My Trio EZ auto pilot November 2013.
The EZ is a single axis auto pilot that can follow a GPS multi waypoint route or a compass heading.
Two types of display the LCD or OLED I think the LCD will be better in the Sonex with lots of sunlight.
The panel layout , it all fits very nicely.
The new servo lever arm, these dimensions give the servo 4.02" of travel so if it ever tries to go to the limit the joy stick will hit it,s
limit first and the
servo clutch will slip. With the auto pilot off if ever the pilot gets to the joy stick limit the servo arm will not hit it,s limit.
The wiring and the display programmed for Jaspers Brush (Near Nowra). Bearing 136 deg ,track error 0.01,Track 068 deg. I think I am walking in the wrong direction.
There is one problem ,I ordered an LCD display and I recieved an OLED display. I just have to send it to the agent in Adelade and he will change it for me. It does work
suprising well in sunlight but I would prefer the LCD display in these conditions.
Measuring the joy stick travel , close enough to 4 inches.
The Gold standard servo , definitely a work of art. Second shot finally mounted after much procrastination. I had it mounted several inches forward initially and totally forgot that
there is an aileron push rod that needs to go out that big hole.
The reason for the wider angle at the rear is the existing holes in the floor. The 1" angle fell exactly between two holes and I did not want to drill any more,
so some 2" angle solved
the problem. The mount is very solid and should not move during operation.
Getting it to move between it,s limits with the joystick at IT,s limits was the challenge.The control head has to be modified for the Sonex sloping panel.
The servo connects to the control head via a D25 connector which also has the power and GPS information coming in.
I am using my trusty Garmin GPS Map 60 with the external
plug and cable.
New GPS connected and most of the wiring tucked up out of sight, we are almost there.
GPS upgrade, I managed to find a used Pilot III on ebay, it works the same as the GPS 60
with the same plug but sits better on the panel IMHO.
It says no GPS because it is in a shed and cannot see any satelites.