Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register
Dynon Avionics, Inc.
 
Welcome to the Dynon Avionics forum!

Note: This forum will be less actively monitored while we are at AirVenture Oshoksh 2017.
For technical support needs, please contact us at 425-402-0433 or support at dynonavionics dot com.
  HomeHelpSearchLoginRegister  
 
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
D100 -suddenly 'remote compass not detected' -why (Read 489 times)
Mar 5th, 2017 at 8:02am

FELX   Offline
Frequent Poster


Posts: 14
**
 
My system is the usual D100, D120 Autopilot etc.

After many hours of use with no problems I now get the 'remote compass not detected' message and no compass reading. For a while this was intermittent that is to say either the message would appear and then revert to normal or sometimes the opposite.

When the message appeared I eventually discovered that disconnecting the compass by removing the 9pin DIN and replacing it solved the problem. However this is now less effective and the problem seems virtually solid.

I have found now that when I remove/replace the connector it will clear the message, the compass band appears and moves but then the error message re-appears after about 1 or 2 seconds.

As the wiring etc. would not seem to be the problem do I have to assume that the compass itself is faulty? How can this be tested?

Thanks,
Terry


 
IP Logged
 
Reply #1 - Mar 6th, 2017 at 6:15pm

Dynon Avionics   Offline
Dynon Official
Dynon Technical Support

Posts: 12663
*****
 
So definitely check the wiring. Since it sounds like this was an intermittent issue that got worse, that's where we'd look first. Check both for pins that aren't fully seated in their connectors, as well as broken wires.

Beyond that, get in touch with our support staff at 425-402-0433 or support at dynonavionics dot com for further help with this one.
 

Please do not use Private Messaging on form to contact. For private support:
Email: support at dynonavionics dot com
Phone: 425-402-0433 (7am-5pm Pacific weekdays)
IP Logged
 
Reply #2 - Mar 7th, 2017 at 2:24pm

FELX   Offline
Frequent Poster


Posts: 14
**
 
Hi,
Thanks for the quick response.
I flew the aircraft today and on power switch-on the compass came up fine but died on me after about a minute. This was without the engine running so the amount of vibration etc was minimal. After that it wouldn't work apart from the odd effect described above where unplugging the 9 pin and re-connecting it caused the compass ribbon to move back and forth for about 1 or 2 seconds before dying.

I agree I probably have to look at the wiring 'though this is a tough job! Although I didn't  check today I think the system configuration menu item comes up with the right result.

Regards,
Terry
 
IP Logged
 
Reply #3 - Mar 7th, 2017 at 8:46pm

jakej   Offline
Expert
Australia

Gender: male
Posts: 1429
*****
 
Terry - I'd say the emphasis here is making sure the pins are properly seated, using a gentle wire pull test, into the dsub connectors Smiley
 
IP Logged
 
Reply #4 - Mar 13th, 2017 at 9:53am

FELX   Offline
Frequent Poster


Posts: 14
**
 
HI,
Thanks for the further response. I have done a very careful check of the wiring today and am pretty sure that it is OK. I have also remembered that 2 or 3 months ago the compass suddenly gave odd readings. I did a re-calibration and all was well until this problem arose.

I am beginning to feel that the compass is faulty - or at least I think I need to eliminate that possibility if it is not the case.

I am in the UK. Should I approach a UK dealer? The compass has been removed from the aircraft.

Comments on a next step would be helpful.

Regards,
Terry
 
IP Logged
 
Reply #5 - Mar 13th, 2017 at 6:12pm

Dynon Avionics   Offline
Dynon Official
Dynon Technical Support

Posts: 12663
*****
 
Our dealer in the UK - Mendelssohn Pilot Supplies , www.gps.co.uk - has technical support for our products. Or you can get in touch with our support team directly at 425-402-0433 or support at dynonavionics dot com.
 

Please do not use Private Messaging on form to contact. For private support:
Email: support at dynonavionics dot com
Phone: 425-402-0433 (7am-5pm Pacific weekdays)
IP Logged
 
Reply #6 - Mar 14th, 2017 at 2:21am

FELX   Offline
Frequent Poster


Posts: 14
**
 
Thank you,
Terry
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print