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Updating Your Dynon Skyview Classic, Touch, HDX, and SE

Ed Babovec

DYNON SKYVIEW DATABASE UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS Updating your SkyView databases may require one or more different files to be downloaded and installed. A Navigation Database, which is updated regularly as the data expires. An Obstacles Database, which is updated regularly as the data expires. High Resolution Terrain Database for your region of the world. This database is updated rarely (once ever since SkyView's 2009 release, in Sept 2014. North America high resolution terrain is pre-loaded. Customers outside this area must load the appropriate region to replace this if needed, and is normally required only once. Very Low Resolution Terrain Database. Typically...


How to use the Aero-Fueller & Aero-Tester

Ed Babovec

Aero-Fueller  The Pipistrel fuel tanks are unique in that they have baffles, and the inlet is reletively small, so fueling these aircraft can be difficult.  The Aero-Fueller helps to make fueling easier and with no overflow.  First, this product screws into the inlets and seals with an O ring.  Be sure not to over tightened because there is no stop on the threads, and the O ring will be destroyed.  First decide what fuel level you would like for "full".  I suggest 12 gallons in each tank to take into account expansion.  Drain your tanks fully, then pump exactly 12...


Starting the Rotax 912 UL(S) Engine(s)

Ed Babovec

One of the more difficult things to do regarding the Rotax engines is starting at different temperatures.  The key is to avoid flooding the carburetors with too much fuel.  To start a cold engine, Rotax engines have an enrichment valve, (commonly called a choke, although this is a misnomer), so as to add fuel for ease of starting.  Too much enrichment on a warm engine can cause problems with starting.  Always start a cold engine with full enrichment and no throttle.  Start a warm engine with no enrichment and just a crack of throttle, maybe 1/8 - 1/4" on Pipistrel...


Checking Oil Level

Ed Babovec

How to simply "burp" your Rotax engine so to check oil level. Rotate prop to "top dead center" of one of your pistons.  Leave it there for a few seconds, then rotate again until you reach the next "top dead center".  Continue until you hear the gurgle of the oil from the tank.  Check oil level immediately,  Remember, overfilling is always better than underfilling.  Any excess oil will flow through the overflow tube and will exit the aircraft.  Also, try to keep the oil at the top line of the dip stick.