N16ES | Cockpit

[The N-# of this plane before 7/1/2024 was N972RD]

Please note: All documentation linked to on this website is being superseded by documentation and instruction provided at the FBO.

  • Highlights

    • TAA (Technically Advanced Airplane)
    • FADEC (Full-Authority Digital Engine Controls)
      • No manual controls for Prop and Mixture – it cannot get much easier than that! 
    • Auxiliary Fuel Tanks* for 50% more range on long XC flights
      • * Not normally in use. Use requires familiarity with corresponding limitations and procedures. Tank keys available for X/C flight upon specific request only 
    • FIKI (flight into known icing) due to TKS Ice Protection System 
    • G1000 (WAAS) with GFC 700 Autopilot
      • IFR charts (US/Canada)
      • Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT)
      • Baro Minimums altimeter bug for DA/MDA
      • Customizable Flight ID for Public Benefit Flying or privacy purposes like ForeFlight Call Signs (please don’t forget to reset the ID to the N-# after any flights with customized Flight ID 🙂 )
    • ADS-B
      • Out (1090ES) for automated WAAS GPS position transmission
      • In (Dual band: 1090ES / 978UAT) for receiving
        • TIS-B: Traffic (complemented by a dedicated TAS module in the back of the plane)
        • FIS-B*: WX (Nexrad, Winds Aloft, METARs, TAFs, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, PIREPs), NOTAMs, TFRs, SUAs
        • Bluetooth streaming of TIS-B, FIS-B and AHRS to your EFB
    • SiriusXM Weather products & Radio via satellite
    • USB chargers for all four seats (USB-A / -C in the front, USB-A in the back)
    • Electrical Rudder Pedal Adjustment
    • A RAM ball mount in the upper left corner of the flight deck panel lets you mount a compatible tablet or camera holder
  • POH

  • Engines

  • Avionics

      • G1000 with GTX 345R ADS-B XPDR
        • Synthetic Vision (SVT) on the PFD
        • Traffic (TIS-B), Weather (SiriusXM) and IFR charts (US/Canada) on the MFD
          • Also available: SiriusXM Radio (via AUX | XM SATELLITE | RADIO)
SVT on PFD | XM WX on MFD
  • The ADS-B In stream of FIS-B/TIS-B via Bluetooth is available after turning on the Avionics Master; look for the plane’s Bluetooth network and connect to it from your EFB.
  • Notes:
    • Use of polarized eyewear may cause glass cockpit displays to appear dim or blank – using non-polarized sunglasses is recommended
    • Do not remove any of the SD cards from the devices, these cards are critical for proper operation and to be serviced by authorized personnel only!

Pilot’s Guide | Cockpit Reference Guide

  • TKS Ice Protection

AFM Supplement

Emergency Locator Transmitter

      • The ELT in this aircraft is an ARTEX ME406. It is installed in the empennage behind the back seats on the pilot side.
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