C-182Q N96934 at West Valley Flying Club

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Autopilot One More Time

If I were superstitious, I would never share good news about anything.

After further investigation, it turns out that the main autopilot unit in the turn coordinator has a problem as well. It tracks HDG, but not NAV. Frank has pulled that unit and it has gone back to STEC along with the pitch computer. Based on past experience, it will be a few weeks before the repaired parts are back.

The plane can be returned to service for VFR flight only while we wait for the parts. It should be back at the club in the next few days. Right now, it is scheduled out to MX through 1/10, to minimize scheduling inconvenience to members. If it is back sooner, it will be put on line.


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