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  1. Engine Monitors

    Only if you re-used the same transducer.
  2. I suspect if you were born there you’d be one hot looking babe. 🤣 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. Mag question

    Look at your original equipment list. If they haven’t been changed out, the information will be there. You can also pull the cowl and read the data tag. Will look like this: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Yeah, its a "get on the ground" tool and nothing else. I hope people don't think the Precise Flight standby system is intended to allow you to continue on your merry ole way. It isn't. I think 4.5" is the expected "normal" vacuum. My flight test to calibrate it was sobering. That is why I said I was happy to lose it and replace it with an L-3 ESI-500.
  5. Wait until you have the mechanical ASI fail for real. I had one of the gizmos below on my pitot tube when I bought the plane. On one flight I started to see airspeed and just as I rotated, the airspeed went to zero. Found the flap wedge closed when I landed. Glad I had enough time with the plane and knew what power settings had me in the right airspeed range. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. And one of the reasons I was happy to lose it. The amount of power reduction needed to provide reasonable vacuum made it truly an emergency tool. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. Today's flight for 2018

    Good day as well. Just cold... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Dev - as someone who has been flying steam since the 80s, it took me a while to make the transition to the glass equivalents. It was harder for me to make the ASI jump than the altimeter. Probably because the mechanical ASI was a “positional” indicator and I had just become adjusted to reading a position rather than a number. I had the ASI and altimeter removed this past Spring so there was no going back. I’m happy to report that I’m fully transitioned. I find it really easy now to interpret the tapes and the numbers have become a precise way of setting the airspeed. Not much different than using your JPI for MP and RPM. As for PG’s red X paranoia, if you have a plugged pitot tube, the mechanical ASI is unusable. The issue with our planes isn’t the plugged pitot system, it is the fact we have a single point of failure — i.e. a single pitot system. As for the MFD, with the integration of the iPad to the navigator, it has less significance than it did a few years ago as navigation aid. That said, at least for the for the Aspen system, it provides the redundancy that the iPad can’t do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Just saw this video on flying in the United Kingdom. Never realized how complicated the airspace services are there. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  10. Ok who did this?

    There was a “selfie” posted somewhere showing all 5 in the plane including one in the baggage compartment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. What a TFR Intercept Looks Like

    I remember the Biden TFR and how ridiculous the parameters were (1 mile and 1500’). Why bother? I also think it introduces some risk forcing planes into tight airspace. When the TFR goes up in NJ, unless you can get Philly or NY to work you, your stuck flying the fringes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Fixed it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. It comes down to personal preference. For me, I started out as a steam guy. Heck, didn’t have a GPS either. When I made the decision to install the GPS, I could have easily stopped there. What triggered the first foray into the glass started as a question where to display the GPS output. My steam CDIs wouldn’t work so I began looking at the Garmin GI-106. For the cost, it was just a glorified CDI. The shop I was working with convinced me to look into an Aspen. As the Aspen PFD was being installed I started to research the MFD. I already was starting to use an iPad but the big difference was the lack of integration. Make a change on the GPS and it shows up on the Aspens. That has changed now with both the Avidyne and Garmin products capable of updating the iPad apps with a few button strokes. For me personally, I just like having ALL the information I need in front of me on certified boxes. I have had my iPad shut down unexpectedly and it certainly can’t drive a certified Nav signal with glideslope. My suggestion is find someone who has a glass panel system and spend some time flying with them. It may not be for you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. Fly Q

    I think it’s been working for a while with FF. I saw it will now work with FltPln Go. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. Now that you posted this, destroy it. Otherwise we may find you in the doghouse [emoji190][emoji498] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro