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    Default Dynon D180 Settings refined.

    We have spent time refining the Dynon D180 settings to improve the EFIS experience. I would like to share those results with all those whom may be interested.

    Before uploading software changes, record hobbs time, tach time, fuel flow K-Factor, and note if extended range tanks are installed.

    For those familiar with accessing and updating the D180 with a PC and Dynon software, you may contact Jeff.Glab@CubCrafters.com to get an up-to-date file that you can upload with all the following settings. The latest Dynon software can be obtained from dynonavionics.com. Special OEM functions option must be enabled to upload settings.

    WARNING

    LOSS OF POWER DURING UPLOAD USING A COMPUTER MAY REQUIRE DYNON SERVICE TO RETURN UNIT TO OPERATION. CONSIDER USING CHARGER ON AIRCRAFT BATTERY AND LAPTOPS ARE PLUGGED IN.



    The rest of this is directed towards those wanting to enter settings manually. A more detailed manual may be available from Jeff Glab at CubCrafters.com.

    Dynon buttons for reference:
    D180-face-buttons.jpg

    To set the settings manually, with the D180 powered on and the main screen shown as in the above picture acknowledge all alarms then press button 5, then press MORE, then SETUP, then press GLOBAL. Follow the next table and verify / setup EMS global settings using "DOWN, UP, and SEL" buttons. Standard settings are shown with Metric settings in parenthesis. Metric settings are set like Standard when not shown.

    Menu Name Category Cont O-200 Stand (Metric)
    Selectable Text / Action
    CC340 Stand (Metric)
    Selectable Text / Action
    Global
    Pilot Setup
    Units Man Press Inches HG Inches HG
    Pressure PSI PSI
    Volume Gallons (Liter) Gallons (Liter)
    Temperature FARNHT FARNHT
    Distance Stat Miles (Naut Mls) Stat Miles (Naut Mls)
    Speed Miles / Hr (Knots) Miles / Hr (Knots)
    Altitude Feet Feet
    OAT Temp Farnht (Celcus) Farnht (Celcus)
    Baro Inches HG (Millibar) Inches HG (Millibar)
    Alarm Config PWR on Alarms Off Off
    LGT after ACK Solid Solid
    Data Log Config Recording On On
    Interval 10 sec 10 sec
    Record At Boot Yes Yes
    Screen Setup
    Info Item Config Item 1 Volts Volts
    Item 2 Amps Amps
    Item 3 Volts Volts
    Item 4 OAT OAT
    Item 5 Flt Tmrs Flt Tmrs
    Item 6 Amps Amps
    Item 7 Carb Temp Carb Temp
    Item 8 Fuel Tmrs Fuel Tmrs
    Rotation * EFIS | EMS EFIS | EMS
    EFIS | AUX EFIS | AUX
    1 EFIS | HSI EFIS | HSI
    EFIS | TIMES EFIS | TIMES
    1 EFIS | FUEL EFIS | FUEL
    Order EFIS | EMS EFIS | EMS
    EFIS | AUX EFIS | AUX
    1 EFIS | HSI EFIS | HSI
    EFIS | TIMES EFIS | TIMES
    1 EFIS | FUEL EFIS | FUEL
    Initial Setup Eng Type Lyc / Con Lyc / Con
    HP Rating 100 180
    # of CHT 4 4
    # of EGT 4 4
    Cyl Disp Split Split
    # of Fuel Tanks 2 2
    Set HOBBS time At factory = 0 2 At factory = 0 2
    Set Tach time At factory = 0 2 At factory = 0 2
    Local Data Port
    EFIS/EMS serial
    EFIS Serial INPUT AUTO AUTO
    BAUD RATE AUTO AUTO
    EMS Serial INPUT AUTO AUTO
    BAUD RATE AUTO AUTO

    1EFIS | FUEL and EFIS | HSI may be swapped on the Rotation list, this is corrected in the Order list.
    2Do not change HOBBS or Tach time for aircraft already in service.

    When finished with the above settings press BACK, then BACK again, then EXIT.

    To be continued...

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    Default Dynon D180 Settings refined.part2

    With the D180 powered on and the main screen showing, as in the above picture, acknowledge all alarms then press button 5, then press MORE, then SETUP, then SENSOR. Follow the next table and verify / setup EMS sensor settings.

