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    the hard mount might be the issue

    the hard mount might be the issue
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    I was really just hoping for a general discussion...

    I was really just hoping for a general discussion about the reliability of this particular fuel flow transducer. My default plan is to remove it since it has never really given data that could be...
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    Red Cube failure?

    This is for an RV7 with a Lycoming IO360, Silverhawk fuel injector using AFS3500. A Red cube fuel flow transducer is mounted directly after, and attached to the fuel injector. It was working for...
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    ok....Shawn saves the day. "Disp" stand for...

    ok....Shawn saves the day. "Disp" stand for display... unnecessary abbreviations can be puzzle to decipher

    18.6/15 x 680 = 843

    thanks
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    Fuel Flow Calibration

    I need to adjust my K-factor. It is currently set at 680. This IO360 engine used 15.0 gallons in 1.76 hobbs hours. The fuel flow computer says it used 18.6 gallons. I would adjust the k-factor...
  6. Zero pitch setting and Ground Speed indication

    Im flying a RV7A with a 180 hp engine. AFS 3500, afs auto pilot and garmin 430

    Getting serious about instrument flying again and find flying an EFIS under the hood different than the archaic...
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    Just wondered if there was any prognosis on the...

    Just wondered if there was any prognosis on the returned rpm sensor?
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    1.Replaced the Oil sensor last summer, then threw...

    1.Replaced the Oil sensor last summer, then threw it out since new one was showing higher and normal numbers.

    2. A restrictor fitting for the fuel pressure sensor was mentioned in the manual,...
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    Three Sensor failures in less than 60 hours

    I have to report my dissatisfaction with AFS engine sensors. Three failures within the first 60 hours of a new RV. Oil Temperature, Fuel Pressure and Tachometer sensors.
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    I emailed a screen shot of both left and right AD...

    I emailed a screen shot of both left and right AD values as per Shawn's request to info@advanced-flight-systems.com. I calibrated the left tank as per this forum thread above ...
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    Today, (before seeing your post Shawn) I...

    Today, (before seeing your post Shawn) I calibrated the left tank from empty to full as I done several times before. The difference today is I manually set each value to zero before filling then...
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    Hi Rob. We spoke about this issue by phone maybe...

    Hi Rob. We spoke about this issue by phone maybe a week ago. You suggested to put a meter on the sensor float and check for Ohms to be between 40-240 as the arm moved. Also you raised the question...
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    Right you are. I had an older manual.

    Right you are. I had an older manual.
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    So the SD card must be installed at all times? ...

    So the SD card must be installed at all times? That solved it. I thought the files were loaded and saved on internal memory. I see runways and HITS. thanks. Always something simple.
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    Last I left off on this frustrating issue, I sent...

    Last I left off on this frustrating issue, I sent a pic of the tank calibration numbers and they were all the same on each side around 800 or 900. I've been playing around with this on and off for a...
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    Today flew 2 different ILS and same...

    Today flew 2 different ILS and same LOC......everything worked fine. Must have been user error the other day.
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    Is this a setting on the 3500, the 430 or a...

    Is this a setting on the 3500, the 430 or a wiring issue? Still need a pic of the "about" screen?
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    Thought I had this problem solved. At last post...

    Thought I had this problem solved. At last post I flew 2 practice VFR ILS and a LOC. The ILS approaches were text book on autopilot. Today I flew same ILS and LOC. The LOC on both were...
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    I will send a pic of the screen next time I get...

    I will send a pic of the screen next time I get to the hangar. Today I gathered this info:

    s/n 61368
    sw: s8.8.25-mv16 April 11,2014
    os: 842 January 13, 2011
    fs: 1.13
    ic: 4.1
    vp-x na...
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    KCAK KAKR. I just downloaded and installed both...

    KCAK KAKR. I just downloaded and installed both updated software for the 3500 and synthetics this spring. I will check for actual version numbers on the about screen on my next visit to the plane.
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    synthetic vision

    I have a 3500 s model with upgraded synthetic vision. I see lakes but no runway markings. Am I missing something?
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    Thanks Alan, I had ap switched to ARM too early...

    Thanks Alan, I had ap switched to ARM too early and was expecting the CRS needle to set automatically.
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    So when flying an ILS (or LOC), leave the 430 in...

    So when flying an ILS (or LOC), leave the 430 in the GPS mode and tune the course to be ready for the automatic switch to VLOC?
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    I checked the roll gain today and saw it was set...

    I checked the roll gain today and saw it was set to zero, so I increased it to .05 as recommended. Next I took the aircraft up and flew 2 LOC approaches. I can now fly the heading bug and it did...
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    AF autopilot not tracking localizers

    I have an AFS3500, AF autopilot, and Garmin 430w all wired together according to Steinair. I recently updated the software on the 3500. This is all installed in an RV7A with about 23 flight hours,...
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