The JPI EDM Engine Monitors are not a CSOB
priced item, but I believe they pay for themselves in fuel savings and engine diagnostics!
Get the Fuel Flow option and oil temp probes installed and connect the EDM 760
to your GPS and know your instantaneous NM/gal and Fuel Remaining at
Psst....see that fuel flow, yeah, I'm
running Lean of Peak at 10,000' with a TAS of about 162KTAS. Want to read
more? Click HERE for
my settings or click the picture above and read the photo caption info.
Here is another little tidbit submitted to
CSOBeech.com by a Beech owner contributor, as regards a fuel flow transducer for
a very popular digital fuel flow instrument. He found that the $210
#201A-6 was the same one used by his instrument manufacturer who wanted $650
for their replacement part.
Here are additional comments from this
"the Floscan 201-B6 is rated up to 60 gph, while the -A6 is
rated for 30 - either would work for my plane. However, the -B6 is made in a
range of K factors closer to the original 201 provided by Shadin, so I ordered
it instead. I installed it using the original Shadin metal box, fire
protection, and mounting... a perfect fit. Flew the plane today, works fine. My
K-factor was 28,600, and is now 29,750 - just 4% difference. This was
easily programmed into the Shadin using their instructions
consult your A&P/IA for their assessment on the airworthiness of any part
equivalencies and substitutions.
Fuel Exhaustion is
So "Old School"!
I would install Fuel Flow
linked to my GPS before I bought wiz bang GPSS or WAAS stuff, but that's
just me. After all, one of the biggest causes of engine stoppages is fuel
mis-management. I am regularly within a gallon of my JPI indicated
fuel consumed on 100 gallon top offs. This kind of fuel consumed accuracy
makes fuel management and situational awareness on long distance trips where
deviations for weather or headwinds, a virtual breeze.
Additionally, if your
engine ever had a runability issue, the data download of the EDM760 can be
sent to any number of engine experts for analysis. This could greatly shorten your
engine troubleshooting time.
Here's Beech Lister, Mike T's, analog (digital
flow backup gauge.
It's a 1.25" UMA gauge
Mike spoke with UMA to get a custom built gauge to be compatible with the
Floscan 201B-6 transducer and a custom face for 35gph
to supplement his EDM 700. Mike reports a cost of $155 plus shipping back in
August 2006, when he ordered the gauge.
He likes it because
it is helpful to him during takeoff and The Big Pull to LOP operations. The EDM
700 and the UMA share the same transducer. Installation was easy, since UMA
included a sketch showing how to wire it to share the JPI transducer and they
also included the proper diode to prevent crosstalk with the JPI.
This lets Mike monitor his EGTs in the climb
on the EDM700 while at the same time monitoring an accurate analog fuel flow
Sounds like a great gauge company to work
with. See the UMA website