    Menu Name Category Cont O-200 Stand (Metric)
    Selectable text/action
    CC340 Stand (Metric)
    Selectable text/action
    Tachometer Display On On
    Position Left Left
    Alarm OFF OFF
    Top Red 2780 2730
    Hi Red/Yel 2760 2710
    Hi Yel/Grn 2750 2700
    Lo Grn/Yel 500 500
    Lo Yel/Grn 500 500
    Bottom Grn 500 500
    Puls/Rev R 1.0 2
    Puls/Rev L 1.0 2
    Cruise RPM 2400 2400
    Manifold Pressure Display On On
    Position Right Right
    Alarm Off Off
    Top Red 30.0 30.0
    Hi Red/Yel 30.0 30.0
    Hi Yel/Grn 30.0 30.0
    Bottom Grn 0.0 0.0
    Sensor Type 1 1
    Oil Pressure Display On On
    Alarm Self-Clear Self-Clear
    Top Red 100 100
    Hi Red/Yel 99 99
    Hi Yel/Grn 60 85
    Lo Grn/Yel 30 40
    Lo Yel/Red 10 25
    Bottom Red 9 23
    Sensor Type 1 1
    Oil Temperature Display On On
    Alarm Self-Clear Self-Clear
    Top Red 245 250
    Hi Red/Yel 240 245
    Hi Yel/Grn 210 225
    Lo Grn/Yel 150 120
    Bottom Yel 80 80
    Sensor Type 1 1
    EGT pg 1 Display On On
    Alarm Self-Clear Self-Clear
    Top of Scale 1600 1600
    Hi Red/Yel 1600 1600
    Hi Yel/Grn 1500 1500
    Lo Grn/Yel 400 400
    Lo Yel/Red 300 300
    Bot of Scale 800 800
    Scale Sections 4 4
    EGT/SECT 200 200
    EGT pg 2 Detect Off Off
    Alarm Off Off
    Man Span 0 0
    When Leaning 0 0

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    Default Re: Dynon D180 Settings refined.part3

    CHT pg 1 Display On On
    Alarm Self-Clear Self-Clear
    Top of Scale 530 500
    Hi Red/Yel 525 450
    Hi Yel/Grn 420 420
    Lo Grn/Yel 200 200
    Lo Yel/Red 30 30
    Bot of Scale 200 200
    Scale Sections 4 4
    CHT/SECT 83 75
    CHT pg 2 DETECT OFF OFF
    ALARM OFF OFF
    MAX SPAN 0 0
    WHEN LEANING 0 0
    DETECT OFF OFF
    ALARM OFF OFF
    MAX /MIN 0 0
    Fuel Level Display Off Off
    Alarm Off Off
    Fuel Pressure Display Off Off
    Alarm Off Off
    Fuel Flow Display Dial Dial
    K-Value Specific to Aircraft -
    Verify recorded value
    Specific to Aircraft -
    Verify recorded value
    Alarm Self-Clear Self-Clear
    Top Red 12 (45.5) 20 (75.5)
    Hi Red/Grn 10 (38.0) 18 (68.0)
    Bottom Grn 0 0
    Voltage Alarm Self-Clear Self-Clear
    Top Red 16.0 16.0
    Hi Red/Yel 15.8 15.8
    Hi Yel/Grn 15.0 15.0
    Lo Grn/Yel 12.6 12.6
    Lo Yel/Red 10.8 10.8
    Bottom Red 10 10
    Displayed Info 1 Info 1
    Displayed Info 3 Info 3
    Current Type -60A to 60A -60A to 60A
    Alarm Self-Clear Self-Clear
    Top Red +31.0 +55.0
    Hi Red/Yel +30.0 +50.0
    Hi Yel/Grn +20.0 +30.0
    Lo Grn/Yel -10.0 -10.0
    Lo Yel/Red -14.0 -14.0
    Bottom Red -15.0 -15.0
    Sensor Type 1 1
    Displayed Info 2 Info 2
    Displayed Info 6 Info 6
    GP Input 1 Funct OAT OAT
    Top Yel 130 (54) 130 (54)
    Hi Yel/Grn 130 (54) 130 (54)
    Bottom Grn -50 (-46) -50 (-46)
    Sensor Type 1 1
    Displayed Info 4 Info 4
    GP Input 2 Funct CARB TEMP CARB TEMP
    Top Grn 100 100
    Hi Grn/Yel 70 70
    Lo Yel/Grn 30 30
    Bottom Grn 0 0
    Sensor Type 3 3
    Displayed Info 7 Info 7
    GP Input 3 Funct Unused Unused
    Contact 1 Display Off Off
    Alarm Off Off
    Contact 2 Display Off Off
    Alarm Off Off
    GP T-COUPLE Alarm Off Off
    HS34 settings ALL N/A N/A
    BACK
    MORE
    FUEL
    Tank 1 (LEFT) 0 0
    Tank 2 (RIGHT) 0 0
    FULL VALUE 24 (91.0) 3 24 (91.0) 3
    PRESET VALUE 12 (45.5) 4 12 (45.5) 4
    ADD THRESHOLD OFF OFF
    BACK
    BACK
    EXIT

    For Extended Range Tank option, FULL VALUE 3 = 40 (151.5) and PRESET VALUE 4 = 20 (76.0).

