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  1. FlyingMonkey

    Garmin 396 For Sale

    I have a Garmin 396 for sale, after I did a panel update. It works great and comes with the folding antenna on the back, the XM antenna, original manual, and the two (unused) factory mounts. This would make a good primary or backup GPS navigator, or to drive an autopilot. These seem to be going for $400-450 on eBay, I'll sell it to somebody on here for $300 plus shipping. Just PM me if you are interested.
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    New Floats from MS

    $250 for both carbs. Pricey. I have had no issues with the new factory floats (or the old ones, for that matter).
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    Electrical Noise Abatement

    Thanks Tom, I ordered one. Hopefully it's that simple!
  4. FlyingMonkey

    Electrical Noise Abatement

    Hey all... Since I recently installed the iFly 740b in my panel, I'm having some increased electrical noise through the headsets. Nothing horrible, but the problem has two components: 1) Increased crackling and popping through the headsets, like little bursts of static. 2) A faint, regular chirping, almost like an electrical pulse. Engine noise drowns it out above 4000rpm, otherwise this might drive me crazy. This is definitely noise from the iFly unit itself. The sound was evident on the ground with the master avionics on and the engine off, and when I powered down the iFly unit the sound stopped. I will of course re-seat everything and check all of the connections. But I'm no electrical expert, so I'm asking for anything in particular I should check, or strategies that will help reduce electrical sounds. Is this the time to install the larger capacitor? Roger, do you still stock those? Thanks for any assistance.
  5. FlyingMonkey

    ...or mount iPad to in center console?

    Awesome, can’t wait to see you Larry. Duane is coming too I hope/suppose? I envy your flying adventures, you guys are living the dream!
  6. FlyingMonkey

    ...or mount iPad to in center console?

    Well, okay. I have departed 1200ft grass strips with 75ft trees at the end. More fuel is not always an asset. Fuel fuel all the time in an airplane that carries 34 gallons and burns 4.5 per hour is leaving performance on the table. But to each his/her own.
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    ...or mount iPad to in center console?

    Haha, true. The only additional instrument that I've considered is a fuel flow gauge, so I could tell *exactly* how much fuel I'm burning and flight plan my fuel a bit more accurate. Though so far my eyeballs and rough math have done pretty well. And it's easy enough if you're off in your guesstimates to set down and buy some fuel.
  8. FlyingMonkey

    Garmin files suit against uAvionix

    The Garmin patent includes bothe wireless and wired transponder squawk decoding, for my understanding. That’s why it seems very, very broad.
  9. FlyingMonkey

    ...or mount iPad to in center console?

    Don’t fret. There is always another great CT deal just around the corner. Be patient, the Universe will provide you with the perfect airplane at the right time. I almost bought several before landing on N509CT.
  10. FlyingMonkey

    Glider tape question?

    I only tape the tops of my wings, I can never get the tape to sit well across the bottom gaps with the side of the fuselage so close. Maybe I'll try again, but it's always frustrating.
  11. FlyingMonkey

    ...or mount iPad to in center console?

    I think you mean Aera 660, and not 696...right? They are totally different animals, and the 696 is at least as big as the iFly 740b.
  12. FlyingMonkey

    ...or mount iPad to in center console?

    Also, unless you have many hours in many different types of airplanes, you might not know exactly what you want until you fly it for a while. I got a great deal on my CTSW, but I was hesitant to buy it because it only has the small, minimal engine gauges, instead of the D-120 EMS. I *thought* I wouldn't like that, but found that it's just fine. I manage the engine primarily by oil temperature, and keep an eye on the other three gauges for anything out of the ordinarily. I have flown that way for over 500 hours without issue. All of the fancy EMS info would be nice, but it's not required and I never spend any time obsessing over fuel pressure being 1psi low, cylinder head temps being 50° different, or whatever. The Rotax is a simple engine to operate, and what I have does that adequately. But it took some time to figure that out. Adding the iFly is the only panel change that I've made, and that was after suffering through the 496's button interface for a good while. It was basically not helpful for anything except XM weather and "Direct To" use of the autopilot. I'd recommend when buying an airplane that you just fly it "as is" for a while, to figure out what you don't like (or can't live with) and want to change. There is also always the possibility you'll buy an airplane, and really not like it and choose to sell it relatively quickly. In that case you don't want to be into the airplane for several thousand more dollars that you can't recoup.
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    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Same here...it’s been too long!
  14. FlyingMonkey

    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    No need, I will be inventing an entirely new maintenance challenge for you to solve on a moment’s notice. 😉
  15. FlyingMonkey

    ...or mount iPad to in center console?

    Whoops, sorry for the misinfo!