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Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2020, 03:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,333
Posted By dutchroll
MGL in a Pitts here. - Bootup and fix...

MGL in a Pitts here.

- Bootup and fix acquisition time is phenomenal (like nothing I've ever seen).
- If you don't like the built-in screens, the displays are almost infinitely customisable in terms...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,935
Posted By dutchroll
FWIW I've been flying with an MGL iEFIS for quite...

FWIW I've been flying with an MGL iEFIS for quite some time now..... in a Pitts.

Fastest bootup, alignment and acquisition time I've ever seen, and a very reliable product. They have a decent...
Forum: ADS-B 12-11-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,698
Posted By dutchroll
Not sure I agree with that! Unlike the Phantom,...

Not sure I agree with that!

Unlike the Phantom, where avionics were driven by hamsters running in small wheel cages, modern military aircraft are driven by software.

So for example the first...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-10-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,182
Posted By dutchroll
I used to have a JPI EDM740 graphical engine...

I used to have a JPI EDM740 graphical engine monitor and it worked very reliably. I was really happy with it, but eventually it was superseded by a significant EFIS upgrade. They produce graphical...
Forum: ADS-B 12-10-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,698
Posted By dutchroll
I think you?ll find military transponder...

I think you?ll find military transponder requirements go well beyond what the echoUAT or equivalents can do.

Our C130J fleet just got a transponder upgrade with ADSB. But it also includes mode 1,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-09-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,754
Posted By dutchroll
I don't think anyone here is disagreeing that...

I don't think anyone here is disagreeing that there should be an option of disabling alerts under certain flight conditions, as already exists on most if not all systems.

And the Flying Tiger...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,754
Posted By dutchroll
In the Flying Tiger Line accident on approach to...

In the Flying Tiger Line accident on approach to Kuala Lumpur, the crew did not react to GPWS alerts because they had a false mental model of their position while in IMC. They subsequently crashed...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-05-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,754
Posted By dutchroll
Yeah having flown professionally in aircraft with...

Yeah having flown professionally in aircraft with aural alerting systems for a long time (20 years), I found that puzzling too. Part of the reason things like GPWS aural alerts were invented was due...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-01-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 24
MGL
Views: 3,968
Posted By dutchroll
Untrue. Matt helped us solve several problems...

Untrue. Matt helped us solve several problems including wiring, software setup, and RDAC setup, none of which involved swapping parts. If you want to truly know what it's like to "only swap parts",...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-29-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
MGL
Views: 3,968
Posted By dutchroll
I've spent over 30 years in military and civil...

I've spent over 30 years in military and civil aviation. If you really want to see bugs, take delivery of a new "fully certified" aircraft type.

I remember many years ago taking delivery of one...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
MGL
Views: 3,968
Posted By dutchroll
I'm well aware of the MGL users site. I post...

I'm well aware of the MGL users site. I post there under the same login name as you see here and you don't have to search very hard to see where I've tried to assist other users or given my opinion...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
MGL
Views: 3,968
Posted By dutchroll
I have exactly that unit and have had virtually...

I have exactly that unit and have had virtually the opposite experience to FasGlas.

Mine’s installed in a Pitts biplane with a 9 cylinder radial. It gets thrown around a lot and works every time....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,353
Posted By dutchroll
Well..... your experience is not my experience...

Well..... your experience is not my experience and I've got a pretty unique setup.

I don't think there are too many people asking the MGL EFIS to measure 18 thermocouple inputs, a fuel flow from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,353
Posted By dutchroll
I have an MGL iEFIS Explorer (the 8.5? screen)...

I have an MGL iEFIS Explorer (the 8.5? screen) and would?ve put in a Challenger (10.4? screen) except for the fact it won?t physically fit.

I love it. These things are so customisable in terms of...
Forum: ADS-B 09-22-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,698
Posted By dutchroll
In our country (I suspect the USA is fairly...

In our country (I suspect the USA is fairly similar), military aircraft are specifically exempt from civil aviation regs. But..... military policy is normally to comply where possible, in the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-22-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,868
Posted By dutchroll
As a general rule through my aviation career...

