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  1. I have been looking at options for a clear tape or vinyl on the leading edges to protect the paint from rain/imc. Anyone have suggestions? Local vehicle wrap shops are unwilling to even talk about an aviation application.
  2. I change every 50 hours. I average 2 oil changes between each annual (~150 hours/year) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. No worries on the hijacking. I'm now planning a trip to Lowe's for some Gila tint. Apologies may be in order to my wife though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. KEET Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. It does appear the ailerons are rigged in reflex now. Is rigging ailerons a big undertaking and what kind of gains would you expect? I haven't worried about it to this point because I'm truing at 159-160kts and have been pretty happy with that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I did not. I broke out at around 3,500 on the way there. I thought I was going to have to fly the approach coming home, but ATC had a pirep and cleared me to descend to 2,500 (ATIS was reporting 1,400) where I broke out and flew the visual. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. It was long overdue, but I finally got my instrument rating yesterday. I had a flight scheduled for this morning for business. Without the rating, the flight would have been scrapped and I would have spent 8+ hours in the car today. With the rating, off we go. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  9. Slight thread drift, but a hangar neighbor told me that departures are not allowed if weather is IFR. Anyone know the truth of this statement. I am trying to plan for possible delays on the outbound side. My plan is to leave the Wednesday morning. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I will be meeting Burt later this month in San Diego. I'm excited about that conversation. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I used bondo resin and fiberglass for my panels. Used a combo of chop and mat depending on the crack being fixed. Mat worked well to repair the busted out screw holes you mentioned. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I powder coated these. The N number was applied by cutting a stencil with a plotter and applying prior to powder coating. The spikes are 9" tent stakes I bought off Amazon. My goal was saving weight with this kit. All up, the kit is just over 3.5 pounds (including the aluminum hammer). Everything is aluminum except for the U-Bolt. The base is from a 3/8" aluminum bar with the stake holes drilled at 30 degrees to guide the stakes in the crossing pattern.
  13. That's like a Corvette vs Ferrari. Corvette will nearly match the Ferrari's performance in every way, but the Ferrari comes at a 10x premium. Again, Garmin does not have a direct competitor to the Aspen. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I use one of these for Bluetooth in. Works great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Exactly. I would need the bug to communicate with the STEC and I would still need an external GPSS. Adding up the numbers, the Aspen is a more realistic choice for me. Garmin needs a product that will directly compete with the Aspen, but has missed the mark so far.