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Re: Ipad mini panel mount

Izzy
 

iPad panel mounts that are recessed i to the panel are problematic because of the rapid pace of technology updating. If you just do a RAM ball mount on the panel with a charging cable, then you can mount whatever you want to that ball mount. So of they come out with a better iPad, Or you smash the one you have three years from now and can’t get a replacement for that specific model, your not stuck having to recut the IP. 



Izzy


On Apr 27, 2020, at 15:11, gary hall <gary.chris@...> wrote:


With enough cash, there is always enough space!

Gary
KFXE
On April 27, 2020 at 8:40 AM Neil K <neil.kruiswyk@...> wrote:

Much will depend on how much space you have.  I got lucky.  Behind the iPad is my glove box.  I mounted a hard shell case directly to the glove box door and I can still open the glove box.

I found right angle Lightning charge cable on Amazon that works nicely.  I’ve had no issues with overheating with no external cooling fans.

Neil

C-GNEZ

 
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On Apr 26, 2020, at 9:00 PM, josrph berki < jskmberki@...> wrote:

Has anyone used the panel mount for the Ipad mini in their instrument panel?
Which one is the best choice taking into account securing (turbulence) cable management and cooling?
Space considerations.  Thanks for any input
 
Joe Berki Limo EZ
 


 


Re: Ipad mini panel mount

gary hall
 

With enough cash, there is always enough space!

Gary
KFXE

On April 27, 2020 at 8:40 AM Neil K <neil.kruiswyk@...> wrote:

Much will depend on how much space you have.  I got lucky.  Behind the iPad is my glove box.  I mounted a hard shell case directly to the glove box door and I can still open the glove box.

I found right angle Lightning charge cable on Amazon that works nicely.  I’ve had no issues with overheating with no external cooling fans.

Neil

C-GNEZ

 

On Apr 26, 2020, at 9:00 PM, josrph berki < jskmberki@...> wrote:

Has anyone used the panel mount for the Ipad mini in their instrument panel?
Which one is the best choice taking into account securing (turbulence) cable management and cooling?
Space considerations.  Thanks for any input
 
Joe Berki Limo EZ
 


 


Re: LED Landing light?

Del Schier
 

I had the plans incandescent light fail in my Cozy and I installed a pair of LEDs for $10 shipped on eBay. The pair are about 3000 LM and are available spot or flood. Before installing them I tested them for RF interference and they tested very good.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-Pods-LED-Work-Light-SPOT-Lights-For-Truck-Off-Road-Tractor-12V-24V-Single-Row/164033555664?epid=17037885253&hash=item2631296cd0:g:PaAAAOSwBsleHFEG

 

Attached are pictures of my install.

 

Del Schier

Cozy IV N197DL

Cannon Creek Airpark 15FL

 

 

 

From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ian Huss via groups.io
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2020 10:24 AM
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: [Canard Zone] LED Landing light?

 

About five years ago I promised my EZ a landing light for Christmas. Well, I've got some time on my hands now, does anyone have suggestions?

 

-I would prefer to minimize any composite work, so a bolt-on would be nice. 

 

-I can put one in the forward access hatch but I'm concerned that it won't give good depth perception, does that work?

 

- I'm pretty good with metal work & have a full welding & machine shop

 

Ion 

0-320 Long EZ 1615 hrs.

 

 


Re: LED Landing light?

Izzy
 

Sunspot LED is the same size as a typical certified one so it’s a direct replacement for the plans design light. 

Any light will be plenty. Landing without a landing light altogether is not that challenging or dangerous since runway lights typically light up plenty IMHO.

Taxi light? Open the canopy and hold a strong flashlight. 

Izzy


On Apr 27, 2020, at 10:24, Ian Huss via groups.io <lisnion@...> wrote:


About five years ago I promised my EZ a landing light for Christmas. Well, I've got some time on my hands now, does anyone have suggestions?

-I would prefer to minimize any composite work, so a bolt-on would be nice. 

