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  1. I'm going to say yes being that the 400W is just a 430W without the comms, right? I think it's advertised as being compatible with the GNS/GTN product line and shhhh, the IFD line, but don't ask me how I know this.
  2. What are you going to use to display your fuel values? Steve
  3. Scott, I was planning on getting a pair of your digital senders for an Aerospace Logic FL202D soon but I'm a little confused, is it STC'D with a 202D or am I going to need a field approval regardless?
  4. The Ram mount for the 796 is attached to the airframe and the mount is hard wired into ship's power. The 796 can be disconnected easily from the pilot seat if needed to since the mount is a small cradle with a quick release button. And lastly, to answer your question, they're helicopters not airplanes (Not that it matters). I'm only going to guess on this but being that he says this was written in the manuals of newer 172s, during the proliferation of newer cockpit gadgets and other power hungry (somewhat) devices maybe it was to keep these devices from "robbing" power from the battery while the RPM was lower and therefore the alternator was least efficient. I.e. Allowing maximum battery power available to power other essential navaids, instruments, etc. But this is just a guess.
  5. YES! That's the reference I'm thinking of. I heard there was a reference about using commercial parts as long as they meet a commercial standard or something like that. I think I heard this in a Mike Busch webinar a few years ago. Funny you mention the hard wired 796. We actually have that very set up in 3 aircraft at work. I asked our mechanic if they are installed with just logbook entries and he said they are but he doesn't think that's right either (BTW he was not the one who installed them but one of the installations came from the OEM like that when we ordered it).
  6. What's the latest with a Paul Moller and his Skycar 400?
  7. Thanks for all the replies but I have more flashlights than I know what to do with. I'm not interested in battery powered lights, headlamps, etc. I was looking for some guidance on the legality of installing these lights which carry no FAA approval but Aircraft Spruce seems to say you can. Here is a copy of exactly what it says under the Q&A portion under this product. Are these 754 series LED lights approved for use in a certified aircraft? These are currently used in certified aircraft as auxiliary lighting. If this is used as auxiliary lighting this would not require any PMA or STC. Although if you are using this as the primary lighting then it would require approval. So back to my original question, does anyone have an idea where they might be getting this legal interpretation from?
  8. I'm generally in agreement with you both of you but I'm trying to figure out where Spruce came up with their interpretation that it could be installed without any kind of approval. My understanding is that just about anything you permanently attach to your plane needs some kind of approval especially if it's electrical in nature i.e. Lights, switches, etc. I'm not really wanting to go the way of battery powered Velcro attached.
  9. I'm hoping someone has some experience with this or knows of an FAA letter of interpretation or reg that may cover this but I'm considering putting in a couple of these swivel head map lights that I found on Spruce's website but they carry no type of approval. In the Q&A tab, Spruce says they can be installed as auxiliary lighting as long as they are not installed as "primary" lighting. That doesn't make sense to me and I'm wondering where this may be permissible. I prefer for everything on my plane to be 100% legal so there's never a question about airworthiness should I have an incident and insurance people need to be involved. I have a primary map light so these would definitely be auxiliary lights. Also, would the rocker switches used to turn these on and off need to be approved? Or are commercially available switches sufficient and legal to use?
  10. I'm seeing an 80% chance of rain for next Sunday locally. I'm keeping my fingers crossed it changes.
  11. I'm selling an almost new (barely used) BluLink adapter for helicopter use. This unit is less than 2 years old and literally has less than 2 hours of use on it. I ended up getting Lightspeed and Bose headsets which made this obsolete for me. However, it's a great product. You'll be able to listen to music or make calls from your phone or iPad wirelessly. Weighs only 4.2 ounces. As you can see from the photos the unit is flawless and free of scratches. I tested it today and it works perfect. I will even guarantee the product for 14 days after you receive it. If it doesn't work as advertised just mail it back for a full refund minus shipping costs. I will be listing this on eBay in a few days. Lists for $285. Will sell it for $199 + $7 S&H. BluLink enables you to use your Bluetooth cell phone and any music source wirelessly in the cockpit. You can use your existing general aviation, helicopter or BOSEĀ® panel mount aviation headset with BluLink. No more tucking your cell phone under your headset or using cell phone adapters with various cords and additional adapters. The BluLink will work with any cell phone with Bluetooth. Great for filing a flight plan, checking weather, calling for fuel, getting a clearance at an uncontrolled field, calling for a taxi. Primary communications for experimental and ultralight pilots. This version of BluLink comes with the Helicopter Cord Assembly. It is to be used with a civilian helicopter headset/helmet with U-174/U, TP-120 or equivalent type single plug.
  12. Paul, would you mind sharing what it costs?
  13. Doesn't the latch on the emergency gear release lever make the CB pop if it's not locked into place? I seem to remember that happening to me once.
  14. I happened to call Dynon today to ask a question about the Dynon D10A and before I hung up I asked if they were working on an STC for the SkyView. All he would say was they're working on it but he couldn't say any more. I agree, I really like the ability to overlay the six pack over ESV. Why didn't anyone else think of that?