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Pilot’s Guide

EzTrends
®

For Windows®

For use with the EDM-700, EDM-711, EDM-800, EDM-760, EDM-900, EDM-930 and VM-1000C
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the oldest data will be discarded to make room for the newest. transfer them to a laptop PC. hold the STEP and LF buttons for five seconds. or select any parameters to plot on a separate optional plot. select your CD drive and run Setup. using Windows Explorer. When the memory becomes full. Be sure to enable data recording on your EDM. You may zoom in on any area of a plot. EDM-711. If you don’t. EDM-760. Tap STEP a few times to exit. You will see the word PROGRAM for two seconds.EXE Follow the directions on the PC screen to install EzTrends. The data will be saved in the PC. You may also program an Aircraft ID that will appear in the output data file. The EDM Long Term Memory contains a real-time clock that may be reset to local time or UTC when you initially program your instrument. The typical storage is 20 hours. EDM-930 or VM-1000C. The amount of total data that the EDM can store will vary depending on how rapidly the measured temperatures change. This should automatically start the EzTrends installation program. In either case. The EDM Long Term Memory will record and store all displayed parameters once every six seconds (or at a user selected rate) and.Installing EzTrends for Windows on a PC Follow these simple steps to install the EzTrends program onto your PC. Again. when you attempt to dump data you will discover there is no data to dump! To enable data recording. Tap STEP until you see the words RECRD ? N. but may vary depending on which options are installed. Hereafter we will use the term EDM to refer either to the EDM-700. When you retrieve recorded data to your laptop PC you can choose to retrieve ALL the data in stored in the EDM.Section 1 . Section 2 . Tap LF to change to RECRD ? Y. Page 2 Engine Data Management . You may plot all parameters simultaneously. or only the NEW data recorded since your last retrieval. EzTrends allows great flexibility in how you display your data. It will plot the data on the screen and print the graph. All data are time-stamped.EzTrends and the Long Term Memory EzTrends is a utility program that will transfer compressed data from your EDM to your PC and decompress the data. The Aircraft ID can be your aircraft registration number or your name. Tap STEP until you see the words END Y. hold the STEP and LF buttons for five seconds. at a later time. If it doesn’t. Insert the EzTrends CD ROM into your PC’s CD drive. EDM-800. no data in the EDM is erased. EDM-900.

select the COM port that is connected to the EDM. then click Continue.. On the Detect and Set COM Port window.Section 3 . On the Windows desktop double click EzTrends icon.Downloading EDM Data Connect the computer to the serial port using the serial cable. and the other end into the computer serial port. Click on the Download and Archive Data from your EDM button. For Your Safe Flight Page 3 . Insert the small round plug into the data connector on your aircraft instrument panel.

After the download is complete. and produce individual flights. the EzTrends program will decompress the data file that was downloaded.You will the following window: Follow the directions on the screen.Viewing EDM Data The View Flights of Decompressed Files button lets you see all files that have been decompressed and lets you select any one file to plot. there will be a Dump New and a Dump All button to select new or all data. On the EDM-900 and EDM-930 instead of the Start button. Page 4 Engine Data Management . Section 4 .

date and time. You may click on the column title instead. The Update tab will let you clean up your computer database.The Sort tab will let you sort flights by flight number. and will let you export the data to an Excel For Your Safe Flight Page 5 . The Retrieve Every Flight of Each Aircraft and Merge Duplicate Flights to one Flight will consolidate multiple files from the same flight numbers. The Delete the Flights for Which the Associated Data File Could Not Be Found in the Database menu item will delete the listed flights that have no corresponding data file. The Scan Data Files and Update Flights will save the data files and their flights in the database. The Trend Report will display the maxima. duration and model. View Flights Toolbar The Properties button lets you display the properties of the selected flight: The Delete button will let you delete a selected flight The Data Trends buttons will let you analyze various trends of multiple flights for an aircraft. minima and averages of measured values.