-I can put one in the forward access hatch but I'm concerned that it won't give good depth perception, does that work?

- I'm pretty good with metal work & have a full welding & machine shop

Ion 
0-320 Long EZ 1615 hrs.



Re: 0320 10:1 running Rough

Jetguys@...
 

If you have a manual hand primer pump, make sure it is locked close


On Apr 26, 2020, at 3:02 PM, Phillip Camarda via groups.io <uh1cw2@...> wrote:


If the engine is running ROUGH it is not usually a vacuum leak at the carb seal. A vacuum leak tends add RPM to the engine and a slight leaning of fuel unless it is at one of the intake tube swedged tubes or the sump or gaskets.  Turn off each ignition system and see if the problem follows either the Magneto or the EI system. If it remains, you have at least eliminated the ignitions. This is a long shot, however, you may want to pull the oil screen or filter and look for cam particles. A warn lobe on a cam will cause this issue as well. If there is no lobe wear then I would do a compression check and verify that I have good compression and my valves are not sticking open or leaking. A compressed lifter body will also cause this issues. If the Ignition is good and the Cam is not warn and the compression is good with no valve leakage and the lifters are fully operational you need to take a closer look at the fuel flow delivery system. The carb could have a partially blocked idle jet. Sometimes when you get things overhauled mistakes can be made. Never discount the fact that the carburetor could have a partial blockage in the idle jet port or jet itself. Just have to ask this QUESTION: with your 10:1 pistons, you are running at least 100LL, not Auto-gas? 

P Camarda    


Re: LED Landing light?

Raymond Jimenez
 

I've been working on a landing/taxi light for my VariEze, I took some photos of testing it the other day:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/PftK5xT7sf2hTj1U9

The LEDs are several lengths of this stuff:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PWVD357 

Pros:
 - Extremely bright
 - No mechanisms required
 - Efficient, runs around 12W for that much light

Cons:
 - Light not focused, so lots of spillover and possibly blinding folks on the ground
 - Needs 24V (solved this one as I made a 12V to 24V converter)

Haven't flown it yet, but I'll let you know when I do. My plan is to seal & attach it to the front of the strut with some electronics-grade silicone (Momentive RTV5818) to allow it to flex, along with some clear wing tape for secondary retention.

Raymond Jimenez
N27GM 


On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 7:24 AM Ian Huss via groups.io <lisnion=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
About five years ago I promised my EZ a landing light for Christmas. Well, I've got some time on my hands now, does anyone have suggestions?

-I would prefer to minimize any composite work, so a bolt-on would be nice. 

-I can put one in the forward access hatch but I'm concerned that it won't give good depth perception, does that work?

- I'm pretty good with metal work & have a full welding & machine shop

Ion 
0-320 Long EZ 1615 hrs.



LED Landing light?

Ian Huss
 

About five years ago I promised my EZ a landing light for Christmas. Well, I've got some time on my hands now, does anyone have suggestions?

-I would prefer to minimize any composite work, so a bolt-on would be nice. 

-I can put one in the forward access hatch but I'm concerned that it won't give good depth perception, does that work?

- I'm pretty good with metal work & have a full welding & machine shop

Ion 
0-320 Long EZ 1615 hrs.



Re: Ipad mini panel mount

Ian Huss
 

Can you post a photo of your setup? I mounted my mini directly to the panel and , as you said, the characters are just a tad too small.

Ion
0-320 Long EZ 1615 hrs


Re: Ipad mini panel mount

Neil K
 

Much will depend on how much space you have.  I got lucky.  Behind the iPad is my glove box.  I mounted a hard shell case directly to the glove box door and I can still open the glove box.

I found right angle Lightning charge cable on Amazon that works nicely.  I’ve had no issues with overheating with no external cooling fans.

