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Forum: Autopilots 08-21-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By TrutrakTech
The AP74 cannot control any of our autopilots, ...

The AP74 cannot control any of our autopilots, they'll be controlled from their own panel units themselves. Both of your options will interface to the 696.
Forum: Autopilots 08-01-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,158
Posted By TrutrakTech
We're here. We're adding a webstore to our...

We're here. We're adding a webstore to our website to accommodate our new certified product line and we wanted to make sure everything with our sales/inventory integration was in place before we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,320
Posted By TrutrakTech
Top one. :)

Top one. :)
Forum: Autopilots 07-03-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,887
Posted By TrutrakTech
There is no clutch in your servo. Overriding it...

There is no clutch in your servo. Overriding it simply slips the stepper motor. If you'd like to send the servo to us, just shoot me an email or PM with the serial number. Thanks!
Forum: Autopilots 04-19-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By TrutrakTech
Hi Michael, Feel free to shoot me an email. ...

Hi Michael,

Feel free to shoot me an email. lucas@trutrakap.com The 679 diagram was drawn quite some time ago and I understand later, quickbuild fuselages have changed. However, the same method...
Forum: Autopilots 04-17-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By TrutrakTech
Both the AFS 5000 series and the Garmin G3X will...

Both the AFS 5000 series and the Garmin G3X will provide total control of the Gemini through the EFIS.
Forum: Autopilots 03-20-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,306
Posted By TrutrakTech
NO GPS indicates that the autopilot is not...

NO GPS indicates that the autopilot is not receiving RS232 input. Make sure the baud rates match and that the proper RS232 output channel on the GPS is set to the right format.

However, I agree...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,096
Posted By TrutrakTech
I was just about to post that link. :)

I was just about to post that link. :)
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-10-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,338
Posted By TrutrakTech
http://www.trutrakap.com/products/#flight-instrume...

http://www.trutrakap.com/products/#flight-instruments

:)
Forum: RV-4 01-19-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,964
Posted By TrutrakTech
James, if you have any questions about the...

James, if you have any questions about the Gemini, please let me know! You can also reach me directly by email at lucas@trutrakap.com.
Forum: Autopilots 12-09-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,743
Posted By TrutrakTech
I actually don't have any diagrams in the DII...

I actually don't have any diagrams in the DII manual that specify an input switch of any kind, so that's left up to the end user completely.

As to the function of the RS232, what problems are you...
Forum: Autopilots 12-08-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,743
Posted By TrutrakTech
Hi Curt, If at any time a gyro set is...

Hi Curt,

If at any time a gyro set is inadvertently done, it could cause it to overwrite with the new set value. Also, make sure you power up the autopilot while you're on the ground and...
Forum: Autopilots 12-05-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,743
Posted By TrutrakTech
Let me see if I can clear up a few things and...

Let me see if I can clear up a few things and figure out what's happening.

Quick question first, do you see this discrepancy regardless of the GPS source? Does your source switch change the RS232...
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,244
Posted By TrutrakTech
We installed an EarthX 900 in our RV10. It spins...

We installed an EarthX 900 in our RV10. It spins the prop SOOO much better than the Odyssey PC925 did. The weight savings is just a bonus. It fits the tray fine, but did require modifying the hold...
Forum: Autopilots 10-26-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,145
Posted By TrutrakTech
If you need an autopilot for your eventual bird,...

If you need an autopilot for your eventual bird, just give me a ring! :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-10-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,215
Posted By TrutrakTech
Certainly not iffy. :) I'm happy to answer any...

Certainly not iffy. :) I'm happy to answer any questions I can. And just FYI, we do currently still support the EFIS units. True, we are no longer modifying software for them (and haven't since...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,481
Posted By TrutrakTech
If your Sorcerer isn't performing coupled...

If your Sorcerer isn't performing coupled approaches (GPS AND ILS) from your G900X, then something is amiss with the wiring or the interface setup on the G900X. That combo is capable of both. Send...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,523
Posted By TrutrakTech
You have to be sure to let us vendors know this. ...

You have to be sure to let us vendors know this. Like Steinair, all of our shipments of actual autopilot components get a required signature. If you don't want a signature, that's fine. But you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,481
Posted By TrutrakTech
Thumbs up Thanks for the kind words, Larry! We're very...

Thanks for the kind words, Larry! We're very glad you're happy with the product!
Forum: Autopilots 09-21-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,673
Posted By TrutrakTech
It means don't connect that pin on the autotrim...

It means don't connect that pin on the autotrim directly to power. We had that happen more than twice when this version of the autotrim came out, so we added that to the manual. The other side of...
Forum: Autopilots 08-30-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,272
Posted By TrutrakTech
Can't help you there. :confused:

Can't help you there. :confused:
Forum: Autopilots 08-26-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,272
Posted By TrutrakTech
There certainly is a vast wealth of knowledge...

