laytonl

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  1. laytonl

    Retirement location

    Lyons Landing Airpark, 5GA2, is a 3,000 foot grass strip about 25 miles west of the Atlanta airport. Great, tight knit community of pilots. Most fly for the airlines or are retired. Lots of interesting planes, including two Mooney’s, Nanchaing, Chipmunk, Ziln, RVs, c-185, etc. There aren’t any homes for sale at the moment but there is a hangar with an apartment that has a nice lot for building. We moved here to be close to one set of Grandkids and the Mooney gets us quickly two the other set in Florida. Lee
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    Accelerated commercial courses?

    The commercial is easy and shouldn’t take long to get the maneuvers down. I recommend just going out a flying with a local CF for awhile. Basically, you just need to go out and practice the maneuvers for a few hours. Lee
  3. Anthony, I believe it is sold. Thanks for looking though. Lee
  4. I'm doing some serious house cleaning! This GMA 340 was removed from my Mooney when I installed a PS8000BT. The Garmin audio panel is great - and it some ways - I like it better than the PS8000BT but I wanted bluetooth connectivity. Unit includes tray and connectors. $800 plus standard UPS shipping. I'm leaving for Europe today for 11 days. I'll post this on ebay when I return unless someone here is interested. Just leave a note or pm with questions though I may not be able to respond until I return. Lee
  5. Guys, I'm selling a used KT76A transponder that was removed from my son's Cherokee for an Appaero ESG transponder install for ADSB compliance. The KT76A was working fine when removed and would be a good back up if you are considering a GDL-82 or Uavionix SKybeacon. This unit is older than the one removed from my Citabria but it was working fine when removed. $275 including standard UPS shipping in the US. I'm leaving today for Europe so I want respond for a couple of weeks. Goes on ebay when I return. Lee
  6. Guys, I'm selling a used KT76A transponder that was removed from my Citabria for an Appaero ESG transponder install for ADSB compliance. The KT76A was working fine when removed and would be a good back up if you are considering a GDL-82 or Uavionix SKybeacon. $325 including standard UPS shipping in the US. I'm leaving today for Europe so I want respond for a couple of weeks. Goes on ebay when I return. Lee
  7. laytonl

    ADS B Report

    Thanks guys. I flew again today at a higher altitude and the data was perfect. On my flight yesterday I only flew at 1,000’ since it’s only a few miles from the airport to my house, however, I’m inside the ATL class B airspace so I thought it might pick it up. Today’s flight was at 2,500 feet for about 30 minutes. The Appaero ESG seems like a good Transponder/ADSB combination and certainly cheaper than the GDL88/Flightstream combo in my Mooney. lee
  8. laytonl

    ADS B Report

    It’s an ESG transponder. I just assumed it was on ALT but didn’t check. Thanks, lee
  9. laytonl

    ADS B Report

    Does anyone know how to interpret the FAA ADSB report? I looked at their user guide but it wasn't much help. What is the error telling me? I only did a short, low altitude test flight after the ADS B install today, so I may not have enough data. This is for a CItabria and I didn't get above 1,000'. Lee
  10. laytonl

    Short Field Help

    I live on a 3000’ grass strip that is one way due to a significant gradient. We have 70’ trees on both ends too. My max tailwind for my ‘92 J model is 10 kts at 2,500 lbs and 85F and that is a little scary. 15 kt tailwind is max for landing and it really pushes me down the runway. Interestedly I’ve found my takeoff ground rolls on grass to be almost right on the book figures for pavement and my 50’ obstacle figure is about 10% more than the book figure (I suspect this is a pilot compentency issue!). 2250’ runway would be a concern me for a newer (heavier) j model. lee
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    Gear Door Crack

    Where is the crack? Need a photo. Lee
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    Window "U" channel

    I beleive you can special order the AS stuff in White. An automotive shop may have a suitable alternative too. Lee
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    ADS-B Plan

    I don’t have your exact setup - I have a 530 and a GDL88 with FS. flightstream gives me weather on the iPad as well as AHRS. I look at traffic on the 530 and weather on the FS. Flightplan transfer is very useful too. Lee
  14. laytonl

    Finally home

    The Air Services Guys do a good job. Is everything working okay, trims out, etc? Are you pleased with the paint? Lee
  15. laytonl

    Performance issue M20J

    I live on a 3000’ grass strip with 70’ trees at the runway threshold. The takeoff run in my ‘92MSE is considerably longer than my previous ‘78J, though I can’t recall the exact numbers. Landings are not an issue even on wet grass. I never takeoff at gross weight from this strip. I’ve developed procedures for different conditions unique to our runway such as max 10 knot tailwind on takeoff (it’s a one way runway), no more than 2600 lbs above 75F etc. Ive found my takeoff numbers are almost right on the published values for paved runways and about 10% more than the published 50’ numbers. This based on about 50 takeoffs where my wife would note the ‘break ground’ and ‘clear of the trees’ points. I had to correlate her measurements to the runway because she would say “at Kelly’s bbq grill”, or “at Harold’s boat”. Sometime Harold moved his boat which messed with my numbers! lee