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Vibrations 101: Introduction to Vibrations, Materials Characteristics and Considerations

Vibrations 101: Introduction to Vibrations, Materials Characteristics and Considerations

Vibrations 101: Introduction to Vibrations, Materials Characteristics and Considerations ​
 
It’s tempting to think of vibration isolation as a simple matter of putting a vibration mount between an object and whatever it’s resting on. Anything must be better than no mount at all, right? Actually, it’s not always right. In some cases you can create problems by adding a vibration mount to a system. Join this session to learn more about how vibration actually occurs and the basic compromises in implementing vibration isolation.

What We’ll Cover:

• The primary considerations when selecting passive elastomeric mounts.
• The trade-offs when determining potential performance characteristics.
• Elastomer performance in dynamic conditions.
• Considerations when designing a mount attachment and placement
 

Time:  Feb 9, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Garmin Smart Glide now available for the G3X Touch flight display  and G5 electronic flight instrument for certified aircraft

Garmin Smart Glide now available for the G3X Touch flight display and G5 electronic flight instrument for certified aircraft

Smart Glide technology automates tasks and reduces pilot workload in engine power loss emergencies

 Garmin International today announced that its Smart Glide™ technology, a revolutionary safety tool that helps pilots in loss of engine power emergencies by automating tasks to reduce pilot workload, is now available as a free1 software update for the G3X Touch™ and G5 electronic flight instrument in certified aircraft equipped with a GTN™ Xi series navigator. Smart Glide compatibility can be added to a G3X Touch or G5 through the Garmin Authorized Dealer network.

Smart Glide joins Collier Trophy winning Garmin Autoland as a part of the Autonomí™ family of autonomous flight technologies. In the event of the loss of engine power in a single-engine aircraft, a pilot faces the urgent, workload-intensive job of maneuvering the aircraft from its current position to a suitable airport. Through compatible avionics, such as GTN Xi series navigators paired with a compatible Garmin flight display, Smart Glide provides assistance to the pilot by recommending a suitable airport estimated to be within glide range, as well as providing critical information to the pilot and optimizing select avionics settings, helping save the pilot precious time and workload2. When paired with a compatible Garmin autopilot, Smart Glide can automatically engage the autopilot and pitch for the aircraft’s best glide speed while simultaneously navigating the aircraft within the vicinity of the selected airport so the pilot can execute an approach and landing.

Smart Glide activation and airport selection

In the event of engine power loss in flight, pilots can activate Smart Glide with an optional dedicated Smart Glide button or by holding the Direct-to button for two seconds to initiate an activation3. Once activated, Smart Glide recommends an airport estimated to be within glide range and automatically creates a direct-to route. Smart Glide considers several factors when choosing the recommended airport within glide range including runway length and condition; proximity; terrain; and available weather from sources such as FIS-B, SiriusXM4, and Garmin Connext® weather4, in addition to current measured winds calculated by the primary flight display (PFD). If the aircraft is appropriately equipped with either a GTX™ 345/GTX 345R transponder or a GNX™ 375 acting as a transponder, or a          GSR 56/GDL 69/GDL 69A with an appropriate weather subscription, Smart Glide can even consider VFR/IFR conditions when recommending the most suitable airport. Alternate airports within glide range can also be selected if the pilot desires. In the event the system estimates there is not an airport within glide range, Smart Glide provides an aural and visual alert to the pilot, while continuing to search for an airport in range, and automatically pitching for configured best glide speed and activating level mode in aircraft equipped with a compatible Garmin autopilot.

When Smart Glide has been activated, the system will alert the pilot with an aural message stating that Smart Glide is active while also providing a quick reference to the selected airport within glide range in both bearing and distance to enhance situational awareness. In addition, Smart Glide provides automated adjustment of select avionics settings including the changing of the primary COM standby to the airport CTAF or tower and automatic switching of the CDI to GPS mode. If the aircraft is appropriately equipped and configured with a compatible Garmin transponder, Smart Glide also provides pilots a shortcut to tune the transponder to squawk the 7700 emergency code. If the aircraft is equipped with a compatible Garmin autopilot, Smart Glide activation will also automatically engage the autopilot to pitch for the best glide airspeed and activate GPS mode to enable navigation to the selected airport.

Access critical information

Using the Smart Glide Page and the Map Page of the GTN Xi, pilots can more easily access critical Smart Glide information when they need it most and to better prepare for a landing at a potentially unfamiliar airport. The Smart Glide Page displays glide speed based on the specific aircraft, airport name, an alternate airport list, arrival above ground level (AGL) altitude, longest runway information including wind components if available, as well as a Smart Glide alert banner to keep the pilot notified of glide status and any pertinent instructions. The Map Page is another useful resource for pilots during a Smart Glide activation. The Glide Range Ring depicted on the Map Page shows airports within glide range and dynamically adjusts based on winds and terrain. The Map Page displays current aircraft AGL altitude, estimated AGL altitude upon arrival, bearing, as well as distance to the airport while decluttering the map.

