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Old 04-20-2017, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Walt View Post
But I'm not sure I understand why you think it's a safety issue, if the AP faults it simply disconnects and lets you know about it, so you revert back to good old "hand flying". Inconvenient yes, safety issue.. I don't think so, or it shouldn't be.
A recent trip from MN to FL saw the shear screw on my Dynon pitch servo fail at top of climb leaving MN. I hand flew the rest of the way down and all the way back (IFR plan with a mix of VMC and IMC) . I'm not even sure I would say it was inconvenient - but it sure was fun!
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:11 AM
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I think its good to be informed by other builders and know whats taking place with parts we use in our planes.
Good for Doug bringing this to light I didn't see Steve starting a thread saying there is a problem if Doug had not posted who would have known to be on look out.
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