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About S3flyer

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  1. Garmin 797 Update

    Yeah -- around 4 years ago Garmin came up with relatively reasonable pricing for database bundles on the Aera line. The 2,3,4 hundred series were not included for some reason.
  2. Garmin 797 Update

    Nope. Literally just bought the US Bundle annual subscription which includes Nav, Flite Charts, obstacle, terrain, IFR/VFR charts, Safe Taxi, AFD and AOPA.
  3. Garmin 797 Update

    795/6 are Bluetooth with no Wifi. You need a hardwire USB connection to a PC to update. US database bundle is $150/year.
  4. 11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Thanks. It looks like the flights are approximately 2hrs with some having a breakfast stop so does that mean afternoons are generally open?
  5. 11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Quick Q -- my wife will be unable to join me on the flight there but may be able to take a commercial flight to either Vegas or Phoenix, arriving late morning on Friday. What is the tentative agenda on the Friday? Trying to figure out if I can do the planned event flight for the day and fly down (and back) to pick up my wife.
  6. 100LL questions

    Technically 25 hrs for leaded use and 50 hrs for unleaded are the recommended oil change intervals as per the Rotax SI. The required intervals are 50/100 hrs.
  7. UAvionix install

    I like the idea of reducing the number of 'boxes' -- the ESX allows me to remove my ADSB-in, ADSB-out and, of course, out the transponder. I would need to exchange my Garmin 795 with an iFly 740b. Should be a wash cost wise on this swap ($950 on the open market for the 750 to offset the cost of the 740b+install). I do have some concern on long-term viability of uAvionix versus Garmin. Something to throw into the decision matrix. Conservative choice would be to just put in a GDL-82 and keep everything else the same.
  8. UAvionix install

    Any idea on the list price?
  9. IFly 740b installed

    Is that an Airgizmos Ifly 720 panel mount?
  10. UAvionix install

    Andy, this is way too complex -- I plan on just programming in your N-number so I'll be golden as I bust through Class B's across the country
  11. UAvionix install

    Nope. The ADS-B data packet is very well defined and has only one location for the address. This can be easily checked by reading the packet itself with any number of nearly freely available receivers and you can also build one yourself (https://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/build). I can also point you to software libraries that decode the message. ADS-B is in the clear so there is no current way to hide another address. Google RTCA DO-260B for details of the data packet. This does not mean that ATC cannot track you. They can simply follow the random N-number back until they land and ask someone at the airport the real N-number. Probably easy to do at a towered airport. Probably not so easy at a non-towered.
  12. UAvionix install

    Your controller friends are wrong on anonymous mode. FAR 91.227 allows 978 UAT ADS-B Out equipment to transmit a self-assigned (randomized) 24-bit address and no call sign. This is from the FAA's FAQ: Additionally, GA operators that employ UAT transceivers have the option in VFR operations, when they are squawking 1200 and flying below FL180, to select "anonymous mode", which enables the transceiver to broadcast a randomized flight ID and pseudo-ICAO address. The transceiver reverts back automatically to the assigned ICAO address and default flight ID when the beacon code is changed from 1200.
  13. I've had my Dynon AP since they were first released around 8 years ago and that has always been the behavior when driven by my D100. The AP servos are the same for the Skyview but the software is much more configurable so there could be tweaks that fix the behavior. Also, the ball being out only one unit is no big deal. It's when it is a ball and half out that I've noticed occasional wandering.
  14. My Dynon has a tendency to go searching if I get lazy and am flying uncoordinated. Try centering the ball before futzing with the settings.
  15. Garmin 496 Updates?

    One route would be to upgrade to a Garmin 660 and an Air Gizmos mount which fits in the same physical space and has $199/year subscriptions.