Thursday, September 20, 2012

One Step Forward, One Step Back

I only had a brief amount of time to fiddle with the airplane today, but it was long enough to run through the calibration of the autopilot servos. I was curious as to why they weren't showing up in the list of attachments attached to the Skyview, nor were the autopilot menu items on the screen. A quick foray through the foreign land that is Dynon documentation answered the question: you have to configure/calibrate the servos. Fair enough, and really not all that from calibrating a joystick on a PC game.

Once that was done, I figured out how to make it actually pretend to fly the airplane.


 I was surprised at how noisy it is - it will be hard to nap while it's clunking its way around the sky. Never content to rest on my laurels, I decided to try setting the volumes on the collection of noise makers, but soon found that the pilot-side microphone wasn't working. I tested the wires and they were good, so I threw in the towel and headed home. A little research on the internet leads me to believe that I might have a grounding problem. That will be easy enough to test, but if it doesn't help I am at a complete loss as to what I should try next.

1 comment:

Torsten said...

How dod you determine the microphone problem? Did you press the pilot PTT and see if you can hear your voice on the intercom? Did you try to use the right seat PTT with your pilot side mike? Does it work correctly on the passenger side?

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