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Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2022, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
I would to call or email MidContinent to have...

I would to call or email MidContinent to have them walk through the settings with you. I donít recall how everything should be set on the MAC side of the settings.
Forum: Autopilots 05-20-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
I don't know if MidContinent is able to do any...

I don't know if MidContinent is able to do any repairs for the ADIs. Is the bank display what you are trying to adjust or the way the autopilot flies when in bank angle mode?
Forum: Autopilots 05-20-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
email me at the honeywell address and I can give...

email me at the honeywell address and I can give you some guidance. shouldn't be too much trouble.
Forum: Autopilots 05-09-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 899
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Yes, you can engage the entire system on the...

Yes, you can engage the entire system on the ground and do not need to be moving.
Forum: Autopilots 05-06-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 899
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Bob offers very sound advice above. The pitch...

Bob offers very sound advice above.

The pitch servo is mounted just aft of the baggage compartment near the pitch reversing bellcrank. Let me know when the issue occurs and we can dig into what...
Forum: Autopilots 05-06-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 899
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
I haven't ever heard of this before. Is the servo...

I haven't ever heard of this before. Is the servo mounted very near the GPS antenna or is the GPS antenna coax routed very near the servo? From what it sounds like this isn't upon applying power to...
Forum: Autopilots 05-02-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Apologies for the delay, as I am...

Apologies for the delay, as I am traveling.

Anyway, the servo swap is a great idea to see if it follows the servo, as is calling MidContinent for help. Also, varying the voltage to verify that it...
Forum: Autopilots 04-02-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Walt, Shoot me an email at...

Walt,

Shoot me an email at Andrew.Barker(at)Honeywell.com. I would be happy to help if I am able!
Forum: Autopilots 03-18-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Tim is correct, MidCo does all support for...

Tim is correct, MidCo does all support for TruTrak products and stocks the shear screws...and I would venture that they are VERY close to the Dynon, so close that you can likely use them.
Forum: Autopilots 02-22-2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,280
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Yes, the servos are the same. The only wiring...

Yes, the servos are the same. The only wiring difference is that in the xCruze pins 1 and 2 are no longer the pitch servo reverse. They are the emergency level button. The power wire also moves to...
Forum: Autopilots 01-24-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
The AP knob stuck in. It could just be a chance...

The AP knob stuck in. It could just be a chance thing, or the encoder switch could be malfunctioning. If you see this happen, just pull back out (gently) on the knob and it will stop the gyro...
Forum: Autopilots 12-14-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Mike, There may be a couple of things you can do...

Mike,

There may be a couple of things you can do / try. Shoot me an email and Iíll walk you through it. It sounds like static pressure transducer failure (either the transducer itself or a solder...
Forum: Autopilots 11-10-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,691
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
My suggestion is to contact TCW, as they offer a...

My suggestion is to contact TCW, as they offer a great replacement for that product. We discontinued it TruTrak many years ago and began offering the TCW as a replacement.
Forum: Autopilots 11-04-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,298
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Yes, you can use a setting of 0 and you can also...

Yes, you can use a setting of 0 and you can also use half step drive in pitch, which will help even more.
Forum: Autopilots 10-02-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,298
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Agreed. Very much sounds like the pitch servo...

Agreed.

Very much sounds like the pitch servo is running backwards. You will need to add / remove the pitch jumper from pins 1-2 on the autopilot control head. Verify servo direction by pitching...
Forum: Autopilots 10-02-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,268
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
All you need to do is connect the serial output...

All you need to do is connect the serial output from the EFIS to autopilot. If I recall correctly, GRT simulates GPSS using the serial line. I'm not sure about the serial settings on the GRT, but...
Forum: Autopilots 08-11-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,666
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
GPRMC is position, veloticy, and time - this is...

GPRMC is position, veloticy, and time - this is needed for the AP to have the track selector.

GPRMB is navigation data - this is needed for the AP to be able to follow a flight plan.

technically...
Forum: Autopilots 08-09-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,516
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
thanks for emailing me directly, sometimes I'm a...

thanks for emailing me directly, sometimes I'm a little slow to check in here!

First thing is always verify the wiring / torque output to the servo.

Pin 6 at the servo should have about 5 volts...
Forum: Autopilots 08-09-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,666
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
make sure that you don't just have the serial...

make sure that you don't just have the serial wire connected, there must be a ground connection as well.

Not sure why the date would have anything to do with serial connection working or not. If...
Forum: Autopilots 07-01-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,900
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Call MidCo, talk to Bruce. 1-800-821-1212

Call MidCo, talk to Bruce.

1-800-821-1212
Forum: Autopilots 06-30-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,900
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
You bet! MidContinent stocks them.

You bet!

MidContinent stocks them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
I just sent pictures of the install to...

