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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-12-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By Isaac
GRT EIS 4000

PM sent about GRT EIS 4000
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-07-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,365
Posted By Isaac
RE: Monkworkz generator

I have been flying for several months (about 40 hours now) with the Monkworkz MZ-30L as my primary alternator/generator. When my PlanePower alternator bit the dust at 420 hours, I decided to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By Isaac
RE: Tail light/Strobe

Most likely it’s a Whelen A500A

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/whelenlightheads10.php?clickkey=35397
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-13-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By Isaac
RE: GRT Trim indication

Texdog,

This GRT document might help understand how your trim is wired to the Sport SX. I used this implementation to wire a Sport HS and a Horizon HX...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-10-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,417
Posted By Isaac
RE: Primary/Only Alternator on the Vacuum Pad

The Monkworkz MZ-30L has been working great as a primary/only alternator source for me. It's more compact size wise than the equivalent B&C backup alternator and the controller is mounted firewall...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-01-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By Isaac
RE: Hooking up multiple devices on same power pin

Instead of a resistor, how about using something like this inline fuse in series with the 22ga power wire to the ACK E-04 406 MHZ ELT. Use a 1 amp (or 0.5 amp) fuse to protect the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By Isaac
No. You need an oil pressure switch. Something...

No. You need an oil pressure switch. Something like this

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/hobbsswitch.php?clickkey=3855

12V to the Hobbs meter is switched thru the pressure switch...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 618
Posted By Isaac
Monkworkz

My Planepower 60amp alternator recently failed at 430 hours on the Hobbs. It had been telling me for a while that something wasn't right as its regulated output was slowly decreasing. I had decided...
Forum: GPS 10-15-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By Isaac
GRT S200 Internal GPS

This is from the Sx 200 Installation Manual (page 22)

5-5: Internal GPS Settings
The internal GPS provides serial data at 9600 baud in the NMEA0183B format. The output from this GPS is wired to pin...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,309
Posted By Isaac
RE: Alternator circuit protection

https://bandc.com/product/anl-current-limiters-35a-through-130a/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-29-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,446
Posted By Isaac
RE: Spark Plugs

+ one on the REM37BY
Forum: ADS-B 08-25-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,949
Posted By Isaac
Ads-b where required

https://www.aopa.org/go-fly/aircraft-and-ownership/ads-b

This AOPA link should tell you what you need to know on airspace reqmnts.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-24-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,479
Posted By Isaac
This may or may not apply to the newer GRT...

This may or may not apply to the newer GRT Horizon Ex EFIS using the external ARINC module, but while the older GRT Sport HS EFIS could support two GPS inputs, it could only support one external...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-23-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,479
Posted By Isaac
RE: GRT to Tru-Trak

Issac,
EFIS/ARINC power are wired together so that when I turn on the EFIS system switch both the EFIS and ARINC are energized at the same time.

Ans: If neither the EFIS or the ARINC module have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-22-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,479
Posted By Isaac
RE:Tru-Trak GPSS

Bob,

I currently have a GRT Hx with its ARINC Tx output connected directly to a Tru-Trak AP. I did not install the GRT suggested DPDT switch to allow selecting the Tru-Trak ARINC source to be either...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-22-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,479
Posted By Isaac
RE: GRT Product Support

This may or may not have any bearing on your difficulties with the GRT EX and the external ARINC module but is still something to consider for your installation and for anyone using the external GRT...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By Isaac
Right Angle Nut Plate NAS1033

Genuine Aircraft Hardware

https://www.gen-aircraft-hardware.com/images/pdf/nutplates.pdf
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-19-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By Isaac
RE:Gretz Trim Mod

The attached doc is what I got a long time back on the Gretz elect trim servo install. Don't know what happened to the first page. I was able to get a used kit that included the cable and a few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,852
Posted By Isaac
RE: AZDOT aircraft registration

Thanks Robert for the heads up. I checked on my aircraft yesterday and it shows that I didn't pay last years fee which isn't correct because AZDOT sent me the registration sticker for my aircraft. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,505
Posted By Isaac
For moving aircraft when your near your home...

For moving aircraft when your near your home hanger one of these works nicely.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/taildragger.php


If you need something you can carry in the baggage...
Forum: Safety 02-04-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,092
Posted By Isaac
RE: Crotch Strap - RV6

I tried using the RV7 seat belt attach hardware kit for the crotch strap but it didn't fit the RV6. So....

I used this method for my RV6. If you look closely you can see that it is two bracket...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,118
Posted By Isaac
RE: GRT EFIS Flight plan

You have pretty much have figured out the answer to your question.

