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Old 06-13-2012, 07:55 PM
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Default Electronic flap switch

Has anyone used this flap switch? Opinions?

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...controller.php
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:53 PM
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That's an awful lot of panel space (and a lot of reaching for buttons while maneuvering in the pattern)!

I used this for about a year in my airplane. Very nice "one switch" operation without having to search for buttons on the panel.

Cost of the two units is almost identical - panel mounted switches $195, single switch operation unit is $205.

--- and to complete the story, I removed my Flap Position System after about a year because I began flying formation. Our technique on landing is to pitch out and reduce speed to 100mph and then dump in full flaps. For me, it was easier to manually dump in flaps.
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