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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-09-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By h&jeuropa
FS Garmin GNS430 Non -WAAS $3250

Still available, original buyer has not made payment nor contact

14/28V, P/N 011-00280-10, Antenna, Rack, Back Plate, Connectors, Data Card (16 Jul 2020) & Manuals

Fully functional when removed for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-08-2021, 05:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,566
Posted By h&jeuropa
Rico, Check your PMs. Jim Butcher

Rico,

Check your PMs.

Jim Butcher
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By h&jeuropa
The information you refer to from the GRT website...

The information you refer to from the GRT website is way out of date. It only works with an obsolete version of Stratux software.

Go to the stratux website, stratux.me. Scroll down to Replacement...
Forum: GPS 04-28-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 256
Posted By h&jeuropa
GPS175 GNC355 GRT Issue

Two of us have new Garmin 2 GPS installed feeding GRT EFIS. They were installed at different times by different people and follow the GRT setup recommendations. Both replaced earlier GPS, a GNS430...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-22-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By h&jeuropa
FS Garmin GNS430 Non -WAAS $3250

Still available, original buyer has not made payment nor contact

14/28V, P/N 011-00280-10, Antenna, Rack, Back Plate, Connectors, Data Card (16 Jul 2020) & Manuals

Fully functional when removed for...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-16-2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,493
Posted By h&jeuropa
Thanks for posting this. Not knowing was one of...

Thanks for posting this. Not knowing was one of the reasons we stayed home this year.

Jim Butcher
Forum: GPS 04-12-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By h&jeuropa
Jim, the wiring changes are not too difficult. ...

Jim, the wiring changes are not too difficult. The signals the new box requires and the same as the 430 with the exception of VOR signals. The most difficult aspect was removing the hi density...
Forum: GPS 04-11-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By h&jeuropa
GNC355 (GPS175) Questions

I recently replaced my GNS430 (non WAAS) with a GNC355. After a few flights I have a couple questions.

My GNS430 had a feature that displayed Vertical Speed Required (VSR) which I used to determine...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-06-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,224
Posted By h&jeuropa
Homebilt camping has always been fun with helpful...

Homebilt camping has always been fun with helpful hosts. Does anyone know if it will be similar this year?

looks like the location is similar to the past but no close by showers or port a...
Forum: COMM 04-06-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By h&jeuropa
GNC 355 Feedback

I've just started flying my new GNC 355 GPS Comm. I also have a GMA240 audio panel which is what I use for intercom, although the GNC comm audio goes thru it too. I have a couple setup...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,634
Posted By h&jeuropa
Have you checked with Roger Lee in Tucson? He is...

Have you checked with Roger Lee in Tucson? He is a very experienced Rotax service person and frequent contributor to Rotax Owners website.

Jim Butcher
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-06-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,195
Posted By h&jeuropa
I think Bob has it correct. Like you, I have...

I think Bob has it correct.

Like you, I have been pondering upgrading my GRT/GNS430 panel. I have finally decided to replace my non WAAS GNS430 with a GNC355. I'm keeping my older 2 screens GRT...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,195
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, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,180
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, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
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, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
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, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
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, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,504
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, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 824
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, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,196
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, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,311
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, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,196
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
2C5
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,141
Posted By h&jeuropa
Also, Www.airportcourtesycars.com Jim Butcher

Also,

Www.airportcourtesycars.com

Jim Butcher
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,141
Posted By h&jeuropa
Its been over 10 tears and 1000 hours since...

Its been over 10 tears and 1000 hours since weve 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, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
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, 07:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,102
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, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,318
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, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,318
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, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,068
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, 04:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 37,864
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, 08:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 37,864
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, 07:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 37,864
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, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,290
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, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
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, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
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, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,702
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, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
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, 07:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,694
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, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,941
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, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,674
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, 03:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,102
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, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,674
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, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,307
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, 09:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,102
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, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
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, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By h&jeuropa
Terry, Check your PM. Jim Butcher

Terry,

Check your PM.

Jim Butcher
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,691
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, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
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, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
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, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
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, 09:20 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 76,043
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, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
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, 04:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,550
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, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,771
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, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,000
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, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,342
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, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
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, 06:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 27,623
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, 08:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 27,623
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, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,955
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, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,500
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, 05:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 27,623
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, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,157
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, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,859
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. ...
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