# Recent content by Don D

1. ### Smartphone/Tablet Software

I'm wanting to have NEXRAD weather on my Samsung Galaxy S-4 phone with Avare installed. Looking at FlightBox ADS-B as the receiving device for ADS-B weather. The Flight Box home page says it will provide NEXRAD weather to Avare, but sometimes things don't work as stated. Has anyone used...
2. ### Looking For A Good Portable Comm

I use and like the 220 also. Only downside for me is the small buttons. Easy for fat fingers to push a wrong one. Don
3. ### VAL 760 radios - pros and cons

I'm considering the purchase of a used VAL 760 comm radio. I'm not familiar with them and would appreciate any comments or reviews on their operation. reliability, maintenance issues, etc. Thanks Don
4. ### Yaesu FTA-230 handheld and use of cigarette lighter charger?

Thanks, Dana. The Yaesu Operating Manual states that one should not use the PA-44 or PA 48 AC charging devices as a power source, but is silent on using the CD-59 cigarette charging device as a power source while transmitting or receiving on the radio. As you suggest, I'll have to contact...
5. ### Yaesu FTA-230 handheld and use of cigarette lighter charger?

Can one use Yaesu's CD-59 cigarette lighter charger as a power source while the FTA-230 radio is being used in an airplane? If so, it seems doing so would keep the radio operating at full strength rather than on declining battery power. Thanks Don
6. ### Anyone Know of FAenforcement actions for flying aircraft converted back to LSA status

Re: Anyone Know of FAenforcement actions for flying aircraft converted back to LSA st Thanks for the good advice, but that is not what I'm asking for. Does anyone know of any FAA enforcement actions for flying a retro-converted LSA as LS? Don
7. ### Anyone Know of FAenforcement actions for flying aircraft converted back to LSA status

This is a follow-up to my question about retro-conversion of aircraft originally mfg'd as LSA, but subsequently modified to operate at a higher gross weight, and then returned to LS limitations. I am doing some research into this issue and now I am trying to determine if a retro-conversion...
8. ### FAA regulations defining LSA with reference to model changes

Thanks, I found the citation. Don
9. ### FAA regulations defining LSA with reference to model changes

Thanks, Dana. Where is the quote from? Where can I find it online. I would like to cite it. Don
10. ### FAA regulations defining LSA with reference to model changes

Where can I find the FAA regulation that states an aircraft that originally qualified for light sport operation and was upgraded to a model that exceeded the gross weight of 1320 lbs, may not be returned to a light sport configuration? Thanks. Don
11. ### Preceptor N3 Pup

Fritz: Is the Pup for sale flying? Don
12. ### Range Rider?

There's an Ultra Pup for sale on Trade a Plane. In Florida, I believe. Been listed for quite awhile. Don
13. ### Bye Bye Kitplanes

Amen to the above! It's my opinion that editorial oversight is almost totally lacking in most publications these days, especially in the "news" media. That is, other than a computer spell check, no one reads articles before going to press to see if there are inaccuracies, misspellings, poor...