As a general rule through my aviation career circuit breakers have mostly been considered something to avoid resetting in flight, except in cases where they may be used to "power cycle" a piece of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,841
Posted By dutchroll
The multivitamin capsule of the engine world......

The multivitamin capsule of the engine world......
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-03-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,166
Posted By dutchroll
This is the three position, progressive throw,...

This is the three position, progressive throw, Honeywell locking toggle from Steinair which people are alluding too. I've found it excellent. No jumper wiring is needed.

Down is "all power off"....
Forum: ADS-B 02-26-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 46,695
Posted By dutchroll
I seriously wish I could up-vote or like that...

I seriously wish I could up-vote or like that post wjb.

Your rego is your rego. As pointed out numerous times on this 14 page thread, the notion that covering up your ADSB registration is going to...
Forum: ADS-B 02-17-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 46,695
Posted By dutchroll
My god..... the paranoia! I have to agree with...

My god..... the paranoia! I have to agree with several other commenters here about the fact that some people obviously believe they're way more interesting to the authorities and others than...
Forum: COMM 11-23-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,808
Posted By dutchroll
When I see the representatives of Avionics...

When I see the representatives of Avionics companies like MGL, Dynon, Trig, etc arriving at Oshkosh in their private 2018 Gulfstream G500 and being ferried to their hotel in a chauffeur driven...
Forum: ADS-B 11-13-2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,809
Posted By dutchroll
I have the TT22 in a Pitts and transiting...

I have the TT22 in a Pitts and transiting military airspace at 1000' on a hot day to fly it to where the annual is done, it can get pretty bumpy. Changing code is no problem.

Starting to rotate the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,694
Posted By dutchroll
I had a plane shipped from Florida to Sydney...

I had a plane shipped from Florida to Sydney several years back. I used an Australian shipper based in Melbourne with a lot of experience in shipping aircraft from the USA to Australia. They are...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-13-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,925
Posted By dutchroll
Yeah I've flown some aeroplanes with some complex...

Yeah I've flown some aeroplanes with some complex avionics which go completely bananas for a few seconds with power transients during engine start or other power/voltage related processes, but never...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-13-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,925
Posted By dutchroll
No avionics master here. Air start engine -...

No avionics master here.

Air start engine - power "spikes" on start irrelevant. As far as "convenience" goes, there is an EFIS, a com radio, and a transponder to switch on and off at the beginning...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,344
Posted By dutchroll
I put an MGL (Explorer 8.5?) in my aircraft....

I put an MGL (Explorer 8.5?) in my aircraft. Their implementation of the can bus makes installation very easy and is near enough to ?plug and play? when you purchase their pre-made harnesses. Their...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-31-2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,953
Posted By dutchroll
Yeah look I'm not entirely convinced you can...

Yeah look I'm not entirely convinced you can throw JPI under the bus with that one.

Different engine monitor and EFIS vendors have different levels of flexibility in their probe/sender/monitoring...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-23-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,552
Posted By dutchroll
That Honeywell locking toggle switch is the exact...

That Honeywell locking toggle switch is the exact same one I use for a master switch, with the circuits wired Off/Batt only/Batt+Alternator.

It's very solid and robust and fits the purpose of the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-10-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,953
Posted By dutchroll
No of course not. But it's not really valid to...

No of course not. But it's not really valid to equate the cost factors of a modern engine monitor with a spark plug either. As has been pointed out, the functionality, programming and design...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-09-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,953
Posted By dutchroll
You're talking $35-50k just for a set of crates...

You're talking $35-50k just for a set of crates with a whole bunch of metal bits in them, then an engine, then additional parts not in the kit, tools, then your valuable time. People spend $100k,...
Forum: COMM 07-20-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,013
Posted By dutchroll
I had a Trig TY91 in a very noisy radial powered...

I had a Trig TY91 in a very noisy radial powered Pitts for several years. The intercom worked fine and the vox function was perfectly ok. It is a no frills intercom though. If you want bells and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,392
Posted By dutchroll
Yeah that's a bit of a deficiency. Dynon fix that...

