Hello All,Well I finally get to FLY to Sun and Fun instead of having to fight Tampa traffic to drive, like I have for the last 10 years that I've been building 9BCI've watched the few videos on YouTube regarding arrival procedures, I've read the arrival procedures brochure put out by SnF, I even have the arrival procedure loaded into my EFB. so I'm pretty sure I have a decent understanding of what to expect ARRIVINGMy question is DEPARTING that day. I don't plan to camp-I'm based 30 minutes…See More
OK, I'll admit my ignorance and ask that you do not snicker too loudly as you (hopefully) help me figure this out;I have a D180 installed in my 601xlI just recently wired my panel mounted Garmin 296 into the D180 to provide HSI information.When I Fly with HSI displayed it looks like I'm getting almost all of the information I am supposed to get;TRK, SPD, and DTW are displayed on the top right, "GPS" is displayed on the top left. I also get the "hollow" yellow Course Indicator.The problem is I'm…See More
Hello All,Up to this point I have been using my iFly EFB for navigation.I recently (finally) installed the antennae and external (ship's) power (via an installed "cigarette lighter") so I can start using my Gizmo Dock mounted Garmin 296 GPS.I'd like to connect the two to display HSI info on the D180 but I have a few questions for someone (anyone) who has already done this (instead of trial and error):1) The only output I see on the back of the Garmin is a circular 5 pin connector. D180…See More
Hello all,As the title says, I just completed my first annual.What verbiage is/are people using when you make the logbook entry?I used the ZAC delivery inspection form as a guide and made a few minor repairs.Your thoughts?Brad Cohen601xl/tdN969BCSee More
To those of you already flying, I have a question,I realize that we are required to show compliance with FAR 91.319 during our Phase One period, Hence the development of our own unique "Flight Test Plan"How exactly are you documenting this compliance? are you documenting the findings on the flight test plan itself and…See More
Hello All,I have a dumb ass question for those of you with am EMS system (GRT, Dynon, JPI)What is the benefit of a "Span Alarm"? I mean I understand the theory of what it monitors- the temperature difference of either EGT or CHT between cylinders. But what is the application of this information in a "real word" setting?Knowing that jug #3 is 25 degrees hotter than jug #2 would indicate that I take what action? Or is it more of an informational tidbit that would be the harbinger of a jug…See More
Hello All,Went flying in my 601XL yesterday for the first time since getting it back together after paint.Previous to having it painted I was experiencing some oil pressure fluctuations on the Dynon. I assumed that this was due to having used a prefabricated oil pressure line which was too long and I had to put a "service loop" in it to make it fit. One of the slight modifications i made after paint was to get the appropriately short oil pressure sensor line installed.First flight of the…See More
I'll admit it-I have spent that last 10 years building my plane and I think I was under the (false) assumption that once it's built then there's nothing else to fix for awhile (at least) However, I got my A/C in December and my todo list actually seems to be expanding not shrinking. It's "normal" to still chase gremlins with 5 hours TT right? (chattering brakes, airleak around canopy, a million little tweaks [not twerks]etc right? right? someone? anyone?Brad CohenN969BCDone, Flying, in paintSee More
I could probbaly find the answer if I dig deep enough, but I thought I might try the easy way out and post the question here instead.As the title implies, I have an ICOM radio with headset jacks. What I have discovered is the panel volume knob on the unit has no effect on the volume through the headsets, if you pull the headset jacks out though, the panel volume knob does appear to work. My headsets do have a volume adjustment on the earcups but I was hoping to have a bit more volume control…See More
hey brad hows the build. i received the instructions for the lights.. i met a fellow builder tom longo i believe he is just finishing up his 701 he is wanting to do a cross country run to oshkosh 2011 he is in brooksville if you can look him up on the build site from zenith you may know him already keep in touch when we all get up and flying we will pick a uncontrolled airport or strip and take it from there and start to plan the trip joe
Brad, I read your question to Sebastian on increasing the Gross Weight. As the Manufacturer, you are allowed to set all Specifications on an Experimental, this includes stuff like Vh (max continuous). If you want to set your Gross Weight to 1,450, it's up to you. I believe the Upgraded XL will easily handle the load, it gets down to performance.
As for being a Private Pilot and not needing to worry about flying as a Sport Pilot, let me tell you a story. 2 years ago I went from being a Private Pilot to a Sport Pilot in about an hour after a visit to my new Cardiologist. An accidental discovery of an ascending aortic anyuerism not only saved my life, but put an end to Private Pilot for the foreseeable future. I was released to fly as a Sport Pilot by my Cardiologist about a year after the surgery.
If you set the Gross Weight over 1320 and have any number of medical issues, you could lose your Medical and not have an airplane to fly until you resolve the issue with FAA Aeromedical. I am currently pursuing a Special Issuance Medical, 7 months so far. In the interim, I can fly as a Sport Pilot. I used to think Sport Pilot was for old guys in their 60's. Shit happens.
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