like cheating
Hopefully I have the newer version of the PLX then! I'm not sure how to determine that though?
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