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General Discussion / Re: TCFG FlyIn 2019
« Last post by Badger on October 18, 2019, 02:29:24 pm »
It was a great gathering.  I sure enjoyed meeting all the other Commander owners and listening to the programs.  Wonderful way to spend a weekend!  My thanks to all who had a hand in putting this trip together!

Ed
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General Discussion / Re: What can be done?
« Last post by Badger on October 18, 2019, 02:27:09 pm »
Glenn,

I run LOP.

ed
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Twin Commander Turbine / Re: Riddle Me This Batman
« Last post by donv on October 18, 2019, 11:27:15 am »
If you are worried about banging your head, just leave the master switch on for a few seconds when you get to the airplane, and the auxiliary hydraulic pump will bring the flaps up, if they have drooped at all.

The first thing I like to do is make sure the battery is good, so I always turn the master on and check the fuel level as soon as I get to the airplane.
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General Discussion / Re: What can be done?
« Last post by WilsonRiggan on October 17, 2019, 11:23:57 pm »
Hi, Glenn.

I run ROP.
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General Discussion / Re: TCFG FlyIn 2019
« Last post by WilsonRiggan on October 17, 2019, 11:15:06 pm »
This was my first TCFG FlyIn.  Although it marked the loss of Morris, I still got a strong sense of the camaraderie and affection between and among the members.  You all made Diane and me feel welcome, which we really appreciated.

A big THANK YOU goes to Gary, Jim & Sue, and all who made the gathering a success.  We look forward to more such gatherings.
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Twin Commander Turbine / Re: Riddle Me This Batman
« Last post by Adam Frisch on October 17, 2019, 06:53:06 pm »
I had the opposite problem. On the 520 I was told to keep flaps in Neutral in flight so as to not stress the pump. The gear legs would start drooping immediately and come out into the slipstream. In UP, they stayed up. So I stopped using Neutral. My flaps always drooped in UP as well, but the gear stayed up. She was pretty old and leaky, admittedly.
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Twin Commander Turbine / Re: Bob Steele's 681 - before and after!
« Last post by Adam Frisch on October 17, 2019, 06:47:18 pm »
The H14 in mine is a museum piece. But it tracks a heading or NAV, and climbs and descends and might even capture the ILS (I've actually never tried) - that's all I really need an autopilot to do. Capturing GS etc is all very well and nice if it does, but I'm happy to coach it along and hand fly the last bit.
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Twin Commander Turbine / Re: Bob Steele's 681 - before and after!
« Last post by schrambow on October 17, 2019, 11:15:54 am »
I love the 681, it was great being back in it and brings back a lot of great memories.  I also love the 840 as it is a nice upgrade from the 681.
I might be stating the obvious, but i really like the Collins 106 over the H14. I thought the G600TXI is pretty neat as i have never flown in one before, maybe some day if i save enough pennies, however, our existing setup in the 840 is nice and it works well currently, so i am not sure i would do that until something fails in it?  We have a few tweaks we need to do with the GPSS steering and the Collins yet, but i am very happy with this autopilot and i love the altitude preselect feature also.
But it was a great weekend meeting and seeing everyone, i wish i could have brought some of the warmth back home though, i tried, but it didnt work. :-\
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Twin Commander Turbine / Re: Bob Steele's 681 - before and after!
« Last post by Bruce Byerly on October 16, 2019, 08:44:02 pm »
I was lucky enough to fly up to CHA with Kent on Friday.  Good times and great to see everyone!  :)

I said hello to Bob and Corey and took a quick look at the plane at CHA. Looked very pretty! But my question to Bob and Corey is how does it work to fly a Collins 106 flight director computer with an H14 autopilot and a G600TXi? I will admit to being simple minded but I cannot get my head around it.
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Twin Commander Turbine / Re: Bob Steele's 681 - before and after!
« Last post by Steve binnette on October 16, 2019, 08:15:20 pm »
I like the reverse paint.  Top of engine cowls and bottom of fuselage.

Thatís how I painted my plane and I love it.
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