Autopilot Servos

I still have some work to do on the plumbing for the fuel system, but I drastically cleaned up the wiring today.  Replaced all the auto parts store connectors with aircraft grade, and swapped out the cheap wire for tefzel.  Also ran the lines back to the autopilot servos, cut them to length, and installed the connectors.  Did a fake calibration of the servos, and actually got the dang things to move.  Was very pleased.  I still have no idea exactly how and where I’m going to mount them, but no doubt I’ll get it figured out.  Note in the bottom photo that I’ve got the autopilot menu up at the bottom and the autopilot/servos status line on the top of the screen now.  Woot!

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6 thoughts on “Autopilot Servos

  1. Jeff,

    I am looking for instalation photos of the Dynon Autopilot on the Zenith 750, prior to deciding on a purchase. Do you have any photos of your actual installation?

    • Heh heh, I’m looking for them, too. If you search hard enough, there are some photos of installations in CH-701s and CH-801s on the web, along with some CH-601s and CH-650s. None of them are quite exactly the same as the CH-750, but they’ve at least given me some ideas. My servos aren’t yet installed, so I have nothing to share at this point. I’m getting close to doing it, though. I’ll have updates here when I do.

  2. What did you end up doing wtih your autopilot servos? Do you have any pictures? I am building a cruzer. Thanks.

    • Actually, I haven’t done anything with the servos yet, other than making sure they work. At some point, I need to attack how/where to mount them, and I’ve collected a ton of photos and drawings from all over the ‘net, but I have yet to drill the first hole or bend the first sheet of aluminum to put them in place.

      • Thanks Jeff, do you have a good link or two that shows some good installations? I have searched and can’t seem to find any.

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