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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By h&jeuropa
If you are trying to figure out the code for...

If you are trying to figure out the code for filing an ICAO flight plan, this link will help:

...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By h&jeuropa
Many instrument shops should be able to repair...

Many instrument shops should be able to repair this. In your area I'd suggest Castleberry Instruments and Avionics, https://ciamfg.com/


Jim Butcher
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By h&jeuropa
Nope, HITS should work without the vertical...

Nope, HITS should work without the vertical software. I use it occasionally to my grass strip. The airport does need to be in the database.

Jim Butcher
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,475
Posted By h&jeuropa
If it is cold, you probably need to "warm up" the...

If it is cold, you probably need to "warm up" the EarthX battery.

This is from their FAQ: "All batteries lose cranking amps in colder temperatures. Every make, model, and year of vehicles has...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By h&jeuropa
There is a GNS 430/530 supplement on the GRT site...

There is a GNS 430/530 supplement on the GRT site that will help. It is at
https://grtavionics.com/media/GNS430SupplementA2.pdf

Jim Butcher
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-17-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,780
Posted By h&jeuropa
Bob, When you replaced the cable did you open...

Bob,

When you replaced the cable did you open the control box and the headband and solder the new cable in or did you just cut the old cable near the control box and headband and splice the new...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-05-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By h&jeuropa
Yes, the price is more than you would expect. ...

Yes, the price is more than you would expect. But they overhaul carbs everyday (I don't) and they have all the tools and solvents. Plus they install all the running modifications so your carbs...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-27-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By h&jeuropa
Justin Here are a few others. Jim Butcher

Justin

Here are a few others.

Jim Butcher
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-25-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,562
Posted By h&jeuropa
We're always looking for places to fly and...

We're always looking for places to fly and explore. We travel with our dog, so dog friendly a plus. We like to walk/hike, so trails and food within walking distance both pluses. Also look for...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-20-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By h&jeuropa
Justin, How do we send you additions? Do I...

Justin,

How do we send you additions?

Do I need to bookmark this link to find it in the future?

Thanks

Jim Butcher
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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,364
Posted By h&jeuropa
Also, Www.airportcourtesycars.com Jim Butcher

Also,

Www.airportcourtesycars.com

Jim Butcher
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,364
Posted By h&jeuropa
Itís been over 10 tears and 1000 hours since...

Itís been over 10 tears and 1000 hours since weíve used 100LL.

When planning cross country use the Mogas websites or AirNav. Call ahead to be certain of mogas availability.

We carry 5 gal fuel...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-05-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 855
Posted By h&jeuropa
If everything else is displaying as usual on the...

If everything else is displaying as usual on the Horizon (rpm, pressures etc), the RS232 connection between the EIS and Horizon is working correctly.

All the CHT and EGT thermocouples connect to EIS...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,937
Posted By h&jeuropa
Jim Tankerpilot75, Have you tried Savvy...

Jim Tankerpilot75,

Have you tried Savvy (https://www.savvyanalysis.com/home) to analyze your GRT data? Not only will it display engine data, but also altitude and airspeed. It will accept the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,041
Posted By h&jeuropa
Thanks Scott. A good explanation. Jim Butcher

Thanks Scott. A good explanation.

Jim Butcher
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-30-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,041
Posted By h&jeuropa
Spinning the motor with the starter with the...

Spinning the motor with the starter with the spark plugs out is not a good idea for two reasons.

Rotax depends on pressure in the crankcase to push oil back into the tank. With the plugs out, there...
Forum: ADS-B 08-09-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,256
Posted By h&jeuropa
Mike, In my case, I have the antenna and receiver...

Mike,
In my case, I have the antenna and receiver several feet from my Stratux. I just use a USB cable to connect the receiver to the Stratux.

Having the Stratux Box near the transponder antenna...
Forum: ADS-B 07-02-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 35,644
Posted By h&jeuropa
Keith, as Bob noted, the GRT GPS will not work. ...

Keith, as Bob noted, the GRT GPS will not work. Connect the GPS that came with the Appareo. But the altitude encoding from the GRT should work as described in my earlier post (that you included in...
Forum: ADS-B 07-01-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 35,644
Posted By h&jeuropa
I just saw your PM. I'm guessing you have a...