There certainly is a vast wealth of knowledge here. But in today's litigious society, we simply can't let control of development outside of ourselves. :(



We stopped manufacturing the EDM about...
Forum: Autopilots 08-26-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,272
Posted By TrutrakTech
Feasible? Yes. Effective as an autopilot? No. ...

Feasible? Yes. Effective as an autopilot? No. Simply due to lack of authority.
Forum: Autopilots 08-25-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,272
Posted By TrutrakTech
Just to clear things up, we have taken absolutely...

Just to clear things up, we have taken absolutely $0 from anyone for ECO. We have a list of those interested and their aircraft type. The downside to the ECO is that there is no generic kit. We...
Forum: Autopilots 08-24-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,272
Posted By TrutrakTech
I'd call that the long and short of it.

I'd call that the long and short of it.
Forum: Autopilots 08-23-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,272
Posted By TrutrakTech
Not yet. Hopefully, you've noticed that we're...

Not yet. Hopefully, you've noticed that we're working on an STC for our Vizion autopilot. As of right now, that project is consuming most of our development resources. Developing installations for...
Forum: Reviews 07-15-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,530
Posted By TrutrakTech
Can you still see letters on the display but the...

Can you still see letters on the display but the backlight is just off? If so, just give us a call. It should be a simple fix that we can get turned around for you quickly.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-21-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,561
Posted By TrutrakTech
I can help. :) The pitch display on the ADI and...

I can help. :) The pitch display on the ADI and the Gemini PFD are the same.
Forum: Autopilots 05-16-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,107
Posted By TrutrakTech
Trutrak servos only work with Trutrak autopilot...

Trutrak servos only work with Trutrak autopilot controllers.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-14-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,343
Posted By TrutrakTech
That depends on which version you have. If it...

That depends on which version you have. If it was purchased in the last 12 months, it should be the new style. I will email you rev G of the autotrim manual. It describes how to check and set it. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-14-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,343
Posted By TrutrakTech
Also, be sure your autotrim speed is not set too...

Also, be sure your autotrim speed is not set too high. If it is, it'll basically WAY over trim the aircraft and cause it to oscillate.
Forum: Autopilots 03-04-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,242
Posted By TrutrakTech
Unfortunately, no. We're struggling to get...

Unfortunately, no. We're struggling to get suppliers to make some parts for us. It's pretty time consuming to hand make the kits and takes away from other duties. At last check, we're about 5...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-29-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,408
Posted By TrutrakTech
Trutrak has 3

However, don't ask us how many autopilots we have in one plane! :)
Forum: Autopilots 02-19-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,199
Posted By TrutrakTech
We're discussing this for the next software...

We're discussing this for the next software version. I can't guarantee it will happen, but we're definitely putting it on the table.
Forum: Autopilots 02-16-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,812
Posted By TrutrakTech
There's actually no difference. The AFS is most...

There's actually no difference. The AFS is most likely sending the GNS430 information directly to the autopilot as it is.



If you have electric trim, you can add an automatic trim module to the...
Forum: Autopilots 02-16-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,812
Posted By TrutrakTech
Both the Gemini AP and Vizion have it already. ...

Both the Gemini AP and Vizion have it already. Essentially, just dial the selected vertical speed to 0, instead of selecting an altitude to hold.
Forum: Autopilots 02-15-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,812
Posted By TrutrakTech
Our new autopilots (and the Sorcerer) have a mode...

Our new autopilots (and the Sorcerer) have a mode that will help with that. Altitude hold modes in moderate/heavy turbulence can get uncomfortable. It's not a "Turbulence Mode" but it is a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-08-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,726
Posted By TrutrakTech
Hi Mike, I'm happy to see if I can clear a little...

Hi Mike, I'm happy to see if I can clear a little up for you.

We do offer two versions of the Gemini, the ADI and the PFD. The ADI is exactly what you're expecting; a glass version of our older...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-02-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,726
Posted By TrutrakTech
If it were me, I wouldn't want to ever look at an...

If it were me, I wouldn't want to ever look at an unslaved DG if I didn't have to. :) If the ADI is your standby/backup only, do you really care if your primary is magnetic based and your backup...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,365
Posted By TrutrakTech
As a vendor who attends, I'll offer one...

As a vendor who attends, I'll offer one counterpoint to this. :) Towards the end of the week, the volume of "actual customers" decreases significantly. True, we are tired and usually ready to go...
Forum: Autopilots 01-15-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,924
Posted By TrutrakTech
Anytime!

:) Glad I could help.
Forum: Autopilots 01-14-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,924
Posted By TrutrakTech
You can do it in the hangar, GPS signal not...

You can do it in the hangar, GPS signal not required. But give it a nice long minute of time.
Forum: Autopilots 01-14-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,924
Posted By TrutrakTech
Sam, how long did you perform the gyro set? ...

Sam, how long did you perform the gyro set? It'll need to be at least 45 seconds, if it's shorter, it won't cure the problem. If that doesn't cure it, we might need to take a look at it. Please...
Forum: Autopilots 12-28-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,798
Posted By TrutrakTech
Trutrak servos can only be controlled by a...

