Saturday March 17th, 2007|
More Main Bus Circuits; Trio Install
Well, I underestimated the number of circuits I needed. I also decided that I wanted to go ahead and purchase/install the Trio autopilot before the first flight -- I figure it'll be something I need to work out. Anyway...I needed more circuits so I went down to NAPA and purchased a 6-circuit fuse block (the only one my local store stocks) and installed it above the existing main bus 10-circuit block.
Then I cut a copper jumper to connect the two terminals together. This actually had an unintended benefit. The subpanel isn't flat -- it has a slight bend in it. Having these two blocks allows the bend to occur. Voila...6 more circuits.
After I wired up the Trio (minus the servo) I powered up the head. This is soooooooo cool. The start-up screen is customizable and the factory programs it with your information. This is field configurable, BTW in case you sell the unit and/or the airplane.
This is the bad news though...doesn't look like my GX-50 can drive it. Dad-gummit. I tried. I have a game plan in place though. I'm going to connect my laptop to the GX-50 and get a sample stream from it. Trio is telling me the GX-50 will drive their autopilot, but apparently it's missing something. If you check the older posts on my site you'll see where the Dynon could not show a full HSI from the GPS data being fed it. I think that stream is missing information. Once I get the data dump I'll be able to tell, then I can call Garmin and Trio and find out exactly what's going on.