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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-09-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By Pdtofly
GX65

If the Comm portion is good, I will take it.

PM sent

Brian
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-01-2022, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Pdtofly
This is what you need

Bruno,

Sorry, I have not returned your email. I am on my last vacation and been very busy. I will respond later this week.

Anyway, what you need is one of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-14-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Pdtofly
Your answer

Guy,

What happens is this, if you are a 24v system, pins 1 and A is the input from your power source. It goes through the panel power switch, then out through pins 3 and C, then inputs to a KA39...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-10-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 53,017
Posted By Pdtofly
Nice job on the panel

Bob,

You have done a very nice job on the panel. I am glad my interconnect board has made the setup easy for you.

My new slogan is, “it is so easy a cave man can do it”. Wait a min, that is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By Pdtofly
Check your PM.

Check your PM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By Pdtofly
FlyLeds

The easiest way is FlyLeds. Yes, you will have to trim each of the boards to your wing tips, but it is not hard. I removed my Whelen power pack, wingtip and tail strobes and used the same wires so...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By Pdtofly
Check your PM

Bruce,

Check your PM. I might have a better option.

Brian
Forum: Autopilots 02-05-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Pdtofly
Use this as your connection and setup

I made this a few years ago, and it works great. Quite a few folks have used it to wire up and config both the Garmin and Dynon.

Dynon even posted it on the forum as a guide.

Where is says 175, it...
Forum: GPS 02-03-2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By Pdtofly
GPS 175 panel cutout

Bill,

Here you go.

21784

21785

21786
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By Pdtofly
HS34 module

You don’t have to look hard. It is on your panel.

21660

It appears that Dynon does not sell them any more, but you might get one from someone who upgraded to SkyView and might have one laying...
Forum: GPS 01-13-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By Pdtofly
175 to Trig Settings

I have never worked with GRT, but I can help if you want to just run the serial data directly to the Trig. Pick 1, 2, or 3. You will also need an altitude encoder input into a different GPS 175...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,444
Posted By Pdtofly
Gray out

Bob,

That is normal. If you select one of the radios in the menu, Dynon has set the perimeters for that radio for you, and does not allow you to change them, that is why they are grayed out.

Brian
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,441
Posted By Pdtofly
Chris, check your PM

Chris,

Check your PM.

Brian
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-12-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,821
Posted By Pdtofly
SkyView firmware 16.2.4

Dynon released their new SkyView firmware 16.2.4 a few days ago.

One good feature is if you have Seattle Avionics FlyQ Pro, you can now transfer your charts on your iPad via WiFi directly to the...
Forum: COMM 12-07-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,645
Posted By Pdtofly
SL-40 repair

Check your PM.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-18-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,193
Posted By Pdtofly
He still has it

Tony,

He still has it. I will contact him to reply to your email.

If you PM me with a phone contact, I will have him get back to you.

Thanks.

Brian
Forum: GPS 11-16-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By Pdtofly
Ratdog

Email me at hr2plt@yahoo.com, and will send you some diagrams that will work.

And to answer your question about the GPS175, it will work fine with the old Dynon stuff.

Brian
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-07-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,579
Posted By Pdtofly
PMag shroud

Will do guys, but I will give you the first problem. The first one I am doing is for a 6 cyl version in my Rocket. If it works, and my son can make a small mod for a 4 cyl version, I will let you...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-06-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,579
Posted By Pdtofly
PMag shroud and temp displays

Well, I have not heard from Don, so looking at trying to design my own 3D shroud, and will be getting another new 3D printer to print it up in carbon.

Now, I also found a simple temp probe I can...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-13-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By Pdtofly
Maintenance items

In setup,

Navigate to SETUP MENU > SYSTEM SETUP > AIRCRAFT INFORMATION > MAINTENANCE LOG

Go to the maintenance item you want to change, then change it.

Brian
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-25-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By Pdtofly
EW-7222UTN-IEEE-802-11N V2

I use the EW-7222UTN-IEEE-802-11N V2 on both my D1000’s Touches and they work just fine. I also gave a few to friends using the HDX, and they have no problems also.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-21-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,579
Posted By Pdtofly
Cooling Shroud

Don,

Can you make two more shrouds for my new P-Mags?

I am about ready to install them, and would like to keep them as cool as possible.

Email me at hr2plt@yahoo.com for the price and shipping...
Forum: GPS 09-21-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,988
Posted By Pdtofly
3.11 update

Justin,

Will the 3.11 update be online anytime soon?

Thanks.

Brian
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-20-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,062
Posted By Pdtofly
Circuit Breaker’s

I have a bunch of circuit breakers that an airline mechanic friend gave me. They uses screws like that.

