New Pilatus PC-9M's

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Re: New Pilatus PC-9M's

Post by Flange Bracket » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:26 pm

Top left of panel, partially obscured by the glareshield, is a backup integrated flight display. Just like modern airliners. Horizon, altitude, speed and compass all one one little screen. Less space, weight and cost.

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Re: New Pilatus PC-9M's

Post by StrikeCommand » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:30 pm

And don't leave out less reliability and less reassurance! :)

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Re: New Pilatus PC-9M's

Post by Flange Bracket » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:47 am

Reliability doesn't seem to be an issue. I've never seen one fail but then I've never seen the old style fail either!

However i think they're much harder to use than old style gauges. Everything is squeezed onto one small screen, very small and hard to read. It would be even worse if a flight director was also included.

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