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    Default Re: Dynon D180 Settings refined.part4

    With the D180 powered on and the main screen showing, as in above picture, acknowledge all alarms then press button 2, then MORE, then SETUP. Follow the next table and verify / setup EFIS settings.

    Menu Name / Category Standard Version
    Selectable text/action
    Metric Version
    Selectable text/action
    PITCH Adjust in Flight 1 Adjust in Flight 1
    UNITS
    IAS Mile/H KNOTS
    ALT FEET FEET
    TEMP FARNHT CELCUS
    BARO In HG MBAR
    DIST STAT M NAUT M
    BACK
    CLUTTER
    ALTBAR On On
    ALTDIG On On
    IASBAR On On
    IASDIG On On
    HDG On On
    BALL On On
    TURNRT On On
    AOABAR Off Off
    CLOCK On On
    BARO On On
    ROLL 2 2
    GTRK Y Y
    WIND Y Y
    ASTRND On On
    VSI 2K 2K
    CDI N N
    CRS N N
    TRIM N N
    BACK
    IASCLR
    VS0 32 28
    VS1 40 35
    VFE 81 70
    VNO 101 88
    VNE 141 123
    BACK
    OAT N N
    BACK
    ALTENC Format = 4 Format = 4
    Res = 10 Ft Res = 10 Ft
    BACK
    MORE
    MAGINC +68.5 +68.5
    BACK
    BACK
    INFO
    LEFT
    OAT
    BACK
    RIGHT
    VMETER
    BACK
    BACK
    EXIT

    1 By default, PITCH is set to -18 to then be adjusted in flight so level cruise attitude is 0.


    With the D180 powered on and the main screen showing, as in the first picture, acknowledge all alarms then press button 2, then MORE, then SETUP, then CLOCK. Follow the next table and verify / setup EFIS settings.

    Zulu GMT GMT
    Local Local Time Local Time
    BACK
    MAGINT *See Website *See Website
    BACK
    BACK
    EXIT

    Notes: set Zulu time first then Local time. During daylight savings time, GMT is Yakima time plus 7 hours. During standard time GMT is Yakima time plus 8 hours. *See NOAA's website address: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomag-web/#igrfwmm and enter LAT and LONG, or lookup location by postal zip code to the right. After getting location, press calculate on bottom left. Enter Total Field (example 53,888.2 nT) to nearest 10s (for example 53890) into MAGINT from the results that pop up.

    If the aircraft is equipped with extended range tanks, adjust the fuel settings accordingly. With the D180 powered on and the main screen showing, as in above picture, acknowledge all alarms then press button 5, then press MORE, then FUEL. Follow the next table and verify / setup EMS sensor settings.

    FUEL
    Tank 1 (LEFT) 0
    Tank 2 (RIGHT) 0
    FULL VALUE 40 (151.5)
    PRESET VALUE 20 (76.0)
    ADD THRESHOLD OFF
    BACK
    BACK
    EXIT

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    Default Re: Dynon D180 Settings refined.

    Quote Originally Posted by dayoung107 View Post
    We have spent time refining the Dynon D180 settings to improve the EFIS experience.
    I have another enhancement idea for the D-180. Flying a pusher (VariViggen) I need a fire alarm in the back. So I bught an UV indicator which sends out pulses for a buzzer when fire is detected in the engine compartment. This I want to have annunciated and buzzed through the D-180. How would you do that?

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    Default Re: Dynon D180 Settings refined.

    Quote Originally Posted by Carl_Lundstrom View Post
    I have another enhancement idea for the D-180. Flying a pusher (VariViggen) I need a fire alarm in the back. So I bught an UV indicator which sends out pulses for a buzzer when fire is detected in the engine compartment. This I want to have annunciated and buzzed through the D-180. How would you do that?
    It's probably best to find out what signal the fire detector outputs (voltage, current, pulsed or steady) and contact Dynon directly to see which input would best service that signal.

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