Good luck in your search.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-16-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By Pdtofly
EDIMAX Wifi Adapters

Both the EDIMAX 150 MB and 300 MB adapters will work. I have tested both in my system and they work fine. The 300 MB is Edimax Ew-7722Utn Ieee 802.11N - Wi-Fi Adapter

Brian
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-09-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,579
Posted By Pdtofly
I am interested in a couple

Don,

Are you still making the P-Mag shrouds.? I just bought two of the 200 models for the 6 cyl. and looking at keeping them as cool as possible.

Email me at hr2plt@yahoo.com for price and how to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By Pdtofly
SkyView and Trutrak

First, they are not compatible. You will need the Dynon Autopilot servos, but you can use the trutrak servo mounts, but that is all. I would run new wires to the servos. They will use the four...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-07-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,710
Posted By Pdtofly
Check the interconnect wire between the boards

John,

There is a ribbon wire between the boards what use screw type terminal stripes. Check and see if all the screws are tight.

If that is good, download the following...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-30-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By Pdtofly
SD Card

Yes, you can use a different SD card. I miss placed my Garmin SD, and emailed Garmin, and was told any SD card formatted FAT32 will work, and so I found a spare card, and just did the normal update,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-26-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,001
Posted By Pdtofly
Yes, and No

You won’t need the 261 transponder, and the SkyView will not control the GNX375. If you want to display ADSB info on the SkyView, you will need the 472 ADSB. The GNX375 will not send ADSB In data...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-24-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,085
Posted By Pdtofly
Still looking for the turret number for the DT/DTM pins

Still looking for answer. What I would like to get is a turret for the DT and DTM pins. Which one do I need?

I just got home, and checked the ones I have, which is a TH4, and TH285 which is for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-22-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,085
Posted By Pdtofly
Proper turret head for AF8

I too have both a AFM8 and AF8. I was looking at replacing some of my outside connectors with DT or DTM connectors.

I have one torrent for the AF8 which is for coax pins if my memory is correct, so...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-19-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,996
Posted By Pdtofly
Dynon transponder

To answer your question, yes, the HDX via one of the SkyView RS232 serial ports is connected to the transponder, and if SkyView RS232 Serial Port is programmed correctly, will pass the encoded...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,789
Posted By Pdtofly
SkyView Hub

I am the one who the previous post was talking about.

Below is a picture of my hub. It is a nice simple low cost plug in play board.

14401

The board is 5” X 5”, and with the mount, it is 5 1/2” X...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-02-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,001
Posted By Pdtofly
Here is the wiring and config setup photos

Juliano,

Double check your wiring and settings with the ones on my guide. The pinouts are the same for the 175, 355, and 375, GPS function only.

Tap on the picture to see the complete...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-14-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 963,602
Posted By Pdtofly
Information Overload

Here is my updated Harmon Rocket II Panel. I just call it Information Overload.

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Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-12-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,373
Posted By Pdtofly
Did he turn off the pitot static test mode?

Did the shop forget to turn off the pitot static mode test in Dynon, or forget to turn it on before the test?

Read the following on how to perform the pitot static check to understand why you turn...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,730
Posted By Pdtofly
Am I the only one who noticed something

Alan,

You have a position source. Your SkyView has a position as you have synthetic vision displayed. If you have a total GPS position failure, you would not have it.

First, do you have another...
Forum: COMM 06-05-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,238
Posted By Pdtofly
Steve, The zero RF Sq setting is a factory...

Steve,

The zero RF Sq setting is a factory calibration setting. It might be somewhere in between 1 and 10, so start with 1 and work your way up until the squelch turns off.

Also, with it happening...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,960
Posted By Pdtofly
Don’t sell it, you will regret it.

Randy,

As I said in the text I sent you the other day, don’t sell it, you will regret it. Either suck it up for the first year, or get your private in a certified plane, then get a new quote. Park...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-24-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,588
Posted By Pdtofly
Gretz Audio Mixer pinout

Here you go,

The pin out for the Gretz mixer
pin 1 is 12V +
pins 2 - 10 is for audio inputs
pins 11 - 13 are not used
pin 14 Audio out HI
pin 15 Audio out Lo
pins 16 - 25 12v - Ground
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By Pdtofly
Incorrect statement

If you hook up one of the new Garmin GPS receivers, 175, 355, or 375, using the ARINC 429 module, it will also input your GPS position into SkyView, so you don’t need a Dynon GPS puck for SkyView...
Forum: GPS 03-26-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,410
Posted By Pdtofly
Question

Nick,

The install manual says it will only connect to a GDL88, since I know you guys know more than I do, will it also connect to a GDL82?