Neil

C-GNEZ

 

On Apr 26, 2020, at 9:00 PM, josrph berki <jskmberki@...> wrote:

Has anyone used the panel mount for the Ipad mini in their instrument panel?
Which one is the best choice taking into account securing (turbulence) cable management and cooling?
Space considerations.  Thanks for any input
 
Joe Berki Limo EZ
 


Re: Ipad mini panel mount

Mike Tooze
 

Hi Joe,
I didn't want to obscure or change anything of my existing instrument panel. (And absolutely not the idea of a loose iPad!)
Also the alphanumerics of the mini iPad are quite small so that, for me, it was better to mount it closer-to.

I mounted a RAM mount 'ball' onto the RAM iPad holder/mount (most extreme of the available two places). To this I fitted a ball-to-ball, 3" between centres, RAM arm.
I screwed a RAM 'ball' to the right top longeron, aft of the switch panel and almost level with my chest .

This gives me my mini iPad up close when I need it but leaves clear my total vision of my, unchanged, panel and total vision of my switch panel that sits up under the right hand longeron right above the stick.
A further point is that the articulated iPad can be swivelled away face to the fuselage wall for ingress/egress/parked without the iPad on obvious view.

I found that I didn't need a USB charger for shorter trips two to three hours but I have now mounted a twin USB charger/voltmeter in the pilot's seat back to the far right hand side clear of my back seat cushion (below my ignition switches). This requires only a short lead up to the iPad if needed.

Just what I did, OMV, I certainly didn't want my panel obscured or changed.

Mike Tooze O-235 Vari Eze G-EMMY

On Monday, 27 April 2020, 02:00:59 BST, josrph berki <jskmberki@...> wrote:


Has anyone used the panel mount for the Ipad mini in their instrument panel?

Which one is the best choice taking into account securing (turbulence) cable management and cooling?

Space considerations.  Thanks for any input

 

Joe Berki Limo EZ

 


Ipad mini panel mount

josrph berki
 

Has anyone used the panel mount for the Ipad mini in their instrument panel?

Which one is the best choice taking into account securing (turbulence) cable management and cooling?

Space considerations.  Thanks for any input

 

Joe Berki Limo EZ

 


Re: 0320 10:1 running Rough

DON JONES
 

Phil, what a well thought out and to the point reply EmojiEmoji

On Sunday, April 26, 2020, 04:02:42 PM EDT, Phillip Camarda via groups.io <uh1cw2@...> wrote:


If the engine is running ROUGH it is not usually a vacuum leak at the carb seal. A vacuum leak tends add RPM to the engine and a slight leaning of fuel unless it is at one of the intake tube swedged tubes or the sump or gaskets.  Turn off each ignition system and see if the problem follows either the Magneto or the EI system. If it remains, you have at least eliminated the ignitions. This is a long shot, however, you may want to pull the oil screen or filter and look for cam particles. A warn lobe on a cam will cause this issue as well. If there is no lobe wear then I would do a compression check and verify that I have good compression and my valves are not sticking open or leaking. A compressed lifter body will also cause this issues. If the Ignition is good and the Cam is not warn and the compression is good with no valve leakage and the lifters are fully operational you need to take a closer look at the fuel flow delivery system. The carb could have a partially blocked idle jet. Sometimes when you get things overhauled mistakes can be made. Never discount the fact that the carburetor could have a partial blockage in the idle jet port or jet itself. Just have to ask this QUESTION: with your 10:1 pistons, you are running at least 100LL, not Auto-gas? 

P Camarda    


0320 10:1 running Rough

Phillip Camarda
 

If the engine is running ROUGH it is not usually a vacuum leak at the carb seal. A vacuum leak tends add RPM to the engine and a slight leaning of fuel unless it is at one of the intake tube swedged tubes or the sump or gaskets.  Turn off each ignition system and see if the problem follows either the Magneto or the EI system. If it remains, you have at least eliminated the ignitions. This is a long shot, however, you may want to pull the oil screen or filter and look for cam particles. A warn lobe on a cam will cause this issue as well. If there is no lobe wear then I would do a compression check and verify that I have good compression and my valves are not sticking open or leaking. A compressed lifter body will also cause this issues. If the Ignition is good and the Cam is not warn and the compression is good with no valve leakage and the lifters are fully operational you need to take a closer look at the fuel flow delivery system. The carb could have a partially blocked idle jet. Sometimes when you get things overhauled mistakes can be made. Never discount the fact that the carburetor could have a partial blockage in the idle jet port or jet itself. Just have to ask this QUESTION: with your 10:1 pistons, you are running at least 100LL, not Auto-gas? 

