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  1. pfarber

    TONS of low cost King Mode C's out there... opinions?

    Every check done for the 24 month cert can be done on the bench. Appendix F to Part 43 - ATC Transponder Tests and Inspections The ATC transponder tests required by § 91.413 of this chapter may be conducted using a bench check or portable test equipment and must meet the requirements...
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    TONS of low cost King Mode C's out there... opinions?

    I have no need for ADS-B, so 1970s tech fits the bill perfectly. If I do need ADSB, then I would still just to a tailbecon or something cheap.
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    TONS of low cost King Mode C's out there... opinions?

    Did you read Part 43? Appendix F to Part 43 - ATC Transponder Tests and Inspections The ATC transponder tests required by § 91.413 of this chapter may be conducted using a bench check Funny, it seems that I CAN do exactly what I said. Will I still need a pitot/static check? NO...
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    TONS of low cost King Mode C's out there... opinions?

    Well they will need to be certified every 24 months... does Garmin allow their gear to be bench tested at a certified shop or does it HAVE to go back to garmin? I would want to buy a used xpndr, send it immediatly to a shop for the 24mo check and then install it. Buying used, then installing...
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    TONS of low cost King Mode C's out there... opinions?

    I definitely want to stay under $500 for mode C that would include a 24 month cert. Most shops seem to have flat rate repair prices as long as its not a 'major' repair'. It seems that Garmins are a PITA and need to go to Garmin for repairs... I 100% do not want to get roped into a manufacturer...
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    TONS of low cost King Mode C's out there... opinions?

    See a TON of King Mode C's for sale. Like sub $300 in working order. I guess a lot are coming out due to ADS-B upgrades? I know a lot of them are officially out of support, but there still are quite a few repair centers taking them for repair/certification. I really don't need ADS-B OUT, and...
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    Does buying a membership still default to auto renewal?

    Hows about just remove the auto renew option? I bet if you run a poll, the vast majority of people would agree that its 'scammy'. Also, this site without ad-block is atrocious. I want to support with money... but why in the name of the Wright borther's are you making it so difficult? LET...
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    Altimeter power?

    Encoding altimeters that would feed transponders would. Other than for a light, no.
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    Announcing SoFIS - An Open Source EFIS

    I get that this is a pet project (that has been done hundreds of times) and everyone gets all teary eyed at what they think is high tech in action. But none of you are going to contribute, and even less will fly this in an AC as there are already things that do this.. better. None of you are...
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    Spark redundancy.

    GAMA, in 2016, noted that the USA had over HALF of the GA aircraft on the PLANET https://gama.aero/wp-content/uploads/2016-GAMA-Databook_forWeb.pdf So if there is small company in lower wherever-istan doing something unique, its not going to be a thing that the MAJORITY of GA can use...
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    Does buying a membership still default to auto renewal?

    Its time for me to renew, but I remember last year I had to go through the hoops and disable the auto-billing 'for my convenience' Has this been changed? Is there an option to just pay support for 1 year and not worry about it being auto-billed next year?
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    Spark redundancy.

    Not in the US, so no, it doesn't mean a thing. Unless they certify the engine/STC it then its an Albatross.. just like diesel motors that cost $500k. So many people look for that one minuscule tenious link that it becomes kinda sad. Face it, unless Lyc STC's them into old airframes (good...
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    Announcing SoFIS - An Open Source EFIS

    So basically its a layer displayed over visuals (terrain, etc) of a second program (Flight Gear)? Most of what your code is doind it simply drawing over the output of a second program that is generating all that visual data. ie another PC is running MS flight sim and you are just adding a...
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    Inexpensive solo cross-country machines?

    OP needs to fess up.. how much is 'hefty'?
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