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  1. Hello Tom, When using B2 Sand Filter power check, the Ng diagonal lines are shifted to the right (vs the power check without sand filter), making the test "easier" to pass, but I guess it's "too" easy for the IBF, so a "fine" of -4° OAT is given to make the power check just a little more difficulty to pass. Does that make sense? Soloy LLC, don't really have a power check with sand filter in their supplement, so I'm not sure of their power check procedure when IBF (or sand filter) is installed. However, if you check Soloy LLC supplement, on page 2 is specifically says sand filter not approved (see attachemnt). Also it says when IBF installed there's no change in performance. (see second attachemtn) So my conclusion is that with SD2 and IBF, you use their regular power check graph with no 4° reduction.
  2. I understand what you're going through. Really this is why I ditched Garmin in favor of iPad and Foreflight. Only thing I can think of is if you have a newer computer with USB 3.0 then the Garmin unit might not like that and prefer the older USB 2.0 port. Only way I can think of to overcome that is to buy a cheap old USB hub that only support USB 2.0, connect it to the computer and connect the Garmin to the hub and let the hub "convert" the USB 3.0 standard to USB 2.0. I had similar issues including the GPS doing a factory reset out in the field which was unacceptable. Garmin only offered to replace unit with refurbished one for US$500. That's when I sold my 695 and bought iPad and Forflight. I warmly recommend you do the same. Garmin seems to have ditched supporting the handheld aviation devices. I promise you you'll be much happier with ForeFlight on iPad and ironically it's probably much cheaper than the Garmins and iPad can do so much more than just a moving map. But even the moving map it does so much better than Garmin. If you sell your Garmin on eBay chances are the money you get can most probably finance for you an iPad Mini and ForeFlight. PM me if you want advice on how to do the switch.
  3. Perhaps you can elaborate what the issue is? GPX files are pretty straight forward and Basecamp and mapsource should be able to edit them very easily.
  4. Had lots of issues with 695 back in 2012. Sold it and switched to iPad and ForeFlight never looked back. Far superior product in every respect.
  5. You can view it with Mobile Microsoft Office: iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/microsoft-word/id586447913 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.word&hl=en_CA It currently only supports aircrafts I've flown: BA, B2 and B3. I've not flown B3E so haven't implemented it, but if you send me the B3E regular and cargo hook supplement W&B envelopes, I can add the B3E in my spare time.
  6. You can download it from my google drive: https://docs.google.com/file/d/1qTajHbZ-XyjqpzOkE5XVNH25dyiNm3lA/edit?usp=docslist_api&filetype=msexcel
  7. This spreadsheet I created back in 2012 should also work on Mobile Office 365 and laptops as well of course. Powercheck 350SD2 v1.2.xlsx
  8. I ran into the same frustrating problem. The is a pretty straight forward relation between the northing and easting values. Problem is the zone letters, would be more complex, you would probably need a chart ro reference for those zones. Many pilots asked ForeFlight to add UTM, but they seem to refuse to recognize that a metric grid system exists to reference coordinates. So I created an app that converts UTM waypoint and exports it directly into ForeFlight, it got pretty good feedback but some pilots asked me to add Ontario MNR grid reference style (ONMNR), so I added it to that app as well.: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/utm-for-flight/id1241701167
  9. What UggaDugga posted is a good explanation. You can use apps to do the conversion for you, like: https://itunes.apple.com/app/gps-coordinate-converter/id1093539831?mt=8
  10. I find that this forum has issues about notification for "followed" threads as well as PMs. The only way I see when I get a PM is when I log in, I never get an email notification even though I've enabled this feature.
  11. I'm usually more concerned with FIR NOTAMs (closing off zones due to forest fires or military exercises, drone activity etc...). In the AWWS, I used to be able to put the FIR I was interested in like CZEG, and get all the notams or that flight information region. Now If I do that I get hundreds of messages, would take a whole day to read through all of those. I guess I'll use Foreflight for NOTAMs, since Nav Canada have become useless. I may have found a better alternate, the FAA NOTAM search which seems to also work for Canada: https://notams.aim.faa.gov/notamSearch/nsapp.html If I enter the aerodromes and/or a FIR (CZVR-VANCOUVER, CZEG-EDMONTON, CZWG-WINNIPEG, CZYZ-TORONTO, CZUL-MONTREAL, CZQM-MONCTON, CZQX-GANDER-DOMESTIC, CZQX-GANDER-OCEANIC), I seem to only get the relevant NOTAMs for that FIR.
  12. Is it just me? Or is getting NOTAMs in 2020, since Nav Canada transitioned to the ICAO format using the Collaborative Flight Planning Services (CFPS), very cumbersome and bringing lots of irrelevant NOTAM messages? It's supposed to be "geographically-referenced, rather than based on NOTAM Files." according to Transition to ICAO NOTAM format and new NOTAM Series However, if I enter two airdromes in Canada in the CFPS, for example a flight from CYMM to CER4, I get NOTAM files for flying around Syria and Libya, really ⁉️ I'm sure it's discouraging many VFR pilots from even checking NOTAMs before every flights as there's just too much info. What's more, these irrelevant NOTAMs for Libya, Syria and not flying Boeing 737-8 are listed twice, once for each aerdrome. Has anyone come up with a method to obtain only relevant NOTAMs before going on a flight?
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