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  1. Hangar space in DC area

    With more reason to park. Can I get a ride on it, I am a taxpayer.
  2. 530w to 750gtn ( w)

    Though about but unlike in the air I can always find a nice tree to park by. José
  3. Hangar space in DC area

    Check with Donald Trump. There is plenty of space underneath the wing of his B747. José
  4. Effective Oct. 23 thru Nov. 17 around CRG VOR. https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2017/Oct/FFC_17-08_GPS_Flight_Advisory.pdf José
  5. Yoke sticky , hanging up

    Check each rod end in the linkage. They should rotate by hand without binding. Lubricate them with WD-40 if sticky or replace them. José
  6. Stuck on Sarasota, FL

    Verify there is no a short on the output side of the battery relay. A short will cause the relay to drop and reconnect due to the voltage drop caused by the short. Eventually the relay contacts will just burn. Before replacing the relay verify there is no short. Check for chafing of the relay cable going to the CB panel. José
  7. Yaw Gear with Gear down

    Check the nose wheel linkage to the rudder. The nose wheel is uncoupled when retracted and coupled when gear is extended. It may need lubrication or something is jamming when extended. Best way to check is on jacks. José
  8. Cloud tops

    When you zoom in you will notice three different shades of gray for cloud tops below FL300. José
  9. New GPS Signal

    The Air Force’s “AFL” declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin’s first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) before its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01 will bring new capabilities to U.S. and allied military forces, and a new civil signal that will improve future connectivity worldwide for commercial and civilian users. Details at: http://gpsworld.com/u-s-air-force-declares-first-gps-iii-available-for-launch/?utm_source=gps_navigate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gps_navigate_10172017_final&eid=377040785&bid=1897749 José
  10. New GPS Signal

    From the Air Force New civil signal. GPS III will be the first GPS satellite broadcasting L1C, a new, common signal being adopted by other international Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), like Europe’s Galileo. In the future, users of civilian GPS receivers will be able to connect to L1C from multiple GNSS constellations, allowing for greater connectivity. Check that your next GPS purchase is able to receive L1C. Although it will not make that much difference for aviation since the sky view from a plane is as wide as it can get, It will make a difference for drivers around Manhattan were buildings block satellite signals. José
  11. 530w to 750gtn ( w)

    Good question. I know pretty well my biology so I know when not to eat before flight. But not the same with passengers. So I carry a bed pan with a disposable bag for the long overwater trips. José
  12. 530w to 750gtn ( w)

    I installed mine in one hour. The hose comes from below the pilot seat. It can easily be stored under the pilot seat and easily retrieve in flight. You can get all the components at http://www.aircraftspruce.com/search/search.php?s=PILOT+RELIEF&x=20&y=4 plus the hose. On mine the hose is long enough for the copilot seat. No need for the horn with the valve since the Mooney is not pressurized. All the components are made of plastic. José
  13. 530w to 750gtn ( w)

    Something that you will not see on the GTN 750 but on the GNS 530W and IFD 540 is the "Traffic Inset" on the left side. On the GNS 530W you have the option to display VOR data or the 6nm Traffic display inset. Although you can show traffic on the NAV map on the GNS 750, but when the map is on a 100nm scale and traffic less than 3nm traffic shows on top of you on the NAV map and you have to change map scale to see the traffic actual location. But on the GNS 530W you just glance on the traffic inset to asses traffic location. I found this very handy for when deviating around Class B airspace or weather, no need to change scale. The inset will show traffic within 6nm +2700ft. José
  14. Cloud tops

    Check https://skyvector.com/ On Layers select Cloud Top Height. The cloud tops show in different colors. José