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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,257
Posted By h&jeuropa
Mary Jane was HBC host when we last flew in. The...

Mary Jane was HBC host when we last flew in. The experience was wonderful! Last year and this year we looked on the website to see if HBC still had the same features, especially food and shelter. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,257
Posted By h&jeuropa
Steve, I forgot, what happened to the nature...

Steve,

I forgot, what happened to the nature trail to campground? We always enjoyed watching the creek.

Lots of comments on Avweb about Amazon and SNF.

Jim Butcher
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,257
Posted By h&jeuropa
Steve, We had the same experience. We ended up...

Steve,

We had the same experience. We ended up in Overflow Camping which is a cow pasture. $420 for two nights camping, two days at the show. We were offered the same gravel pit but declined. We...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-14-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By h&jeuropa
Guy, Brian's explanation makes sense. I learned...

Guy,

Brian's explanation makes sense. I learned something today!!

Jim Butcher
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-14-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By h&jeuropa
Guy, I got this diagram from AeroElectric. It...

Guy,

I got this diagram from AeroElectric. It shows power in on P100 pins 1 & A. Gnd is P100 pins 4, 5, 19 and Z with 19 & Z being primary.

Switched power out is P100 3 & C

The diagram is...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-13-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,172
Posted By h&jeuropa
It has been a few years since we flew in (2016)...

It has been a few years since we flew in (2016) but homebuilt camping was great. It is far from the main show but the tram service was good. The camp hosts were very helpful and there was food and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2022, 04:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By h&jeuropa
Yes, I installed this kit several years ago. No...

Yes, I installed this kit several years ago. No problems.

Jim Butcher
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-31-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,647
Posted By h&jeuropa
I see there have been no responses that answer...

I see there have been no responses that answer your question directly. Hereís my take.

You plan to have one buss (called Main/E Bus) that powers everything and a separate Batt bus. You have a main...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,885
Posted By h&jeuropa
Have you considered VAL products? They have a...

Have you considered VAL products?

They have a value package of com and nav for $2700. https://www.valavionics.com/store/p25/VALue_Package_2.html

I have no experience with them but am thinking...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-25-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By h&jeuropa
Iíve had to replace the cables tool. Also get...

Iíve had to replace the cables tool.

Also get the newer small memory sticks. Physically big ones vibrate and cause the cable to fail.

Jim Butcher
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-22-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,696
Posted By h&jeuropa
You are correct, the date and time come from...

You are correct, the date and time come from GPS.

My old Sport only has DEMO capability which I find useful. I used to start recording with airspeed like you, but about a year ago I started...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-18-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,656
Posted By h&jeuropa
Rotax Service Instruction SI912-016R13 shows only...

Rotax Service Instruction SI912-016R13 shows only AeroShell Sport Plus as being approved. Older revisions of this SI allowed other oils like Mobil 1.

I recall the reason is that Shell agreed not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,419
Posted By h&jeuropa
A couple for you to check: I purchased Garmin...

A couple for you to check:

I purchased Garmin from Lafayette Avionics in Lafayette, IN. They do installs.

A lot of guys from SW Michigan use Premier Avionics in Ft. Wayne, IN.

Jim Butcher
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-10-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,421
Posted By h&jeuropa
I replaced my non WAAS 430 with a GNC355 about a...

I replaced my non WAAS 430 with a GNC355 about a year ago. Itís worked out pretty well.

I have a 2 screen GRT EFIS that the GNC355 feeds and between them I can display all the data fields I desire....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-17-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By h&jeuropa
A couple ideas. Since you have a GPS connected...

A couple ideas.

Since you have a GPS connected to your Sport, you can load a flight plan that is actually an approach, ie load way points for IAF, FAF, Miss point and fix associated with the miss. ...
Forum: Tools 11-17-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,985
Posted By h&jeuropa
My solution is very different than those...

My solution is very different than those presented above. I am based at a small grass strip about 20 minutes from home and one of only two airplanes. The hangar is very basic, pole barn style, dirt...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,012
Posted By h&jeuropa
We recently were stranded at Lee Summit with a...

We recently were stranded at Lee Summit with a flat tire on our Europa. It turns out that Levi Self, Midwest Avionics is just one business in a large hangar. There is also Matt White, MJ Aviation...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-29-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By h&jeuropa
Oops, itís actually software version 3.2 that...

Oops, itís actually software version 3.2 that will have the fix. Sorry for the confusion!

Jim Butcher
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-29-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By h&jeuropa
The info provided works well. Be aware that...

The info provided works well.

Be aware that there is a bug in the GPS175 software that supposedly will be corrected with Version 2.0 due out sometime this Fall. If you display the waypoint...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-19-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,431
Posted By h&jeuropa
To update my earlier post, we flew to KSXL and...

To update my earlier post, we flew to KSXL and used the courtesy car (there are 2) to explore the New River Gorge and WV mountains. It's a quiet, friendly airport. We'll be back in the Spring to...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-12-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,431
Posted By h&jeuropa
Thinking of going to Summersville KSXL this...

Thinking of going to Summersville KSXL this weekend. Any recent PIREPS?

Thanks

Jim Butcher
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-28-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,517
Posted By h&jeuropa
Agreed! Canadian Joy has summarized the...

Agreed! Canadian Joy has summarized the situation precisely.

From the guy who updated the documentation back in 2007, most of it still on the website and relevant.

Jim Butcher
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-21-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,517
Posted By h&jeuropa
Danny, I understand your frustration. And I...

Danny,
I understand your frustration. And I agree the documentation is poor.

But Horizon EX are pretty much a drop in replacement for Horizon WS. They have analog ports built in. And actually,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-10-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,517
Posted By h&jeuropa
Jim Bummer! Looking at my setup, there are 3...

Jim

Bummer!

Looking at my setup, there are 3 ARINC settings in General Setup that arenít described.

ARINC: Send Selected Course: Yes
ARINC: Sel Crs Mode Filter: ON
ARINC: Send Baroset: No
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,517
Posted By h&jeuropa
Jim, Check your PM. Jim Butcher

Jim,

Check your PM.

Jim Butcher
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,517
Posted By h&jeuropa
Jim, You must have a serial connection from your...

Jim,

You must have a serial connection from your GRT to the ARINC module. In setup you should set ARINC connected and you should see ARINC data counters for both in (from 430) and out (to 430 and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,517
Posted By h&jeuropa
Jim, Sorry for the problems. As Rocket Bob...

Jim,
Sorry for the problems. As Rocket Bob points out, with the toggle switch in one position, your 430 should drive the autopilot independent of the GRT.

Your system should be wired like the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,619
Posted By h&jeuropa
We use all the resources mentioned above. We...

We use all the resources mentioned above.

We also look manually. By that I mean we select an airport, open it it AirNav (ones that are not public you can access by typing the name in the airport...
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,816
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: 616
Posted By h&jeuropa
GPS175 GNC355 GRT Issue

Two of us have new Garmin 2Ē 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: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-16-2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,720
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: 962
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: 962
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: 2,032
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: 670
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: 37
Views: 7,641
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: 10
Views: 2,977
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: 1,740
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: 1,571
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: 912
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: 2,583
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: 20
Views: 2,569
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: 6,522
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: 1,135
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: 2,056
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: 4,824
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: 2,056
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: 7,290
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: 7,290
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, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,799
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: 11,374
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: 2,960
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: 2,960
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: 6,388
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: 47,262
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: 47,262
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: 47,262
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: 1,858
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: 1,165
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: 1,165
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: 2,330
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: 806
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: 3,418
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: 4,182
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...
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