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    See what you have first. As noted above, they...

    See what you have first. As noted above, they may not have been changed. The cords these days don’t last as long as they used to, and they aren’t as stiff as they used to be.

    one 1280 HD and...
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    Web, Actually, having a GPS input to an ELT...

    Web,

    Actually, having a GPS input to an ELT does a lot more than that. First, yes, it gives RCC an immediate, very precise, location.

    That also significantly accelerates the "rescue" part...
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    My bad, it was a SkyBeacon, not a tail beacon. ...

    My bad, it was a SkyBeacon, not a tail beacon. But, yes, Cam, I assume it was an internal ground fault. uAvionix techs said an intermittent ground was what generally caused NIC errors. Mine...
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    Well, I have to at least partially disagree. ...

    Well, I have to at least partially disagree. Frankly, like Skywagon, I hear pilots all the time using radios to give the rest of us instructions.....as if they were self anointed controllers at...
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    Don’t underestimate how critical a gps connection...

    Don’t underestimate how critical a gps connection to your ELT might be.

    MTV
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    My first SkyBeacon was an early production unit,...

    My first SkyBeacon was an early production unit, and it consistently transmitted NIC errors after the first few flights. uAvionix finally replaced the unit with a new one, and so far (four flights)...
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    Folks, just because you’ve never had an engine...

    Folks, just because you’ve never had an engine failure doesn’t mean it can’t/won’t happen. Engine failures are rare, but they happen. Same for fueling accidents. Understand static electricity and...
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    Yes, and she'll also be speaking at the Montana...

    Yes, and she'll also be speaking at the Montana Aviation Conference in Great Falls, on the 27, 28, and 29th of February.

    Lots of other good topics and speakers, including Todd Simmons and Richard...
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    Above 10,000 and not within 2500 feet of the...

    Above 10,000 and not within 2500 feet of the surface.

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    There have been “replica” Cessna pods out there...

    There have been “replica” Cessna pods out there for decades. Original Cessna pods can be (are) impossible to identify from these. So, why not create a Cub pod, if you’re set up to do glass?

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    There is no such thing as an “ADS-B satellite”. ...

    There is no such thing as an “ADS-B satellite”. ADS-B is purely a ground based system, other than the fact that your unit must be connected to a GPS receiver for position data.

    But this entire...
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    If you pull the unit out of the tray, the unit...

    If you pull the unit out of the tray, the unit has to be “disabled” and a logbook entry made to reflect that.

    Which brings up about a dozen interpretations as to what “disabled” means, and who is...
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    Same logic, Adam. A fuel bag or plastic can may...

    Same logic, Adam. A fuel bag or plastic can may hold a static charge over it's surface, so how do you bond it to the airplane, since the material is not a conductor?

    The risk with a Mr. Funnel is...
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    Dave, ADS-B was initially thought of as...

    Dave,

    ADS-B was initially thought of as providing "Radar-like" coverage in areas with no FAA radar. In fact, it's being used like that right now in Southwest Alaska, where the original ADS-B...
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    Sorry, Dave, ASRS only gets you off the hook if...

    Sorry, Dave, ASRS only gets you off the hook if the violation is “inadvertent”.

    So stop asking questions on a public forum. :-P

    MTV
  16. Thread: Hangar home

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    Neil Salmi in Townsend, MT just said they're...

    Neil Salmi in Townsend, MT just said they're putting their hangar/home up for sale. It's a really nice place, right on the Townsend airport.

    I can PM the info.

    MTV
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    You do not need ADS-B to cross the northern US...

    You do not need ADS-B to cross the northern US border. In fact, you can get a waiver to cross the US/Canada border without a transponder.

    MTV
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    Well, it IS Cape Air....... MTV

    Well, it IS Cape Air.......

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    read the regulation, it’s actually quite clear...

    read the regulation, it’s actually quite clear and in plain English. I’m betting they’d win that one in a heartbeat. Remember, these are not criminal issues, and the FAA only has to prove you...
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    Theoretically speaking, that'd probably work. ...

    Theoretically speaking, that'd probably work. Who knows if or how the FAA would ever figure it out.....but any scenario where you were unfortunate to have a mishap at your home drome could result in...
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    If memory serves, the hydraulic power pack for the Wip floats weighs 18 pounds. There’ll be a few more pounds for lines, fluid, etc.

    Float planes like wing, as Pete noted. Lots of wing.

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    A collection of those charts would be most...

    A collection of those charts would be most useful......especially if in electronic form.....hint.

    MTV
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    Shouldn't be a problem. Just figure out in...

    Shouldn't be a problem. Just figure out in advance where you want to cap the hydraulics, etc, and get the right fittings on hand, and other supplies...brake fluid, etc.

    It isn't high science. ...
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    If you have proper lifting setup and experienced...

    If you have proper lifting setup and experienced people, a half day. Assumining you’re leaving hydraulics installed in plane. If not, at least a full day, maybe more.

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    im not buying that till I see the regulation. ...

    im not buying that till I see the regulation. For one thing, when my SkyBeacon was acting up, the nice gent from the FAA said my signal would not be accepted by the system. I asked if that meant I...
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