Get ADS-B they said, it will be cool!

Discussion in 'Avionics and Upgrades' started by Grum.Man, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. Grum.Man

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    oh the joys of working with an old overdone IFR panel. To make things worse we cut the wires from the old encoder to fish them out of the cooled web of wires only to learn they fed information back to the KLN90B GPS. The decision now is to try and retrace the wires and out the old encoder back in or go without it and see how the GPS reacts.

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    Damn... another day I'm happy that my panel redo included full wiring diagrams for everything. [Note to self - get them digitized]

    Which ADS-B did you go with? I'm looking very closely at uAvionics echoUAT.

    But to your question, I'd reconnect the encoder to GPS. Can't be THAT hard to do.
     
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    Grum.Man Pattern Altitude

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    GTX345. My old transponder was acting up so I needed a new one anyway.
     
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    You’ve got like ten pounds of stuff in a five pound bag behind that panel, Grumm. Haha. Wow.

    I hope our shop visit in December for our Garmin toys goes a little better than that.
     
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    The first and only
     
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    VERY cool!
    Too many amateur builds end up sitting. Nice to see this unique example in the hands of someone who cares for and flies it.
     
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    Where do you put your tablet? :rolleyes:
     
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    wow what a mess. Do you fly it right seat?

    I had a navworx and have an echo on order. Make sure you have the required spacing for the ads-b antenna.
     
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    SkyDog58 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Wow. That certainly is a mess. Must be a pain in the ass to troubleshoot any issues.
     
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    Sorry guys, I don't think that looks bad at all, there's a lot of equipment there, but the install looks like it was well done.
     
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    Didn't intend to imply the install was poorly done. I wouldn't want to have to delve into it though.
     
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    On my leg lol.
     
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    Yes flown right seat. With such a narrow gear it helps balance the plane and offset the torque of the engine.
     
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    haha, Bob has one in Fort Worth!
     
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    Is that what they call plug-and-play
    ?

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    Only until you want to change the tune...
     
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    I've seen much worse behind the panel. MUCH WORSE. Nice to see a Questar flying, always wanted one.
     
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    I took my airplane in for some ADSB stuff just before Thanksgiving. Haven't seen it since.