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Twin Commander Turbine / Re: Leather cover on control yoke
« Last post by Bruce Byerly on July 21, 2018, 11:47:38 pm »
Kent,

I remember that one.  Those felt awfully thick to me which was somewhat less than optimum in my opinion. Too “loosely” wrapped, leather too thick, or maybe the ram’s horn is just too beefy to start with. For some reason I like it more on the Bonanzas and Barons and haven’t seen it well done on a Commander. You could have be the first to do it right?
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General Discussion / Re: Yokes
« Last post by kent4142 on July 21, 2018, 08:28:35 pm »
Hi,

Yes, the 690 and newer style yoke.

Kent
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General Discussion / Re: Photos Taken While Flying
« Last post by kent4142 on July 21, 2018, 08:24:24 pm »
I kinda like this picture.
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Twin Commander Turbine / Re: Leather cover on control yoke
« Last post by kent4142 on July 21, 2018, 08:01:44 pm »
Bigger
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Twin Commander Turbine / Re: Leather cover on control yoke
« Last post by kent4142 on July 21, 2018, 07:55:19 pm »
Okay, Progress.

I found an aircraft with leather control yokes - and I think they look pretty good.  Yes, Bruce said he thinks he knows a place that can do it.

Bruce said he was going to look for some spare yokes to use, while the originals are getting worked on.  I am doing the same.

Kent

kent4142@me.com
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Avionics / Re: GTN 750 VNAV
« Last post by Steve binnette on July 21, 2018, 10:11:58 am »
Very nice new feature, having an AP that could fly it would Really make the most of the feature.    Even still having a VNAV pointer for the profile really helps with situational awareness on descent. 

it would be nice to see the constraints on the G600 next to the waypoint.  I guess there is always more!  Seeing the constraints on flight plan page is good enough.
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Avionics / Re: GTN 750 VNAV
« Last post by donv on July 21, 2018, 09:41:31 am »
I suspect it will display like a glideslope. That's how my old GNS-XLSs did it on the Collins setup.

As for speed, I'm leery of going much over about 210-220 unless it's perfectly smooth and going to stay that way. I do pay pretty strong attention to that placard about "180 knots in moderate turbulence." It would be nice if you could go a bit faster, though. The Merlin had a 265 kt Vmo, and that was nice.
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Avionics / Re: GTN 750 VNAV
« Last post by KenFlo on July 21, 2018, 08:32:31 am »
This is a great addition!  Especially flying RNAV SIDS and STARS around larger airports.  Unfortunately my autopilot can't use the signal to fly that profile but more info is always better.  I am interested on how it will be displayed on the G600.  Now if only an AC90 could do 250-280 knots we could fly any RNAV STAR!  Thanks for passing this on...I had not seen this.
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Avionics / Re: GTN 750 VNAV
« Last post by donv on July 21, 2018, 12:35:42 am »
They just made an announcement...

Quote from: Garmin

GTN 650/750 descent vertical navigation

To assist in descent planning and energy management, pilots can take advantage of VNAV profiles throughout the enroute and terminal phases of flight within the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators when they’re paired with the G500 TXi/G600 TXi, G500/G600 or G5. Within the GTN, pilots can easily enter altitude constraints on the flight plan page to set-up a vertical descent profile. Pilots also experience a near-seamless transition from VNAV to an arrival and instrument approach. Once an arrival or approach is loaded and activated, the GTN automatically populates step-down altitudes or any applicable altitude restrictions. If ATC issues an unpublished altitude restriction, pilots can enter those altitudes manually into the active flight plan under the VNAV field.

As part of the VNAV profile, top of descent (TOD) and bottom of descent (BOD) values are also calculated and displayed on the moving map. As the aircraft arrives at TOD, the GTN displays a visual annunciation prompting the pilot to begin the descent. When paired with a display such as a G500 TXi/G600 TXi, G500/G600 or G5, a vertical deviation indication (VDI) also populates on the display to provide vertical guidance for the descent. Additionally, when the GTN 650/750 series is paired with the GFC 600 or GFC 500 autopilot, pilots can select the VNAV button on the mode controller to fly a fully-coupled VNAV profile.

http://newsroom.garmin.com/press-release/featured-releases/garmin-provides-key-updates-txi-flight-displays-gtn-navigators-gfc%C2%A0a
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Avionics / Re: GTN 750 VNAV
« Last post by Steve binnette on July 21, 2018, 12:08:18 am »
What have you learned?  I have not heard anything, Vnav capability would be great.
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