FAQ

SteinAir Products

Tubing

Our pitot static tubing is Nylon. This is flexible and durable and will last decades. It is rated for both extreme heat and cold conditions.

Fittings

Our pitot static fittings are durable and long lasting. Inside the holes of the fittings are a ring of teeth which grip the tubing for a secure fit. These have been proven to be very effective and do not leak.

They have teeth You must get a flush cut when cutting the tubing or it can be prone to leaking. We recommend using a P-510 Cutting tool to get a straight cut.

Leaks

Most often the tubing is leaking at a connection point. The two biggest reasons there is leaking is because it is leaking around the threads of a fitting or the tubing was cut at an angle.

You must use teflon tape around the threads of the threaded fittings. Same as you would with the plumbing in your home.  You must also get a flush cut when cutting the tubing or it can be prone to leaking. We recommend using a P-510 Cutting tool to get a straight cut.

Equipment

Deciding which systems and equipment fit your needs (and wants!)

Design

We design your panel with you. We will send you PDF revisions of your design until we reach an “approved design”.

Metal Fabrication / Paint / Engraving

  1. We will cut the panel and do all the metal fabrication – mount the rails, nutplates, rivets, etc.
  2. Then we will have the panel painted at our local auto body shop.
  3. Then the panel will be laser engraved per the latest “approved” design.

Wiring

  1. We will make wiring schematic for all of the avionics, switches, and circuit protection (going to or from the panel only).
  2. We will build up the harnesses and make all of the interconnections between instruments.
  3. We will provide flying lead for things like heated pitot, interior lighting, exterior lighting, servos, magnetometers, etc.
  4. All wires will be labeled and color-coded per the wiring diagram – which will also be provided with your panel.

Configuration and checkout procedures

  1. We will power up the system here on the bench at SteinAir.
  2. We will configure as much as possible between instruments but it will be the responsibility of the builder to add final configurations, such as aircraft specific settings and the manufacturer’s recommended settings. All of this information can be found in the manufacturer’s installation manuals.
  3. Once we are satisfied everything is working here on the bench we will take photographs and get our documentation together before wrapping everything together for shipping.

Final Invoice and Shipping

  1. We will put together the final bill for parts and labor. This is when we will take ALL your money ; )
  2. Then we will pack up the panel and equipment securely in a custom crate and send the panel with insurance via UPS 3 Day.
  3. You will be excited with anticipation for 3 days until the crate arrives.
  4. Open the crate and enjoy!

Garmin Questions

Radio Antenna

  • CI-121 / CI-122
    • This antenna should be mounted on the bottom of the aircraft, typically under the pilot. If two com antennas are being installed, they should be 3 feet apart.

GPS Antennas

  • GA-35 – WAAS GPS Antenna
    • This antenna should be mounted on the top of the aircraft, either in front of or behind the canopy. It should not interfere with opening the canopy. If there are two GPS antennas being installed they can be mounted in-line or offset. Mount them at least 6 inches apart.
  • GA-26C – Internal Mounted GPS Antenna
    • This antenna can be mounted on the glareshield or on a mounting plate behind the panel.
  • GA-57x –  Combo XM/GPS Antenna
    • This antenna can be mounted under or above the aircraft along the fuselage. Mount at least 6 inches away from other antennas.

Transponder Antennas

  • 104-12 Monopole Antenna
    • This antenna can be mounted on bottom of fuselage -on the belly of the beast.

 

  • 104-17 — ADS-B Monopole Antenna [ freq 978 MHz ]
    • This antenna is for ADS-B only. This can also be mounted on the bottom of the fuselage.

 

  • CI-105 — Blade transponder / ADS-B antenna.
    • This can be mounted on top or bottom of the fuselage.

To enter configuration mode:

  1. Press NRST, MENU and BACK simultaneously to reboot the GDU.
  2. Then continue to hold the MENU button while the screen is powering up.

This will enter config mode where you may change your settings.

GDU-460 Config Mode
GDU-460 Config Mode

Carbureted Fuel Pressure Sensor

On the G3X Carbureted fuel pressure transducer you want to look for the markings on the brass fitting.

The piece should have this marking on it:   P4055-15G

G3X Fuel pressure sensor, CARB 4

G3X Fuel Pressure Transducer for carbureted engines. 15 PSI 494-30004-03

Injected Fuel Pressure Sensor

On the G3X Manifold pressure transducer you want to look for the markings on the brass fitting.

The piece should have this marking on it:   P4055-50G

G3X-FUEL-PRESS-INJ-02

G3X Fuel Pressure Transducer for injected engines. 50 PSI 494-30004-02

Manifold Pressure Xducer

On the G3X Manifold pressure transducer you want to look for the markings on the brass fitting.

The piece should have this marking on it:   P4055-30A

G3X Manifold Pressure sensor

G3X Manifold Pressure Transducer 30 PSI 4055-30A

Oil Pressure Sensor

On the G3X Manifold pressure transducer you want to look for the markings on the brass fitting.

The piece should have this marking on it:   P4055-150G

G3X-OIL-PRESS Sensor

G3X Oil pressure sensor 150 PSI 494-30004-00

Dynon Products

How to enter Configuration Mode?

On the Dynon Skyview System. Press + Hold down the two soft keys on the right hand side of the screen for a few seconds. This will put the screen in configuration mode.

Please let us know if you cannot find answers to your questions.

Support Ticket

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