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NavWorx ADS-B "IN ONLY" Receiver - SOLD

Started Jan 26 0 Replies

The FAA has approved the NavWorx ADS600-EXP to continue to be used as an…Continue

Tags: ADS-B, GPS, ADS600-EXP, NavWorx

Welcome to the UL Power Forum!

Started this discussion. Last reply by gary james lail Jan 18. 6 Replies

Welcome to the UL Power Forum!  This is the place to post a topic that is specific to UL Power engines or accessories.  Also, you may find topics the manufacturer has posted in response to questions…Continue

Welcome to the Viking Forum!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Warner Feb 2. 4 Replies

Welcome to the Viking Forum!  This is the place to post a topic that is specific to Viking engines or accessories such as header tanks or the "steel bungee."  Also, you may find topics the…Continue

New VIKING and UL POWER Forums!

Started this discussion. Last reply by charlie rosenzweig Feb 1. 2 Replies

Zenith.aero has added two new forums - the Viking Forum and the…Continue

Tags: Power, UL, Viking, Forums, New

 

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Theodor Galdi left a comment for John Austin
"Thanks, John for indulging my poor memory. I got some 1/16 by 1/2 inch butyl tape ordered this morning. Amazon was nice enough to offer me 20 rolls for a total of $176. After a fair amount of surfing, I found a seller that would sell me one or two.…"
Jan 29
Theodor Galdi left a comment for John Austin
"John: Thank you VERY much for you reply concerning mounting the windshield. On the basis of a more recent post by you I had already increased the thickness of the windshield support to .050. I am going to order some 1/8 by 3/4 black butyl tape from…"
Jan 28
John Austin posted a discussion

NavWorx ADS-B "IN ONLY" Receiver

The FAA has approved the NavWorx ADS600-EXP to continue to be used as an ADS-B "IN" receiver.  With ADS-B you receive weather (FIS) and some traffic (TIS) services, and WAAS GPS receiver data.  The NavWorx transmits this data via internal wifi and is compatible with most apps that use wifi to display on EFIS, tablets, phones, or dedicated display devices such as the iFly…See More
Jan 26
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Jan 17
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New VIKING and UL POWER Forums!

Zenith.aero has added two new forums - the Viking Forum and the UL Power Forum.  This is in response to intense interest in the products of these two manufacturers, both of which are obviously popular with Zenith Aircraft builders and flyers!  As you know, Zenith.aero…See More
Jan 17
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NavWorx ADS600-EXP Disable UAT AMOC Approved

The NavWorx ADS600-EXP is subject to an AD that mandates the unit be disabled or removed from the aircraft by January 19, 2018.  Today, I received FAA approval to disable the ADS600-EXP transmitter and continue to use the unit as an ADS-B receiver only.  Obviously, this is only attractive to those who just want a receiver (and perhaps want to wait 'til closer to the 2020 mandate to purchase a full in-and-out system) or those who happen to have an ADS-B out UAT such as the uAvionix skyBeacon and…See More
Dec 26, 2017
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NavWorx ADS600-EXP Global AMOC (Alternative Means of Compliance) Disable UAT

Today, I received a letter from the FAA approving my application for an AMOC (alternative means of compliance) for the AD affecting the NavWorx ADS600-EXP:A little…See More
Dec 26, 2017
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STOL 750 - 500 hrs!

I accumulated this over 5 years and 4 months.  Annuals have been non-events for the airframe - finally had to install new brake pads during my recent annual and that's about it for parts over 5 years!  At about 100 hrs I did replace the 800 series tires with 600 series, but that was just personal preference.  They look…See More
Nov 30, 2017
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Support the HomebuiltHELP Tip of the Week!