I just sent pictures of the install to Brian...hopefully he will post them here for others to see. While I can access the VAF site from work, I can't use any image-sharing sites. Security and what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,392
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Pitch drawings are...

Pitch drawings are here:
https://www.bendixking.com/content/dam/bendixking/en/documents/document-lists/downloads-and-manuals/TruTrak-RV-4-8-Pitch-Servo-Installation-Drawing.pdf

Roll drawings are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Shoot me an email at Andrew.barker@honeywell.com....

Shoot me an email at Andrew.barker@honeywell.com. It sounds like the onboard battery in your engine monitor has died. I doubt the EEPROM is the issue.
Forum: Autopilots 06-15-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,187
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Make sure that you are powering it up on the...

Make sure that you are powering it up on the ground, while stationary. If itís powered up and you turn the aircraft within about 10 seconds (while the gyros are centering), it wonít fly the aircraft...
Forum: Autopilots 05-14-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,666
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
396 will work great! Make sure the serial output...

396 will work great! Make sure the serial output is turned on in the 396 and that the baud rate for both match (typically 4800 on handheld GPS). PM me if you need direct help! Oh, also make sure that...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-14-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 688
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Want to toss this out there...for those that...

Want to toss this out there...for those that donít know. They are the same ďbase bracketsĒ but there is a plate that is different and some spacers and bolts that are different. (Todd already reached...
Forum: Autopilots 05-10-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,033
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Got it, thanks!

Got it, thanks!
Forum: Autopilots 05-10-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,033
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Hmmmm, not seeing your email. PM me your email...

Hmmmm, not seeing your email. PM me your email address and I will reach out to you directly.
Forum: Autopilots 05-10-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,033
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
If you are having trouble finding a dealer to do...

If you are having trouble finding a dealer to do an install, give me a shout at andrew.barker(at)honeywell.com and I will gladly get you in touch with a sales manager on my team that will get you...
Forum: Autopilots 05-10-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,936
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
I’m not 100% sure he’s still doing it, but Alex...

I’m not 100% sure he’s still doing it, but Alex Dedominicis a shout alex(at)rvtraining.com. If he can’t do it, shoot me an email and I will get you to my sales manager in Texas and he can get you to...
Forum: Autopilots 05-10-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,058
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Thanks Keith! You got to it before I could...

Thanks Keith!

You got to it before I could reply. Exactly 100% correct!

Steve, If you have any other questions, give me a shout. Andrew.barker(at)honeywell.com.
Forum: Autopilots 04-10-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
One of two things

Thanks for the video, always helps with diagnosis!

It is one of two things...
1. A broken wire at pins 2,3,4, or 5 at the servo (or the corresponding pins at the controller)
2. The servo amp has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Got it

Thanks Mike, Clyde was able to reach out to me directly!

Really appreciate the help.

In short, for any others reading...yes, existing servo(s) will work great when upgrading from any legacy TT...
Forum: Autopilots 04-05-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Special price xCruze upgrades...

It is a dealer sales bulletin, so any dealer should be able to offer it. Dealers like Mid Continent, Spruce, EDMO, and GCA/PCA are the ones that typically stock product.
Forum: Autopilots 04-05-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Upgrade

The upgrade to the xCruze 100 is the best pathway...it not only gets you a completely new unit, but adds altitude select and the emergency level feature as well. There is currently a special going...
Forum: Autopilots 03-27-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Servo issue

It's possible that the shear screw is broken or that there is wear in the servo itself.

First thing to check is to engage it on the ground and verify whether or not the servo engages and holds the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
GX Pilot

While things certainly have changed over the last few years, I am still here and providing support as needed...and we have more service centers than ever that can repair / upgrade your TT hardware. ...
Forum: Autopilots 02-08-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Shoot me an email on this one...I will see what I...

Shoot me an email on this one...I will see what I can find for calibration on the altimeter. I will also check with MidContinent and see if they can do the calibration on the EFIS. I can't recall...
Forum: Autopilots 02-03-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,473
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
I got it Steve...I will reply to your PM.

I got it Steve...I will reply to your PM.
Forum: Autopilots 02-03-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,473
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Does your autopilot have an EFIS button? A blue...

Does your autopilot have an EFIS button? A blue screen? I am finding where we used EXT LS VS for the EFIS specific autopilot systems (AF Pilot and GX Pilot), but I actually don't see it in any of...
Forum: Autopilots 02-03-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,473
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Honestly, TruTrak wasn't the best about tracking...

Honestly, TruTrak wasn't the best about tracking which software versions of which products went with which manuals, as many different software versions were compatible with many different hardware...
Forum: Autopilots 02-03-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,473
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
It's all working correctly. The display changed...