P Camarda    


Re: Uavionix tailbeacon in VariEze - ECHO

Don B
 

The echo GPS antenna has a magnetic base, so t put a small steel plate buy my right shoulder where shoulder harness attaches.  Works great! 


On Mar 25, 2020, at 5:57 PM, Terry Schubert <jschuber@...> wrote:


You are of course right but it all seems to work and I get no red boxes on the tests. 
 
 
Terry Schubert


---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Phillip Johnson" <Cozy.cgple@...>
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] Uavionix tailbeacon in VariEze - ECHO
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 17:57:19 -0500

You need to be careful putting antennas in or around the spar box as there is a firewall and engine on the othe side.  The firewall is a ground plane and will shield signals coming from, or going, aft of the aircraft.

 

Phillip Johnson (From iPad)
Cozy MKIV RG Powered by Subaru IO-200 (SN 0030)

http://www.canardaviation.com/PhillipJohnson


On Mar 25, 2020, at 6:55 AM, Terry Schubert <jschuber@...> wrote:

 
I don't mean to hijack the topic, but antennas don't have to be placed outside of the aircraft.  My ECHO (both IN & OUT) installation is internal and out of the way.  The "hockey puck" GPS antenna is Velcroed in the outboard floor of the spar box .
 
Terry 

---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Steve" <josteve100@...>
To: "members@canardzone.groups.io" <members@canardzone.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] Uavionix tailbeacon in VariEze
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 18:24:05 -0400

Thanks for all the input.  I don’t hear anyone who has used the tail beacon.....yet.  I have the Echo in my Defiant which is a great package paired with the GRT GPS.  However it was a very difficult install particularly in getting the setup with my two EFIS screens.  The Vari Eze doesn’t have an EFIS so the install should be simpler I would think.  There is a good case for having both adsb out and in as you can hook up a phone or iPad to display the in data.  But the Echo requires another antenna. My transponder antenna is under the front seat.  Those of you who have installed the Echo, where did you install the antenna? Internal? external?  Has to be at least 3 ft from the transponder antenna.  

 

Steve


On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Don B via Groups.Io <donberlin475=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have had he Echo installed in my Longez for over 1.5 years with no problems!

 

On Mar 24, 2020, at 1:56 PM, Christian von Delius <alpineglobalprivate@...> wrote:

Thanks Don-
I don't want to hijack the thread, but I have determined that the Uavionix ECHO with
their GPS source is the best solution for me. I would be open to discussion of 
canard people who have any info to share on the Uavionix ECHO, good and bad.
If you want to answer in a separate thread that is fine.
I considered the TailBeacon, but sounds like the ECHO is more my choice.
-Christian 
--        www.BrilliantDesignOnline.com
Solidworks Design & CNC Plasma Cutting

         -a division of-
www.AlpineWorldwide.com
       "We build ideas.."

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 1:41 PM Don B via Groups.Io <donberlin475=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Why not install the Uavionix ECHO?  It’s Less expensive and provides both in and out! Gary Hertzler installed the ECHO in his Vari and can give yo the details.  

 

On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:34 AM, Steve <josteve100@...> wrote:

I recall someone said they had successfully installed a Uavionix tailbeacon in the nose of a VariEze but I can't find the post.  If you have experience with installing this adsb solution in your canard could you get back to me?  Thanks.
Steve
VariEze N118SJ

 

 

 

 

<ads b.pdf>


Re: Uavionix tailbeacon in VariEze - ECHO

Terry Schubert
 

You are of course right but it all seems to work and I get no red boxes on the tests. 
 
