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    Autopilot for a Super Mouse?

    Hello all,

    I may need to start flying a lot more IFR over the next year as I need to
    start flying between Concord, NH and Newport, RI frequently.

    In view of the need for increased IFR I am considering adding a GNS 480 and
    an autopilot to my Super Mouse (A24). I would love to hear from anyone that
    has any suggestions on what type of an autopilot I should consider
    obtaining. I would like it to fly the course and hold altitude. If it would
    fly down the glide slope so much the better. It will be tied to the GNS
    480.

    So, I need to know where can I get the most autopilot for the money and will
    it be a good one.

    Thanks for the help,

    Scott Flood
    N6146N
    SFlood@iBallot.Com



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  2. #2

    Autopilot for a Super Mouse?

    Scott:

    When I was installing a GNS480 into my mouse, I couldn't afford an
    autopilot as well as the HSI I was installing. But the
    instrument/avionics shop recommended the S-tec brand. Which model
    depends on the type of flying you will be doing and the room left in
    your panel. If I had the room, I'd go the the S-Tec 55, but the 30
    will do just as well. I strongly suggest that you also install a
    Slaved HSI like the King KCS 55A. This you can connect to an auto
    pilot and the GNS 480 will drive this instrument in both GPS and
    VOR/Loc/ILS modes. It is really nice to have vertical guidance for
    a LOT of GPS approaches and the WAAS approaches have the precision of
    an ILS.


    --- In musketeermail@yahoogroups.com, "Scott W. Flood" <sflood@i...>
    wrote:
    > Hello all,
    >
    > I may need to start flying a lot more IFR over the next year as I
    need to
    > start flying between Concord, NH and Newport, RI frequently.
    >
    > In view of the need for increased IFR I am considering adding a GNS
    480 and
    > an autopilot to my Super Mouse (A24). I would love to hear from
    anyone that
    > has any suggestions on what type of an autopilot I should consider
    > obtaining. I would like it to fly the course and hold altitude. If
    it would
    > fly down the glide slope so much the better. It will be tied to
    the GNS
    > 480.
    >
    > So, I need to know where can I get the most autopilot for the money
    and will
    > it be a good one.
    >
    > Thanks for the help,
    >
    > Scott Flood
    > N6146N
    > SFlood@i...




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    Autopilot for a Super Mouse?

    I had a S-TEC 30 installed in my plane. It is attached to my Garmin 430
    via the S-TEC GPSS. It does a wonderful job holding course off the GPS,
    heading bug, and VORs! It does hold altitude extremely well, but it does
    not couple to a localizer or allow you to dial-in a predetermined
    descent rate, you're going to need a S-TEC 55 if you want that feature.
    If you don't already have it installed you're going to need a DG with a
    heading bug (~$1,200).

    There are some new digital autopilot models available from other
    companies, but I'm not familiar with their capabilities or reliability
    (you should probably do an Internet search for reviews). S-TEC has a
    good name and is reliable, but it is an older technology.


    David Snodgrass
    BAC East Central Regional Director
    Beech Be23 N6083N
    North Manchester, IN


    -----Original Message-----
    From: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
    [mailto:musketeermail@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Scott W. Flood
    Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 9:42 PM
    To: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: [musketeermail] Autopilot for a Super Mouse?

    Hello all,

    I may need to start flying a lot more IFR over the next year as I need
    to start flying between Concord, NH and Newport, RI frequently.

    In view of the need for increased IFR I am considering adding a GNS 480
    and an autopilot to my Super Mouse (A24). I would love to hear from
    anyone that has any suggestions on what type of an autopilot I should
    consider obtaining. I would like it to fly the course and hold
    altitude. If it would fly down the glide slope so much the better. It
    will be tied to the GNS 480.

    So, I need to know where can I get the most autopilot for the money and
    will it be a good one.

    Thanks for the help,

    Scott Flood
    N6146N
    SFlood@iBallot.Com



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