I just saw your PM. I'm guessing you have a Garmin 6XX or 7XX that you are trying to use for GPS. It must output ADSB+ format. Can yours do this?

Jim Butcher
Forum: ADS-B 07-01-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 35,644
Posted By h&jeuropa
You must have an Appareo ES (not ESG) which needs...

You must have an Appareo ES (not ESG) which needs a GPS source. The manual shows the acceptable GPS sources in paragraph 1.11.1. GRT HXr is not listed. Do you have a Garmin navigator like GNS430W?...
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-23-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,145
Posted By h&jeuropa
Vans fuel sender for two inputs

I'm trying to help a friend with a RV8. It has the Van's fuel level gauges installed and the float senders. He is adding a GRT EIS and EFIS and would like to display fuel level on the EIS & EFIS as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By h&jeuropa
Another way to explain the operation is; The top...

Another way to explain the operation is;

The top row of buttons (COM 1, COM 2, COM 3) controls which com you hear in your headphones. The bottom row of buttons (COM1 MIC, COM 2 MIC, COM 3 MIC)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By h&jeuropa
From the GMA340 Install manual 3.1.4 ...

From the GMA340 Install manual

3.1.4 Transceivers

Selection of either COM 1, COM 2, or COM 3 for both MIC and audio source is accomplished by pressing either COM 1 MIC, COM 2 MIC or COM 3 MIC. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By h&jeuropa
I struggled with this very question too. ...

I struggled with this very question too. Hopefully, given the title of your post, you will find the following helpful. If you already understand the difference, just go to the next post!

Before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By h&jeuropa
Hi John, We have a similar sight gauge in our...

Hi John,

We have a similar sight gauge in our Europa. Over the years we have tried several different hoses. What works best is Tygon SE200. This is a clear hose with a teflon liner. You must be...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-15-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,503
Posted By h&jeuropa
Keith, I wired my Europa back in early 2000's in...

Keith,

I wired my Europa back in early 2000's in a very similar manner to what you have drawn.

Today I really question having independent Main Bus and Endurance Bus. Back then some avionics drew...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,606
Posted By h&jeuropa
Jay, Be sure the expansion tank on the top of the...

Jay,
Be sure the expansion tank on the top of the engine is the highest point in the system.

You should also have a coolant overflow bottle connected to the expansion tank. The connection from...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-12-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,532
Posted By h&jeuropa
Tom, I forgot to suggest, take out the sensor...

Tom,

I forgot to suggest, take out the sensor and use a ohmmeter to see how the resistance changes while you heat the sensor in water on the stove.

Jim Butcher
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-11-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,937
Posted By h&jeuropa
When I authorize Marcos as instructed I get a...

When I authorize Marcos as instructed I get a Compile Error. I'm using Excel 2007 but it's a Visual Basic error.

I've tried your contact thru the blog and I get a 404 error when I enter my email...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-11-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,532
Posted By h&jeuropa
I'm not so sure. You state you are in Phase 1 so...

I'm not so sure. You state you are in Phase 1 so I assume the sensor is pretty new. The sensor is just a resistor that changes with temp. It depends on a connection of the threads for the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,990
Posted By h&jeuropa
While pitot heat is nice, it is not as necessary...

While pitot heat is nice, it is not as necessary today as it was 20-30 years ago because today we have GPS which will provide a "ball park" airspeed (and altitude) even if the pitot is iced over. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-11-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,937
Posted By h&jeuropa
I have older GRT EFIS that do not create .csv...

I have older GRT EFIS that do not create .csv files only .log files. I take it that the latest version uses these to plot all the data contained in .csv and more?

Thanks

Jim Butcher
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-28-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By h&jeuropa
Are you aware that you can fit GRT servos...

Are you aware that you can fit GRT servos (currently on sale) and use the autopilot features of the EFIS and eliminate the TruTrak?

Jim Butcher
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-22-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By h&jeuropa
Terry, Check your PM. Jim Butcher

Terry,

Check your PM.

