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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…Continue
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. …Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
We were discussing the pros and cons of using a FSDO inspector vs a DAR. This reminded me of when I got my Repairman's Certificate. Every word is absolutely true!
At the conclusion of my successful AW inspection, the DAR said "Unfortunately, I can't issue the Repairman's Certificate. You'll have to go to the Nashville FSDO (90 miles away) for that. Be sure and call them and make an appointment - they have a lot of security now and won't accept a drop-in visit!" Sooo, I dutifully…Continue