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  1. We need a Jesse clone in the Garmin world. Alan ?
  2. I have been fighting a KAP 200 for a while now. It wasn't staying latched so I sent the computer first then the computer and mode controller to Bob Bramble. He couldn't find anything wrong so I purchased a schematic to help troubleshoot the system. I and the engineers here at work have studied the computer maintenance manual and it contains a wealth of operational details. I don't quite understand your sequence but would be willing to help in the troubleshooting process Paul
  3. I removed mine after grass reshaped them. They weren't that good of specimens before. . The topic has resurfaced on occasion here to replace with composite . What is the current thinking / availability on doing this on a mid body ? Paul KIKV '77J
  4. Any thoughts on the connector / brush block being movable ?
  5. The alternator that came with the factory reman engine installed a year ago went offline on the last flight. I assumed it was TU but it came back on , on the flight for annual but went back offline when I put the gear up. I put the gear back down right away but dumped some load and reset the field breaker and it stayed up the rest of the flight. I have the Zeftronics 15300 regulator that I assume didn't like field resistance or the bus overvoltage but I don't think there is an indicator of which condition knocks it off. We checked field voltage (10.6) and resistance (5 ohm) on the ground . Didn't turn the alternator through to see if there were any field current irregularities. Looked the wiring over and observed the "brush block" seemed to flex. Was going to clean master terminals per DMax but am not hopeful. A&P thinks its the regulator - I think its the alternator - probably neither ! My ammeter doesn't work - anyone know where it is and the fuses on a 1977 J ? Paul '77J KIKV
  6. Dave,

    I have been experiencing a similar autopilot issue on my KAP 200 ( No FD version of KFC 200) as you did a couple of years ago. I sent the controller to Bob Bramble but he didn't find any thing wrong with it . I was suspicious of the power supply as the latching is "weak" . Would you please share what your solution to your issue was ?


    Paul Reinke

  7. Does anyone have schematic of the latch circuit in the KC 295 ? There is mention of the switch plate maybe being the culprit as it maybe isn't kept captive by the plastic on back of the switch. It seems more abrupt when it unlatches so I think it is a break in the circuit.
  8. KAP 200 engaging has become unreliable. All the servos have been overhauled fairly recently . When it does engage it operates the roll and pitch servos but will sometimes disengage when Alt mode is selected. Disconnected the pitch servo and that seems to fix the latching problem. I will send the pitch servo off to Aerolab but would like to understand the latch circuit and disengage causes ( ie yoke trim switch ) What in the pitch servo could cause this ? Current draw ,trim switches , or short ? Garmin get going on the AP STC ! Paul '77J KIKV
  9. Sarasota now showing Q3 2018
  10. Garmin providing attitude info from the GAD box would be a home run imo. What is active traffic ? I have a Garmin 39R and Pilot - what kind of traffic is this considered ?
  11. Scott, My thinking is probably flawed but thought with KI 300 + G5 I would have 2 boxes with different manufacture /software for redundancy. The inability to share resources to the autopilot negates this some and having 4 boxes vs 2 on Aspen is a negative. I don't understand interface limitations enough on the two boxes and neither is a very good road map forward.
  12. IF the KI 300 does come out, Is there any better option than the G5 for a KI 525 replacement ?
  13. What about a J model ? See other Dynon thread.
  14. Does anyone have DXFs for J or K panels ? I wanted to do some placement experiments. I have the King AP and don't know which way to go but would still like to try a couple scenarios. Thanks,