Monthly Archives: June 2011

Alternator failure warning in Piper PA28 aircraft

Some time ago I came across this Air Accident Investigation Branch report concerning a PA32R that landed gear-up following an alternator failure. The report noted: “It was apparent that the ALT caption, which illuminates whenever there is no output from … Continue reading

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What you probably didn’t know about the Bendix-King KI-525A HSI

The Bendix-King KI-525A HSI and associated KCS-55A compass system was a popular avionics upgrade for light aircraft until the advent of the Sandell electronic HSI and, more recently, glass-cockpit systems from Garmin, Aspen and others. Although it is a mechanical … Continue reading

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