 
Terry Schubert


---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Phillip Johnson" <Cozy.cgple@...>
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] Uavionix tailbeacon in VariEze - ECHO
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 17:57:19 -0500

You need to be careful putting antennas in or around the spar box as there is a firewall and engine on the othe side.  The firewall is a ground plane and will shield signals coming from, or going, aft of the aircraft.

 

Phillip Johnson (From iPad)
Cozy MKIV RG Powered by Subaru IO-200 (SN 0030)

http://www.canardaviation.com/PhillipJohnson


On Mar 25, 2020, at 6:55 AM, Terry Schubert <jschuber@...> wrote:

 
I don't mean to hijack the topic, but antennas don't have to be placed outside of the aircraft.  My ECHO (both IN & OUT) installation is internal and out of the way.  The "hockey puck" GPS antenna is Velcroed in the outboard floor of the spar box .
 
Terry 

---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Steve" <josteve100@...>
To: "members@canardzone.groups.io" <members@canardzone.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] Uavionix tailbeacon in VariEze
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 18:24:05 -0400

Thanks for all the input.  I don’t hear anyone who has used the tail beacon.....yet.  I have the Echo in my Defiant which is a great package paired with the GRT GPS.  However it was a very difficult install particularly in getting the setup with my two EFIS screens.  The Vari Eze doesn’t have an EFIS so the install should be simpler I would think.  There is a good case for having both adsb out and in as you can hook up a phone or iPad to display the in data.  But the Echo requires another antenna. My transponder antenna is under the front seat.  Those of you who have installed the Echo, where did you install the antenna? Internal? external?  Has to be at least 3 ft from the transponder antenna.  

 

Steve


On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Don B via Groups.Io <donberlin475=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have had he Echo installed in my Longez for over 1.5 years with no problems!

 

On Mar 24, 2020, at 1:56 PM, Christian von Delius <alpineglobalprivate@...> wrote:

Thanks Don-
I don't want to hijack the thread, but I have determined that the Uavionix ECHO with
their GPS source is the best solution for me. I would be open to discussion of 
canard people who have any info to share on the Uavionix ECHO, good and bad.
If you want to answer in a separate thread that is fine.
I considered the TailBeacon, but sounds like the ECHO is more my choice.
-Christian 
--        www.BrilliantDesignOnline.com
Solidworks Design & CNC Plasma Cutting

         -a division of-
www.AlpineWorldwide.com
       "We build ideas.."

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 1:41 PM Don B via Groups.Io <donberlin475=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Why not install the Uavionix ECHO?  It’s Less expensive and provides both in and out! Gary Hertzler installed the ECHO in his Vari and can give yo the details.  

 

On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:34 AM, Steve <josteve100@...> wrote:

I recall someone said they had successfully installed a Uavionix tailbeacon in the nose of a VariEze but I can't find the post.  If you have experience with installing this adsb solution in your canard could you get back to me?  Thanks.
Steve
VariEze N118SJ

 

 

 

 

<ads b.pdf>


Re: Uavionix tailbeacon in VariEze - ECHO

Phillip Johnson
 

You need to be careful putting antennas in or around the spar box as there is a firewall and engine on the othe side.  The firewall is a ground plane and will shield signals coming from, or going, aft of the aircraft.

 

Phillip Johnson (From iPad)
Cozy MKIV RG Powered by Subaru IO-200 (SN 0030)

http://www.canardaviation.com/PhillipJohnson


On Mar 25, 2020, at 6:55 AM, Terry Schubert <jschuber@...> wrote:


 
I don't mean to hijack the topic, but antennas don't have to be placed outside of the aircraft.  My ECHO (both IN & OUT) installation is internal and out of the way.  The "hockey puck" GPS antenna is Velcroed in the outboard floor of the spar box .
 
