The FADEC Service Link uses the CD-135 engine diagnostic port to download FADEC data and can be used to help with remote diagnosis of a problem. Say you are at a remote airport and experience an issue that is not covered by the POH, such as e.g. RPM variations or warning annunciations that don’t seem to make sense but need to be understood and resolved before you can continue to fly.
One of these will be placed in each Twin Star, along with instructions how to use it.
Skyhawk 3WF has been repaired, received a fresh Annual MX, got re-painted and re-striped, and received an exciting cockpit panel upgrade.
Right now it is only waiting for a new lower cowling which Textron has been unable to deliver since it was ordered in August 2021 (!). Current ETA is now late July 🙁
It will feature an exciting fully integrated glass cockpit designed and installed by Ace Aviation (RNT) – all analog flight instruments and individual digital engine instruments have been removed, and you can look forward to a dual (10.7″ / 7″) G3X Touch PFD/MFD with flight instruments that can be displayed as both standard EFIS or round gauges, Synthetic Vision for enhanced situational awareness at night or in poor visibility, integrated engine instruments with mixture lean assist, the existingdual GTN Xi / GFC 500 AP stack, an AOA (angle-of-attack) indicator (learn more about AOA), and integrated CO and cabin pressure warning.
You will also find a new button in the top center of 3WF’s cockpit that will provide a shortcut to the already existing Smart Glide feature of the GTNs, assisting with both best glide speed and immediate identification of best emergency landing options at the push of a button:
USB charging ports have been placed on both sides of the cockpit – no more dangling cables near in the center.
Now it’s up to you to start familiarizing yourself with the G3X Touch – click here to download the Pilot’s Guide to your EFB and check it out! That product guide, as well as all other ones and the POH/AFMS documents can also always be found in the menu at the top.