DAT or . Select the date ranges of the flights and click the Analyze button. select a file and click Open. The Trends Chart will plot the trends of user selected measurements Section 5 .JPI.PDB Archived File button.spreadsheet.Viewing EDM Data From the EzTrends main menu select click Plot a . Page 6 Engine Data Management . . In the Open Data File screen.

click on the Load the Flight(s) button. To select all flights click on the Select all Flights check box. You will see the following plot of the data: For Your Safe Flight Page 7 . hold Ctrl while clicking each flight. To select more than one flight. or hold Shift to select a range of flights.In the Decompress Archived File screen you will see a screen similar to the one below: Select one or more flights. After you have selected one or more flights.

and does not apply to the Main. The Display Main Graph button displays the main graph. On a twin. You can select which engine to graph.The flights that you selected will be displayed on one graph. then the next to its right. The Config Option is available only to the options graph. For a twin. The horizontal yellow line initially is set to the highest temperature on the graph. You can see the measurements displayed on an EDM simulator. the Display Right Engine Graph button displays the data from the right engine. and so on. Then click the OK button. And you can abort the current flight(s) and start over. In the Option Graph window. The Display Option Graph button lets you set up a custom graph. the first flight selected on the left. You can display the measurements in a tabular format. The option graph will display only those measurements that you have checked. Below that is the EzTrends toolbar that lets you view the data in a variety of ways. At the top of the screen is a menu that lets you select various features of EzTrends. A horizontal cursor will be placed on the highest measurement on the graph. the Main tool button will be replaced by a Left button. Left or Right graphs. On the Options Configuration screen check on the measurements you want to display on the option graph. You can return to the Config Option at any time to add to or delete from measurements displayed. which displays the data from the left engine. You can select any measurements and graph them separately on an option graph. click on C button on the Graph toolbar. EzTrends Toolbar The EzTrends toolbar lets you select what graphs and data windows are displayed on the screen. The Display Data button displays the raw engine data in a tabular format: Page 8 Engine Data Management .

You can select the folder and the file name. The Export button lets you export the plotted data in an Excel spreadsheet file. By clicking on the Step < or Step > buttons you can see the numerical value of each captured data channel.The Display Simulator button displays a simulation of an EDM-700 or EDM760 front panel. The New button lets you select return to the Decompress Archive Files window to allow you to select other files to plot. You can change the speed of the simulation by moving the speed slider. The default file name will be similar to Flt10.xls—the word Flt followed by the flight number. returning you to the main menu. The Back button resets EzTrends. For Your Safe Flight Page 9 . This lets you walk through the data as it would be displayed on these instruments. The cursor will follow the simulation on the data or graph.

You will see the following menu after you click on the LF Rpt button: Zoom to the area of the plot of interest using the zoom buttons . You will see the LeanFind Analysis Report: Page 10 Engine Data Management . Release the left mouse button and you will see the zoomed area fill the plot. Click the Zoom Box button .The LF Rpt (LeanFind Report) button lets you analyze a portion of the plot where the LeanFind function was used. select an area of the plot that includes the use of Lean Find. Click the Analyze button. Then using the Zoom Box.

You may fill out the blank fields and you may print and export the data using the corresponding buttons. The Graph Toolbar The Graph toolbar—in the Main. The data will track the scrolled axes. or a Y-axis up or down. Option and LF Rpt graphs— allows you to manipulate the graph to zero in on exactly what you want to display. When this button is selected. you can click and move the cursor to the For Your Safe Flight Page 11 . Right. The Resume All (Tracking) button resets the graph to the initial settings.The peak EGTs will be shown in red. But you can always return to the original graph as initially displayed by clicking this button. On a twin engine file. Using the other buttons in this tool bar will modify how the data are displayed. The Scroll (Axes) button lets you scroll the time axis left or right. The Help button accesses the EzTrends help files. You can separately scroll the EGT and CHT axis. Selecting the Scroll button deselects the Zoom button. Left. you can plot and analyze the left and right engines.

When this button is selected. Click and hold the mouse and drag down and right to the lower right portion of the graph that you want to zoom into. you can click and move the cursor to the left. Release the mouse when the zoom box rectangle shows the area that you want to zoom into. much like the zoom lens on a camera. Or you can click on any point on the graph and drag it in any direction. The Center of the graph will remain stationary and the surrounding areas of the graph expand or contract from the center.left. Selecting the Select button deselects the Zoom Box button. The Zoom Box button lets you zoom into any portion of the displayed graph. Or you can click on any point on the graph and drag it in any direction. right or bottom scales and slide them. Selecting the Zoom Box button deselects the Select button. The Select button will let your move a horizontal cursor line when one is displayed on the graph. Selecting the Zoom button deselects the Scroll button. right or bottom scales and slide them. Select the Zoom Box button and move the mouse cursor to the upper left portion of the graph that you want to zoom into. The Zoom All Axes buttons let you zoom in or zoom out the entire graph. The Zoom (Axes) button lets you compress or expand any axes. Page 12 Engine Data Management . You can separately zoom the EGT and CHT axis.