Terry 

---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Steve" <josteve100@...>
To: "members@canardzone.groups.io" <members@canardzone.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] Uavionix tailbeacon in VariEze
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 18:24:05 -0400

Thanks for all the input.  I don’t hear anyone who has used the tail beacon.....yet.  I have the Echo in my Defiant which is a great package paired with the GRT GPS.  However it was a very difficult install particularly in getting the setup with my two EFIS screens.  The Vari Eze doesn’t have an EFIS so the install should be simpler I would think.  There is a good case for having both adsb out and in as you can hook up a phone or iPad to display the in data.  But the Echo requires another antenna. My transponder antenna is under the front seat.  Those of you who have installed the Echo, where did you install the antenna? Internal? external?  Has to be at least 3 ft from the transponder antenna.  

Steve


On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Don B via Groups.Io <donberlin475=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have had he Echo installed in my Longez for over 1.5 years with no problems!

 

On Mar 24, 2020, at 1:56 PM, Christian von Delius <alpineglobalprivate@...> wrote:

Thanks Don-
I don't want to hijack the thread, but I have determined that the Uavionix ECHO with
their GPS source is the best solution for me. I would be open to discussion of 
canard people who have any info to share on the Uavionix ECHO, good and bad.
If you want to answer in a separate thread that is fine.
I considered the TailBeacon, but sounds like the ECHO is more my choice.
-Christian 
--        www.BrilliantDesignOnline.com
Solidworks Design & CNC Plasma Cutting

         -a division of-
www.AlpineWorldwide.com
       "We build ideas.."

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 1:41 PM Don B via Groups.Io <donberlin475=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Why not install the Uavionix ECHO?  It’s Less expensive and provides both in and out! Gary Hertzler installed the ECHO in his Vari and can give yo the details.  

 

On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:34 AM, Steve <josteve100@...> wrote:

I recall someone said they had successfully installed a Uavionix tailbeacon in the nose of a VariEze but I can't find the post.  If you have experience with installing this adsb solution in your canard could you get back to me?  Thanks.
Steve
VariEze N118SJ

 

 

 

 

<ads b.pdf>


Re: Uavionix tailbeacon in VariEze - ECHO

Terry Schubert
 

 
I don't mean to hijack the topic, but antennas don't have to be placed outside of the aircraft.  My ECHO (both IN & OUT) installation is internal and out of the way.  The "hockey puck" GPS antenna is Velcroed in the outboard floor of the spar box .
 
Terry 


---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Steve" <josteve100@...>
To: "members@canardzone.groups.io" <members@canardzone.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] Uavionix tailbeacon in VariEze
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 18:24:05 -0400

Thanks for all the input.  I don’t hear anyone who has used the tail beacon.....yet.  I have the Echo in my Defiant which is a great package paired with the GRT GPS.  However it was a very difficult install particularly in getting the setup with my two EFIS screens.  The Vari Eze doesn’t have an EFIS so the install should be simpler I would think.  There is a good case for having both adsb out and in as you can hook up a phone or iPad to display the in data.  But the Echo requires another antenna. My transponder antenna is under the front seat.  Those of you who have installed the Echo, where did you install the antenna? Internal? external?  Has to be at least 3 ft from the transponder antenna.  

Steve


On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Don B via Groups.Io <donberlin475=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have had he Echo installed in my Longez for over 1.5 years with no problems!

 

On Mar 24, 2020, at 1:56 PM, Christian von Delius <alpineglobalprivate@...> wrote:

Thanks Don-
I don't want to hijack the thread, but I have determined that the Uavionix ECHO with
their GPS source is the best solution for me. I would be open to discussion of 
canard people who have any info to share on the Uavionix ECHO, good and bad.
If you want to answer in a separate thread that is fine.
I considered the TailBeacon, but sounds like the ECHO is more my choice.
-Christian 
--        www.BrilliantDesignOnline.com
Solidworks Design & CNC Plasma Cutting

         -a division of-
www.AlpineWorldwide.com
       "We build ideas.."

