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Articles from The Aviation Consumer (May 1, 2013)

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Autopilot repairs: worth a try: Avidyne's drop-in DFC90 betters the performance of an existing S-TEC 55. For some older systems, rebuilding is cheaper than replacement. Anglisano, Larry 1823
Garmin Pilot app: dynamic mapping: Garmin's updated Pilot app 5.0 has better navigation maps and smart features that mimic an advanced GPS navigator. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation 570
Garmin's new G3X: more glass for less: Garmin targets the LSA and experimental markets with an upgraded G3X. It has a new autopilot, new sensors and a lower price. Anglisano, Larry 1636
Globe/Temco Swift: a much-modified retract with quick handling and a loyal following--it demands respect on the ground. 4678
GTN survey. Sage, Gary Letter to the editor 259
Insurance for seniors: 70 is the new 65: the insurance market for older pilots isn't as grim as it once was. Stick with the same company, fly often and get recurrent training. Doolittle, Jonathan 2518
Oil filter rejoinder: Champion takes issue: we recently picked Tempest as our choice for oil filters, but Champion disagreed. They said we overlooked some important features and told us why. Product/service evaluation 737
Paper VFR charts. Letter to the editor 295
Pulse oximeters. Wagner, David Letter to the editor 161
Range extenders: going the distance: if you use your airplane to travel, chances are there's a mod to add aux tanks that add capability at surprisingly competitive prices. Durden, Rick 2162
Recurrent training: bang for the buck: plan on a minimum of $1000 for insurance-approved recurrent training. The best programs provide a combination of simulator and in-airplane training. Durden, Rick 2239
Start holding up your end, FAA. Durden, Rick Column 629
Turbonormalized P210: fast, efficient, quieter: Vitatoe Aviation hangs an easy-breathing, cool-running, turbonormalized IO-550 on a P210, giving it a strong rate of climb and turbine speed at altitude. Durden, Rick Product/service evaluation 2055

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