The bad news is that it is fully broke. Which is sorta good, as it will be easier to find the issue.
Had a great day of flying today. Flew to KJXN and had brunch with Aaron.
We landed nearly at the exact same time. talked, ate, talked some more, showed the planes to some kids, and flew away.
It was a good day.
Having said that, the GPS shit-the-bed about halfway to Jackson, and I had to do real VFR flying and navigating. Which is getting harder to do as the FAA decommissions more and more navaids. But I remembered how to fly without GPS and made it there and back. Compass headings and wind corrections and VFR landmarks.
Sadly, no pics that are worth showing, as I fell down on the job of photographer.
As we were preflighting, a dad with kids showed up at the fence, and we invited them to see the planes up close. I discovered that Aaron is REALLY good with kids, a skill I lack.
Then with them back behind the fence, we fired up the engines and I followed Aaron out and we taxiied to the runway, A quick runup and he was off.
He (Aaron) had issues with birds on takeoff, I heard him report it and climbed faster (nice having a twin sometimes) and never saw the birds.
Overall, it was a good day of flying. 49 minutes more or less each way, clear skies and nearly no wind.