EIS Automated Engine
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Booth D- 5
..with of up to 29 parameters and 62
alarms. From RPM to peak-detection
leaning, the EIS does it all. Includes
graphical and digital displays,
customizable screens, and alarms with
external warning light. Models for all
engines up to 9-cylinders. Find out why
the EIS is the choice of thousands of
Actual Size 6"W x 2. 75"H x 2. 5"D
All-cylinder EG T/CH T analyzer
functions for 4, 6 or 9 cylinder engines.
Prices include probes.
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3133 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
going to take a few more flights before I can
honestly say I prefer glass over round
The main flying differences between the
two planes became most evident on final
approach. When landing the G- 3, I would often
pull the throttle back to idle fairly early on
final, because with full flaps the plane would
continue to float for quite some time before
losing airspeed and settling down. This wasn’t
the case with the GX. The first time I pulled
the throttle all the way back to idle in the GX, I
felt a big difference. Unlike the G- 3, the GX
actually sinks, which makes it much easier to
touch down where you want to. After shooting
several landings, I liked this difference but also
knew I would need to remember it as I continue to fly and land the GX.
“. . . my skills as a pilot don’t
go away just because I’m in a
One of the things I love about flying happens after the flight is over. I used to think it
was an adrenaline buzz I was experiencing
after each flight, but now I think it is actually
more of a competency buzz, if there is such a
thing. I can’t think of another time I feel as
competent as I do right after a flight.
It felt great to have a plane to fly again,
but that wasn’t the best part of this flight.
The best part was the confidence I gained
from knowing my skills as a pilot don’t go
away just because I’m in a different plane.
No matter how many hours you have in your
logbook, I challenge you to find a plane
you’ve never flown and go for a flight. I’m
guessing it will not only make you a better
pilot but also remind you how great it feels to
stretch your wings.
Brady Lane, EAA 808095, is a multimedia journalist for
EAA and a sport pilot.