[jhb_airlines] Re: GoFlight modules - help needed

  • From: Gerry Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 07:47:16 +0100

Doh; I never spotted that.
I've had this kit since it came out. Initially I probably wasn't using the ADF much. Since then I've become increasingly irritated by "having to" change the ADF bezel by using the mouse. In defence it may be because I change OBS1 using the Autopilot's NAV knob. In my case it's clearly a case of familliarity breeds ignorance.

Gerry Winskill

Bones wrote:

Funny how the Inst button is used by everyone - but I admit it has some
features which are really useful. I like being able to select QNH in inches
or mb and the ability to change the ADF bezel..


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[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Dodds
Sent: 11 October 2005 15:17
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Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: GoFlight modules - help needed

After some time with one 166 radio box, I found the investment in a second really worthwhile.

I now have one configured as COM1/COM2
and the other as NAV1/NAV2.
They are set up inependently of the P8.  I am sure you don't need
to assign a P8 button to activate the GF166.
Taking the three buttons on each unit in turn from the left. Box 1 LH button
- toggles COM1/COM2 Box 1 Centre button switches active and standby
frequency on
selected COM1 or COM 2
Box 1 RH button - not used

Box 2 LH Button toggles NAV1/NAV2
Box 2 Centre button switches active and standby frequency on
selected NAV1 or NAV2
Box 2 RH Button changes Box 2 to display the ADF frequency and
the transponder.  The RH button toggles between the two. The ADF
frequency is set in the standby window and switched to the active
window by the centre button. the transponder is set in the
standby window, but does not switch to the active window.
To restore NAV1/NAV2 function, press the LH button.

I tinkered for ages with settings and this was the best I could
come up with.
My P8 buttons are configured to display on a GF45
1 Inst
2 Next
3 Prev
4 DME 1
5 DME 2
6 NAV1 Ident
7 NAV2 Ident
8 ADF Ident
This gives all the facilities necessary for radio navigation.

With one 166 box, I would have it set LH button to toggle
COM1/NAV 1, and the RH button to toggle ADF/Transponder

I have had a RP48 and a GF46 sitting on the floor for about 3
months, as I just haven't had time to fit them.  It means
reorganising my instrument stack and making a new mount.


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