Thanks for the info.

Brian
Forum: GPS 03-25-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,410
Posted By Pdtofly
GNX375

Larry,

The GNX375 is the GPS175 with a built in transponder, so it has both ADSB OUT and IN. ADSB is displayed on an iPad. You don’t need the GDL for ADSB IN.
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,498
Posted By Pdtofly
Little humor

Hopefully it is not the one holding the yoke. LOL
Forum: GPS 03-25-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,410
Posted By Pdtofly
Go with two GPS antennas

Figs,

Where the GDL82 and both the 175 and 375 use the same GPS antenna, it is really not good to share that antenna. There are a few GPS antenna splitters on the market, but if you get a weak...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-05-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 864
Posted By Pdtofly
Try this

Claude,

With the master off, press and hold button 1 on the HDX until the screen powers up. The SkyView system will be powered from the backup battery. Do what you have to do then.

Now, if that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,652
Posted By Pdtofly
Normal upgrade

Scott,

The ADHARS and EMS “X” are normal due to a software miss match between screens. Once you update the second screen, as you saw, the “X”’s disappeared.

Good luck on the test flight.

Brian
Forum: GPS 01-19-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,251
Posted By Pdtofly
GA35 antenna’s have gone bad

Cecil,

Years ago, Garmin had a batch of GA35 go bad in different ways. Call them up, and give them the serial number and see if it was in that batch. They were replacing them free for awhile. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,538
Posted By Pdtofly
GNC355

You might want to consider replacing the GTR200 with a GNC355. It is the same GPS as the 175, but will add the Comm radio in one unit. It is a little taller than the 200, which is 1.35" tall, and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-09-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,164
Posted By Pdtofly
Archer wingtip VOR antenna

I second the Archer wingtip VOR antenna. I get over 100+ miles reception with mine @ 8500’ from both directions and mine is located in the right wingtip.

Brian
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-07-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,270
Posted By Pdtofly
is this what you need?

I got this, hope it is what you need.

6705

Brian
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By Pdtofly
SkyView serial ports

Claude,

Admittedly, I didn’t try hard, but when you use the the Dynon pre made settings, you can not split the TX and RX protocol‘s and baud rate so it is really not a way to go.

I think what would...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By Pdtofly
Try this, it will work

Claude,

What you suggested will not work. I tried something like that, but this is what I did.

Use another RS232 output from the GS175, and connect it to you ELT. The GPS will supply the position...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-05-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,685
Posted By Pdtofly
Check this

Lon,

I have done quite a few installs, and have designed my own interconnect board. When I see a problem, I do a simple check. When you have the error, go to the Network Status page in setup...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-06-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,200
Posted By Pdtofly
Try this

I used these guys to make up my N numbers. Came out great, and reasonable.

Ordered them and they arrived 3 days later.

You can see what they will look like as you design your...
Forum: ADS-B 10-06-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,323
Posted By Pdtofly
This is the correct answer simplified.

You have two type of serial data on the SkyView System. First you have the standard RS-232, and second, the SkyView Network Serial Bus. The SkyView Network Serial Bus is like a USB network. You...
Forum: RV-4 09-28-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,713
Posted By Pdtofly
New static display at OSH.

Titanhank,

How about donating it to EAA, to put on static display at OSH. Maybe as an example as to what not to do. Remove the data plate and registration, so it is not airworthy.

If they don’t...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-25-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,151
Posted By Pdtofly
The autopilot panel does have two separate units inside.

It is true, that the AP Panel is two separate units in one. If the trim is not hooked up, including the power from the CB, the autopilot part of the unit will still work. If the SkyView Bus DB9...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-21-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,349
Posted By Pdtofly
The response from the next aircraft taking off

When you stay on the side of the runway to long, someone is going to make a call.

2724
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,951
Posted By Pdtofly
Don’t over think this

Go to Harbor Freight and get 4, 4X4 furniture covers for $5 each when they are on sale, and lay them on top of the wing. Get another one and put over the canopy.

2708

They won’t damage the wing,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,924
Posted By Pdtofly
Glad to hear you got it working

Dylan,

Without being there and seeing exactly what was causing the hang up, I can just explain as best I can on how to fix the problem.

I am glad to hear you got it up and running. Thank you for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,924
Posted By Pdtofly
Tray

Dylan,

Make the holes on the side brackets elongated towards you, so you can bring the tray out towards you. I would guess about 1/16 would work, but check it out the way I suggested. Remove the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,924
Posted By Pdtofly
Move the panel tray out

Dylan,

From the picture of the panel, it looks like the tray is a little to far back. The side tabs on the lower sides should be a little in front of the panel. The main level of the tray should...
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