We have a Cirrus SR22 and we would like to know how can i import the engine data logs of our aircraft. Our system is the Avidyne EX5000.
You need a smaller thumb drive (I think 1gb limit, but could be 2gb), format the drive drive in FAT to make sure it’s empty. Then just plug it into your EX5000 before you start things up. Once power is on, you will see a button that says “Proceed”.
Thanks Mr. Freeman.
2 GB is the limit, must be FAT formatted
EX5000 MFD is kind of picky in the thumb drive used, I tested this one works, if you want to be very sure and save the struggle, you may try order this from amazon.
Sadly unavailable in the 2GB flavor
I think @Jim_Barker might have some.
Yes we do.
How do we get one from you?
Just an FYI for those looking.
I’ve ordered these a few times. They work with no need to format for our EX5000 out of the bag.
Bought those too, work great.
I know how to download engine data. Can someone share with me if we need to do this for every flight and keep it logged or can this be done at every oil change.
You can do it at whatever frequency you want – I don’t know how much data it can hold but it holds at least the last 50 flights for me – probably more.
Is the limit a data size, number of flights, amount of time?
I believe the capacity is the most recent 100 hours of engine time. I installed a BlueMax and haven’t bothered downloading the MFD data since then. BlueMax records the same data at 1-second intervals instead of the 6-second intervals of the Entegra MFD, so it’s far more helpful for engine analysis.
I do it every couple of flights., but it doesn’t really matter when or how often you do it!
Can you download data on a G1 MFD only SR-22.
It appears to be a function of available space. MFDs with the newer 2GB data card have significantly more capacity for storing engine logs. The original cards were 512MB, and due to lack of trim capability in Windows NT, could eventually run out of available space for log data.