The GRT EFIS can support two GPS inputs. In the SETUP menu (ref Section 8.7 in the Sport User Manual) you must select (assign) for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-22-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By Isaac
GRT Sport EX w Bluetooth Android App

The installation manual (Section 2-5) for the Sport EX specifies that the Bluetooth interface to the Android App is one of several options that can be purchased either on initial buy or at a later...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By Isaac
RE: GRT database

All the waypoints, fixes and airports you listed in your post are in the GRT free downloadable data base.

If you have an Android phone, download and install the GRT app and build flight plans and...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-12-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,201
Posted By Isaac
RE; GRT EIS Hall Effect Current Sensor

Scott,

From your picture and description of the installation it appears you are trying to measure the amp output from the alternator.

Take a closer look at the GRT "Hall Effect Current Sensor"...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,339
Posted By Isaac
From your wiring diagram, pin 5 is only being...

From your wiring diagram, pin 5 is only being used to provide charging current for the TCW internal batteries. Having a pull able circuit breaker would be a good idea, that way you could positively...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,339
Posted By Isaac
Controls internal circuitry that disconnects the...

Controls internal circuitry that disconnects the TCW backup battery outputs from the connected equipment. Enable the BU battery before you start the engine. Disable before you walk away from the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-28-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,312
Posted By Isaac
RE:GRT Tach setup

I have same tach sensor with the GRT EIS 4000. I initially tried using the 4.8V excitation but it didn’t work. Switched to the 12V excitation per GRT tech support recommendation and that worked for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-28-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
Posted By Isaac
Pull up resistors in GRT wiring diagram

The resistors connected to +12v are what are typically called pull up resistors. The Garmin 430 pins are discrete logic “outputs” that are either open circuit or pulled to “ground” by the Garmin 430....
Forum: Propellers 05-13-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,354
Posted By Isaac
RE: Airmaster Propeller

Actually, the website list two propellers for the O-320. A three blade 68" diameter and three blade 72" diameter. Not easy to find on their website using their standard product search options. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,277
Posted By Isaac
RE: Slick harness concert to autoplugs

G3i has a do it yourself option and I think they will do it for you but at more expense.

http://g3ignition.com/magmod.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,277
Posted By Isaac
RE: Shorter spark plug

The UREM37BY?s are about 1/2" shorter that the UREM38E. I installed Tempest UREM37BY's in my RV6 with O-360 A1A engine to get better clearance between the plug and the baffles. It was hard to get a...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-21-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By Isaac
RE: Programming the GRT EIS

I don't think you can actually delete a page but you can individually disable pages so they don't display when pressing the "Next" and "Previous" buttons. In the configuration settings at the very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By Isaac
Re: Convert CS to FP

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=86565&highlight=Convert+fixed+pitch
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-04-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,137
Posted By Isaac
I have the 4 amp TCW power stabilizer installed....

I have the 4 amp TCW power stabilizer installed. $265.0 at Aircraft Spruce. Keeps two Hx displays and a dual ADAHRS powered up during engine starts.

I originally had a TCW backup lithium battery...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,137
Posted By Isaac
GRT HX Boot

If you don't have a backup battery (or something like the TCW power stabilizer) connected to one of the GRT's backup power inputs for keeping the GRT powered when you start the engine then you should...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-15-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,388
Posted By Isaac
Ross, How is cranking retard accomplished with...

Ross,
How is cranking retard accomplished with the CPI? Is it via the RPM timing/advance table set up, i.e. put a negative value in for 500 RPM?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-23-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,388
Posted By Isaac
RE: CPI 2

I am considering installing the CPI2 EI in my RV6. I have an existing 2.25 round instrument with extra space around it that I could use for the CPI2 display. It would require relocating the existing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,799
Posted By Isaac
Fly Q problems

Every since I upgraded to version 4, I have been having problems with FlyQ locking up. The only way to recover is completely close the Fly Q app on the IPad. Just exiting FlyQ via the home button...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,925
Posted By Isaac
Firewall mounted oil cooler.

RV14 drawing 49 shows the firewall mounted oil cooler and attaching hardware.

The link below should get you to the download site at Vans aircraft.com for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,706
Posted By Isaac
SureFly Tach

Before you remove the resistor, check the Sure Fly faqs on their website. The tach output is not a typical EIS output. The description of the signal is like that of a typical mag. The bias voltage on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,038
Posted By Isaac
AFR

See ?Kitplanes March 2019?. Article on how to add AFR to your airplane. It?s definitely doable with today?s sensors.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,618
Posted By Isaac
912iS with 915is Performance

Very doable, Edge Performance in Norway has the solution you are looking for.
Upgrading the 912iS to equivalent performance of a 915iS would probably be much simpler than converting the entire...
Forum: ADS-B 05-30-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,418
Posted By Isaac
Trig xpndr sw update

Looks like it has to be done by authorized Trig support shop.

https://www.trig-avionics.com/support/trig-product-software/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,769
Posted By Isaac
Yes, that was what I though would be a good...

