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20 Aug 2020 12:44 #1 by Andy Mintz Mintz
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Good question. Thxs for responding. Andy

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13 Aug 2020 10:44 #2 by Super User
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Typically the servos mount to the cables that control the surface being automated. That usually puts them in the wings or (for elevator/rudder) in the empennage behind the bulkhead.

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13 Aug 2020 10:39 #3 by Dudley Beek
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mini GA is two axis AP. one roll, the other pitch., I don't see where lack of direct rudder control (yaw) should affect it. Regulations apart, how /where on the control system/mixer box would you THEORETICALLY connect it ?

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11 Aug 2020 17:21 #4 by Andy Mintz Mintz
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Dear Edward. Thxs for response. No one ever has put ap on no rudder ercoupe 415. Thxs

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11 Aug 2020 14:01 #5 by John Jones
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The Mini GA is certified for use as a portable electronic device. Per their web site:
Qualifies as portable electronic device allowing installation in certified aircraft per PS-ACE-23-01-R1. The Mini-GA is not certified and cannot be used as a primary or back-up.
Also, the installation manual prohibits it from sending data to other devices, which would include auto pilot servos:
2.6 General Serial Port Wiring Information The Mini’s RS-232 serial ports allow interfacing to a variety of equipment. Although serial outputs and inputs are provided, FAA regulations do not allow the Mini-GA to send any data to other systems in a certified aircraft.
I would love the ability to have autopilot capability but don't see how that would be possible without a field approval. Without going the change to experimental status route I don't see how that approval is possible.

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11 Aug 2020 06:08 #6 by William James
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GRT tells me only the Mini GA is legal for certified aircraft and it does handle auto pilot servos. Call them direct for "horses mouth" certainty

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