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The picture on the left is a JPI engine monitor.  It is my intention to use the basic Arduino 4.3 architecture to make an engine/mechanical systems monitor for the aircraft.  Watch for this project, as there are far fewer technical problems to be solved on this project than on flight based instrument projects.

 

Intended items to track:

  • Engine RPM
  • Engine Manifold Presure
  • Fuel Pressure
  • Outside Air Temperature
  • CHT X 4 or 6
  • EGT X 4 or 6
  • Engine HP
  • Fuel Flow Rate
  • Fuel Quantity X 2
  • Upper Deck Pressure
  • Lower Deck Pressure
  • Loadmeter
  • Ampmeter
  • Voltmeter

There are certainly many other items to add, but this seems like a good start.  In addition to all of the above, data logging on a Micro-SD card seems like a good idea.  Check back in late Summer of 2019 to see if I have made any progress.  IF you have any feature requests, let me know.