Jim Butcher
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,594
Posted By h&jeuropa
Section 8.1 of the Operator's Manual addresses...

Section 8.1 of the Operator's Manual addresses Engine Preservation.

Basically it says the cylinder walls won't corrode. The other suggestions are for "long out of service periods" to "protect the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-18-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By h&jeuropa
To add to Bob's post. Your Sport EX will perform...

To add to Bob's post.

Your Sport EX will perform lateral functions as is. Without the AP software the only vertical function it will provide is altitude hold.

In my GRT system (old Sport HS),...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By h&jeuropa
Jim, Here is the link that answers your first...

Jim,

Here is the link that answers your first question: http://grtavionics.com/home/compatible-equipment/radio-audio-panel-options/

You can tune frequencies using a serial port using the waypoint...
Forum: Autopilots 03-30-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By h&jeuropa
Jonathan, Are you replacing a DigiFlight II VSG...

Jonathan,

Are you replacing a DigiFlight II VSG with a Vizion PMA?

From the Vizion troubleshooting guide, no GPS is most likely because the baud rate of the Vizion is not the same as the baud rate...
Forum: GPS 03-06-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 72,037
Posted By h&jeuropa
Tankerpilot, Like you, I've thought about...

Tankerpilot,

Like you, I've thought about upgrading my single 430 to a GNC355 because of maybe needing LPV capability and concern about future support. I finally decided not to upgrade.

Here's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By h&jeuropa
Robb, Your GRT Horizon EFIS will display ADSB...

Robb,

Your GRT Horizon EFIS will display ADSB weather and traffic, but it will only accept that data in GDL90 format as a serial input (RS232). It will not accept USB (the USB port on the EFIS is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,468
Posted By h&jeuropa
We have a 914 in a Europa, now with over 1000...

We have a 914 in a Europa, now with over 1000 hours. Early on we ran some 100LL and at the oil change we were surprised at the amount of lead sludge in the bottom of the oil tank. That convinced us...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-25-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,611
Posted By h&jeuropa
The GNX 375 operates very much like a GTN 650. ...

The GNX 375 operates very much like a GTN 650. Garmin has several videos about using a GTN. If you?re not familiar with basic Garmin GPS operation, the original GNS 430 video is on the Garmin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,695
Posted By h&jeuropa
Kenny, Try Don Ivener for data cards. Email...

Kenny,

Try Don Ivener for data cards. Email ivener@gmail.com

BTW, Garmin still repairs all 430?s except very early 28 volt only GNS430 (non WAAS). Update of 430 to 430W is also still...
Forum: Southeast 11-11-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,261
Posted By h&jeuropa
Snow and cold made trip from Michigan out of the...

Snow and cold made trip from Michigan out of the question. We've looked at Blackwater for a couple years from the RAF website. Be sure to post the next fly-in here. We want to join you!

Jim...
Forum: GPS 11-05-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By h&jeuropa
As Bob says, just leave the VOR/ILS inputs to...

As Bob says, just leave the VOR/ILS inputs to your ARINC module disconnected. The vertical guidance for GPS is contained in the GPS ARINC sentence. See the 430W Install manual rev E, page 5-4 for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-04-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,533
Posted By h&jeuropa
I'm trying to determine if a GNC355 will fit in...

I'm trying to determine if a GNC355 will fit in my installation. I really need more detail than just the dimensions. I'm looking for a mechanical drawing with dimensions similar to those provided...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-16-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,533
Posted By h&jeuropa
I'm beginning to think a GPS 175 and GTR 200 make...

I'm beginning to think a GPS 175 and GTR 200 make a better solution than a GNC 355 for me. I really need a comm and an intercom. The combination is less expensive and provides the intercom. Am I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-16-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,846
Posted By h&jeuropa
Can you explain what you mean by Version 2 flight...

Can you explain what you mean by Version 2 flight logging?

I have an old GRT Sport HS EFIS and the flight logging I get is DEMO files which I use DeCode to analyze.

Thanks

Jim Butcher
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,372
Posted By h&jeuropa
I was looking at the new Garmin GPS at OSH to...

