Originally Posted by Walt
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!
Brad Benson, Maplewood MN.
RV-6A N164BL, Flying since Nov 2012!
If you're not making mistakes, you're probably not making anything