By Glenn Pew, Contributing Editor, Video Editor
A web-based platform will be rolled out this July to help diagnose and troubleshoot engine problems, and it will be available free of charge (and ad-free) at SavvyAnalysis.com. The system has been developed by Mike Busch, A&P/IA and CEO of Savvy Aircraft Maintenance Management Inc. It works to graph and analyze piston engine data collected from "virtually all" existing engine monitors, according to Busch. The system is currently in beta testing by a select group of end users, and Busch says the final product aims to be intuitive to navigate, easy for novices to use, and capable of serious analysis work. There is a way to receive notification when the platform opens.
Busch has set up an online registration that allows interested parties to sign up for email notification when the platform goes live. Users will then have access to the platform from any internet-enabled device using a standard web browser. The list of monitors that work with the platform includes those produced by J.P. Instruments, Electronics International, Insight Instruments, Garmin, Avidyne, and Ultar-FEI/AuRACLE. Busch formerly offered his expertise through the Savvy Owner Seminar, which offered aircraft owners a 17-hour "total-immersion" course in how to best maintain their aircraft. He now offers a free maintenance webinar. In 2008, the FAA presented Busch with its National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year award. He is also co-founder of AVweb.com. Find him at his current home, SavvyAviator.com.