Q: How does the system change over from ground power to engine power?
System will shut off when ground power is removed. Then is powered automatically when engine is turned on. Pilot does not have to do anything except ensure that the On Switch is in the proper position and his desired temperature is set.
Q: Are there any flight restrictions for my aircraft when this system is installed?
No Flight Restrictions, can be used during taxi, takeoff, climb, cruise, descent and landing. Engine RPM's must be above 800 RPM to ensure proper output from the alternator.
Q: Why would I want an this new all electric A/C system over what has been available in the past?
Can be used during any portion of the flight, can cool the cabin on the ground, includes a back-up alternator system, does not interfere with storage space in the cabin, air is ducted directly to the pilot and passengers, weighs less than current systems, and it installs quicker.
Q: How do I activate the back up alternator?
Move the Primary Alternator Master Switch to the "OFF" Position and Move the Back-Up Alternator Switch to the "ON" Position. AFM's have a procedure for this
Q: Where is the system installed?
Back-Up Alternator Left Front Side of the Engine, Climate Controller on the Right Hand Side of the instrument panel, Air-Conditioning Components are in the Hat Rack and in the Empennage aft of the Hat Rack
Q: What kind of preventative maintenance is there?
None except standard checks during 100 hour inspections such as belt tension checks, R-134a levels, check system for proper installation and secutiry of electrical wiring
Q: Updates in progress