Approach and landing

When the aircraft is within four nautical miles from the selected airport, Smart Glide will alert the pilot that they are approaching the airport environment with both an aural alert and visual banner. Within two miles of the airport, audible airport position alerts and a flashing red alert displayed on the GTN Xi will advise the pilot to resume control and begin maneuvering for landing. In the event of an off-airport landing, Smart Glide provides audible AGL altitude alerts to help ensure the pilot is aware of the altitude while maintaining their focus on landing locations.

Smart Glide support with a variety of Garmin systems

In addition to the G3X Touch and G5, Smart Glide is also available for certified aircraft equipped with a GTN Xi series navigator paired with a G500 TXi/G6000 TXi or a GI 275 electronic flight instrument. Compatible Garmin autopilots such as GFC™ 500 or GFC 600 can be automatically engaged when Smart Glide is activated. For aircraft without a compatible Garmin autopilot, Smart Glide will still provide critical information and features to help manage engine emergencies and help to reduce pilot workload. Further, experimental aircraft with G3X Touch and a G3X autopilot can also enable Smart Glide technology when appropriately equipped.

The optional Garmin Smart Glide activation button is also available for a list price of $129. For additional information, visit www.garmin.com/SmartGlide or www.garmin.com/aviation

Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an expansive suite of ADS-B solutions and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and value. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, email , or follow us at facebook.com/garminaviation, twitter.com/garminaviation, instagram.com/garminaviation, youtube.com/garminaviation or linkedin.com/company/garmin.

Dealer installation fees may apply

See www.garmin.com/SGuse for activation limitations

Dedicated Smart Glide button and installation fees not included. Aircraft installations with the Smart Glide button installed will not be able to activate Smart Glide with direct-to button long press

Subscrption may be required

 

Latest Garmin Pilot app update adds expanded NOTAM display options, enhanced Airport page and more

Latest Garmin Pilot app update adds expanded NOTAM display options, enhanced Airport page and more

Garmin Ltd., today announced the addition of new features to the Garmin Pilot™ app for iPad® or iPhone® mobile devices. The new enhancements include expanded NOTAM display options for field condition (FICON) and fuel unavailable NOTAMs on the moving map, which can be also viewed on the redesigned Airport page. The updated Airport page offers an improved layout and intuitive menus that provide easy access to airport information, including access to the most commonly reviewed facts and info about an airport, without having to access additional submenus.

Field condition (FICON) NOTAMs                                                                                                    

When a FICON NOTAM is issued, Garmin Pilot now displays a badge at the end of the runway with the numeric value of the surface condition and braking action for each third of the runway; touchdown, midpoint and rollout. Users can view a decoded description of the FICON code by using the radial menu to access the raw NOTAM and clicking on the info icon.

Fuel unavailable NOTAMs

Fuel unavailable NOTAMs are presented throughout Garmin Pilot including in the fuel overlay on the dynamic map*, the Airport page, SafeTaxi® diagram, along with the NOTAM widget in split screen mode. When fuel prices* are enabled on the dynamic map, the fuel unavailable NOTAM is displayed as a badge with a red warning triangle and a strikethrough on the reported price. This makes it easy to identify airports where fuel is unavailable without individually reviewing NOTAMs for airports. On the airport page, fuel unavailable NOTAMs can be viewed by tapping the warning banner displayed across the top of the page, as well as within the FBO tab. 

Airport page updates

Garmin Pilot users will benefit from the redesigned Airport page with improved layouts and menus to provide easy access to airport information. Additional airport information has been added to the header, including the type of procedures available for the airport, weather conditions, as well as frequencies—making commonly reviewed information available without needing to access submenus. The new horizontal navigation bar simplifies the menu options: information, runways, charts, FBOs, weather and NOTAMs. Within those options, a revised side-bar menu intuitively organizes information. The FBO listings within the Airport page have also been enhanced to provide more information at-a-glance, and the FBO services are now displayed with easily recognizable icons. Further, FBO data has been substantially expanded outside the U.S., with more than 10,000 FBO listings added.

Additional enhancements

The latest Garmin Pilot update features additional enhancements, including:

  • The distance measuring tool now includes estimated time en route (ETE), fuel burn and altitude for both directions of flight. It will also update the flight profile view with the area being measured.
  • Garmin Pilot now supports the Appareo Stratus 3 ADS-B receiver1. When connected to a   Stratus 3, Garmin Pilot can display ADS-B weather and traffic information, back-up attitude and GPS position.

The newest release of Garmin Pilot on iOS® mobile devices, version 10.6, is available immediately. For new customers, Garmin Pilot is available in the Apple App Store as a free download for the first 30 days. After the 30-day trial period, customers may purchase an annual subscription of Garmin Pilot starting at $79.99. Garmin Pilot is supported by Garmin’s award-winning aviation support team, which provides 24/7 worldwide technical and warranty support. Visit www.garmin.com/aviation for additional information.

Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an expansive suite of ADS-B solutions and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and value. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, email , or follow us at facebook.com/garminaviationtwitter.com/garminaviationinstagram.com/garminaviationyoutube.com/garminaviation or linkedin.com/company/garmin.

*Only available in the United States  

1Must be used in GDL 90 mode; Target Trend not supported

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