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    Looking for a 252 to replace Seneca
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  1. Aerodon

    DIY G5 HSI installation

    I'm one step behind Brad, installing 2xG5's in a C172 with a GFC500 autopilot. Aerodon
  2. Aerodon

    Too soon to move on to a Mooney 231? 130TT

    The guys on Beechtalk are bragging about the hours in different Beechcraft. One guy has all his hours in Beechcraft, 6.5 in Bonanza and the rest in a Baron. And yes, that does mean he got his PPL in a Baron. Aerodon
  3. I need these to replace non working units, need to be nice. Aerodon
  4. Just like the average house, the 'peak demand' is on the decrease. Just replace your landing light with an LED and you've knocked 10-20A of your peak demand. To use the 70A of the plane power you need 2 things: 1) wiring and CB in place to handle 70A 2) the ability to load over 60A. I can do this on my Seneca with dual heated electric props, heated windshield, 2 x 100W landing lights etc. But I have 2 60A alternators so I only need to pay attention if one alternator is out. Now I have 2 LED landing lights, avionics that draw less current so its even less of an issue. What does your electrical load analysis show - I would say its hard to need 60A, never mind 70A in a Mooney? Aerodon
  5. I should know better. I just installed an EDM900 in a C172 and I thought I would give the OEM transducers a try because they seemed to be working OK and I know how to calibrate. The calibration results were very promising (nice curve) so I though everything was OK. But the real world results suck. I now get fuel imbalance warnings (when the fuel totalizer is more than 5G from the fuel quantity) and less than satisfactory Left / Right measurements on the way. They may be true, but I think more likely the transducer is erratic. I'm not going to try again, just going straight for the CiES transducers to get it right this time. Attached is a picture of the panel, the EDM900 works well, even low down near the pilots knee (and near the engine controls). Text is too small to go on RHS. BTW, I have a couple of used FS450 FF and EDM700 systems that I have taken in trade. Or contact me for the best deal on new systems, complete with CNC cut panel. Aerodon
  6. Aerodon


    Are you sure its both? I thought is was $1800 to repair, or $650 if not repaired? I have a new old stock processor for $2,450 for you, trade on your non working unit? Don
  7. Aerodon

    another panel arrangement thread

    Here's a Mooney panel that I have been experimenting with. The off-centre HSI in the standard Mooney layout hurts my OCD, much prefer the aligned look. Allows a bit more space between instruments (required for flush mounting G5 etc.) Also attached is a C172 panel I did recently. I was concerned that the EDM900 would be a bit low, but after flying to KOSH and back, I can assure you it is fine. Next row up would be better. I would not install an EDM900 on the far side, go for an EDM930 then. And I second the opinion that you need to keep a second ILS (or VOR indicator). Need something in case the aspen goes dark. I'd be happy to work with you on developing a layout, and of course supplying an EDM900. Aerodon
  8. Aerodon

    CDT-Gauge dead ...

    The EDM can be setup to measure CDT on pins 5,6 on P1. Its called IAT (Induction Air Temp) and uses a type K thermocouple. Now is the time you should seriously consider an EDM900. Stop throwing large amounts of money at old instrumentation. I'll ask some of my previous EDM900 customers if they have any spare hardware. AeroDon
  9. Aerodon

    Ampmeter Gauge For Sale

    Gary, I'll take it for my super cub project. PM to follow, Don
  10. Aerodon

    EDM 830 OAT error

    Mark, If you have a 'bank' of temperatures that drift in unison, I suspect an instrument problem. Can you send me a data file please? We should try verify the problem, then just send it in for repair. Aerodon
  11. Do you have any good engine monitors for sale? 

  12. David, I went back and read the rules about 'stomping' on other peoples listings on Beechtalk. Basically any negative comments on condition or pricing which may negatively impact someone else advert are not allowed in the Classified section. Neither are positive comments allowed. So its not really one sided although it might appear so. But post a thread on one of the other sections its free game. I realize that this is not Beechtalk, so I won't take offence on these comments on Mooneyspace. Neither does Mike by the way, so all is good. Paul, Appreciate the concern for others, but your warning applies to the purchase of pretty decent airworthy airplanes too. Just about any airplane purchase will result in catching up with maintenance, some upgrades, some things that will break just because the plane is pressed back into regular service, etc. Its dead easy to buy a plane for $50k and then need another $30k over the next two years. But this is a different subject, should be in a different forum IMO. Don
  13. Is it just me, or are some of the comments above a bit disrespectful? I thought it was bad taste to criticize asking price? Or make comments about what you think you saw it sell before for? For the right person, this is a deal. There are guys out there looking for projects, others looking for a wing, someone looking for a cowl etc. If its not for you, or you think it will cost too much to restore, just keep quiet and move on. I bought a C150 'project' with a new taildragger kit in far 'worse' condition - look at it now. It made as much financial sense as buying a $5 coffee, but its been a lot of fun. Aerodon
  14. Aerodon

    We know it’s never over...:)

    No disrespect, but have you tried it? You are correct, there's less than $100 worth of 2024-T3 in a panel, its all in the CAD and machine time. And then some more for painting and labelling. I've got about 40-50 hours into my Mooney panel drawing alone, and thats using a good library of 'shapes' for things like HSI's, altimeters etc. Then at least 5 trial runs on a CNC machine before I had a panel that met my standards. Iterations are required to catch errors, make major layout changes when things don't look right, make minor changes to get instruments, switches and screws to fit. And of course check that it fits into the airplane without interference. Add in finding a 120t press to bend the bottom edge with a 1/2" radius. Then finding a good paint and primer system. I haven't even got to engraving the lables yet, but the closer you get to completion, the more time and cost you have in the panel, and good luck in getting the local engraving shop to get it right the first time. Aerodon
  15. Aerodon

    Instruments removed

    don't you need to keep your VSI? Don