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AKar
29 Aug 2013, 13:53
Forum: C172 Trainer
Topic: Garmin 1000 on C172
Replies: 30
Views: 10408

Re: Garmin 1000 on C172

what's the advantage of RXP gauges over default or even A2A gauges? I don't have any experiences with RXP.. They are basically a Garmin trainer software (downloadable from Garmin's) done to an FSX gauge. That is, they are more or less all-inclusive, down to the logic, Garmin unit simulations. The b...
AKar
29 Aug 2013, 13:02
Forum: C172 Trainer
Topic: Airframe ice
Replies: 5
Views: 2557

Re: Airframe ice

I've found that the icing is surprisingly difficult to get "right" in MSFS platform. The default modeling seems just weird - something like the plane getting more and more, that is, a much of weight or something, without any real aerodynamic consequences from ice buildup. In the GA product referred,...
AKar
24 Aug 2013, 12:45
Forum: C172 Trainer
Topic: Knots2U Sponsors the A2A Accu-Sim C172 Trainer
Replies: 21
Views: 6824

Re: Knots2U Sponsors the A2A Accu-Sim C172 Trainer

Not that familiar with the exact installation on Cessna 172 (never been really there when installing/removing it), but as you CAPFlyer stated, the main reasons not to have it would probably be the added trouble of removing and reinstalling when/if required. I don't think that the equipment itself is...
AKar
22 Aug 2013, 13:29
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: C172 rental model
Replies: 28
Views: 3988

Re: C172 rental model

Every release I tend to insist and nag on the team 24/7 a feature or two that Ive noticed you guys would like via comments on the forums etc. The Used feature was one such item that had been requested and we had thought about for some time. Lewis, Have you considered that you would keep your "Train...
AKar
22 Aug 2013, 12:34
Forum: C172 Trainer
Topic: Knots2U Sponsors the A2A Accu-Sim C172 Trainer
Replies: 21
Views: 6824

Re: Knots2U Sponsors the A2A Accu-Sim C172 Trainer

Knots2U also make replacement wheel fairings if I'm not remembering too wrong...

:)
AKar
22 Aug 2013, 12:29
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Your choice for an A2A GA Twin (multi trainer)
Replies: 47
Views: 5027

Re: Your choice for an A2A GA Twin

Well, DC-3 that is.. BUT, considering the training market, I would restate what I've said earlier: King Air as a common, advanced IFR, multi-engine trainer would be most sensible addition in my opinion. It is also much used in many other missions, configurations and environments around the world, fr...
AKar
22 Aug 2013, 11:19
Forum: C172 Trainer
Topic: Phillips66 Aviation sponsors the A2A Accu-Sim C172 Trainer
Replies: 32
Views: 13293

Re: Phillips66 Aviation sponsors the A2A Accu-Sim C172 Train

Scott, Yes discussion is always a good and refreshing thing as we only have our own views and knowledge without it. When I used to work with GA aircraft, I often had to listen to the aircraft owner, the operator, the mechanics maintaining it, the 'official word' of regulations and manufacturers' pub...
AKar
22 Aug 2013, 05:25
Forum: C172 Trainer
Topic: Champion Aerospace sponsors the A2A Accu-Sim C172 Trainer
Replies: 11
Views: 7443

Re: Champion Aerospace sponsors the A2A Accu-Sim C172 Traine

Nice! I don't really worry about the price, as I'm sure it will be very reasonable (that is, not in higher hundreds.....) More content there is, the better. I don't purchase that many FS products that I would not be willing to pay for the features. I figure that the market for a high-value GA addon ...
AKar
22 Aug 2013, 04:53
Forum: C172 Trainer
Topic: Phillips66 Aviation sponsors the A2A Accu-Sim C172 Trainer
Replies: 32
Views: 13293

Re: Phillips66 Aviation sponsors the A2A Accu-Sim C172 Train

Hi Scott, and thanks for your time - I fully agree technically on what you are saying. Changing oil every 25 hours if flown very rarely is probably a good advice, though I tend to think that the 4-month calendar interval is quite close to 25 flight hours anyway in those cases, plus or minus some. As...
AKar
21 Aug 2013, 06:35
Forum: C172 Trainer
Topic: Phillips66 Aviation sponsors the A2A Accu-Sim C172 Trainer
Replies: 32
Views: 13293

Re: Phillips66 Aviation sponsors the A2A Accu-Sim C172 Train

Lovely! This is getting more and more interesting by each peek to the features! Hope the development is progressing smoothly. Out of curiosity, and for discussion, the manufacturer's recommendation for oil change interval, for what I'm aware, is 50 hours TIS or four months, whichever occurs first. R...
AKar
14 Aug 2013, 08:02
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Cessna C172 any news on this?
Replies: 156
Views: 46387

Re: A2A Cessna C172 any news on this?

Yes they sure are! Actually, most of the Cessnas that I've personally been messing with here in Europe are of French build. That's usually obvious only by looking the serial number, they are more or less identical. The Rocket is a bit unique for me however, I've only been working on one or two of th...
AKar
14 Aug 2013, 04:57
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Cessna C172 any news on this?
Replies: 156
Views: 46387

Re: A2A Cessna C172 any news on this?

You can also drop in a bigger engine and a constant speed prop, on a 172R. I meet a guy a few years ago that did that to his 172R. Man that thing could climb. And the funny part is he was getting his PPL on that plane when I meet him. You can also still find some Reims Rockets (FR172). Built by Fre...
AKar
23 Jul 2013, 12:32
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Cessna C172 any news on this?
Replies: 156
Views: 46387

Re: A2A Cessna C172 any news on this?

Most of my failures happened after through check during run up. The first electrical failure was due to solenoid problem. The second one was alternator failure which didn't show any problems during run up check. Funny thing about vacuum. I lost in the clouds during instrument approach. But it wasn'...
AKar
23 Jul 2013, 05:18
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Cessna C172 any news on this?
Replies: 156
Views: 46387

Re: A2A Cessna C172 any news on this?

My guess is the most common failures regarding 172 would be a vacuum and an electrical. I would guess that your guess is correct. :) Typically, and that includes Cessna 172R/S, vacuum pumps are to be replaced at least every 500 hours in service (while with pumps that have a 'wear indicator', that i...
AKar
22 Jul 2013, 03:30
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Cessna C172 any news on this?
Replies: 156
Views: 46387

Re: A2A Cessna C172 any news on this?

Are you from Finland? I think Finland is one of few countries that recognize FAA pilot license! I bet flying close to polar circle would be way different fm SoCal. we are spoiled with good weather most of the time LOL Yes, I'm from Finland, and currently living here for studies also. Been occasiona...

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