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About mikey70

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    Rogers AR
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    Aviation, motorcycles, kyaking.
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  1. Congrats on getting back into flying. I took a 20+ year layoff from flying after selling my Mooney in 1994. Figured I would never own another airplane till I was visiting a friend who owns an FBO in Idaho. He had a 2007 CTSW that just wasn't as popular in the rental market as he thought so he figured he would sell it. I looked at it, sat in it, fired up the glass panel, went for a ride in it and to my surprise, bought it. Best thing I have ever done. It was my 70th birthday present to myself! Oh what the hell, its the kids money anyway. Enjoy and report back with plenty of pictures.
  2. The 696 is currently installed with 4 small screws directly into the back of the unit through a bracket mounted to the instrument panel. I do not have a 796 to look at but the pictures I have seen do not show the same threaded holes on the 796. There is a Garmin aera 796 bare wire mount which may adapt to the existing bracket. I do not care if the unit is easily removable so I don't need the airgizmo unless its the only option Is there another way to handle this?
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    Instrument Panel Light

    Agree with all of that, especially the landing part. I stick one out of three now. Probably wont feel comfortable till I have about 100 landings. I had a 66 C model, loved it but in many ways the CT is more fun.
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    Instrument Panel Light

    And just as a last resort back up I carry one of those headband LED headlamps that has a red light in it. Energizer I think, about $15-20.
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    Circuit Breaker labeled ADI, what is it?

    Thanks for all the replies. I'm assuming incomplete logbook entries. The SL 30 and GPS 696 were added a few years later in 2010 by an avionics shop. They used the ADI breaker for the SL 30 but the RADIO circuit breaker does nothing or maybe the encoder. They must have removed the ADI, built a new center panel, relocated the heater controls, and used the ADI breaker because it was available without relabeling. In which case, there should have been an updated W/B, which there was not. It has been weighed recently but I need to update the equipment list.
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    I checked AVEMCO and AOPA and went with AVEMCO because they had the same coverage for a few hundred less. I just got the CTSW less than a month ago, have not flown in 20 years but have a PPL/Instrument and 1200 hrs. The usual 100K/1M limits and 60K hull for $1089. There is a $ 1000 deductible which some policies don't have. They said to expect lower next year when i have more time in the CT but probably not more than $100 less.
  7. I have a circuit breaker labeled ADI. There is no reference to it in the equipment list in the logbooks as either installed or removed. The only avionics that comes up with a Google search of ADI is an electronic artificial horizon made by Tru Trak. That doesn't seem logical since it had a D 100 from the getgo. Short of dropping the panel and tracing the wiring (if there is any) does anyone know what this might be?
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    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Many thanks to those of you I met at Page during the unofficial fly in. Good information about the airplane and wonderful camaraderie. Already looking forward to next time. BTW here is a basic log of bringing the airplane home from North Idaho where I purchased it just 2 weeks ago. Bonners Ferry ID to Spokane WA 1 hour CAVU Spokane WA to Bryce Canyon 7 hours with a fuel stop CAVU at 11500 Bryce Canyon to Page CAVU Page to Santa Fe NM CAVU and Santa Fe NM to Rogers AR NONSTOP 5+ hours 620 NM 11500 CAVU ALL THE WAY! I think someone was looking out for me.
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    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Darryl and I came to Page this morning and checked into the clarion. Rain supposed to start this evening into tomorrow. Planning on staying a few days anyway.
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    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Landed at Bryce Canyon this afternoon. Looks like Darryl and I are the only two here. We are meeting at 530 to decide where to go from here but most likely on to page in the morning.
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    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    I was able to get reservations for 2 days at Ruby's and 4 days at the Clarion in Page. I am new to the forum and new to the CT. Just purchased a 2006 SW from a friend in Idaho. Heading out there 2nd week of October to get checked out and fly it back home to Rogers AR. Will be based at KROG. I discovered the CT flyer forum while searching for general information on the type and discovered the Page fly in which fits in with my return trip. So .................. Looking forward to meeting other owners, and learning more about the CT.