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Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2003

RMS Technology's Flitesoft Professional v3.35 Does more, costs less. That would be enough of a review for this latest version of Flitesoft Professional, the IFR/VFR flight-planning software for piston-engine aircraft, were it not necessary to prove such blanket statements.

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2002

The first flight of a new engine Your airplane has been ground-bound for eight weeks because it's getting an engine-ectomy. Bolting a new, rebuilt, or overhauled engine onto an airplane's engine mounts is just a part of readying that "new" engine for flight.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2002

AvMap EKP-IIIc Most pilots long for a large panel-mount color moving map, but not everyone has the budget or space for one. Now there's a less expensive alternative that requires no installation and no panel space.

Turbine Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2001

More jet engine basics — fuel control units and starter generators Now that we've flowed the air through the engine and out the exhaust pipe in previous articles in this series, it's time to look at a few of the supporting systems on turbine engines. Most of these systems are found on the accessory pad of the engine and are driven by a tower shaft and gearing from the high-pressure compressor shaft.

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2000

Crankcases get no respect Engine case halves are the Rodney Dangerfield of engine parts. Often hangar talk about engines concentrates on the cylinders, or top end, of the engine.

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 1999

Superior Air Parts enters the engine-overhaul market with a flourish Aircraft owners facing an engine overhaul now have another option to consider, thanks to an ever-aggressive Superior Air Parts. As has been true for a long time, in addition to the field overhaul (large or small shop, take your pick), you can have original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) or factory-rebuilt engines from both Continental and Lycoming.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 1997

What do you get when you cross a pilot with an octopus? A pilot with six extra reasons to buy a big, button-festooned watch. We pilots do love our gadgets and accessories.