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  1. Fluctuating EGTs (IO550)

    I had a similar problem with my UBG-16 EI analyzer. Turn out to be the EGT barrel connectors. I decided to solder wires and problem solved. The voltage coming out from the probes is very low and any small resistance on the connectors will cause a voltage drop and low reading. José
  2. How much do you trust your Garmin 530?

    How the above explains the 530 at the shop having the same symptoms but on the bench. José
  3. Traffic plus weather in Canada

    I have the same problem when flying outside the US. I have the Garmin Pilot application on my Samsung S7 smart phone for weather and it works on most populated areas. Weather is mostly satellite view. I also have Stormscope which is a must over the Amazon. For traffic I have the Traffic-Watch ATD-300 connected to the GNS 530W which works anywhere there is ATC radar coverage. In Latin America and other countries they are waiting for the americans to come over and install the UAT ground stations at the expense of the US taxpayer. These countries see no benefits on ADS-B/UAT since airlines are weather radar and TCAS equipped. And revenues from small planes is practically none. José
  4. How much do you trust your Garmin 530?

    Try reprograming the 530 again. The problem could be related to a minor glitch during programing the unit or software download. Contact Garmin, they may have an unknown bug on 5.3. José
  5. handheld transcom recommendations

    I got pajamas last xmas.
  6. How much do you trust your Garmin 530?

    Did the problem started after the upgrade? It may be related to the 530 programming.
  7. Off field landing at KSGH

    The point is to show that there are limitations on an aircraft of what a pilot can do to avoid a disaster. We try to do our best on the design but have to accept the machine limitations. There is a big difference on engine out recovery between a fuselage mounted engines vs wing mounted engines. BTW I am multi-engine/IFR rated. José
  8. How much do you trust your Garmin 530?

    On the video I didn't see an RF problem related to the antenna or cable. Looks to me like a processor interrupt problem when the frequency switch was push. Suggest update the unit software. José
  9. Off field landing at KSGH

    No matter how good of a pilot you are you are limited by the plane you are flying. On a single you are trained to recover on power on stalls but on a twin you don't do single engine max power stalls recovery training. Some pilots claim that it was pilot fault on an accident but the reality is that in many instances the cause is due to design limitations in the aircraft or maintenance. José
  10. Inadvertent Spin- wheels up or down?

    Here are two examples of why a single is safer on take off than a piston twin on take off: http://www.whio.com/news/local/plane-lands-field-near-springfield-beckley-airport-osp-scene/uBTSIS1FeTV8pj1QTDPq1L/ https://www.local10.com/news/florida/miami-dade/small-plane-crashes-in-southwest-miami-dade-county José
  11. Off field landing at KSGH

    Autopatch you were lucky that you were in a Mooney and not on a twin Aerostar like these one: MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - One person died after a small plane crashed Sunday afternoon in Southwest Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade police said. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement a Piper PA 60 aircraft crashed at 2:50 p.m. about a mile and a half west of Miami Executive Airport. The FAA said the pilot had just taken off and was returning to the airport after declaring an emergency when the plane crashed. https://www.local10.com/news/florida/miami-dade/small-plane-crashes-in-southwest-miami-dade-county The plane crashed on an open field just like N201P. José
  12. Inadvertent Spin- wheels up or down?

    There were a few configurations that Lucy Young could not recover within the turn at first but she retried again and passed the test. I never moved forward during the spin. On most cases the Mooney will drop a wing, flip upside down and spin but will recover if you held anti-spin controls until rotation stop, just be patient. It is important that you have the seat belts well strapped. It minimize the floating sensation and assures a good grip on the controls. Another in-flight test was for wing flutter at over red line on a dive. Even though I have proven no flutter speed change by GVT test. The Mooney wing may flutter at over 400kts. Wonder how much the flutter speed is affected on other planes when adding tip tanks. José
  13. Inadvertent Spin- wheels up or down?

    When a single engine is certified it needs to be recoverable within one turn after anti-spin controls are applied. The spin test is done with full aft cg and full fuel as was the case for the long range tanks STC. The test was done at 10,000ft on 49 possible configurations. Even though the Mooney recovered within a 1,000ft I found this test of little value since most spin accidents occur on approach or departure at low speed and low altitude. José
  14. Economic ANR solution

    Check Aircraft Spruce http://www.aircraftspruce.com/search/search.php?cache=05994f88a20dcbb7fa539156e7ff4ec8&filter=&perpage=all&pageno=1 José
  15. I am waiting for 2020 for the latest features with lower price. Got my first 65" HDTV ten years ago for $4800. Now they sell for $700 with 4K, Wi-Fi, LED, etc. José