December 2007 Issue

Conflicting Advice?

Good article on the handheld Garmins (Handheld Six-Pack? November)! But, I noted an error on page 7 (as probably have dozens of other readers by now). In the sidebar about the virtual HSI ("Dissecting Garminís Virtual Panel" sidebar), the text confuses the displayed track and desired track. In the example shown, 145 degrees is at the top of the HSI and is actual track. The airplane is on a track to intercept the desired track of 166 degrees at an approximate 20 degree angle.

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