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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


I get an error when I try to install EGView

Try this - if it doesn't work, call us!

  1. Download EGViewSetup.exe from our web site
  2. Save it to your desktop
  3. Right Click EGViewSetup.exe and select Run As Administrator
  4. Finish the setup wizard


Do you have a native Macintosh client?

No - Windows Only.


Can I import data from my engine monitor directly into EGView?
No, right now you must first download the data from your engine monitor and store it in a directory on your computer (follow the instructions provided by your monitor manufacturer).  EGView only imports the non-compressed files (I.E. Avidyne .log, JPI .CSV and GEM .ASC extensions).

 How do I start looking at my data?

  1. Create an aircraft profile for your aircraft, make sure you select the monitor that is closest to the one you have in your plane.
  2. Import Data File - When dialogue box opens make sure that your aircraft is selected in the drop-down box.  Select Browse to go to directory where flight data (.csv, .log, etc) resides.  Enter a comment for files selected and select OK.
  3. On menu go to File / Open Flight.  With your aircraft selected you can now select a specific flight based on the date.


How can I send or share a graph with another person?
Go to File/Save Chart menu - name and save file as a jpg file.  Then you can easily attach file to an email or post.  bmp, emf and jpg files are supported.

I know I have OAT (TIT, oil Temp, etc.) data, but can not see it on graph?
Verify that you have checked this parameter on the View Menu.  If you don't see it there then select View/Options and check the parameter in the View Tab.

Why don't my view options stay the same when I open another flight?
After selecting the engine parameters that you want to see regularly - Go to the View/Options and check the "Set as Default View Options" box.

Why don't my view options stay the same when I open another flight?
Select the properties icon on the graph toolbar.  The Control Tab / Background sub tab allows you to change the background.

I accidentally selected the single engine monitor for my twin, can I change it?
No.  You must create a new profile and select a monitor that supports twin engine data.

How do I change the trace colors?
If you want to change the trace colors go to the View/Options menu (View tab) and click on the colored boxes by the traces.

I don't see my flights?
Did you select the proper profile? You must have profile for your aircraft selected in dropdown box.  Did you import data into wrong profile?

Are the flights of short duration?  If you have a flight that has zero (0) length then you might have to go to the View/Options menu General Tab and make sure that the you have 0.0 in the Display flights longer than . .  box.

Can I change my single engine plane to a multi-engine one?
No, you must create a new profile for a twin engine aircraft with a monitor that supports twin engine data.

How do I see individual data values for the traces?
Select the cursor from the graph toolbar and all values for the traces will be displayed on the right side of the legend.  You can drag the cursor to any point on the graph and the values will follow.

Why don't my EGT and CHT DIFF numbers show up in the data window?
These numbers are calculated from the data and not written into the database.  (If you have a JPI monitor you will have EGT Diff in your raw data).

My CHT traces are under the EGT traces and I can't see them?
Click and drag the CHT axis on the right side of graph to move the CHT traces up or down.  And/or click and drag the EGT axis on the left side of graph.

When I load another flight my CHT traces are back under my EGT traces?
Go to the View/Options menu and select the Defaults tab.  You can set the default axis scales here to make your data as viewer friendly as possible on initial loading.

Can I hide nuisance or short flights or should I delete them?
Yes - go to the View/Options menu General Tab and set a value higher than 0.0 in the Display flights longer than . .  box.

Can I make RPM or MAP stay selected when I open another flight?
After selecting the engine parameters that you want to see regularly - Go to the View/Options and check the "Set as Default View Options" box.

What are the red horizontal lines for (and can I change them)?
They  are for reference purposes and can be set in the View/Options menu under the Limits tab.