Yes, that was what I though would be a good solution. I think the Adaptive AHRS is 2 3/4 inches high and your existing shelf looks to be high enough so you should not have a problem clearing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,769
Posted By Isaac
Re: Difficult AHRS mounting location

From the picture you posted, the shelf that the AHRS is mounted on is removable. I see nut plates on the aft end of the shelf so if the forward end is the same and has nut plates also, your job won?t...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By Isaac
Click Bond www.clickbond.com

Click Bond

www.clickbond.com
Forum: ADS-B 03-28-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,337
Posted By Isaac
RE: recycling a GTX 345

Woops, I missed the R in the model description. You are right, CB would be the only recourse to turn off a remote mounted unit.
Forum: ADS-B 03-26-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,337
Posted By Isaac
RE: recycling a GTX 345

+1 for what Bob recommended. The front panel power control buttons can be used if for some reason you need to turn the unit OFF or ON.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,327
Posted By Isaac
RE $3500 N number

A short n-number is like a vanity license plate for your automobile. The MVD in my state will let you pay extra for a vanity plate but the money goes into the MVD's budget.

I have lost two short...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By Isaac
In the 'Graphical Engine Display" settings menu,...

In the 'Graphical Engine Display" settings menu, there is a selection for "Prompt for Fuel Added" selection that can be set to Yes or No.
Forum: Autopilots 03-20-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,195
Posted By Isaac
RE; Autopilot Suggestions

I have GRT Hx and the TruTrak 385 in my RV6. What you are describing about when the TruTrak AP transitions from its internal vertical speed mode (SVS) to GPVS mode and uses the ARINC 429 data from...
Forum: ADS-B 03-06-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,771
Posted By Isaac
RE: UAT vs Transponder Class

FAA Advisory Circular AC 20-165 rev B, which provides guidance for airworthiness approval of ADS-B specifies:

"For the UAT link, 16 watts minimum transmit power at the antenna is required."

A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,264
Posted By Isaac
RE: GRT Hx With Dual ADSB receiver

Not sure if this will help but the GRT website has a document that describes connecting a Dual XGPS170 via USB to the EFIS display unit. The Dual XGPS190 appears to be very similar to the XGPS170. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,361
Posted By Isaac
GRT AOS

For a Horizon Hx you'll need an Adaptive ADAHRS with an AOA input and a AOA/Pitot probe (pitot port straight out the front and an AOA port below it, generally offset by 45 degrees). I think the...
Forum: Tools 01-22-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,638
Posted By Isaac
Die Grinder - Circle Cutter

https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Arc-360-Hole-Cutter-p/3007.htm
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-27-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,874
Posted By Isaac
GRT Remote control of COM/XPNDR

What RV-14E said. I have GRT Hx connected to an SL-30 and use the EFIS to push frequencies over to the SL-30 almost exclusively. Very nice to be able to access the database in the EFIS for all the...
Forum: ADS-B 07-06-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,005
Posted By Isaac
RE: Sport SX - ADSB

On the earlier Sport HS units only serial port 4 was a high speed port (could be set to 115K baud) and this may be why the GRT instructions recommend using serial port 4. All of the Sport SX serial...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-12-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,116
Posted By Isaac
RE: GRT Support

There is an old forum in Yahoo Groups:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GRT_EFIS/info

It doesn't see much activity, but there is a place in the group where files etc. can be stored. As forums...
Forum: Engine Monitors 03-20-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,547
Posted By Isaac
GRT EIS

The page #'s are shown in the manual in figure 1a. In revison L of the maual (downloadable from the GRT website) its page 37.

It makes sense to disable (hide) pages you don't intend to use or have...
Forum: COMM 03-16-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,404
Posted By Isaac
RE: KY97 no sidetone

I recently helped a friend resolve a "no sidetone" problem with a KY97. Radio would xmt and rcv fine but no sidetone present in the headphones.

What we found after digging into the wiring, was the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,672
Posted By Isaac
RE: GRT Fuel Levels

According to the HS Sport Sx/Ex manual, the Ex version has 4 analog inputs that can be used to measure voltage inputs (like the Hx and Hxr) and fuel level is mentioned as a possible use for them. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,672
Posted By Isaac
GRT EIS Fuel Senders

GRT has a document that can be downloaded from their website that explains/details how to connect and calibrate resistive fuel senders with the EIS. It is located in the "EIS Engine Monitor" area in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,431
Posted By Isaac
RE: Wiring GRT

What Moosepileit said about brownout of the EIS. My GRT EIS is only connected to the main 14V bus via a ckt breaker and it stays powered up during engine start. Actually it's nice feature of the GRT...
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