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Old 08-31-2019, 07:28 PM
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Well, its finished for now. I installed everything yesterday, but the D180 wasn't getting GPS data. Found some wires swapped, fixed that, but still no joy. This morning I replaced the ancient USB to serial adapter I had (bought years ago and used for all manner of lab and bench experiments) with a new one from Best Buy. That worked. I took a 45-minute test flight, got ADS-B traffic on the display, played with the flight plan, tested the AP and CDI, everything works as it should. We'll need to spend some time setting up the screen to show what we want, but that's pretty simple to do. I requested a PAPR report post-flight, because I've been making adjustments to the echoUAT threshold settings. Even that was near perfect -- 0.26% BARO ALT failures, so nothing bad.

Overall I'm happy with it. It doesn't block the radio display like I was afraid it might. I'll probably print one more mount with a few tweaks to make it more stable when using the touch screen.

Reflection from the screen is a little much to get good pictures, but not enough to make it difficult to read. A non-glare screen would have been a plus, but it's pretty low on the list of things to gripe about. It's more legible then the D180, really. I like the alerts for traffic, airspace, etc. Now the only thing left to do is figure out which AV board volume control to tweak to get the audio louder -- I can barely hear it with the iFly volume up full. Too bad you can't get at those without pulling the forward skin, that's a PITA.

TONS better than the 496, and better than the 496 and a tablet. It's a win, I'm happy with it.
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:08 AM
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Now the only thing left to do is figure out which AV board volume
control to tweak to get the audio louder -- I can barely hear it with the iFly
volume up full.
With the D-180 RV-12, The GPS audio does not get
amplified by Van's control board. Use a ground loop isolator between the iFly
and the Flightcom 403 intercom pins 18 and 19 aux music input.
Perhaps eBay item number:151617844291
https://previews.dropbox.com/p/thumb...ue&size_mode=5
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:42 AM
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I've been flying with an iFly 720 for several years and really like it. The only problem I ever had was that the data on the SD card got corrupted once on a short x-country and the Maps wouldn't come up. Since then I carry a backup SD card with map data on it. It's only happened that one time. John
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Old 09-01-2019, 08:13 AM
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Dale, will your DynonA/P ďcut the corner ď as it approaches the waypoints now that itís talking to the Ifly?
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Old 09-21-2019, 08:27 AM
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Iíve decided to get serious about replacing my Gamin 296 with an Apple device so I can run ForeFlight on a second screen. I have a Mini iPad mounted at an angle below the pilotís D-180 and I like this mounting position.

ForeFlight allows multiple devices to be used at same time on a single account. Now I want to replace the 296 with an iPhone 6S+ that has a 5.5Ē display. ForeFlight has cockpit sharing and synch to make one display a master and the second display a slave. This will make programming routes for both displays very simple.

I can buy a refurbished iPhone 6S+ for $150 and a Guardian Avionics SmartPanel mount for $129.

Stay tunedÖ





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Old 09-22-2019, 08:49 AM
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So, I went out to the plane this morning to see how an iPhone 6S Plus might fit to replace the Garmin 296. By chance, held the mini iPad up over the panel hole and it fits perfectly. On my airplane there is enough clearance between the canopy bow and the panel for the thin iPad. So, there’s my answer – I’m going to run two mini iPad’s on ForeFlight with cockpit sharing between the two displays. I'll probably run the center screen on Sectional map page and the angled screen on Aeronautical map page which is better for viewing traffic and weather.

The new mini iPad will be “fastened” to the panel with Velcro 3/8” discs so unit can be removed for updates. The top four panel screws need to be changed from round head to flat head so unit sits flush.

I’ll decide later if a power cable is desired. The mini iPad has an internal battery that operates for ten hours so I may just run it on its own power.

This will be cool….







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80 hrs Flying Aeronca Chief 11AC N86203
1130 hrs Flying 46 Piper J-3 Cub N6841H
RV-12 E-LSA #120058 AWC July 2012 N633CM
RV-12 Bought Flying Oct 2015 with 48TT - Hobbs now 522

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Special Thanks... EJ Trucks - USN Crew Chief A-4 Skyhawk
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:46 AM
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Iíll decide later if a power cable is desired. The mini iPad has an internal battery that operates for ten hours so I may just run it on its own power.
Before deciding, Iíd suggest running your iPad on battery power as close to in the exact configuration as you will be running it in the airplane, and seeing how the battery does. The amount of time that you get on the battery will vary significantly depending on how you have it setup.. screen brightness, WiFi on/off, Bluetooth on/off, the apps youíre running, what you are doing with those apps, etc.

I would not be shocked to hear that your ďten hour iPadĒ battery lasts for 2-3 hours the way that youíre using it.
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Old 09-23-2019, 04:55 PM
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I shouldn't get lost now...

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80 hrs Flying Aeronca Chief 11AC N86203
1130 hrs Flying 46 Piper J-3 Cub N6841H
RV-12 E-LSA #120058 AWC July 2012 N633CM
RV-12 Bought Flying Oct 2015 with 48TT - Hobbs now 522

LSRM-A Certificate 2016
Special Thanks... EJ Trucks - USN Crew Chief A-4 Skyhawk
MJ Stricker (Father & CFI) - USAAF 1st Lt. Captain B-17H
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Old 09-24-2019, 11:27 AM
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I flew with both mini iPads this morning. Totally cool. 4-leg route was set up on my iPhone at home running FF and then, when I got to the plane, I did cockpit sharing and transferred the route into both mini iPads. In the air I could pan ahead and zoom to see close traffic on one screen while the other remained optimized for cruise flight.

The new center screen (mini 4) used 25% battery for the one-hour flight - not bad. Iíll continue operating on internal battery for the interim.

Tickety Boo.


Final installation...

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PPL/ASEL 1970 - Sport Pilot since 2007
80 hrs Flying Aeronca Chief 11AC N86203
1130 hrs Flying 46 Piper J-3 Cub N6841H
RV-12 E-LSA #120058 AWC July 2012 N633CM
RV-12 Bought Flying Oct 2015 with 48TT - Hobbs now 522

LSRM-A Certificate 2016
Special Thanks... EJ Trucks - USN Crew Chief A-4 Skyhawk
MJ Stricker (Father & CFI) - USAAF 1st Lt. Captain B-17H
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Old 09-24-2019, 11:40 AM
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How about some pictures Jim?
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