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by Bobturner
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Product Feature Requests
Topic: Holding Patterns
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Holding Patterns

I consider this (lack of holding pattern display) to be a relatively low-priority item. If you’re talking about holding, you’re talking about IFR. And virtually all the tso’d gps navigators newer than 30 years old or so show the hold or PT on their screen.
by Bobturner
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Sport WS/HS
Topic: Display Question
Replies: 7
Views: 555

Re: Display Question

Not sure about the Sport HS but the Horizon HS or Hx will show a flight director (FD). Access from the autopilot control page, even if there are no servos. All the guys taking the ATP test ‘cheat’ and use a FD to keep the needles exactly centered.
by Bobturner
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Sport WS/HS
Topic: Display Question
Replies: 7
Views: 555

Re: Display Question

Yes, it should show VLOC data. Some where in the setup menu there is a question that goes something like this,’switch efis mode when 430 is switched from gps to vloc’, or maybe it’s the other way around (I have a 420 so don’t have this problem). Make sure you have the correct setting. Alternatively,...
by Bobturner
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Horizon 10.1/Sport 10.1
Topic: TRIG TT22 GPS input
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: TRIG TT22 GPS input

Well, since you asked: I faced a similar decision except G420W instead of the 175. I decided to tap into the Garmin rather than buy a Safefly: one less box, one less antenna, saved $500. Getting into the Garmin connector’s backshell was no fun, but doable. Configuring the TT22 from the HX was easy.
by Bobturner
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Horizon 10.1/Sport 10.1
Topic: Horizon 10.1 install
Replies: 14
Views: 2088

Re: Horizon 10.1 install

They’re pretty much duplicates. The efis will flash red to alert you to an issue, pretty hard to miss, so I just hooked up the red warning light to the EIS. I also set different limits, e.g., efis flashes red the cht scale if it exceeds 420 F; EIS turns the red light on if CHT exceeds 430 F. So if t...
by Bobturner
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Horizon HX
Topic: secondary power input and auto startup/shutdown
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: secondary power input and auto startup/shutdown

As an old electronics guy, I would recommend not running avionics during engine start, unless you have backup power. Modern electronics are usually very tolerant of over-voltage events, but not necessarily under-voltage events.
by Bobturner
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Horizon HX
Topic: secondary power input and auto startup/shutdown
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: secondary power input and auto startup/shutdown

The Hx has multiple power inputs but they are all equal - no primary or secondary. So yes, they all need to be switched off to turn off the unit. OTOH if one power source fails, you don’t have to do anything to keep the second supply on. The Hx takes a couple of minutes to fully boot up. It’s import...
by Bobturner
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Horizon 10.1/Sport 10.1
Topic: Horizon 10.1 install
Replies: 14
Views: 2088

Re: Horizon 10.1 install

I’ll try to answer a bit. First, while most of the GRT equipment has RS232 hardware with in and out pairs, it doesn’t have to be that way. For example, I have an SL30 nav-com. It has an RS232-out port, and I use it to send nav data to my GRT Hx. The SL30 also has a RS232-in port, which I could use t...
by Bobturner
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Horizon 10.1/Sport 10.1
Topic: Horizon 10.1 install
Replies: 14
Views: 2088

Re: Horizon 10.1 install

Glad to see you made it onboard!
Make certain that when you wire up the Garmin gps that you include an extra shielded wire connected to a spare RS232 out port. You’ll need this to go to the TT22 for ADSB-out.
Bob
by Bobturner
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: EIS Programming
Topic: Attn: Jeff
Replies: 1
Views: 1781

Attn: Jeff

Another GRT user asked about programming his EIS, and I referred him here. But he couldn’t figure out how to get a log-in password - and neither can I! Any advice? Specifically, he couldn’t see what to enter in response to ‘I am not a robot’.