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    The Best Entry-Level Pipers

    Longtime Piper pilot and Piper twin owner Kristin Winter discusses the cream of the crop in entry-level Piper aircraft. (Photo: James Lawrence)

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    Short Wing Pipers

    Out of a poor economy came a series of aircraft that were better than expected. (Photo: Peter Lubig)

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    The Piper Navajo

    After initially feeling intimidated by the size of the Navajo, contributing editor Kristin Winter found that it really one of the easiest and most gentle aircraft she had flown. (Photo: Paul Bowen)

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  • "...nothing can replace the skill and confidence you get using spare training time to do weird things."

    - Kevin Garrison

  • "It costs fuel to carry fuel in any airplane..."

    -Thomas Block

  • "All of the PA-28-180/181 aircraft are great airplanes."

    - Kristin Winter

  •   "My happy place is metal and T-shaped and smells like 100 octane"

    - Kevin Garrison


I used to fly a piper Archer ii ( pa-28-180) with steam gauges and older avionics. Great plane, loved it.I particularly loved the Gem2 engine analyzer.. It displayed each cylinder EGT as well as each Cylinder CHT. I really liked how i could monitor my engine cylinder temps.
I upgraded in time to an archer iii llx with the Garmin g1000. It took little getting used to but is also wonderful with tons of capability and information i never had. But.... it's missing something..... believe it or not...with all the advanced technology and capability... it only has a 4 probe EGT on the MFD...no CHT at all.
Does anyone know if it is possible to install a GEM 2 so i can have a 4 cylinder CHT information? It already has a 4 probe EGT so it can't use those probes to talk to the Gem 2 engine analyzer ...or am i wrong. I don't want to mess up the G1000 but geez, i kind of miss the 4 probe CHT i used to have to monitor cylinder head temps. Is there a separate 4 probe CHT that can be installed in the archer which would be independent of the g1000?
Thank you


Kent created a new topic ' TracPlus Introduces Their New Cloud-Based Software' in the forum. 4 hours 45 minutes ago

TracPlus, this week, announces their new cloud-based software platform — making tracking, messaging and the coordination of your team seamless, simple and superior.

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The new TracPlus software is user-friendly, robust and contemporary. It will be available through any modern web browser, meaning it’s accessible, fast and allows our developers to add features and enhance our product at pace.
It offers a modern and intuitive interface, with solutions for PC, Mac and for our mobile users in due course.
This upgrade unlocks several admin features so that customers can have more control of their assets and resources. Additionally, it makes it easier for customers to track their assets and devices while on legs and missions.
The team will be rolling out releases in stages, starting this month and spanning until May 2020.
The initial release phase is only intended to provide basic functionality, so will not be suitable for all TracPlus customers. The website software will be released first, followed quickly by IOS and Android mobile apps, and will then bring on a pipeline of priority features that add real value to customers.
In this initial launch, features and functions will be tested in a safe, secure and development-friendly environment. The objective is to ensure the software is robust and reliable — testing for bugs, customer feedback, fine-tuning performance and ensuring accuracy of data processing.
"So that we can best support your seamless transition to our new software, we’re releasing this to our customers in stages. We’re working hard on ensuring this transition happens at the best time possible for your organisation — dependent on seasonal work, known busy periods and the features we know your business requires. We want this to be an easy and pain-free experience for you," says Project Manager, Brett Telfer.
Customers will be contacted when the new software becomes available to them, and they can then switch at their convenience, with the support of the TracPlus www.tracplus.com/ team.
"We’re extremely excited to bring this software release to you. We know it’s going to further streamline your operations, make lives easier — and most importantly, keep your crews safe," says Telfer.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to our team. www.tracplus.com/contact-us/


replied to the topic 'SENECA I in Argentina' in the forum. 8 hours 25 minutes ago

Thanks Steve, it has been quite a project - something I did not planned for! :woohoo:

But it is what it is, and when the mechanics (yes, plural - I had 4 Powerplant mechanics, 2 Airframe, I stainless steel artisan and 1 Instrument mechanic working on this plane) are done with -LCZ it should be in very good shape. My only concern is the condition of the RH engine, since no paperwork is available from 2013 when it was taken down. Nevertheless a good top overhaul was performed and it does not look that bad (the only clear hint that work was perform are the nuts that close the engine block which are different from the LH engine).

I am lucky that I travel quite often to the US, otherwise it would have been impossible to get it back in shape. I spent at least $ 16.000 in spares which down in Argentina would have been at least $ 30.000 - and I also had access to Aircraft Spruce & Specialty endless catalog for those miscellaneous parts. The guys at Precision Aerospace were also great with the missing plastic parts.

I do plan to start the engines before the end of September and after I secure the Airworthiness Certificate I will publish all 4 pages of all work done - cannot do it before, my country is quite unique with red tape.

My experience with Senecas is limited to the Seneca III that I got to fly while getting trained at the Air Force, and mine will be quite different. I truly hope it lives up to the expectations. If after the initial 50 hours everything looks fine I will commit to dual G5s and a G255 NAV/COM on the panel. But one step at a time.