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  1. This recent thread on the IDENT button on the yoke got me thinking. I am scheduled for an avionics upgrade and I discussed the yoke mounted buttons I have with the shop. Apparently, there are a number of other functions that can be remote mounted. The shop has provided me some of the more common remote functions. They include; Ident, Remote Com Transfer, Remote Nav Frequency Transfer, Remote CDI Source Select (Nav/GPS) and Radio select (PSE audio panel). Just curious what others have mounted on their yokes. I currently have (on the pilot's yoke) a PTT, AP disconnect and a flip/flop for my Com radio. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. A lot will depend on what you are connecting to it. The Aspens provide full support of analog equipment through the inclusion of the ACU or ACU 2. If you a BK autopilot, you will need to factor in the EA100. The Garmin G500 requires the purchase of the GAD 43 or 43e. When I did the Aspen install in late 2012, the price difference was pretty sizeable with the Aspen being a lot cheaper. I would ask for a quote for each from a couple of shops to compare. Just make sure you are comparing apples to apples. When I bought, the G500 did not offer battery backup. The Aspens did. The G500 now has a battery backup but I hear it is pricey. The Aspen's PFD can be ported to the MFD in case of the PFD failure. The G500 cannot. The G500 has a larger display which some find easier to see. The Aspens will fit in a a standard instrument panel hole. The G500 requires the panel to be cut. Like I said, need to compare apples to apples. They are both great units.
  3. Go on, do it!! You'll love the second Aspen. I can't wait until I see the L-3 9000+ traffic and weather show up on the Aspen MFD. I enjoy having the WX-500 output on the MFD and find the MFD contains a lot of useful information today and will have even more when the METARs and other weather begin showing up on it.
  4. As you know David, a few of us F guys are waiting in the wings...
  5. Welcome to the wacky world of ADS-B. My plane is currently in the shop for the upgrade. I debated about going with Garmin GTX-345 and the L-3 9000. My main recent concern was the likelihood the ADS-B solution was going to be rescinded. Despite Trump's claim that this is the wrong solution, I agree that this is too far down the path to be rescinded. Another concern was how many of the planes out there will never get the upgrade because they don't fly in ADS-B mandated areas. The third concern was whether waiting was going to change what I bought. With these three factors in consideration, I opted for the L-3 9000+. Although I will not get FIS-B on my Garmin GTN-650 from the L3, I will get weather and traffic on my Aspen. I expect the certified panel mounted boxes will have better performance than my Garmin GDL-39 portable. That said, I am not seeing it pick up the ground based antennas until I am over 1,500' above the ground. In my opinion, if I am flying in a non-ADS-B required area, I may not see a mode C plane until I can pick up the ground based system. An active solution for this reason made sense to me. Has Navworx gotten their problem with the FAA resolved?
  6. The last thing I saw Alan flying was this: Don't let him fool you. He loves Mooneys. He just strays from time to time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. I have been watching some videos on YouTube and Vimeo showing the Garmin 750/650 navigators in flight. I started noticing that some of these videos contained full cockpit audio and I started hearing annunications concerning terrain and other things like traffic. Even when I am playing around with the GTN trainer, I am getting annunications (see the pictures below). For those of you with the GTN series, are there annunications coming out of your units and being fed either into the audio panel or the overhead speaker? If so, what are you hearing?
  8. You aren't ancient until you worked with 8" floppies. [emoji2] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. And to make sure you weren't late, you had the latest in Swiss watches. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  11. Following this conversation closely as my plane is in for the 9000+ install. Hopefully it is just an antenna placement issue and not an RF transmission leakage problem within the box. These guys build StormScopes and know all about interference caused by poor placement of antenna. In fact they require the skin be mapped for the StormScope installations. Hopefully if this is what needs to be done for these installations, the shops know this and are doing it. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  12. I was getting sea sick. Had to do something. [emoji3] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  14. I fixed it for you Alan.
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  16. There will always be unanswered questions in accidents. And I am not talking just about this one, but the others we know about. As well, this activity we engage in can be unforgiving of mistakes. The best we can hope for is that we don't find ourselves in the same situation either by our own self doing or by the unexpected. I think it was one of the old time pilots who I knew early in my flying who said this about flying longevity "train often, know your skill limits and just don't do something stupid". Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  17. My call is pretty straightforward "I'm here, get out of my way". [emoji38] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  18. Me too. Easy problem to solve, gave my wallet to my avionics shop.
  19. I would check the probe connections closely. I was having problems with my #4 cylinder going up and down in temps and eventually showing an error on my JPI 900. The issue was due to a connection problem between the probe and the harness. It was the hidden connection under the fire sleeve. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  20. The way I read that is the control surfaces were intact but became separated during impact. Would be helpful if simple English was used. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  21. It also is probably the reason he had trouble flying the missed approach for the GPS approach. He probably was expecting to land and without GPS guidance for the missed, he declared he was off course and was asking for a vector. "The controller responded that he needed the pilot to climb to at least 1,600 ft before he could provide a vector. The pilot responded that he was currently flying at 900 ft and again asked for a radar vector. The controller again responded that the pilot should continue to fly the published missed approach procedure and climb to 3,000 ft. The pilot then responded, "I can't, I'm off course." The controller then provided the pilot with a radar vector of 090°." Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  22. The NTSB provided what equipment was in the plane "The airplane was also equipped with a King KX155 VHF navigation/communication radio, a Narco COM 120 VHF communication radio, and a JPI EDM-830 engine data management system. No distance measuring equipment (DME) receiver was installed. The airplane was not equipped with an instrument panel-mounted GPS receiver." They also spoke about obtaining GPS information from a portable unit in the plane. Unless they didn't mention an RNAV unit by mistake, it sounds like he flew the RNAV GPS 22 approach to SFQ using a handheld unit. We had a discussion about doing this in an emergency. Practicing approaches using a handheld doesn't sound like an emergency. "According to air traffic control (ATC) voice communication and radar data provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), along with data recovered from a handheld GPS receiver" Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  23. What caught my attention was that he flew an RNAV approach without a panel mounted GPS and did the same with the owner when they flew practice approaches. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  24. The earlier versions of the 830 (like mine) wouldn't support anything more than a 4Gb drive. I remember hitting up all the Best Buy's in town looking for one since everything else was 8 or 16. Hope he gets it working. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  25. Thanks for explaining this. Patreon is used for a lot of things, just figured a guy with an established career wouldn't be setting up a "fund me" site. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro