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Old 12-14-2012, 09:07 PM
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With the EIS mounted up underneath the front deck, are you planning on putting in an access hatch for getting to it??
No. It is not too difficult to get in there. Electric screw driver will do the trick. I am not painting the plane for a while so I am no worried about damaging paint.

I also have the capability to remove the EIS box and store it in the space between my feet (where the battery originally goes).

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Those look like fast on grounding tabs, but what about your buss bars? I agree with Paul, they look yellowish, almost look like aluminum which I don't believe would be quite as good conductor as copper and melts at about half the temp.
My bad. I am using this, made out of brass and the washers. http://www.bandc.biz/busbarstock.aspx

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I was there a couple of weeks ago and I want to say that the bus bar on the CBs are Brass.
Yes, thanks.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:57 PM
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Default Smoke check of EFIS

Major mile stone for me. I put power on the GRT screens and EIS. The smoke remained in the boxes. Will try to put power on the rest of my avionics this weekend. Fingers crossed.



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Old 01-17-2013, 07:01 AM
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Looks great Axel - and my, what interesting airspace you have there....
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:06 AM
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Nice

I like the bigger screens you have there, makes me want to upgrade mine.

From what I see of your shop, it is way too clean/organized.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:54 PM
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I like the bigger screens you have there, makes me want to upgrade mine.

From what I see of your shop, it is way too clean/organized.
Mike,
Those are the standard size screens. They may look bigger because the panel space available on the RV-4 is limited (compared to a 10). I had to extend the panel down 2 inches in order to fit both of the screens.


and yes the garage is clean/organized. Doing that puts me in the frame of mind that each project i work on (rivets, wire, etc) needs to be just as clean and organize. Works for me.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:47 PM
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Mike,
Those are the standard size screens. They may look bigger because the panel space available on the RV-4 is limited (compared to a 10). I had to extend the panel down 2 inches in order to fit both of the screens.
I think you have the newer HS/HX screens which are a half inch taller than my old WS series. I can not get the engine data in the lower block like yours is showing.

Whatever they are, you are going to enjoy flying behind them, that is for sure
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Looking good Axel. It won't be long now.

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Old 01-18-2013, 01:58 PM
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Looking good Axel. It won't be long now.

Regards,
Thanks Carlos. I am currently installing the GRT auto pilots.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:13 PM
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For the most part everything went well today. I put power on all my avionics . The smoke remained in all the boxes. However, my SL40 did not power up. I spent 45 minutes or so trouble shooting and no joy.

-Checked power and ground wires for continuity and no problems.
-Checked the power and ground pins and no problems.
-Checked to make sure I had 12V at the radio and no problems.
-Checked voltage with the circuit breaker in/out and no problems.

So I decided to swap my radio with the radio in the flying RV. Sure enough I found the problem. My bran new radio does not work (in the flying RV either). Moving on to the next project. At least I know why it does not work. Below are two pics; one with all the stuff ON and one with the stuff OFF.



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Last edited by AX-O : 02-27-2013 at 10:55 PM. Reason: Added trouble shooting steps and picture
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:07 AM
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Get it fixed at your local avionics shop for less than $200.00
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