Yeah that's a bit of a deficiency. Dynon fix that issue with their SV-knob-panel giving you a permanent baro set control, and MGL have the baro knob function on all their iEFIS screens. I'm a little...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,392
Posted By dutchroll
I have a single 8.5" (non Dynon) screen for a VFR...

I have a single 8.5" (non Dynon) screen for a VFR aircraft. If I could've fit a 10" Skyview in the panel I would have, but it just wasn't possible.

The 8.5" screen is just enough to get a good combo...
Forum: Engine Monitors 03-12-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,691
Posted By dutchroll
I started with JPI (EDM 740). Now with MGL,...

I started with JPI (EDM 740). Now with MGL, though I went full EFIS.

The JPI gear is good gear and works very well, but it does get expensive quickly when you want anything more than the basic...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,041
Posted By dutchroll
M14P. All the battery does for start is open a...

M14P.

All the battery does for start is open a solenoid valve (and powers the ignition coils). Puts a quick end to any "don't start with your avionics on" arguments! :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,041
Posted By dutchroll
Any modern decent quality EFIS "should" be able...

Any modern decent quality EFIS "should" be able to cope with being on during engine start, though some manufacturers seem to be a bit paranoid in this area despite saying everything fully complies...
Forum: COMM 01-15-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,481
Posted By dutchroll
Yes we've certainly tried a number of things,...

Yes we've certainly tried a number of things, short of wrapping the entire system (leads, coils etc) in alfoil. This is an M14P with automotive plugs and electronic ignition. The leads are high...
Forum: COMM 01-12-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,481
Posted By dutchroll
I've just fitted an iEFIS Explorer in my aircraft...

I've just fitted an iEFIS Explorer in my aircraft but am pondering VHF com replacement options. It currently has a reputable, but notoriously ignition-noise sensitive com radio (and a fairly noisy...
Forum: COMM 01-04-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,182
Posted By dutchroll
I use an A20 in a radial Pitts. I had heard...

I use an A20 in a radial Pitts. I had heard Chinese whispers that the A20 simply wouldn't handle the noise reduction in a loud radial, which turns out to be nonsense. It handles it fine.

Also I...
Forum: COMM 12-29-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By dutchroll
I?d have a 2nd com if I could fit it...

I?d have a 2nd com if I could fit it somewhere.

Yeah the modern ?dual-watch? feature available on most com radios works fine and it?s what I have in my space-deprived experimental, but my experience...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-20-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,350
Posted By dutchroll
I went with MGL after quite an exhaustive and...

I went with MGL after quite an exhaustive and somewhat agonising selection and research process, though it was a photo finish between the final three (the other two being Dynon and GRT).

They all...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,951
Posted By dutchroll
I see from your old posts that this is an RV6...

I see from your old posts that this is an RV6 which previously had a full compliment of steam gauges and the EFIS is a GRT Sport EX which replaced several of those 6 pack gauges.

So Sam:


the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 19,871
Posted By dutchroll
Stein SKU: LT-003 is the DPDT locking toggle...

Stein SKU: LT-003 is the DPDT locking toggle variant like I have for off/batt/batt+alt

It's a bit on the pricey side (pretty high quality switch) but just my personal preference for a master was to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,365
Posted By dutchroll
The MGL is easy to use and easy to physically...

The MGL is easy to use and easy to physically install and connect the components. Cannot speak for GRT.

The technical stuff comes when you want to customise your screen setup and inputs/outputs...
Forum: COMM 11-05-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,120
Posted By dutchroll
Could probably go back and forth on this a bit,...

Could probably go back and forth on this a bit, but the built in intercom on the TY91 has worked fine in my two seater. Then again, I don't have anything else to mix in with it like other radios,...
Forum: COMM 11-05-2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,120
Posted By dutchroll
TY91 and a TT22 in a Pitts. Both have been...

TY91 and a TT22 in a Pitts. Both have been working flawlessly.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-04-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,320
Posted By dutchroll
A lot of big planes actually have more than one...

A lot of big planes actually have more than one battery.

