Saturday April 4th, 2009|
North Carolina Trip; Trutrak AP
We have several friends (two couples) that moved up to the Raleigh, NC area. We have been wanting to fly up there to see them and this weekend presented itself as a good time to do it. This photo was taken at cruise. We launched at 0630.
Jaime enjoying the smooth ride. What makes this ride so unusually smooth?
Well, this gizmo! This is my new Trutrak Digiflight II autopilot. Suffice it to say, I should have put one of these in the airplane from day 1.
The "0.000" you see here is the course offset. Yes, that's how good the DII is...it simply nails the centerline of the course.
Occasionally we would see this. (0.001nm is ~12 feet)
Descending into the Raleigh area. We landed at Franklin County (KLHZ), which you see in the distance.
A blurry shot of where the Digiflight II is. Yes, the DII is not in an ideal location. I installed it into the hole where my compass was. I did this for a couple of reasons:
1) Convenience. No need to punch another hole
2) Interference. The DII has an internal magnetometer.
3) There's honestly no where to put it on the left side of the panel!
I made an exhaustive post on VAF about my experiences.