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I had a hard landing a couple of months ago. It was a combination of low vis and target fixation. The nose wheel came down hard.I pulled the cowl the and checked mounts, puck system and anything else…Continue
3-1/8" Electric Gyro Corp turn coordinator, 12 volt, recently removed and working fine (replaced with Garmin G5). Asking $85.2-1/4" Westach Outside Air Temperature Gauge and sensor. Also recently…Continue
Had my first flight today after the donut install on my 601 XL.Taxiing was, uncomfortable to say the least. It felt like it was very stiff and sticky. I tried to do a take off and freaked about 1/4…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