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  1. kortopates

    Whelen Orion 650, and 500 LED lights

    Nice, but not quite the same since yours has the tail strobe firing in-between your sync'd wing Orions. That could be evening out the draw - I don't know. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Whelen Orion 650, and 500 LED lights

    It's a Orion 500. Part no will depend on 12v vs 24 volt. Like the 650, it's a combination strobe and nav light. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    GAMIjectors worth it?

    Whether it's your forever airplane or not, your survival as a pilot, as well as your precious cargo, will be greatly enhanced with an engine analyzer and the knowledge of how to use it. These days good airmanship includes the knowledge of how to manage and monitor your engine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Seat Rollers

    Does this mean you don't have shoulder harnesses on the front seats? As mentioned, shoulder harnesses won't connect correctly without swapping the seat belts so that the buckle is on the center side. Just concerned about your safety, if you don't have the shoulder harnesses your life, and your pax, are worth much more than their small cost! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. As far as I know, they haven't rented anything for years. All I remember hearing back when they closed long ago was for "health reasons". Maybe one of our MSers from Arizona might have more accurate info but they haven't been a rental source for tools in a long time. Its a shame, as they were the only such service around. Although you can get the nose shock disk compression tool from LASAR with purchase of disks, but that is about all I know of that you can rent or borrow.
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    Whelen Orion 650, and 500 LED lights

    This is of no help to you, but luckily for me, the EDM 900 is impervious to the fluctuations. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    IFR Setup

    I just can't imagine paying the likely 40 hrs install cost for an old KLN that adds virtually nothing in resale value to the airframe. Whereas an old but still modern GNS430 adds value and capability for just a little more and at near the same install cost. Then you'll have a install that is upgradable; either to WAAS if you want to start real cheap or to a current Avidyne unit. Of course actual install cost will depend on what you have to interface with, how much moving around you might do and if you need a GPS compatible CDI etc. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    10 Hrs. Dual? Really?

    The only thing left is consideration between the 2 underwriters IMO. Some have a much better reputation than others and differences in policy that would make the $70 a no brainer to me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    10 Hrs. Dual? Really?

    Most don't, and we all know as pilots time in a C model for example carrys over very little to an Acclaim. But I would agree short body to short body etc, but not NA to Turbo as another difference. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I believe JPI says 40 hrs without fuel tank calibration on their website. If a first time install, thats optimistic. For a 900 new hoses for a few sensors need to be made up as well (oil press, map, fuel pressure). Replacing one and a installing new one from scratch are 2 different things entirely. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Whelen Orion 650, and 500 LED lights

    I get that as well, but just on the load meter, which shows the amperage draw when they fire. The regulated voltage is quite stable but the amps go up and down. Turning them off amperage is steady. Shielding should only affect noise, which I have none. I have nothing in the panel though that is effected other than the amp fluctuations shown on the load meter. In my case, I re-used the original shielded wing wire for the wing lights but had to pull a new unshielded sync wire. For the tail I pulled new shielded wires since that was a strobe only before and I would have had to pull more than 1 wire.
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    10 Hrs. Dual? Really?

    That's strictly a personal choice. Obviously if your crystal ball tells you won't have any claims your first year you could take the one hundred savings now, or possibly be out a $1K more if that terrible gear up happens or even hitting a pot hole hole dip with the prop. Roll the dice and decide what you think is best for you. But I wouldn't put that much emphasis on the dual requirements since you intend to work on your instrument rating asap.
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    Owner produced heat shield

    Common problem. It's stainless. Send your broken one to the above shop for duplication. Install it as a owner produced part. Probably cost you a third of the new cost and will be identical. But obviously send them some pictures first for an estimate. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    231 Eng. Upgrade

    Only way is to sell your 231 and buy a 252 or 262 - it's no longer possible to go from a 231 to a 262. that ship sailed many years ago. If you can loose the vacuum pump, you might be able to mount a backup or standby alternator on the vacuum pad. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    10 Hrs. Dual? Really?

    Could it be no to little time in the last 90 days or more. Low time and no recency could trigger the max. But since your starting your IR soonest, it seems it will hardly matter. Good luck with the purchase and training! BTW, I was cracking up thinking of you "dueling" for 10 hrs waiting to read the insurance made the typo on your policy. It's Dual [emoji846] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk