Steve W

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  1. All J's whose wiring diagrams I can read also use the switch. The only difference is early models it's a switch-breaker at 20 or 25A. Later models with wing lights use 2 breakers in the main breaker panel one for landing and one for taxi and a pair of split(not-breaker)switches so you can use left or right sides alone.
  2. With data mining these days it would be trivial to figure out the mappings if someone gets bored and writes some code. X flies from A to B often, new ADS-B ID Y shows up doing the same thing, well, it's probably X, track things like cruise speed, climb and descent profiles and you can be pretty sure you got the same plane. Add in planespotters like you mention and it's really not going to make much difference.
  3. I have to wonder if they're testing GLONASS jamming but not actually putting out NOTAMS for that since it's not presently(officially) used for navigation in the US.
  4. Don't dissolve HIPS with acetone, or your ABS model will go with it. I believe the recommended chemical is Limonene.
  5. Alternatively, the owner doesn't want the trees trimmed, the property owner can pay to have the lines put underground. Admittedly, this would require some actual laws with teeth which is unlikely in the land of NIMBY.
  6. Newport Oregon City Leased T-Hangar(Electric, Concrete Floor): $190/mo Owned Box Hangar: About $40k to buy from a previous owner, most need a new roof and/or siding(they're all wood) and the land lease I think is $0.25/sf Tie down(no one does that here): $40/month
  7. And it also shows how to do a Conditioning charge, but 22% may be beyond help.
  8. I think it's interesting that the FAA Document on Illegal Charters does pretty much everything except call out Blackbird by name. https://www.faa.gov/news/illegal_charter_operations/ I figure as an aircraft owner you're probably fairly safe if you can afford the 100 hour and enough insurance to protect yourself(how much does a 2 million smooth commercial policy run these days) On the other hand if you're wanting to be a pilot, I fully expect you'll be having a not so nice chat with the local FSDO once the FAA gets their legal ducks in a row.
  9. Turns out if you add 3 hours to every flight then your on-time arrival rate goes way up. Unless it's the Remote Terminal for American at LAX, then you'll still be late.
  10. It's a K type thermocouple(as you'll quickly find out if you try and extend it with anything except thermocouple wire) I'm sure someone else sells OAT probes like that, but they're not common. Luckily I had plenty of time to route the wing wiring for my A&P. And having done it in my attic, I'm getting pretty good at it, the one helpful thing was my little semi-flexible camera so I could see where the wire was when I missed the next hole.
  11. Nah, then he needs a G3X(with a G5 backup) and a GFC 500.
  12. I think the 900 might be too large(width) for the Strikefinder/Insight area. If so, then maybe a CGR-30p 30c pair. (Also, remember if you do get the JPI you can have the factory rotate the screen so it has a better viewing angle, recommended orientations are in the Install manual, mine needed to be reversed for optimal use.)
  13. I built my own, as you'll see in the search up thread. For my connection I bought the bare connector(3-PIN CESSNA AIRCRAFT EXTERNAL POWER PLUG) and soldered it. It would be far cheaper than the Plug&Jump unless you're like me and use heavy gauge wire and hook it to an Anderson power connector so I can swap it between the PDU and alligator clips(for battery attachment).