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    Local sightseeing (yesterday)

    Took up one of the smaller single-engine light aircraft (I forget which one) for some local sightseeing, flying from Watsonville to Santa Cruz and back. Santa Cruz's best-known landmark is the Beach...
  2. Yeah, the sim’s ATC isn’t to be believed...

    Yeah, the sim’s ATC isn’t to be believed sometimes. Today, I was “in” the Daher, flying an low-altitude IFR, RNAV flight plan from Coos Bay, Ore. to Portland-Hillsboro airport near Portland,...
  3. What I've been doing is to select a low-altitude...

    What I've been doing is to select a low-altitude IFR flight plan with either an ILS or RNAV approach to an airport/runway. In the modified G3000, I've been inputting the altitudes for each waypoint...
  4. Thanks. I searched on Google and learned that...

    Thanks. I searched on Google and learned that there's another function called VPATH that evidently uses VNAV data to enable ILS-like final approaches. (Hence, "glide path" in VNAV approaches vs....
  5. How do you use the VNAV function in the Working Title G3000 mod in the Daher TBM?

    I set up an RNAV flight plan in the World Map from Watsonville (KWVI) to Half Moon Bay (KHAF). I made a note of all the waypoints in the flight plan, with their altitudes. Once in the cockpit, I went...
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    KWVI to KSJC to KWVI

    First, I flew the Beech Bonanza G36 from Watsonville to San Jose after first setting up a flight plan in the G36's modded G1000, with an ILS approach to RWY 31L at KSJC. I was pleased with myself for...
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    Working Title G3000 mod VNAV?

    Exploring the features of the Working Title G3000 mod in the Daher TBM, I noted a VNAV input. I assume (hopefully) that this may somehow enable a VNAV final approach, similar to an ILS approach, with...
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    Working Title G1000 mod confusion

    I have downloaded and installed the Working Title mods for the G1000 and G3000. They seem to work okay. But I'm confounded by this direction from the readme file that comes with the G1000 mod:
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    Yes, the map screen in the Daher is pretty cool....

    Yes, the map screen in the Daher is pretty cool. But how useful is it? I tried to set up a flight plan from Watsonville to San Jose with an instrument landing on RWY 31L at KSJC using the modded...
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    I solved my problem

    I realized I had copied the Working Title G1000 mod over to my community folder unzipped. No wonder the AP went nuts. Today I followed the proper procedures, downloading the online file,...
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    I have Logitech Multi and radio panels, and I use...

    I have Logitech Multi and radio panels, and I use them instead of mousing over sim panels for settings. In most instances, this has worked well. If I’ve already set up a flight plan in the World Map,...
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    Thanks, Pat. Yes, I engaged AP and went to NAV,...

    Thanks, Pat. Yes, I engaged AP and went to NAV, with the CDI set to GPS. I'd loaded the approach, but had not activated it. I had nothing else in my Community folder, by the way. As for a restart of...
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    Working Title G1000 mod problems

    I downloaded, installed it per the instructions, dragging the "workingtitle-g1000" file into my community folder (Steam Edition), and tried it out in the G36. I used the Garmin to set a course from...
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    Autopilot goes rogue (again)

    I took the G36 up for a short flight from Watsonville to Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose today to try to "shoot" an RNAV approach--after watching a couple of YouTube tutorials on how to do it. I...
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    I just Googled Garmin NXi. A brief summary says...

    I just Googled Garmin NXi. A brief summary says "it enables WAAS/LPV approaches to thousands of airports with an autopilot-coupled glide path to selected minimums." Sounds like it will have VNAV as...
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    (1) How difficult is it to fly the CJ4 without...

    (1) How difficult is it to fly the CJ4 without the Working Title mod?
    (2) How did Working Title's mod improve your experience with this plane?
    (3) Does Working Title sell their mod in the MSFS...
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    Whoa! Quite a picture. Did you crop or just zoom...

    Whoa! Quite a picture. Did you crop or just zoom in? I have not tried to fly one of those little jets yet. I've gotten fairly comfortable with the Daher TBM, done okay with the Beech Baron, but I've...
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    I didn’t know that going full back on the stick...

    I didn’t know that going full back on the stick was the way to stop the Cub. I’ve tipped the Savage over more than once on the Mariposa Bush trip. (I’ve done three or four legs on that one so far.)...
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    KSBP to KSQL

    Another day, another "sainted" airport visit in my aerial peregrination up the West Coast from San Diego to Seattle in the Daher TBM. Today I flew from San Luis Obispo (named for Saint Louis, Bishop...
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    KSBA to KSBP

    Continuing my border-to-border trip up the West Coast, and my plan to touch down at as many "saintly" airports as possible along the way, I flew the Daher TBM from Santa Barbara (where I last parked...
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    KSMO to KSBA

    Day 2, leg 2 of my border to border West Coast trip, flew the Daher TBM from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara--a placid, 35-minute flight on autopilot with an ILS approach to RWY 7 at Santa Barbara.
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    KSAN to KSMO

    I flew the first leg of a trip up the West Coast from the U.S./Mexican border to Seattle. Taking off from San Diego in the Daher TBM, I flew to Santa Monica on a course that took me out over the...
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    Check out the specs in my signature. My setup is...

    Check out the specs in my signature. My setup is working excellently, at high settings. (I’ve never tested it with ultra settings.


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    PMDY to PMDY (yesterday); PHLI to PHNL (yesterday and today)

    Prior to completing the final leg of my tour around the Hawaiian Islands by flying from Lihu'e to Honolulu (where my tour began), I went to the farthest-flung island of the Hawaiian chain, which is...
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    Well, that explains it.

    Well, that explains it.
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