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by TwinStarScott
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Autopilots are the answer, not the problem...
Replies: 39
Views: 1680

Re: Autopilots are the answer, not the problem...

Since posting the above nearly a week ago, the silence has been deafening. With not even a single volunteer stepping forward to help send a clear message of interest for an upgrade alternative to the extremely expensive Garmin NXi/GFC700. Which will very likely only further encourage Dynon to favor ...
by TwinStarScott
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Activating Approach
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Activating Approach

Simply put:

Only use activate for a "leg", and never "vectors to final" or for an "approach".
by TwinStarScott
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Autopilots are the answer, not the problem...
Replies: 39
Views: 1680

Re: Autopilots are the answer, not the problem...

Yes, Rich, Robert mentioned your name to me on several occasions that day. While telling the story of changing the N number of your "40" to N40XE - as well as how much he enjoyed flying the DA40. Once again proving “it’s a small world”, especially when it comes to aviation. And while you know Robert...
by TwinStarScott
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Activating Approach
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Activating Approach

If we're limiting this discussion to the legacy G1000 (say GDU version 9.05, which I'm most familiar with) then: Along with Garmin removing "Activate Approach", "activate vectors to final" * should also be avoided - according to CFII's like Max Trescott and Gary Reeves. Instead they recommend using ...
by TwinStarScott
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Autopilots are the answer, not the problem...
Replies: 39
Views: 1680

Re: Autopilots are the answer, not the problem...

Earlier this month, a fellow Air Park resident and I were invited to tour the Dynon factory. Their President Robert Hamilton graciously spent several hours with us and we found their manufacturing facility both fascinating and impressive. Afterwards, during lunch, the subject of an integrated avioni...
by TwinStarScott
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Autopilots are the answer, not the problem...
Replies: 39
Views: 1680

Re: Autopilots are the answer, not the problem...

Thanks Steve, that was very helpful information about the KAP140! It also seems this could be the perfect time for the non-G1000 DA-40 owners to have an extended conversation about exploring the STEC 3100 in greater detail, because of the 3100’s improved capabilities and attractive price point. If t...
by TwinStarScott
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Autopilots are the answer, not the problem...
Replies: 39
Views: 1680

Re: Autopilots are the answer, not the problem...

Didn’t have time yesterday to dive back into this thread. So, for starters, I’d like to thank our tireless and globe-trotting forum moderator Chris for granting access to DAN for Doug Tellef of Genesys Aerosystems. And, of course, to Doug for his wiliness to join the conversation. None of us is expe...
by TwinStarScott
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: MFD PFD SD Card Difference?
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: MFD PFD SD Card Difference?

Five additional and quick suggestions on this subject: 1) Even though we've all have done this countless times and have committed it to memory, I have found referring to a personalized checklist always makes the process completely failsafe. Especially when you're in a hurry. 2) And part of my checkl...
by TwinStarScott
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000NXi - The Missing Features
Replies: 32
Views: 1563

Re: G1000NXi - The Missing Features

Well said Russ.

Thank you for being willing to travel on behalf of the owner's group, even internationally! And should it be Austria, it would create the opportunity to possibly visit with the European signatories - Emir and Hans.
by TwinStarScott
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Autopilots are the answer, not the problem...
Replies: 39
Views: 1680

Re: Autopilots are the answer, not the problem...

Tommy: thanks for clarifying (wasn't a 100% sure what "all out quoted cost" meant). I’m a bit surprised then, that the Aerostar owners weren’t more responsive at a total package price of $35,000 for the S-TEC 3100. Such a bargain compared to the GFC700 at $80,000. Wonder how much additional labor wo...