Free newsletter with some good Cirrus info

I sometimes check this board to see what’s new. Thought I would share this free newsletter with you. This issue has some good info on IMC partial panel flying you might like to see. If you click at the top of the page you can receive it on a regular basis. Link below.

jeff

http://www.rjma.com/flight/airwaves/vol3-02c.htm

The link again I hope.

Sorry, I can’t seem to get this link to work here. Maybe one of the regulars can fix it.

http://www.rjma.com/flight/airwaves/vol3-02c.htm

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Maybe one of the regulars can fix it.


http://www.rjma.com/flight/airwaves/vol3-02c.htm

Walt

"As anticipated, the MFD failed within three or four minutes of the #1 alternator failure. For some reason still unknown to us, Mark’s intercom connection failed next. He could hear neither me nor ATC."
Isn’t this unusual? “Book learning” taught me expect close to 30 minutes before MFD goes out, and Comm 1 always remains connected to the pilot.

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"As anticipated, the MFD failed within three or four minutes of the #1 alternator failure. For some reason still unknown to us, Mark’s intercom connection failed next. He could hear neither me nor ATC."
Isn’t this unusual? “Book learning” taught me expect close to 30 minutes before MFD goes out, and Comm 1 always remains connected to the pilot.


YES - that’s a new one to me, too. And I routinely use the COMM 1 <-> PILOT connection.

  • Mike.

I too lose Rx when the audio panel is unpowered; at least until I partially unplug my headset from the connector in the armrest console. Something to do with polarity on the headset plug?

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I too lose Rx when the audio panel is unpowered; at least until I partially unplug my headset from the connector in the armrest console. Something to do with polarity on the headset plug?


David,

Quite possible if you have a Mono headset - but I doubt you do. Next most likely - check the Mono/Stereo switch, if you have one. It should be set to Stereo. If set to Mono it’s possible to get the symptom you have.

It’s not really “polarity”, but channel reversal - on many Cirrus airplanes, the right/left channels were wired swapped, so a mono headset may get nothing in the emergency bypass mode. This is easily corrected but most regard it as not worth a trip to the avionics shop; quite low-cost to fix in conjunction with other avionics work, though.

  • Mike.