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  1. Agree on the swoopy line thing. Would choose the first (top) one or the last (bottom). I like the homage (sort of) to the older tail design.
  2. Thanks. Trying to recall what generates the letter from FAA indicating a problem with the ads-b output. Someone was trying to connect that to the Echo, but I don’t think that was the case.
  3. Considering the uAvionix Echo for the Christen Eagle. Price and no nav lights driving choice. Anyone with experience with it?
  4. Batteryminders must have a great history, but I can’t get over my apprehension over a full time battery charger. This stems from having the 12v car battery on my Generac standby home generator explode. It’s on a built in trickle charger and the battery is/was a sealed one about 3 years old. One would think a company like Generac would incorporate whatever would preclude such from happening, but an online search shows it is not all that rare. The battery sits adjacent to the gas line and regulator. What could go wrong?
  5. Mine are on their own circuit, apparently. They have a conversion done some time ago ( not by me) and they don’t dim. I was given a rheostat ( or whatever it would be appropriately called) that seems to be a solid state device. Haven’t gotten around to installing it. I’m generally sleepy at night and those windows let in a lot of dark.
  6. Do these dim with the existing rheostat?
  7. Alas, I won’t make it out today. Hoping for better camping conditions later in week.
  8. Tangentially related, I suppose. On a recent G model gear up landing in this area, the FAA determined that the gear motor had seized. Said that was a first for them. I’m not electric gear qualified, so I can’t comment other to ask if it is unusual.
  9. Like this? ( Me in plaid shirt). Unfortunately the Stinson is a work in progress. Bought it from my dad in ‘73. Flew it until I took it down for another rebuild. Trying to complete it before my birth certificate expires.
  10. Ah, Meigs. I was there when it was dedicated (1949?). Rode there in the back of the Stinson I still have. My dad gave the mayor a pig on behalf of the Iowa Flying Farmers. Saw Arthur Godfrey leaning out of the cockpit window of his DC-3 chewing someone out on the ground. But wait, that’s of no relevance whatsoever. They should cordon off us old dinosaurs. Sorry.
  11. Is there a breakup or are they just agreeing to see other people? I see Fly Q is selling a Stratus package and Appareo acquired another company. Hmmmm.
  12. All evidence is anecdotal. When did the first Telex ANR come out? Early ‘90’s? Earlier? Anyway, I have been a constant ANR user since. Thousands of hours in pistons and Boeings. Lightweight Telex in the B744, a noisy cockpit. At age 74 my hearing is amazingly unaffected. I tried a Halo but couldn’t tolerate the alien in my ear. A20 and Lightspeed for me.
  13. Modern Avionics, MFD, (Mansfield, OH) seems to be doing good work. Have given me lots of support, but I haven’t had actual work done as of yet.