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In Case You Missed it
Larry Larson -
If you're like me, you work on lots of things other than airplanes,...
500-hour Inspection vs. Overhaul
Dave Prizio -
About every 500 hours, your magnetos need to be inspected and repaired as needed...
This brand new power management system harnesses CPU power to eliminate the need for much of an aircrafts wiring by consolidating major electrical functions into a single box. It comprises three units: a display, controller module/panel housing and mag controller. Bundled into the setup are radios, instruments (including GPS, EFIS and engine monitoring) and lights. Each flight phase is broken down into the tasks normally performed manually by the pilot, and the VP-200 addresses them more or less automatically, while also providing override capability in the event of a system failure.
First Flight Experiences
I’ve done quite a few first flights for new builders. I lost count when...