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 1:41 PM Don B via Groups.Io <donberlin475=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Why not install the Uavionix ECHO?  It’s Less expensive and provides both in and out! Gary Hertzler installed the ECHO in his Vari and can give yo the details.  

 

On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:34 AM, Steve <josteve100@...> wrote:

I recall someone said they had successfully installed a Uavionix tailbeacon in the nose of a VariEze but I can't find the post.  If you have experience with installing this adsb solution in your canard could you get back to me?  Thanks.
Steve
VariEze N118SJ

 

 

 

 


Re: Uavionix tailbeacon in VariEze

Jenatepilot
 

I’ve got the tail beacon in mine right next to my massive battery. Zero issues. Super ez install. 

On Mar 24, 2020, at 7:19 PM, Wm Kezele <wkez55@...> wrote:

I spoke with tech support at Uavionic, they didn’t recommend using the trail beacon on a long ez stating it needed to have access to sky and ground views. The recommended the use of the echoUAV, I installed it on my long, easy to do.


On Mar 24, 2020, at 1:26 PM, Bill Allen <billallensworld@...> wrote:


I haven’t installed a Tailbeacon in my VariEze yet, but I did instal one in my C337G. It was straightforward (especially after I sent a faulty one back) and they were as helpful as I could want.
The beacon can be turned off via their App, so if one wanted to instal it in the hellhole, or the nose, that would be possible.
Only the test flight results from the FAA would determine if your installation works sufficiently well.

Bill Allen
VE N2CR
LE N99BA
CZ4 G-BYLZ

On Tue, 24 Mar 2020 at 17:34, Steve <josteve100@...> wrote:
I recall someone said they had successfully installed a Uavionix tailbeacon in the nose of a VariEze but I can't find the post.  If you have experience with installing this adsb solution in your canard could you get back to me?  Thanks.
Steve
VariEze N118SJ

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Re: Uavionix tailbeacon in VariEze

aviationeyes
 

I purchased the uAvionix Echo from GRT and also purchased their Safefly 2020 GPS to mate with it. The advantage for buying the GRT GPS was that it was premounted to the Echo, prewired and provided an extra RS232C port for the future. At any rate, I installed it and it has worked perfectly in and out. (I'm currently using the wonderful iFly GPS App for in, but may switch to the free Airmate App.) I mounted the Echo unit on a sub panel I have in front of my main panel. The GPS antenna puck is curently on the left shoulder of my backrest. Because I wanted to get back to flying (to destroy my nosewheel fork) ASAP, I temporarily mounted the Echo stub antenna just in front of the rear passenger seat and used a 6 foot RG400 cable to connect it. Who needs a GIB, anyhow?

Upon first power up, while on the ground, I used the iphone App to set the transponder threshold until I could reliably get both the transponder code and the Baro Alt numbers. A PAPR was requested after the flight and it came back with zero errors. At some point when weather gets more comfortable for working on the plane, I will move the Echo stub antenna to under the belly at the NACA scoop which in my case is a formed aluminum (perfect groundplane) panel. Perfect location away from my regular transponder and DME antennas. However, this will require an 8 foot coax which will exceed the 1.5 Db loss, but a lower loss (than RG400) coax cable should remedy that.

I considered the more expensive Tailbeacon in the nose. I was worried that between the battery, the lead ballast, the nosewheel castings, and the aluminum adjustable brake setup that I have that there was too much stuff in the way to blanket the signals. So I went with the Echo.

--Jose




On Tue, Mar 24, 2020, at 5:24 PM, Steve wrote:
Thanks for all the input.  I don’t hear anyone who has used the tail beacon.....yet.  I have the Echo in my Defiant which is a great package paired with the GRT GPS.  However it was a very difficult install particularly in getting the setup with my two EFIS screens.  The Vari Eze doesn’t have an EFIS so the install should be simpler I would think.  There is a good case for having both adsb out and in as you can hook up a phone or iPad to display the in data.  But the Echo requires another antenna. My transponder antenna is under the front seat.  Those of you who have installed the Echo, where did you install the antenna? Internal? external?  Has to be at least 3 ft from the transponder antenna.  
Steve


On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Don B via Groups.Io <donberlin475=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have had he Echo installed in my Longez for over 1.5 years with no problems!