you may choose the name of the file. The Copy to Clipboard button will copy the graph to the clipboard so that you can paste it into a word processor or graphics computer program. On the Option Configuration window you can select which measurements are graphed.) The C button displays an Option Configuration window that allows you to modify the display on the option graph. In the Save As window. If you change the parameters and totally mangle the settings. The Print button will send the graph to the printer using the Print window. The Save to File button will save the graph in a file. which of four Y-axis are assigned to each measurement. you can always exit the program and start it again with the default properties. The Properties button will display a plot properties window that allows you to customize many parameters of the displayed graph. the destination folder and file format. and the color of the graphed line for each measurement. The Preview button will let you preview the graph as it will be printed using the Print button. These parameters are defaulted to their optimal values when you start up the program and any changes you make will be discarded when you exit EzTrends. (This button only appears on the Option graph toolbar.The Cursor button toggles a vertical line cursor that will show you on the right side of the screen the exact values of each graph line at the displayed X-axis point. For Your Safe Flight Page 13 .

The defaults Y-axis positions are Y-axes 1 on the left side of the graph. EzTrends Menus The EzTrends menus let you navigate through the program. File Menu Import New Flights: Lets you add new flights to the plot. Page 14 Engine Data Management . (This button only appears on singleflight graphs. or as the average of the previous four points and the current point for a 5-point moving average. and 4 on the right side of the graph. The moving average plots each point as the average of the previous two points and the current point for a 3-point moving average. You can change the scale of each Y-axes by clicking the Axes Range tab and entering the minimum and maximum for each axes. These settings will be preserved for the next time you run EzTrends.To select a measurement to be graphed. check the white check box. The Zoom Back button reverses the effect of each use of the Zoom Box button. To change the colors of each measurement. and Y-axes 2. Moving average tends to smooth the displayed data graph. For each measurement. 3. select which Y-axis should be used to display the scale for that measurement. It does not reverse the effects of the Zoom All Axes buttons.) The M button lets you plot a moving average for a single flight graph. click on the appropriate colored square and select a color from the color pallet.

You cannot change any data in this window. View Menu Flight Description: Displays a read-only window with summary information about the displayed flight. Exit: Exits the EzTrends program. See the C button on the Graph Toolbar. Left. Back to Start Menu: Resets EzTrends. or Right graphs. Display Simulator: Displays a simulation of an EDM-700 or EDM760 front panel. returning you to the main menu. Display Toolbar: Toggles toolbar on and off. Compact Database: Minimizes the size of a data file.Print: Allows you to capture the screen and print it. See Simul… button in the EzTrends Toolbar section of this manual. Config Option: Displays an option configuration window that allows you to modify the display on the option graph. For Your Safe Flight Page 15 . View Pilot Title: Toggles displaying the title on the top of the graph on or off. This window has no effect on the Main.

Graphs Menu Lets you select from a list of possible single and multi-window graph displays.Time Format: On single flight graphs. moving the cursor or data line highlight in one display will move the cursor or data line highlight in all the other displays. and average and maximum as a percentage of the maximum. Out of limit values are shown in red. The pages shows a summary of data for the entire flight including minimum values. This feature is disabled in multi-flight graphs. and maximum values. lets you select the absolute time in HH:MM:SS format or in seconds relative to the record. alarm limits. average. export to Excel and analyze LF data. Data Menu Lets you select from a list of possible single and multi-window graph and data table displays. In multi-window displays. A schematic diagram of the engine is shown as squares representing cylinders and pipes representing exhaust pipes. A radar graph of the CHTs is shown in blue with the alarm limits in red. Page 16 Engine Data Management . Flight Summaries Menu Lets you select from a list of possible flight summary displays. These are color coded with the legend on the right side of the page.

Engine Type: Changes the cylinder numbering depiction in the Flight Summary window between Continental and Lycoming. For Your Safe Flight Page 17 . This feature lets you—for example—eliminate landing and takeoff data on two adjacently plotted flights so that you can compare only the cruise data. Edit Data Menu Lets you delete a data range from multiple-flight displayed data. Help Menu Help Document menu shows the EzTrends Help documentation pdf file.The View or Edit Crew and Weather Information button lets you annotate a flight with crew and weather notes. This does not affect the original data files. About menu shows the revision number of EzTrends.

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