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MajorTom

building my Savannah-S in germany

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Wow well done you :) I hope you don't mind but the more I look at that the more I want the same colour scheme

 

 

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Your rivet painting is something I have been keen to try so I can install my Zenith 4 stage flap kit. I will be interested to see how you go pulling those rivets without the paint chipping off as the rivet head deforms.

 

 

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I will be interested to see how you go pulling those rivets without the paint chipping off as the rivet head deforms.

I will let you know. But there are other ways. What about masking tape with holes the size of a rivet heat plus 1mm?

 

 

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had some time for some serious work...

 

- did the card holders, nice to have, because the cover the cables

 

- put the double steering togehter

 

- got the bird on ist wheels

 

- made holders for the MGL sensors and the LiFePo Batterie to go on the firewall

 

- found a nice place for the headset panel

 

Big problems caused the M8 x 120mm A2 bolts. They hade to be removed.

 

Also ordered TRIG Transponder and Com

 

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had some time for some serious work...- did the card holders, nice to have, because the cover the cables

 

- put the double steering togehter

 

- got the bird on ist wheels

 

- made holders for the MGL sensors and the LiFePo Batterie to go on the firewall

 

- found a nice place for the headset panel

 

Big problems caused the M8 x 120mm A2 bolts. They hade to be removed.

 

Also ordered TRIG Transponder and Com

Are the chart holders the ICP option or did you make them up yourself?

 

 

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Are the chart holders the ICP option or did you make them up yourself?

Its an ICP option , even i have them =)

 

 

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The bolts where of cheap making. Stainless steel can cold weld. Sorry bad english.

 

First, when I tried to remove one nut, it got heavier to move instead of leasier. So I changed them all. None of the nuts came of the natural way. Friend of mine had the same problems.

 

The card holders are lightweight.

 

 

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80% done...80% to go... I'm in the middle of it.

 

spend much time with the fuel lines... included some of Marks modifications

 

ordered the MCFarlane trottle thing

 

my friend put the ID on, he did a great job

 

made holders for the LiFePo battery, the MGL sensors and the transponder / Com

 

ordered tons of cables and connectors for thge TRIG and MGL stuff

 

started to put the carpet in

 

but most of the time is considaration (hope the meaning, gets over to you...bad english...sorry)

 

Some things not decided:

 

- I would rather have an engine start knob

 

- Why not put the MCFallane trottle a little lower at the panel? The original position seems quite high. Are you comfortable in you birds?

 

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Guten Tag Tom,

 

I'm currently visiting your lovely country and just came in for a hot chocolate after sledding with the kids. We thought we would give them a "weiss Weihnachts" this year, not much snow in Australia this time of year! (even in Tasmania).

 

I just looked up where Templin is, we're a bit far from you - down in Uffing am Staffelsee in Bavaria right now, then in a week we go up to Tarmstedt (between Bremen and Hamburg).

 

All the best with your project, wish I was as far along as you!

 

Frohe Weihnacht's!

 

Marty

 

 

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Grüß dich Marty,

 

interesting you did such a long flight to see some snow. I hope you and your family have a real good time.

 

Yes, Templin is far from your route. But if you change your mind, you and your family are very wellcome to visit us. We have enough space and it would be a plesure.

 

Thanks Mark. So you are o.k. with the position. After seeing some videos, I was just thinking the position seems uncompy high. so maybe switch the position of ignition key and trottle.

 

Any other hints gerarding ergonomics?

 

 

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Well I am 186cm tall so its not high for me :)

 

But I really have had no issue at all where it is. I like it as I use my finger to adjust the trim while my hand is on the throttle but on Mable that will be different as I have a Ray Allen joystick head with the trim buttons on it

 

 

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I changed out the idiot bulb in the fuel sump warning to a 10mm flashing LED it was easy to do I think I did post stuff on it in the blog. As far as other layout of parts nothing really extra. Maybe the ignition module switches I do have close to my choke knob which makes it easy to hold the choke open and I can reach with my fingers to get to the ignition switches. I start on 1 switch then flick the other on when it starts and when I shut down I also do 1 switch then the other. It allows me to test each module on start as I alternate which one I start on and when shutting down I also alternate as this can pick up a crook module as well and the engine stops much better.

 

 

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Grüß dich Marty,interesting you did such a long flight to see some snow. I hope you and your family have a real good time.

 

Yes, Templin is far from your route. But if you change your mind, you and your family are very wellcome to visit us. We have enough space and it would be a plesure.

Thanks Tom, very kind offer. However we won't get to your part of the country unfortunately.

 

Driving around the Garmisch-Partenkirchen area today and absolutely blown away by the scenery. We just don't have mountains (and snow) like that at home.

 

We didn't just come for the snow - my wife has a good friend in Tarmstedt who we'll be staying with for Christmas. I'd never been to the south of Germany though, so it's a treat for me.

 

You certainly do Christmas well here - the trees, the glühwein, the snow, the markets, the glühwein, the food, the shops, the glühwein, the atmosphere... and did I mention the glühwein? 026_cheers.gif.2a721e51b64009ae39ad1a09d8bf764e.gif

 

 

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Hey Savannah builders,

 

X-Mas is a great time for building.

 

I'm in the middle of wiring all that fancy electronic stuff together. This is a lot of fun but an absolut time-eater.

 

But all is going well. Even cutting my coustum panel-halfes with a tiny handsaw (intended for ply wood) worked out perfect.

 

What gives me headakes is the MGL RDAC. It has 1000 inputs for thermocouples but very few for Rotax sensors....

 

I ordered as suggested:

 

2 Xtreme EFIS,

 

SP-6 and -7

 

RDAC-XG

 

MGL-Shunt

 

UMA Fuel Pressure Sender, 0-7 psi (ROTAX) MGL Version

 

 

 

1. I would have liked to have a MAP Sensor, but there seems to be no way add an electronic sensor to my RDAC... ???

 

2. The Rotax CHT sensors are allready on the deliverded engine. Good, but why have they to attatch (and blockade) to AUX1 and AUX2

 

3. How to integrate Airbox Temp?

 

4. If I disable all CHT/EGT that I can not use, the EFIS display has a big blank area, while all the important engine information is cramped and interleaved.

 

 

 

That is just the toplist of my questions... Does anybody have a printout of how he did it?

 

 

 

 

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I didnt make a wiring diagram for mine...sorry it was pretty easy for me. You can have 4 cht and 4 egt with the Rdac. MAP that I am not sure of but they are just inputs on the RDAC . Maybe send MGL a email they are usually pretty good with answering stuff...especially on their web forum off the main MGL website

 

 

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Yes, thanks Mark. I have already visited the forum. It is full of valuable information, but for me kind of hard to find the right answers.

 

Have you used EGT / CHT?

 

If Yes with what sensors?

 

 

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I have 2 egt fitted they are K type thermocouples. I did it myself to the exhaust system. No CHT but I do use the water temp sensor that came with the engine and I use the oil temp sensor that came with the engine

 

 

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