Jon Croke is a Zenith.aero member and a long-time builder and supporter of Zenith aircraft.  His HomebuiltHELP DVD's have proven to be invaluable to me and other builders of Zenith aircraft.  Jon started a free "Tip of the Week" YouTube series of homebuilding tips…See More
Nov 1, 2017
A blog post by John Austin was featured

uAvionix skyBeacon ADSB-OUT Installation and Review

uAvionix has recently introduced the "skyBeacon," a FAA-approved (meets 2020 mandate requirements), wing-tip mounted ADSB-OUT transmitter with an internal WAAS GPS that features a simple, 2-wire installation using existing nav light wiring and no additional antenna installation or cabling - and it only weighs 90 grams!.  uAvionix sent me a pre-production sample to…See More
Oct 27, 2017
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uAvionix skyBeacon ADSB-OUT Installation and Review

I've published a blog "uAvionix skyBeacon ADSB-OUT Installation and Review" that is an installation tutorial and review of the new "skyBeacon" ADSB-OUT transmitter.JohnN750ASee More
Oct 25, 2017
John Austin posted a blog post

uAvionix skyBeacon ADSB-OUT Installation and Review

uAvionix has recently introduced the "skyBeacon," a FAA-approved (meets 2020 mandate requirements), wing-tip mounted ADSB-OUT transmitter with an internal WAAS GPS that features a simple, 2-wire installation using existing nav light wiring and no additional antenna installation or cabling - and it only weighs 90 grams!.  uAvionix sent me a pre-production sample to…See More
Oct 25, 2017
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Framed Belly Hatch

While my STOL 750 was down for annual, I decided to frame the belly hatch to stiffen the edges and provide a good seal against the belly skin.  I had noted previously that there were some exhaust stains that seemed to indicate exhaust was being pulled into the rear fuselage through the belly hatch!  The original hatch doesn't seal very well since the material is so thin - typically, when the screws are tightened, you get a "wavy" edge with gaps between the screws.  Also, the edges of my hatch…See More
Oct 3, 2017
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Motorav Engine

Did anyone see the Motorav engine displayed at AirVenture?  Really interesting: 100 hp, magnesium engine block,  total weight 165 lbs (I do not know if that includes accessories/exhaust)!  The engine is not quite in production yet, but they were advertising a suggested price of $12,900!This engine is not being built by a fly-by-night company (pun intended!)!  I did a little research and the parent company is RIMA which is a major magnesium…See More
Jul 31, 2017
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"Today I finished machining an aluminum intake runner to connect my AeroInjector TBI carb to my Jabiru 3300."
Jul 16, 2017
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Zenith Banquet Ride-Sharing

I would like to encourage everyone going to AirVenture to attend the Zenith Banquet on Thursday evening, July 27th, at the Elk's Club in Oshkosh.  I really enjoy meeting in-person so many of the active participants of the forums and associating faces with familiar names!  Zenith and several vendors provide useful and interesting presentations and there are great door prizes, too!Since the…See More
Jul 13, 2017

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NavWorx ADS600-EXP Global AMOC (Alternative Means of Compliance) Disable UAT

Posted on December 26, 2017 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Today, I received a letter from the FAA approving my application for an AMOC (alternative means of compliance) for the AD affecting the NavWorx ADS600-EXP:…

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STOL 750 - 500 hrs!

Posted on November 29, 2017 at 10:00pm 5 Comments

I accumulated this over 5 years and 4 months.  Annuals have been non-events for the airframe - finally had to install new brake pads during my recent annual and that's about it for parts over 5 years!  At about 100 hrs I did replace the 800 series tires with 600 series, but that was just personal preference. …

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uAvionix skyBeacon ADSB-OUT Installation and Review

Posted on October 25, 2017 at 10:30pm 25 Comments

uAvionix has recently introduced the "skyBeacon," a FAA-approved (meets 2020 mandate requirements), wing-tip mounted ADSB-OUT transmitter with an internal WAAS GPS that features a simple, 2-wire installation using existing nav light wiring and no additional antenna installation or cabling - and it only weighs 90 grams!.  uAvionix sent me a pre-production…

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... and now for something completely different - Z Nation Zombie Apocalypse Zenith STOL CH 701 !!!