On Mar 24, 2020, at 1:56 PM, Christian von Delius <alpineglobalprivate@...> wrote:

Thanks Don-
I don't want to hijack the thread, but I have determined that the Uavionix ECHO with
their GPS source is the best solution for me. I would be open to discussion of 
canard people who have any info to share on the Uavionix ECHO, good and bad.
If you want to answer in a separate thread that is fine.
I considered the TailBeacon, but sounds like the ECHO is more my choice.
-Christian 
Solidworks Design & CNC Plasma Cutting

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On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 1:41 PM Don B via Groups.Io <donberlin475=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Why not install the Uavionix ECHO?  It’s Less expensive and provides both in and out! Gary Hertzler installed the ECHO in his Vari and can give yo the details.  



On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:34 AM, Steve <josteve100@...> wrote:
I recall someone said they had successfully installed a Uavionix tailbeacon in the nose of a VariEze but I can't find the post.  If you have experience with installing this adsb solution in your canard could you get back to me?  Thanks.
Steve
VariEze N118SJ






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Re: Uavionix tailbeacon in VariEze

Don B
 

I’m using the TED antennas with it sticking out about an inch.  Using an aluminum 10 to 12 inch disk ground plane.


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On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 4:27 PM, Steve <josteve100@...> wrote:

Don,
    Are both of your antennas completely internal or is the antenna extended through the skin?  I’ll assume each is attached to a ground plane?

Steve

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Don B via Groups.Io <donberlin475=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
My Cho is in my Longez.  Xponder ant under pilots thigh support and Echo antenna under the back seat thigh support.  I have had no problems!


On Mar 24, 2020, at 3:24 PM, Steve <josteve100@...> wrote:

Thanks for all the input.  I don’t hear anyone who has used the tail beacon.....yet.  I have the Echo in my Defiant which is a great package paired with the GRT GPS.  However it was a very difficult install particularly in getting the setup with my two EFIS screens.  The Vari Eze doesn’t have an EFIS so the install should be simpler I would think.  There is a good case for having both adsb out and in as you can hook up a phone or iPad to display the in data.  But the Echo requires another antenna. My transponder antenna is under the front seat.  Those of you who have installed the Echo, where did you install the antenna? Internal? external?  Has to be at least 3 ft from the transponder antenna.  
Steve


On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Don B via Groups.Io <donberlin475=yahoo.com@ groups.io> wrote:
I have had he Echo installed in my Longez for over 1.5 years with no problems!


On Mar 24, 2020, at 1:56 PM, Christian von Delius <alpineglobalprivate@... > wrote:


Thanks Don-
I don't want to hijack the thread, but I have determined that the Uavionix ECHO with
their GPS source is the best solution for me. I would be open to discussion of 
canard people who have any info to share on the Uavionix ECHO, good and bad.
If you want to answer in a separate thread that is fine.
I considered the TailBeacon, but sounds like the ECHO is more my choice.
-Christian 
--        www.BrilliantDesignOnline.com
Solidworks Design & CNC Plasma Cutting

         -a division of-
www.AlpineWorldwide.com
       "We build ideas.."


On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 1:41 PM Don B via Groups.Io <donberlin475=yahoo.com@groups .io> wrote:
Why not install the Uavionix ECHO?  It’s Less expensive and provides both in and out! Gary Hertzler installed the ECHO in his Vari and can give yo the details.  


On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:34 AM, Steve <josteve100@...> wrote:

I recall someone said they had successfully installed a Uavionix tailbeacon in the nose of a VariEze but I can't find the post.  If you have experience with installing this adsb solution in your canard could you get back to me?  Thanks.
Steve
VariEze N118SJ

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