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  #141  
Old 11-30-2013, 09:08 PM
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Returning from TN last week, RV6
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:33 PM
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Nice deck George! Good GS too.
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:56 AM
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The ground speed was great going east. Not so much going west earlier in the day. Even at 5500 the wind was 35 knots on the nose.
The displays are great also. The operator is however not so great with the displays. Learning curve is however coming along nicely. I see improvements on each flight from the pilot side of the house. I sometimes wonder how well a stripped down simple efis with only the most desired features using a great display would sell. The Big thing with the 4500 and I suspect most modern EFIS's is getting them dialed in and tailored to the owner by deslecting as many menu options as you find yourself not using.
One area I should mention since this is a new panal. Support from AFS and TruTrak has been simply outstanding. Never had this kind of customer support with any other product!!!!!!!

George
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:30 AM
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I sometimes wonder how well a stripped down simple efis with only the most desired features using a great display would sell.
Maybe if it would display 6 round instruments each showing a single function. . . . . . But that's a different thread.

I too did over 200 kts ground speed yesterday but can not get a single picture of the gps and the 6 round gauges to prove it.
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:50 AM
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Your AFS EFIS will display a digital 6 pack.
I used it for my first few flights before I got used to the PFD. Pretty slick, nice to offer to guest pilots if they haven't flown a glass panel.
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:46 PM
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Had a good push in the stool today!



Came back from KBID this morning and saw this on the instruments!

These planes are awesome!

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Old 12-21-2013, 01:08 PM
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We had 40kts @ 3500ft this morning. Surface was calm....
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:16 AM
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Brian,

You must have seen quite a dramatic improvement in performance when you swapped blades!

The -6 i fly has a Sterba wooden screw. For what it is, it is truly REMARKABLE!

My -7 with a Hartzell, FI and EI should be something to behold!

I am sooooo ready to fly the -7. It will be 10 years in the making quite soon!

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Brian,

You must have seen quite a dramatic improvement in performance when you swapped blades!

The -6 i fly has a Sterba wooden screw. For what it is, it is truly REMARKABLE!

My -7 with a Hartzell, FI and EI should be something to behold!

I am sooooo ready to fly the -7. It will be 10 years in the making quite soon!

. CJ
Yes, no real top end flat out speed gains but everything else it does it does very well! I could never go back now in this kind of airplane....
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:42 AM
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OK this was from back in April on my long journey East.
Up at 15000' to avoid turbulence and dust over the New Mexico desert.
89 knots of tail wind, 240 knots GS on 5.7 galls/hr.
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