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  1. G5’s installed - pickup tomorrow

    I’m almost quite certain that the G5 is supposed to be wired to the Master and not the radio/avionics master. I believe that is spelled out in the installation manual.
  2. Uber’s Pipedream

    I have often thought about this too. I highly doubt my 3 year old son will ever have to learn to drive a car when he gets older. I too believe the technology will mature to the point that the vehicular accident rate falls to the point that lawmakers with outlaw or highly restrict human driving on public roads. I also hold hope that autonomous vehicles will be a partial answer to traffic congestion maybe allowing cars to move faster in tight formation with one another. Unfortunately I live in a state where our governor is so arrogant that he believes we should all ride trains and doesn’t want to spend a dime to increase our highway capacity. We just got a huge gas tax increase but none of that money will go towards adding capacity. I absolutely loathe that mentality of this government telling you what forms or transportation you should use and that your car is evil because it contributes to “climate change.” By the way, this thread was about Uber and their flying taxi service in 2 years.
  3. Uber’s Pipedream

    I couldn’t help wanting to share this article about Uber’s delusions of grandeur about trying to get an aircraft designed, certified and running a 135 operation in two years. I couldn’t help but shake my head (Hate to use that phrase} while reading this. Am I the only one that thinks they’re off by about 10 years? Uber has obviously done ZERO research about the FAA. Uber says it will bring its flying taxis to Los Angeles in 2020 (Update) November 8, 2017 by Tracey Lien, Los Angeles Times In just over two years, Uber says it will let commuters soar over Los Angeles' snarled traffic in flying taxis. The ride-hailing firm announced Wednesday that L.A. will be one of the first cities served by UberAir, which it says will begin ferrying passengers across the region in electric aircraft in 2020. Aviation manufacturers such as Embraer, Bell Helicopter, Pipistrel, Aurora Flight Sciences, and Mooney Aviation will supply and pilot the aircraft. Uber will operate the software that passengers use to book a trip and take a commission, much like with Uber rides on the ground. "We're trying to work with cities in the early days who are interested in partnering to make it happen, while knowing that there will be pitfalls along the way," said Jeff Holden, Uber's chief product officer, explaining why the company chose Los Angeles and Dallas as the first cities to test the service. "L.A. is a model city for this in that it's highly congested from a traffic perspective, and there's not a great mass transit relief on the horizon," Holden said. UberAir differs from UberChopper, a helicopter service the company has in the past offered during events such as the Coachella music festival, or during summertime for trips between New York City and the Hamptons. Rather than offering the service as a luxury product (trips to Coachella Valley from Los Angeles cost passengers $4,170 each way), Uber envisions UberAir as a commuter option, with fares comparable to taking an UberX car ride. The efficiency of electric aircraft brings "the price point down dramatically" compared with helicopters, Holden said. Just like with self-driving vehicles, Uber says it plans to eventually develop aircraft that fly themselves - removing the cost of a pilot and subsequently lowering fares. By the 2028 Olympics, Holden said, the company believes Angelenos will be making "heavy use" of UberAir. When the service is in full swing, he anticipates that "tens of thousands" of flights will be performed each day across the city. The city of Los Angeles has shown initial support for the project, with Mayor Eric Garcetti saying L.A. is the "perfect testing ground for this new technology." But a spokesperson for the mayor said conversations about regulation, environmental effects and zoning had not yet started. Designs for the aircraft - which differ from helicopters in appearance, technical features, efficiency and fuel consumption - are yet to be finalized. Proposed take-off and landing zones equipped with aircraft charging stations have not yet been built. In a white paper published last year, Uber outlined hurdles the company is likely to face, including infrastructure challenges, pilot training and certification and air traffic concerns. The company has taken steps to address some of those issues: It announced Wednesday that it signed an agreement with real estate developer Sandstone Properties to build take-off and landing hubs at Los Angeles International Airport and in downtown L.A., Santa Monica and Sherman Oaks in time for a 2020 launch. The company has also partnered with NASA to develop new unmanned traffic management systems intended to enable appropriate air traffic control for aircraft flying at low altitudes in urban environments. Despite the momentum behind the project, Jim Harris, a partner at Bain & Co. who leads the firm's aerospace and defense practice, said the regulatory timeline tends to be longer than companies expect. Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration for commercial aircraft can include two years of rigorous testing. On top of that the company must ensure the safety and stability of the batteries that will power the aircraft. And then the company will need to win over consumers, Harris said. "When you have a pilot in the aircraft, you'll see consumer adoption pretty fast," he said. "But for some autonomous experiments, it's going to take awhile for consumers to be comfortable being in an air taxi without a pilot." Harris said he could see a commercial electric aircraft service launch within the next 10 years. But for a larger-scale service that's economically viable? "More like 15," Harris said. Read more at:
  4. I wonder if you could install a switch to toggle between TWO nav inputs. I have two Avidyne 440s and it would be nice to have the option of choosing which input is driving the G5 HSI albeit not really necessary. I wonder if the STC allows source input from an Avidyne IFD navigator or if Garmin is playing the “only Garmin works with Garmin” game again.
  5. Dumb question here too... I’ve noticed some people say *Brand G” or “Brand A” when referring to Garmin or Avidyne. Why is this? Why not just say Garmin or Avidyne? Are you scared you’re going to get sued or something?
  6. JPI EDM 900 Install

    When are you going to get rid of the CB carbon monoxide detector? Having that on such a beautiful panel is like a sin man!
  7. Online pseudonyms and aliases.

    You're very sharp but I'll let you in on a secret. The picture on the left is not really me.
  8. Online pseudonyms and aliases.

    Right now that info, in theory, is in the possession of Equifax and a group of hackers. While not a good situation at all I don't know if it's "out there" yet or even for sale... yet. Also, the latest estimate I heard was 100 million customers affected which means you have a 2 in 3 chance of not being affected. With my luck I'm probably affected.
  9. Online pseudonyms and aliases.

    For a variety of personal security reasons I think some degree of privacy is important and should be left up to the user as to how much or how little personal information he or she wants to give up. Personally I don't use Facebook, MySpace or twitter because I prefer to keep a low profile online. My handle here is representative of what I fly for my day job and is also my gmail account that I've had for years. My friends on here know me as Steve. Not a big deal but I prefer not having my surname attached to an airplane forum which allows people to find out what kind of airplane I own, what avionics I have and give an impression on how much money I may or may not have. There are plenty of unscrupulous people in this world there who like to take advantage of others based on perceptions on what they they you may or may not have. As an example, imagine if you were involved in a traffic accident that was your fault and gave the other party your name as required by law. They go home, google your name and find out you own an airplane. We all know everyone who owns an airplane is filthy rich right? So they say "This guy owns an airplane! He's definitely going to pay $XXX now!"
  10. Self-Install FS210?

    I had my FS210 installed on my avionics shelf and had no issues with Bluetooth strength. I've since had it removed when I got my Avidynes.
  11. Anyone Installed a Dynon D10A?

    I haven't come across anyone who's installed an STC'd D-10A into a certificated aircraft. I suspect Garmin gobbled up that market share being that their product is about 10 years newer at the same price point as the D-10A.
  12. Mitchell Attitude gyro 52D66 SOLD

    Sold on eBay for the full asking price.
  13. Mooney M20J muffler and exhaust system

    Dropping the price to $750 + shipping in hopes of generating some interest.
  14. This came out of my J a few months ago when I upgraded to the Garmin G5. It was working fine when it was removed. Sorry, the photos uploaded upside down. Asking $500 obo Also listed on eBay
  15. WingX

    PM sent Chris