Monday August 21st, 2006|
Received, Started Installing Dynon Units
Today I received my Dynon units, the D-10A and the EFIS-D10. No, I didn't want the bigger screens. If you use the search feature at the top left of this window you can search my previoius musings on my choice. Anyway...the holes I cut out for them worked out perfectly. The units are spaced very precisely. I had orchestra tonight so I actually didn't have a lot of time to work on the project, but I did manage to get the EMS power and ground connections wired (the EFIS is running off of the internal backup battery).
This shot is looking down behind the panel.. You can see the EMS on the right of the rib on the EFIS on the left. Both of these units are pretty amazing. Some of the other electronic engine monitoring systems out there have external 'brain' boxes that are the size of a brick. This thing is nice and compact and does just about everything that every other engine monitor on the market does for about half the price. It's really hard to argue with the value of this thing.
Here's another shot from the side.
And a shot of the panel as it exists today. Obviously the blue painters' tape labeling will get removed. :-)
Here you can see the EMS wiring harness running down the side of the fuselage. This thing is really huge...and it doesn't including the CHT and EGT leads (those are on another plug).
Speaking of which, here's the harness for the EGT and CHT probes.