I was looking at the new Garmin GPS at OSH to replace my old GNS 430 (non WAAS) when the Garmin rep said they will give a big trade in for my old GPS towards a new GTN. I asked what they do with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,533
Posted By h&jeuropa
Is there an intercom in the GNC 355 or do you...

Is there an intercom in the GNC 355 or do you need an audio panel?

Thanks

Jim Butcher
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-07-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,017
Posted By h&jeuropa
Reno ILS 16R

I'm hoping some one based at RNO or who flies there can answer this.

Last month's IMC meeting had a discussion about lettered ILS approaches and included RNO ILS X 16R and ILS Z 16R. When I...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-27-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,599
Posted By h&jeuropa
As Larry stated, the oil pressure is dedicated to...

As Larry stated, the oil pressure is dedicated to use a VDO resistive sensor.

All the aux inputs can be customized to your application. In the EIS manual there is discussion of Transfer functions. ...
Forum: GPS 03-30-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 72,037
Posted By h&jeuropa
Thanks Steve. Vertical guidance, VNAV vs...

Thanks Steve.

Vertical guidance, VNAV vs VCALC.

Does GPS 175 have the same ARINC outputs as my 430 to drive my GRT EFIS?

Is my understanding of 430 repair/ upgrade correct?

Thanks
Forum: GPS 03-30-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 72,037
Posted By h&jeuropa
I have a GNS 430 non WAAS. I understand the cost...

I have a GNS 430 non WAAS. I understand the cost to convert to WAAS is now about $4000 and just repair is no longer offfered, upgrade is required. So I?m thinking a GPS 175 and GNC255 might be a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 26,111
Posted By h&jeuropa
Mike Miller put together a nice replacement for...

Mike Miller put together a nice replacement for the Ducatti. Here is the thread
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1296750&highlight=regulator#post1296750

Post 45 has the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-13-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 666
Posted By h&jeuropa
Sent you a PM. Thanks Jim Butcher

Sent you a PM.

Thanks

Jim Butcher
Forum: Canada 03-04-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,930
Posted By h&jeuropa
As Tom says, just your receipt is fine. That's...

As Tom says, just your receipt is fine. That's what we did last summer.

Port Huron is a good place to clear customs. The agents come from the nearby bridge, so you may have to wait in your plane. ...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-28-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By h&jeuropa
Mark, There is a new video on Pilotworkshop.com...

Mark,

There is a new video on Pilotworkshop.com that explains what speeds you need to know and how to derive them. It?s in the Missing Lessons series.

I use an old textbook from Pilot Instrument...
Forum: Canada 02-28-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,930
Posted By h&jeuropa
Claude, When you are transferred to a US...

Claude,
When you are transferred to a US controller ask them for flight following. That should be all that is necessary. If you just enter US airspace, call the nearest facility and ask. Look on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By h&jeuropa
Steve, I plan to rent DynaVibe early this summer...

Steve,

I plan to rent DynaVibe early this summer to balance my prop. I?m in Kalamazoo so we could share. Otherwise Conrad Aero in Three Rivers or the shop at Marshall have the equipment.

Jim...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,766
Posted By h&jeuropa
Blake, Have a look at the Horizon HX HS WS User...

Blake,

Have a look at the Horizon HX HS WS User Manual Rev D on the GRT website. Page 2-7 tells about AOA and page 9-7 explains how to set it up. The calculated AOA works pretty well and the price...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By h&jeuropa
That is VDO # 360043, 30 psi 1/8 NPT. Looks like...

That is VDO # 360043, 30 psi 1/8 NPT. Looks like they are available from several sources for $50.

Jim Butcher
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By h&jeuropa
Pokey, Many of the VDO senders look alike. ...

Pokey,

Many of the VDO senders look alike. There should be numbers stamped on the wrench flats near the threads. They should be of the form X/X or XX/XX or something similar. Google VDO -catalog...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By h&jeuropa
Check that you don't have an ILS frequency...

Check that you don't have an ILS frequency selected in the Nav of your GNS430.

I did a practice ILS and couldn't figure out why the bars stayed up until I realized the 430 Nav was still trying to...
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