Should probably start a new thread on this, but inasmuch as its a pretty simple question, will just post here. Can any of you suggest a good logbook.
We didn't find any of the published logbooks to be of much value.* So I created my own logsheet using the logs we use for the floatplanes as a basis.* There are two columns, one for each engine.* The upper part of the column has engine hours set up so you always subtract start hours from stop hours to get total trip hours, then that is added to generate total hours on each engine.* The lower part of the columns track oil change hours and time since oil change for both the main engines and their injection pumps (this last wouldn't be needed on anything other than an FL120).* The generator oil change interval and time since change are tracked, filter change times ,etc.* There is a box on the right side of the page for comments.
So that's our every day log.
We also have a logbook to track maintenance and repairs by date or engine hours.
We bought a published logbook for trip notes and data but found we never used it.* So we put that information along with notes on anything interesting we saw or did in the comments box on the right side of the engine log form.* So one form does everything for us in terms of day to* day operation.* This wouldn't work for people who like to make copious notes on what they did, saw, etc. on every trip, but we just note the highights so it fits on the same page as the engine info.* Each page holds two trips.
So you might find it more useful to design your own page with the information and data that's meaningful to you organized in a way that makes sense to you.* I didn't find that any of the published logbooks did this for us.