I moved my fuel pressure indicator to just above the fuel gauges
after checking with the FSDO. It's not replacing it with another
type of instrument, so just required a log entry according to them.
Bob
--- In musketeermail@yahoogroups.com, "Richard E. Dahab" <rich@d...>
wrote:
>
> If you read sporty's write up, they acknowledge that issue, but
claim that
> the loss of turn rate is an acceptible trade off to get an
artificial
> horizon.
>
> I ordered one for Feb delivery. My A&P is going to put it where
the tach is
> and remount the tach on the right side of the panel if the FSDO
agrees.
> (Which he should because that is where Cessna puts the tach.)
Then I will
> still have a turn coordinator and 2 AI's.
>
> RIch Dahab
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Rellihan" <rellihan@r...>
> To: "'Kerry Muller'" <kmuller@c...>;
<musketeermail@yahoogroups.com>;
> <bac-mail@b...>
> Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2005 2:04 PM
> Subject: RE: [musketeermail] Sporty's backup AI - question
>
>
> > My opinion, but could be wrong (or incomplete).
> >
> >
> >
> > The Sporty's unit is an Artificial Horizon/Attitude Indicator
with an
> > inclinometer mounted on it. It probably does not have the
canted gyro; I
> > don't see how it could, and still show accurate pitch
information under
> all
> > conditions.
> >
> > The old Turn And Bank instruments also did not have the canted
gyro. They
> > were essentially an AH without the pitch information.
> >
> > The newer Turn Coordinator instruments have the canted gyro so
that they
> can
> > better (marginally better) function as an emergency replacement
during an
> AH
> > failure, by being more sensitive to initial rate of change in
roll
> > associated with a change in pitch (did I say that right?!).
> >
> > With the electric AI, which makes a vastly better alternative to
a failed
> > vacuum AI, you get both pitch and roll information. If you are
actually
> > slipping or skidding, the superimposed slip-skid ball will still
show
> that.
> > So my take is that you have gained the additional (vastly
better) pitch
> > information, without giving up and roll or slip-skid information.
> >
> > On top of that, you get a failed-gyro flag, that does not
disappear until
> > the rotor is actually up to full speed; you get internal
lighting; you get
> > caging capability, in case you are practicing maneuvers that can
bang your
> > gyro around; and you get a gyro unit that is most likely better
made than
> > the original one in your plane.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > _____
> >
> > From: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:musketeermail@yahoogroups.com]
> > On Behalf Of Kerry Muller
> > Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2005 11:03 AM
> > To: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [musketeermail] Sporty's backup AI - question
> >
> >
> >
> > One thing that I wonder about with Sporty's backup AI ... It is
> > approved to completely take the place of the turn indicator but
it
> > seems to me that it operates just like an AI with a turn
coordinator
> > stuck on it. So I'm guessing for example, that if you were to
slip
> > around a turn with wings relatively level, a turn indicator would
> > show it whereas an AI would not. I think it has something to do
with
> > the gyro being canted in a turn indicator.
> >
> > So with Sporty's backup AI, do you lose the functionality of the
turn
> > indicator?
> >
> >
> >
> > --- In musketeermail@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Rellihan"
<rellihan@r...>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > I have one on order, but they claim it won't arrive until March
> > (delayed
> > > Christmas present to myself). The demand for these has been
> > phenomenal.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: bac-mail-bounces@b...
> > > [mailto:bac-mail-bounces@b...] On Behalf Of Greg MacPherson
> > > Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 5:12 PM
> > > To: bac-mail@b...
> > > Subject: [BAC-Mail] Sporty's backup AI
> > >
> > > We are interested in any information from someone who has used
the
> > Sporty's
> > > backup AI.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Greg MacPherson, N18996
> > >
> > > 890 West End Avenue, #11C
> > >
> > > New York, NY 10025
> > >
> > > t 212-316-4590
> > >
> > > c 917-679-0565
> > >
> > >
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