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Old 03-08-2013, 07:56 PM
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Good troubleshooting Brian. We actually just added a config mode status indication last week to show the health of the GSU 73 config module, to help identify this very situation. You can look for it in the next software update later this spring.

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Old 03-08-2013, 07:58 PM
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Good troubleshooting Brian. We actually just added a config mode status indication last week to show the health of the GSU 73 config module, to help identify this very situation. You can look for it in the next software update later this spring.

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That is awesome Matt! I was going to put in a vote for such a status indication for the GSU config module. The one for the PFD seems to work well!

You read my mind before I even thought about it
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:35 PM
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Talking 1st Test Flight Complete!

Completed the last action items required before flight today and then pulled it out and completed the 1st test flight this evening!

Best thing is....No Squawks!

Came home and popped the SD card into the computer and created this with little to no effort required:



Here is a crappy cell phone video that I made during today's short test flight. Best I could do on a test flight with limited equipment. I was more worried about flying the plane, looking outside for traffic and smelling for smoke



Some things to notice in the video....

Had full TIS-B coverage in my area. I started getting it at about 1800msl. Most of the traffic in the pattern at KMOR was showing up. Anything above traffic pattern was displaying. There was a ton of traffic around me today!

FIS-B was working well also.

Some things I noticed while flying....

Amazing system so far. A major leap fwd in technology for my airplane. I will need a few hours of OJT to get used to everything. It is a major departure from my old panel that I was very comfortable with.

I need to learn what all the buzzers and beepers are and were to look when one goes off.

The Trutrak GX Pilot worked flawlessly out of the gate with absolutely no adjustment whatsoever. Plug it in and turn it on and it works and works well. I am sort of amazed at the performance so far of this unit! I expected it to be better than what I was used to but this thing is off the chart!

The VP-X Pro and the G3X play nice together and the functionality is just awesome!

I started ripping the plane apart on 12-6-2012 so a few days over 3 months start to finish. Not bad since there are a few major holidays in there, I have a full time job and a family with a wife and three girls....Oh and it has been cold here in East TN!

More to come later with some better video!

Happy! Happy! Happy! this evening!
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:41 PM
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Very nice Brian! It really looks fantastic!
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Video! We need video! Lots!
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Thanks Jeff and will do Bill...hopefully much better video.
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Default Congratulations!!!

You're an inspiration! This thread will be in my bookmarks for a long time. Good stuff and I'm looking forward to the pireps
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:04 AM
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Congrats for getting it all fired up and airborne Brian. I've done enough panel projects to know that it takes longer than expected, but it is worth it. I think that you'll enjoy learning the G3X - we sure like it in the -3.

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Congrats Brian! Looks awesome...bet it feels great to be flying behind all that cool technology!! Been watching the progress, and it seems like 3 months is screamin' fast for all you did!

Have fun...and lots of panel envy here!

Cheers,
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:39 AM
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Thanks guys! Last night I slept like a brick. It was similar to the night after my first flight. All of the work coming to a critical point and then once the rush wears off, it is crash time!
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