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  1. I had to adjust that setting on mine. It was very easy and he told me that it’s very common. If it fails again I would not think twice about needing to adjust it. Just my opinion from what they told me.
  2. The echo calls for its own 3 amp breaker so I just put a breaker in line with the rest of the breakers coming off the master avionics. I had some extra amperage to play with since I switched my landing light to LED. So I wasn’t concerned with the extra breaker. But it is nice that it comes on with the rest of the avionics.
  3. Hard to tell. But pics of where mine is mounted.
  4. On the ctsw there is a grounding terminal behind the passenger side panel. It will just be one bolt, maybe two. That all of your grounds run too. As for the antenna ground plane. I found some really thin aluminum and actually had enough threads to get the antenna through the ground plane and the fuselage. Barely but it went on. My UAT box is mounted behind the panel and everything worked out great. I was worried about not being able to see the lights on it but UAvionix said that was pretty common. Also they were very helpful when I had questions on that side of things.
  5. On the ctsw there is a grounding terminal behind the passenger side panel. It will just be one bolt, maybe two. That all of your grounds run too. As for the antenna ground plane. I found some really thin aluminum and actually had enough threads to get the antenna through the ground plane and the fuselage. Barely but it went on. My UAT box is mounted behind the panel and everything worked out great. I was worried about not being able to see the lights on it but UAvionix said that was pretty common. Also they were very helpful when I had questions on that side of things.
  6. I don’t have a picture of it right now. I can try to get one. I had a little work I was planning to get done on the plane later this week. I think my antenna cable ended up being 3 or 4 ft. The gps cables only ended up being about 2 feet with it on the glare shield.
  7. My gps is mounted on the front of the glare shield inside the cockpit. Then I mounted the UAT unit just behind the panel on the pilot side. That made it so I was able to keep all of my wiring short since my ADSB antenna wasn’t far away and my circuit breaker and power supply was all right there. Haven’t had any problems from it. I talked with UAvionix and they are the ones that suggested those locations.
  8. I went ahead and got the echoUAT and skyfyx ext gps. I just finished the install and am very happy with it. I have a CTSW and was able to mount the antenna directly on center line of the fuselage and had enough threads to just use the supplied nut. Barely but there was enough. That was one worry. That I would have to make an adapter. I did the basic wireless setup. So I did not need to wire it into the transponder. I only had to hook up power and ground on both units and run one wire from the gps to the com input on the echo. It works great. I passed the performance test with 0 failures. I did fail a couple things the first test flight but I called UAvionix and they told me exactly what to do and it worked flawlessly. They probably have the best customer support of any company I have ever dealt with!! The unit don’t have AHRS. So I did give that up by getting rid of my sentry ADSB in, but it’s well worth it since I now have one less thing to take with me to the airport and one less thing to worry about charging up. Any questions feel free to ask. I’ll try to include a few pics. Sorry they aren’t very good. I also really like that now when I turn on my master switch the ADSB comes on with everything else and automatically connects to my iPad. Again. I just really like less things to mess with!! Lol
  9. Does anyone know how thick the fuselage is under the footwell storage in the CTSW? I’m getting ready to mount an antenna for the ADSB and it doesn’t allow for a very thick area so I’m trying to come up with a plan before I start drilling. Lol
  10. I had to go through mine really well. I sealed all the holes up top. sealed the holes from door pins. That was a huge leak and I had to adjust the little door that opens and closes to turn the heat on under the engine. it still isn’t great at night but I can go up during the day with temps in the low teens and feel good. it took a lot of sealing though. i would definitely check the door pin holes though. Mine were letting in a crazy amount air
  11. Does anyone that runs the EchoUAT also use the skyfyx-ext antenna? I just ordered that setup and was hoping someone had some pictures of how they set theirs up with making the lights visible and how the antennas are mounted. Thanks in advance!!
  12. It definitely made my door harder to shut. That’s why I only leave it on there in the winter. I found some pretty thin stuff on amazon. If you get it to work it helped mine quite a bit. Granted my door didn’t seal up great to begin with
  13. Not sure if it was mentioned but I was getting a lot of air coming where the door pin goes through the front. You could put your hand up there while in flight and feel air just rushing in by your feet. i ordered some 1 inch wide foam strips about a 1/4 thick about put a little piece over the hole and cut a slit for the door locking pin to slide through. It made the door a little harder to shut but I can reach down there now and not feel air coming in.
  14. I honestly didn’t even think about that. That’s a good idea. Would be easy enough to do.
  15. I did not do the paint myself. I had that done. I really have no clue what was used.
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