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If you haven't checked out the customizable seats by Robert Lemke you might want to do so now. He is offering any of the Zenith Aircraft Interior Systems at 25% off until the end of January.The seats…Continue
With nearly 200 hours on my 601 XLB in the past year and three months, I re-started thinking about emergency procedures.During Phase 1 testing, critical failures were constantly on my mind and…Continue
As "winter" (read "rain") approaches in Northern California I would like to hear from those who have flown with a warp drive prop in the rain. I understand it can erode the propeller and even warp…Continue
I live in Northern California and fly every other weekend to a high density altitude airport (frequently 6K to 7K density altitude during the summer). It's about a 170 mile trip. I fly a 601 with an…Continue
One area of flying that has very little written about is "haze".There's a lot of stories about flight into IMC that usually center around flying into clouds, rain storms or black hole night experiences.
However I have learned that haze can be a subtle and deadly situation. The real problem is that aviation weather reports do a very poor job of identifying and reporting on it.
Yesterday was a classic example. I was flying home from Pine Mountain Lake in Northern…Continue
I am 6 hours into my flight test phase and am definitely struggling with the anxiety of everything that could go wrong.
For background - I have been flying for 25 years, have a little over 500 hours in Cessnas and have an instrument rating (though not current).
So far nothing really scary has happened with possible exception of finding a small engine compartment fuel leak AFTER a recent flight test.
Yesterday I flew for about an hour - at…Continue
I bought a $40 non-working mobility cart at a yard sale. I got lucky and, although the wiring was all screwed up , the 24 volt motor still worked.
When I bought it I told my wife this was HER aircraft tug. It was a way of getting her partially involved in the plane. Of course now the pressure was on me to actually make it work.
I ripped all of the wiring out and put a toggle switch on/off control on the mini-panel. I quickly learned that I would need a motor…Continue