Aerodon

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    Looking for a 252 to replace Seneca
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    N4167Z
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    PA18, C172, PA34

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  1. I would say yes, aircraft spruce sell a cap for lycoming engines. Aerodon
  2. I pretty much always have one in stock, send an email with basic details (4/6 cylinder) to supercub180@gmail.com Aerodon
  3. Get your head out of the sand. It spreads just like flu, but has 10x the fatality rate. Very low with kids <10, very high with seniors. Flu kills 30,000 people per year, probably pushes a lot of seniors over the edge too. Can you imagine if that was 300,000 in the USA alone. Our local neighbourhood is a hotspot in Canada, and a lot of people are being tested, 10 local cases, one fatality. I prefer the odds of high risk activities like flying, skiing, scuba diving etc which are around 1:10,000. Aerodon
  4. I haven't looked yet, do you know where this resistor is? And on a related note, I have a spare PulseLite controller - is there any reason to ever have the wingtip lights in the on position? I'm thinking just put the pulselite in with one switch that turns the recognition lite on in the pulse mode? And while I am it, I don't like the Mooney avionics master relay setup. Seems to be a single point failure. What do you think of two 35A circuit breaker switches over on the CB panel for two separate avionics busses? Aerodon
  5. OK, so why are there resistors in the wingtip recognition light circuits on a 1986 Mooney. Dropping from 28 to 14, surely they could have found a 28V version? Aerodon
  6. This is timely, I was just studying the electrical diagram for my 1986 M20K. I am removing most of the engine instruments, and could not understand the 3 wire 'Hobbs'. One wire goes to the tach. The EDM900 has a 'tach' timer based on a certain number of RPM giving 100% and a Hobbs timer, and I regularly record every flight, so I think it is OK to remove both the timer and tach. Aerodon
  7. Here's my layout with 2 x GI275's. Also Sandel 3308 for #2 nav - gets heading from GI275, so real easy install. Also EDM900 replaces all engine instruments. Also considering 1 GI275 and a G3x or G500TXi, going around in circles with the options. Aerodon
  8. Seems like my Garmin GMA35C is not clever enough to accept multiple triggers for annunciation. However PS Engineering to the rescue with a PRD60. This looks like it will work with any audio panel with a spare aux input. Aerodon
  9. Great idea, the EDM830 seems to have two alarm functions as described above. A PMA450B audio panel has user definable 'messages' that can be triggered by such alarms. So not at all difficult to set up audio alarms/annunciation. I have an older PM7000 with 4 or 5 messages triggered by the Mooney annunciator panel. Took me forever to find the 'acknowledge button' to turn the damn thing off. But I did find it useful. Took me even longer to figure out what a strange 'relay board' was mounted along side the radio stack. This was to turn the 'goes high' when active signal to a 'goes low' signal required by the audio panel. The newer PMA450B allows the user to set either. Now to go look if my GMA35C has something similar.... Aerodon
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    So I bought a 1968 control tower for $1 and OVC - and 90 days to remove it.
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    Nearing the end of de-construction
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    Panel Pictures
  13. Agreed, my rule of thumb is at 85% of TBO the engine has no resale value, and may or may not have useful life left. Everything you get is a bonus. Problem is most sellers see it the other way, and say there is a good 500 hours left. Don
  14. I'm going remote GMA35C, GTX345R, GDL69A, KN63, Aerodon