The A330 I fly has three batteries (of identical size). Also regarding the RATs (Ram Air Turbine), on both the B767 and the A330 the primary...
Forum: ADS-B 10-29-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,366
Posted By dutchroll
Here is the FAA's response to the question of why...

Here is the FAA's response to the question of why 4.0.8 and 4.0.9 were approved:



As much as I like to believe that Government aviation regulators are always the bogeyman (well, they often are :)...
Forum: ADS-B 10-29-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,366
Posted By dutchroll
I doubt there's anywhere in the world where...

I doubt there's anywhere in the world where Government fines get shared with ripped off customers. :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-15-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,691
Posted By dutchroll
Try flying an Airbus. Then you'll realise what...

Try flying an Airbus. Then you'll realise what "struggling with acronyms and abbreviations" really means.

:D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-13-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By dutchroll
I haven't flown much with it since the install...

I haven't flown much with it since the install (which is very recent) due to other unrelated issues, but first impressions are very favourable.

I love the near total flexibility of the screen...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-13-2017, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By dutchroll
The iEFIS "Lite" versions output serial (RS232)...

The iEFIS "Lite" versions output serial (RS232) altitude encoder data. They don't output the older style "Gray" (Gillham) code format. The full flavoured version outputs both.

This is only a problem...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,636
Posted By dutchroll
+1 for MGL. I have to admit I wasn't really a...

+1 for MGL.

I have to admit I wasn't really a big fan of their earlier generation stuff - it just kind of looked a bit clunky - but I just had the iEFIS Explorer (which is the 8.4" screen) Lite...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-21-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,807
Posted By dutchroll
Yeah how some of the airports are still "security...

Yeah how some of the airports are still "security controlled" beats me. They could literally be swallowed up in a giant sinkhole and almost no one would notice or care!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,136
Posted By dutchroll
I've had the fully certified standby attitude...

I've had the fully certified standby attitude indicator go irretrievably belly up on a B767, in straight & level flight while still fully powered and with no failure flags.

But of course this is why...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,136
Posted By dutchroll
I'm not quite sure that glass cockpit AHRS...

I'm not quite sure that glass cockpit AHRS tumbling during aerobatics or spinning is a reason to be concerned about the same happening during an upset in IMC.

If that was a serious problem, then no...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-05-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,057
Posted By dutchroll
Minor technical point but I don't think there is...

Minor technical point but I don't think there is any such thing anywhere as a "non-certified" transponder unit, is there? I'm pretty sure aircraft transponders are TSO'd by default, even though their...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,876
Posted By dutchroll
The fact that the crosswind and headwind...

The fact that the crosswind and headwind components don't add up to the total wind velocity is due to the trigonometry. It's not possible for them to do this unless one of them is zero and the other...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,257
Posted By dutchroll
I think it's more that people don't like change....

I think it's more that people don't like change. Especially major change. It's big and scary and too hard. Even if it makes more sense in the longer term.

I like knowing everything is a factor of 10...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,257
Posted By dutchroll
I still remember when we switched to metric down...

I still remember when we switched to metric down under in the 70s (except for aviation where we use ICAO units - knots, ft for altitude, etc). There was the pre-requisite bitching and moaning but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,257
Posted By dutchroll
It's a mystery to most of us living outside the...

It's a mystery to most of us living outside the USA and also to quite a few living inside the USA as to why mph is used in aviation at all. Even inside the USA it's normally only experimental or GA...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 143,434
Posted By dutchroll
Avplan and Ozrunways both already provide raster...

Avplan and Ozrunways both already provide raster charts for Australia wide VFR coverage (and they work fine in a Dynon). I would think the coding required to display them in the Garmin system...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 145,535
Posted By dutchroll
Fair enough. I don't entirely follow the logic,...

Fair enough. I don't entirely follow the logic, because there is a lot of functionality and basic situational display capability on its PFD and HSI pages incorporated into the G5 software which...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-05-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 145,535
Posted By dutchroll
Am I reading correctly that, for a standalone...

Am I reading correctly that, for a standalone installation, the HSI information must come from a connected GPS navigator, not the internal GPS in the G5 instrument? I presume this would be because...
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