It's all working correctly. The display changed from GPSS to EXT LS when we added more capabilities and interfaces. The autopilot really following the ARINC 429 GPSS signals. :-)
Forum: Autopilots 01-25-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,722
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
That will depend on the output of the 4500. I...

That will depend on the output of the 4500. I can't recall if they were doing vertical steering for ILS approaches. The Vizion doesn't have the ability directly to do any analog approach coupling...
Forum: Autopilots 01-22-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,033
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
LOVE my 4!

You bet I have an autopilot in my 4. I have flown it back and forth across the country several times. Makes those long days much nicer, even in the 4 where you are ready for a break after just a...
Forum: Autopilots 01-13-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,722
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
That sounds correct to me. Just let me know what...

That sounds correct to me. Just let me know what you find out next time you are able to fly. I am not the best about checking back on the forums (no excuse I know!)...so please don't hesitate to PM...
Forum: Autopilots 01-13-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,722
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Do you get ILS shown above the CRS softkey on the...

Do you get ILS shown above the CRS softkey on the EFIS? or does it only show VOR?

I hate to say this but I don't recall that we ever flew the glide slope portion on the autopilot. My memory could...
Forum: Autopilots 01-12-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,722
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Let me do some digging and see what I can...

Let me do some digging and see what I can find...give me a day or so to do some research.
Forum: Autopilots 01-12-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,722
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Does the VDI display come up / work correctly, or...

Does the VDI display come up / work correctly, or is it not there either?
Forum: Autopilots 01-11-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,033
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
TruTrak

I would say that the most notable difference is that with the TruTrak, it is a completely stand-alone system which can interface with the G5...but does not require the G5 to operate. This would give...
Forum: Autopilots 01-11-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,722
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
approaches

You wouldn't happen to have an SL30 in the aircraft? The TruTrak ARINC converter actually emulated the SL30 interface, so if you happen to have an SL30, you could just hook that up directly to pin...
Forum: Autopilots 01-04-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,080
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
TruTrak

While there have been some hiccups in TruTrak (BendixKing) support in the last year, we have an ever growing network of support and service around the world. I am also certainly still around and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,944
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
How old is the servo? How many hours are on it? ...

How old is the servo? How many hours are on it? Shoot me an email at andrew.barker(at)honeywell.com.

thanks!
Forum: Autopilots 11-13-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,777
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Some of the displays have seen delamination of...

Some of the displays have seen delamination of the connection from the glass to the display board. This is part of the assembly that we purchase as a complete unit. The manufacturer is looking into...
Forum: Autopilots 11-11-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,777
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Mid Continent is able (and regularly performing)...

Mid Continent is able (and regularly performing) display swap outs on the the Vizion product line. They should have no issue getting this resolved for you, they keep displays in stock....
Forum: Autopilots 11-11-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,777
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
My apologies for not seeing your PM! I was...

My apologies for not seeing your PM! I was travelling and just missed it.

Anyway, I replied just now.

Long story short, Avionics 2000 in Australia is the BendixKing repair partner that can replace...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-01-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,514
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Drawings are it

There never were step by step instructions. We did the drawings many moons ago and honestly just never really got around to creating step by step instructions.

Technically speaking the...
Forum: Autopilots 09-14-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,323
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Understood

Hey everyone, I really do understand the concerns about the TT product line. Many times when companies / technologies are acquired, the product is quickly killed off, cannibalized, or just no longer...
Forum: Autopilots 09-01-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,256
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Dean, this is pretty accurate. Times can vary...

Dean, this is pretty accurate. Times can vary pretty significantly depending on what GPS you are interfacing with. Most cases I see people plan it for a weekend project and that's pretty doable. ...
Forum: Autopilots 09-01-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,256
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Send me an email and let's get this resolved. ...

Send me an email and let's get this resolved. I'll need a little more data to make a diagnosis. andrew.barker(at)honeywell.com. How well does it fly when it's established on the course? Does it...
Forum: Autopilots 09-01-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,256
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Emailed you a reply. Thanks for reaching out!

Emailed you a reply. Thanks for reaching out!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,690
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Shucks

Bill, really tough call, but the correct one! Looking forward to 2021! I wonít win the shortest distance traveled next time, since we are now in Arizona. Much love to all and stay safe in these crazy...
Forum: Autopilots 08-21-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,256
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
TruTrak

For what it's worth, while the TruTrak autopilot now has a new name, they are still built in northwest Arkansas by many of the same people that were building them before. I am still around to help...
Forum: Autopilots 01-03-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,690
Posted By TruTrakAndrew
Upgrades / servos

All are correct.

THe upgrade can be done. Carrie and I will both be back to TT on Monday. You are correct that there is reduced staff there over holidays. There was supposed to be staff to handle...
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