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VA-400-WiFi Bundle: Vividia Ablescope VA-400 USB Rigid Articulating Borescope Plus W03A WiFi Box for iOS Tablets iPhone and Android Phone and Tablet.This articulates 180 degrees allowing you to see…Continue
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Mykitairplane.com is temporarily not taking orders. Also, I think they changed their name to Experimental Aircraft Accessories.Is there another source for pre-made inspection panels?Continue
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I bought this unit earlier this year and used it on one 3 week trip. I won't be needing it anymore and am selling it.Comes in original box with the standard accessories as received when new.It is…Continue
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I bought this and temporarily installed if before I found out it did not work with my particular ADSB unit. It is essentially brand new.Wiring harness, mounting plate, and owners manual…Continue
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One area of flying that has very little written about is "haze".There's a lot of stories about flight into IMC that usually center around flying into clouds, rain storms or black hole night experiences.
However I have learned that haze can be a subtle and deadly situation. The real problem is that aviation weather reports do a very poor job of identifying and reporting on it.
Yesterday was a classic example. I was flying home from Pine Mountain Lake in Northern…Continue
Posted on October 20, 2016 at 2:41pm 5 Comments 3 Likes
I am 6 hours into my flight test phase and am definitely struggling with the anxiety of everything that could go wrong.
For background - I have been flying for 25 years, have a little over 500 hours in Cessnas and have an instrument rating (though not current).
So far nothing really scary has happened with possible exception of finding a small engine compartment fuel leak AFTER a recent flight test.
Yesterday I flew for about an hour - at…Continue
Posted on October 20, 2016 at 10:40am 4 Comments 1 Like
I bought a $40 non-working mobility cart at a yard sale. I got lucky and, although the wiring was all screwed up , the 24 volt motor still worked.
When I bought it I told my wife this was HER aircraft tug. It was a way of getting her partially involved in the plane. Of course now the pressure was on me to actually make it work.
I ripped all of the wiring out and put a toggle switch on/off control on the mini-panel. I quickly learned that I would need a motor…Continue
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Hi Gary. Thanks for your info I will try your tecknea and see what happens, I have a 3300 jabiru engine which is lighter than yours.
As I said I am new to the site and in future I will post on the blog.
Thanks again Gordon
Mine is a 601XLB LYC 235 L2C
Anxiety could be tough. I would keep in mind that the plane itself is very unlikely to let you down. The 601 is very simple and since the wing upgrade, they don't ever fail. The most important component in an airplane is the engine and the most important thing to keep the engine running is fuel. You don't need the miles of wire and gauges to work. They are not needed. A running engine is all you need.
However in a Zenith 601 you often don't absolutely need the engine, because they touch down at a reasonable speed you can dead-stick it in, not that there is often any need to do that - hasn't happened yet in my 2,000 hours. Its just that the survival rate in off-field landings in slow airplanes is much better than fast ones.
Its good to have a plan for engine failure and when you become comfortable with the plane, you might want to practice dead-stick landings. No need to turn off the engine, just idle it back, come up with a plan and see how it works out. Do this over and over until you understand what works and what does not.
I am happy with the warp drive, the sensinich 68x57 factory supplied
Prop was too much pitch for a 0-200
My climb is better, much less vibration, top end about the same.
Three blades look better too.
Daryl at warp drive is great, terrific customer service.
Give him a call with your needs and he will tell you what he suggests for your application.
The spinners are made by a Canadian outfit, quality not up to the same as the warp drive prop in my opinion.
I'll pull the prop out of the shipping box tomorrow and get you a weight.
You asked a question about connectors and now I can't find the question. Was it about the 90 deg crimp on connectors? I may have to go down to the airport hangar where I have them to find that out. Most of the other electrical pieces and parts is from BandC.
Including their crimp tool. The 90 deg connectors take a different jaw insert for the tool than the straight crimp ons.
I see you are from Cloverdale. Nice place. We bought the kit from Doug there and have been back several times. Once for the fly-in open house.
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