Trutrak servos can only be controlled by a Trutrak autopilot.

Depending on which model of autopilot controller you have, you should get most (if not all) of the capability of the GRT autopilot. ...
Forum: Autopilots 11-30-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,762
Posted By TrutrakTech
That would be me. And I apologize, I may have...

That would be me. And I apologize, I may have missed it. Also, check your junk folder. Sometimes my replies end up in there for some reason. If you'll PM me your email address, I'll check through...
Forum: Autopilots 11-23-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,528
Posted By TrutrakTech
I would do everything you mentioned except...

I would do everything you mentioned except manually override the servos. Due to the shear screw design and employment of a stepper motor, I assure you that they can be overridden. Overriding them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,244
Posted By TrutrakTech
Younger generationer here....

I would consider myself in this "younger generation" and certainly a low time pilot. I prefer a towered airport whenever possible. But not for the reason stated by the young man in the OP. It's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-13-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,565
Posted By TrutrakTech
If you do decide to go with a G900X, it is often...

If you do decide to go with a G900X, it is often paired with the Trutrak Sorcerer autopilot which will give a decent amount of integration. Approach coupling, heading bug, baro and selected altitude...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,601
Posted By TrutrakTech
Back in the days when the trips were awesome. I...

Back in the days when the trips were awesome. I did the long haul in 2012. Detroit to Dallas. Detroit was so awesome I can't wait to go back.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,601
Posted By TrutrakTech
I see there's another Power Tour junkie on the...

I see there's another Power Tour junkie on the forum. :)
Forum: Autopilots 09-30-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,227
Posted By TrutrakTech
You could build your own trim tab into the...

You could build your own trim tab into the surface, if you wanted to. But it will not use existing tabs, you'll still need to add another one. Otherwise, the supplied tabs will be the "extra" tabs...
Forum: Autopilots 09-21-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,227
Posted By TrutrakTech
Installation instructions will be specific to...

Installation instructions will be specific to each installation kit. We'll release that information when we get to that point. The first few installations will be available at the end of this...
Forum: Autopilots 09-10-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,227
Posted By TrutrakTech
Trutrak Eco manual!

The preliminary version of the operation manual is now on our website. You can find it here.

http://www.trutrakap.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Eco-Operation-Manual-prelim.2-small.pdf
Forum: Autopilots 09-09-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,292
Posted By TrutrakTech
Hmmmmm....Let me dig around on the server.

Hmmmmm....Let me dig around on the server.
Forum: Autopilots 09-08-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,292
Posted By TrutrakTech
http://www.trutrakap.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/0...

http://www.trutrakap.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/AltrakVSInstallandUserGuide.pdf

There's a link to the install manual.

What Stein means by "wired together" is there is an interface wire...
Forum: Autopilots 08-12-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,016
Posted By TrutrakTech
That's true. But the RV10 trim tab is HUGE. The...

That's true. But the RV10 trim tab is HUGE. The Eco tab is only a fraction of the size of the trim tab on an RV10. We're not planning to use a single tab for every installation. That just won't...
Forum: Autopilots 08-12-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,016
Posted By TrutrakTech
I can assure you, all of these will be tested. ...

I can assure you, all of these will be tested. The red airplane in the video is the Trutrak RV10. I, personally, have flown it with the tabs deflected to a mechanical stop and, while stiff (of...
Forum: Autopilots 08-12-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,016
Posted By TrutrakTech
AEP video

Here's a little video of some testing of the envelope protection mode on the Eco that we did yesterday. Our limiter was set to 30 degrees of bank.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXiOdDFlxaM
Forum: Autopilots 08-12-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,016
Posted By TrutrakTech
We're our own web guys. We'll put more...

We're our own web guys. We'll put more information on the website as we get closer to release. We're still working on some things regarding tabs, installation, software, etc. What we've found in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,881
Posted By TrutrakTech
You can measure the residual on the servo with...

You can measure the residual on the servo with the fish scale process. But you need to measure it with a lever attached, not just the servo arm. Your control stick/yoke provides a huge amount of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,669
Posted By TrutrakTech
Lumping this in with some other planned changes...

Lumping this in with some other planned changes so we do one software release instead of two. I have some final testing at the end of this week in an Evolution to do, then we should be out with the...
Forum: Autopilots 07-06-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,158
Posted By TrutrakTech
Jay, make sure you're in altitude hold at the...

Jay, make sure you're in altitude hold at the altitude you want to couple to the approach. You have to be under the glide slope. Also, make sure you haven't queued up the vertical steering and then...
Forum: Autopilots 06-29-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,910
Posted By TrutrakTech
If you have any questions about Trutrak...

If you have any questions about Trutrak autopilots, please let me know. I'm happy to help. :)
Forum: Autopilots 06-01-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,924
Posted By TrutrakTech
Thumbs up Very glad to hear you're happy, Jeff!

Very glad to hear you're happy, Jeff!
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