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Old 02-22-2018, 05:45 AM
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I looked at the installation instructions but they do not mention how many positions you can set or how to set them. Does it just have a position sensor that you hook up to your EFIS and hold the flap switch down and release it where you want flaps to be at?
David, yes, you are correct. You hold the flap switch down until flaps reach the desired position and release. On the way up, just flip the switch up (locked position) and the motor stops when flaps are up.
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:06 AM
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David, yes, you are correct. You hold the flap switch down until flaps reach the desired position and release. On the way up, just flip the switch up (locked position) and the motor stops when flaps are up.
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:13 AM
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If you are using a VP-X, it will allow preset flap positions based on the input from the position sensor.
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:53 AM
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If you are using a VP-X, it will allow preset flap positions based on the input from the position sensor.
Exactly, which is one of the many things I love about my VPX. With my settings, I bump the switch down once to get half flaps (flaps 20). Bump it down a second time and I get flaps full (flaps 40). Bump the switch up once and they go flaps up. The switch in question is the toggle atop my Infinity stick grip: It?s spring loaded in both directions to return to center.
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Default Wii it work with the Garmin GAD-27?

Will it work with a standard momentary (up and down) toggle switch when using the Garmin GAD-27 to control flap position? The GAD-27 uses the Ray Allen POS to tell it what the position the flaps are in along with a momentary (both directions) toggle, so will this actuator talk to the GAD-27 the same way the Ray Allen POS does? If I?m not mistaken, you basically have an unlimited amount of positions that you can set with the GAD-27 if you want to.
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Will it work with a standard momentary (up and down) toggle switch when using the Garmin GAD-27 to control flap position? The GAD-27 uses the Ray Allen POS to tell it what the position the flaps are in along with a momentary (both directions) toggle, so will this actuator talk to the GAD-27 the same way the Ray Allen POS does? If I?m not mistaken, you basically have an unlimited amount of positions that you can set with the GAD-27 if you want to.
Yes, it will work fine with the GAD 27, you would have to use a MOM switch up and down, as you suggest.
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Vlad: Operational temperature: -25?C to 65?C (-13?F to 150?F)

That's good to know Pat. A sizable contingent of RVs are located above 45th parallel and I've seen some of them flying at -25C and lower. With cold soaked stock flap motor it takes forever to deploy that last notch. Of course there is a cockpit preheat solution but not for everyone and not for every flight. Monitor your customers in the North maybe get a motor lubricant for them down to -30C.

Just an observation using the factory installation for some insane amount of flight hours.
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Nope. Still a large empty space with a small circle with a horizontal line in it.
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That's good to know Pat. A sizable contingent of RVs are located above 45th parallel and I've seen some of them flying at -25C and lower. With cold soaked stock flap motor it takes forever to deploy that last notch. Of course there is a cockpit preheat solution but not for everyone and not for every flight. Monitor your customers in the North maybe get a motor lubricant for them down to -30C.

Just an observation using the factory installation for some insane amount of flight hours.
Thanks for that, Vlad! I spoke to one of the engineers at the company that makes these for us and he said that it would definitely slow down at the lower temperatures, even freeze up if too much below -25?C. There will be situations when you won't be able to use flaps due to extreme cold. If the grease freezes it could burn out the motor if an attempt is made to use flaps with the gearbox frozen. Or you could just move to Florida.
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