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 Post subject: Tecnam Demo program
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:06 pm 
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Tecnam has announced a demo program for new aircraft on danjohnson.com. I am going to take them up on it and trade for a new P2008 so there will be one for sale shortly with approx 200hrs.

My question is if I should make any changes from my current panel.

I currently have a G3x two screen system with a GTX330 and SL40. All the engine guages are round dial and not in the G3X as I didnt want to give up any real estate ona the G3x and then have unused panel space.

I will get the SL30 nav/com this time as the weather is on the nav frequencies at several airports in our area. I know I can get it in text form on the G3X but i have found it sometimes does not get updated for a while and I like current weather.

any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:27 pm 
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You're trading for a new p2008? What are you trading in, your p2008? What have they changed between yours and the new one?


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 Post subject: Re: Tecnam Demo program
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:36 pm 
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jake wrote:
I will get the SL30 nav/com this time


A very wise choice, Jake. That's the radio I put in my SportStar. Not only is it convenient to be able to tune audio from the nav frequencies, it is still useful to have VOR/LOC/GS capability (especially if the GPS ever goes offline). If you have panel space, I'd also recommend a mechanical CDI (I rather like the Garmin MD-200-306 with its nice rectilinear display). Make sure the SL-30's resolver is wired to recognize the external OBS in the CDI. (Don't forget that you'll also have to get a horizontally polarized VHF nav dipole installed -- you might consider the Comant CI-158C2). And, despite the fancy electronic glass panel displays, I've always liked to have an old-fashioned inclinometer (ball) for backup. The Winter QM2 slip indicator is relatively cheap from Aircraft Spruce, and requires only a small rectangular cutout in the panel -- though you'll probably need a Letter of Authorization from Tecnam to install one.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:18 pm 
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theskunk wrote:
You're trading for a new p2008? What are you trading in, your p2008? What have they changed between yours and the new one?


Yes I am trading in my P2008. I dont believe there is any differences to the new one just newer. They have a demo discount program on now that makes the price attractive but I will get less for my plane also so its a wash.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:26 pm 
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Paul

Would I be able to use the CDI in the G3X and the mechanical one or how should this be installed?

Jake


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The SL-30 can be wired to drive both a mechanical CDI and an electronic HSA on an EFIS screen. It's probably not a bad idea to hook it up to both, but I think you'll find you use mostly the old-school mechanical device. You do have to tell the SL-30 (in one of its setup menus) what kind of resolver to use for the OBS. I find it's a lot easier to turn a physical knob and spin the bezel to a desired radial (or to center a needle) than it is to punch buttons or soft-keys.

But, then again, I'm just an analog kind of guy...

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