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    Battery Temp monitor

    Something very simple with a single sensor DIY is OK -
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    Battery Temp monitor

    Very low current drain - Mini X EFIS and MGL v10 comm radio. LED strobe and LED nav light - battery is mounted in a wing locker set up with plenty of air circulation. Voltmeter on the comm radio so far never has shown less than 13 volts. I bought the dedicated SHORAI charger for the battery - it...
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    Battery Temp monitor

    I have installed a Lithium Iron battery that is very light weight but my concern is that it is mounted in the wing and from what I have heard is that these batteries sometimes overheat. It would be nice to know if the battery is overheating before my wing comes off ? I have no generator or...
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    Vacuum venturi

    You can get a larger venturi - 4 inch - and then you could use a regulator for the 2 inches you need. That should work or just try the 4 inch venturi without the regulator to see if it is in the 2 inch range.
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    Battery temp monitor

    Does anyone know of an inexpensive battery temperature indicator that can be purchased? I have an wood wing aircraft with a battery compartment in the wing. The battery is a light weight lithium iron battery that I would like some way to know if the battery is hot before my wing comes off. I...
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    Cheap ADS-B

    I have been doing research on this subject as I plan on buying a GRT Mini X and connecting with the TRIG transponder to have ADS B output on the 1090 Frequency. From what I read the position information for now - until 2020 - for EXPERIMENTAL aircraft only does not have to be a certified unit -...
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    Modern Flut-R-Bug PIREP?

    I have a Stitts SA6B that I am restoring and it should be flying by August 2014. I have flown the Flut R Bug about 75 to 100 hours back in the 60's when my Dad bought one for $600. I helped my Dad recover it and I did fly it off a 600 ft dirt airstrip. If flew great - mid wing is nice - full...
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    Fuel valve extension and U Joint

    After some searching on the internet I did find Curtis U Joint company and I was able to order what appears to be what I need for $46 including shipping. Curtis Universal Joint Company - U-Joints and TakeApart Design Check these people out - they have a very good selection with all the...
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    Fuel valve extension and U Joint

    I was hoping to find a solution to the problem without spending tons of $$ as it is an experimental plane - I will look into the suggestions posted. Thanks everyone
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    Fuel valve extension and U Joint

    I have been trying to find a universal joint and extension rod for a simple weatherhead mechanical fuel valve. So far what I have ordered turned out to be a heavy 3/4inch universal joint. The fuel valve shaft is looks to be 1/4 inch and easy to turn but can't be reached from the pilot seat...
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    Auto fuel STC and Ethanol

    There are many threats to aviation with the use of auto gas mixed with ethanol. I suggest you concern yourself with this extensive testing and report European aviation safety agency...
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    windshield fabrication

    A simple flat wrap type windshield with minor bends. Low speed aircraft - less than 110 knots max speed - I will try some fairly thin Lexan - without heat - on a warm Arizona day.
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    Right angle nutplate

    Thank you - B and B had the exact item I needed
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    Right angle nutplate

    I have been searching for a supplier of a right angle nut plate and have not been able to find a retail supplier? I need 7 of something like a MF6001-08 which has a floating self lock nut plate - 8/32 threads. Apparently these are not popular anymore as Aircraft Spruce discontinued them. I can...
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    windshield fabrication

    I am rebuilding an antique experimental plane and the original windshield is missing so I need to fabricate a new one. I tried Lexan and used a heat gun to bend the material and now the vision through it is distorted. Any ideas as to what material to use and how to bend it without distorting the...
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