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Old 01-23-2008, 07:28 PM
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Default Alex De Dominicis

I wanted to put a plug in for Alex De Dominicis. I did all of my transition training with him and found him to be a very professional and patient instructor.

Thanks Alex

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Old 01-23-2008, 08:00 PM
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I thought everybody already knew that Alex is a really great guy I did my transition time with him too. I like that he isn't afraid to tell you that you can clearly do better. "Let's do it again.", as opposed to 'that is good enough'. He ain't no lazy instructor.
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Old 01-24-2008, 02:40 AM
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I'll second that. He's a good instructor and a good guy. Highly recommended for transition training.
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:16 AM
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Alex is also an Excellent source for Tru-Trak stuff - he handled the trade-in of Louise's ADI for an ADI Pilot II autopilot, and got us a great deal with delivery exactly when we needed it!

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Old 01-24-2008, 09:02 AM
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Paul, I'll second that thought...Alex supplied my Trutrack and I'm expecting my new GRT (once they start shipping) from him soon. Excellent service at very good prices!
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:09 PM
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I had to suffer through five hours of transition training with Alex to satisfy the insurance gods! All I can say is I learned a lot and had a ton of fun! My building partner, Dave, and I arrived in Dallas last Monday at about 12:30 and were going to meet Alex at 3:30. The weather gods had other things planned though. Dave was the first victim finally at 5:30 for a short hour lesson which focused on the basic handling of the -10 and we did a few touch and goes. It amazes me the way the -10 can bleed off airspeed. Alex has very thorough knowledge of the -10 and has a great sense of humor. Even when we had to teach him how to adjust his Altimeter. Next day we were scheduled for 7:30 am but the FOG was thick. It didn't burn off until almost 12:30. We crammed almost five hours in on Tuesday afternoon. Luckily I have been flying a Tiger for the past three years so the transition wasn't too difficult. I did almost three hours straight with Alex on Tuesday afternoon and I was spent. Wednesday morning I got another two hours in. Alex really let us test the envelope and learn how to fly the plane and how to be careful and safe while flying the plane.



Formation Training with our shadow:


Taxing back after 8 hours of training in N110LV:


Thanks for the great time Alex!
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:32 PM
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Todd,what is your impressions of the Tru-Trak EFIS?
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:21 PM
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Bobby,
The Tru-trak EFIS was very easy to use. I used the graph/bar representation for the speed and altitude. I liked the HSI displayed at an angle. I didn't have any problems seeing it in the daylight.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:48 PM
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Any explanation as to why the EFIS horizon is not parallel with the actual horizon?
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:25 PM
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Any explanation as to why the EFIS horizon is not parallel with the actual horizon?
I suspect their EFIS uses a similar concept to the TruTrak ADI - i.e. it doesn't have a conventional attitude sensor, so it doesn't know what the attitude really is. The TruTrak ADI uses a turn rate sensor, and simply presents zero bank angle if the turn rate is zero, and a bank angle that is proportional to turn rate if it is not zero. Thus it is not surprising that the displayed bank angle in a turn (or a wings level yaw) would differ from the actual bank angle.

Or, I could be completely wrong, and they actually have a solid state attitude sensor, and it simply isn't working very well.
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