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 7:30am 4 Comments

A while back I got hooked on watching The Walking Dead series - one of a number of shows and movies about a "Zombie Apocalypse" where most of the population is turned into zombies by a mutant virus, aliens, government weaponized virus, GMO's,  etc.,  - you get the picture - take your choice! The plot is predictable - a small band of "normal" humans makes a trek to find sanctuary from the hordes of zombies and…

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At 3:16pm on January 29, 2018, Theodor Galdi said…

Thanks, John for indulging my poor memory.

I got some 1/16 by 1/2 inch butyl tape ordered this morning. Amazon was nice enough to offer me 20 rolls for a total of $176. After a fair amount of surfing, I found a seller that would sell me one or two. Jon Croke had indicated that some of new bubble door builders had used adhesive on them. I ordered enough butyl tape to do the windshield and the doors--using the spacer bushings on both.

On the basis of your comments below, my guess is that the ideal spacer bushing will tubing will be the plastic fuel line that they use for model airplanes.

Thanks again. Ted Galdi

At 10:40pm on January 28, 2018, Theodor Galdi said…

John:

Thank you VERY much for you reply concerning mounting the windshield. On the basis of a more recent post by you I had already increased the thickness of the windshield support to .050. I am going to order some 1/8 by 3/4 black butyl tape from amazon tomorrow.The idea of making a butyl "sandwich" sounds like an excellent way to seal the windshield.

What I did not see in your reply was a response to my suggestion that thin sections of 1/4 inch nylon tubing (like we have for brake lines) be put in the 1/4 inch openings in the windshield.

Did you leave them out?

Thanks again.

Ted Galdi

At 3:06pm on February 4, 2017, David Muse said…

John,

I need to thank you for the tip about helicopter blade tape. I wandered over to the downtown airport last week and caught a mechanic working on a Jet Ranger (Sky4News) and asked him about it. He laughed a bit and told me to go over to Pep Boys and get a roll of clear rock guard tape, like is used on car rocker panels. Said it was the same thing, only cheaper. You might want to look at this.

Dave Muse

At 6:04pm on December 11, 2016, Kenneth Buchmann said…

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I hope this sketch is clear

Kenb

At 11:49am on November 10, 2016, Theodor Galdi said…

John:

I still have not figured out a way to make my replies to your entries show up in them.

My current question is: How do you like your Conform Foam now that you have been flying the plane for a while?

Because of a motorcycle accident many years ago, I prefer a very firm foam on the seat base with no bolsters to keep the head of the femur off the seat. My experience with conforming foams is that they become soft and you sink in--which puts pressure on the hip.

BTW, the seats really do look nice.

At 9:23am on October 30, 2016, Theodor Galdi said…

John:

There was a posting on the Cruzer forum about building the vertical stabilizer. I replied with the "draft" email that Roger had just sent me. It is not there now.

Did you delete it?

At 8:03pm on October 29, 2016, ronald zielke said…

hey John  saw your plane  at the open house, and a  much deserved award, congratulations  

At 12:52am on May 19, 2016, Theodor Galdi said…

John:

Don't know an easier way to contact you. 

I ordered the folding wings option for my Cruzer and will soon be setting them up. I asked Roger if Zenith had any material on user experience with the folding wings and he said no, try the forums. I want to post in one of the forums asking about users set ups and  experiences, good and bad with the folding wings. Which forum do you recommend?

At 9:07pm on September 10, 2015, Larry Griffin said…

John...just dropping a line to say hello. New at this site and looking around to see who flys in the area.

The glider club moved to Cherry valley many years ago and I have flown off of it. In fact, I live 5 miles south of the field.

Is there a lot of Zenith‘s in your area?

Larry

At 8:36pm on January 5, 2015, ronald zielke said…

John would it be possible to get your phone no. and the best time to call.  I have a bunch of questions for you if it's o.k.,  if not, I well understand  thanks Ron  my email is zman@scrtc.com

 
 
 

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