KLRDMD

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  1. KLRDMD

    dynamic balancing and chasing your tail

    Get Tempest fine wire and be done with it. I did that at my last annual. 24 plugs = $1,964.40
  2. KLRDMD

    Vegas anyone?

    The SHOT show is January 22-25, 2019. http://shotshow.org The porn convention is January 23-26, 2019. https://www.eventseye.com/fairs/f-aee-adult-entertainment-expo-17364-1.html I'm giving a course there January 24-27, 2019 - not related to either of the above I always fly into HND.
  3. KLRDMD

    GPSS & Waypoints

    As long as you understand it, it can be dealt with. Overall I still think the Avidyne is a superior unit compared to the current generation Garmins.
  4. KLRDMD

    GPSS & Waypoints

    In summary: In the Avidyne where there is a turn greater than 135º, the flight plan will consider the waypoint a "fly over" versus a "fly by" waypoint. That means you will fly to the waypoint and only *after* flying over the waypoint will GPSS start the turn. That's illustrated in the photos of the flight plan: 57AZ-CROME-KAVQ-57AZ. 9 photos. In the Avidyne where there is a turn less than 135º, the flight plan will be a typical GPSS routing. That's illustrated in the photos of the flight plan: 57AZ-CROME-KMZJ-57AZ. 4 photos. I hope all the photos are in the correct order . . . Special thanks to Ron !
  5. KLRDMD

    Upgrade

    Trade the Garmin 430 for an Avidyne 440, reuse the same indicator, add a Garmin 345 transponder and PS450B audio panel. Use your iPad with the free IFD100 app to control the 440 and have all of it's data displayed on the iPad. Chase, on this site can do all of that for you for a very attractive price, especially consider the significantly reduced labor on this install.
  6. KLRDMD

    GPSS & Waypoints

    I'm looking at upgrading to the 3100 so have no plans to put $$$ into he 60-2 at this time.
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  8. KLRDMD

    GPSS & Waypoints

    This makes perfect sense and explains everything. If there isn't a lead-in curve depicted, it will not fly it and I'll have to manually activate the next leg as you suggest. Thank you !
  9. KLRDMD

    GPSS & Waypoints

    The Aspen was originally set at 1.0 and did half standard rate or maybe a bit less. I set it to 1.5 and it was better, then set it to 2.0 and it was better yet. 2.0 is the highest possible setting. Since the turn improved with higher values, I don't believe setting it to a value below 1.0 would help, but I can certainly do that and see. I don't believe the S-Tec 60-2 has GPSS built in, I believe that all comes from the Aspen.
  10. KLRDMD

    GPSS & Waypoints

    That doesn't make sense as the airplane had an Avidyne 540 in it when I bought it and I upgraded it to a 550 after a few months. The GPSS issue has been present throughout my entire ownership period and since the Aspen has been adjusted fully, it seems the only thing left is the S-Tec autopilot. I seriously doubt two independent Avidyne boxes were both incorrect in exactly the same way.
  11. KLRDMD

    GPSS & Waypoints

    Here it is on the Avidyne simulator (I just downloaded it). Exactly as it was flown. No lead-in turn at CROME but one at KAVQ. Hmmm . . . .
  12. KLRDMD

    GPSS & Waypoints

    That's what I would expect. I don't have any simulators installed.
  13. KLRDMD

    GPSS & Waypoints

    I may be getting this figured out. CROME is an intersection, a fix on an airway defined by VORs. Fixes, by definition are fly over, you do not make the turn to the next heading when on an airway until flying over that fix. Maybe next time I'll use PICLI instead of CROME as it is not a fix defined by VORs and should be fly by.
  14. KLRDMD

    GPSS & Waypoints

    CROME is an intersection (fix) so it is neither a fly by nor fly over waypoint. It is not a waypoint at all. Left = NACO, Right = Jeppesen Hmmm . . . .
  15. KLRDMD

    GPSS & Waypoints

    I'm curious to see what your setup would depict if you put the same flight plan into your equipment tomorrow. 57AZ-CROME-KAVQ-57AZ. Mine depicts a sharp, acute angle at CROME but a smooth lead in turn at KAVQ. The smooth lead-in turn at KAVQ is typical for GPSS and what I regularly see. I'm not concerned about the less than perfect standard rate turns and minor under/over corrections. The lack of such a lead-in turn depiction at CROME has me wondering if that is a "fly over" waypoint that cannot have GPSS make the turn smoothly. I wouldn't expect it to be at that location, but who knows ? My autopilot has never done this 270º turn before either so I'm curious what another setup would show with similar but different equipment.