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  1. Don D

    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. Don D

    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. Don D

    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. Don D

    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. Don D

    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. Don D

    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. Don D

    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. Don D

    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
  9. Don D

    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
  10. Don D

    Preceptor N3 Pup

    Fritz: Is the Pup for sale flying? Don
  11. Don D

    Range Rider?

    There's an Ultra Pup for sale on Trade a Plane. In Florida, I believe. Been listed for quite awhile. Don
  12. Don D

    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...
  13. Don D

    For Sale Fisher Celebrity LS 2-place biplaner project PRICE REDUCED

    Fisher Celebrity LS biplane repair project PRICE REDUCED!! $2,000. Need to sell as I am not a builder and want to clear out hangar.. No FWF, airframe only. Landing gear needs to be replaced due to off-field landing. Also some damage to lower wings, front of fuselage & cowling. Originally...
  14. Don D

    For Sale Fisher Celebrity LS 2-place biplane repair projec

    Fisher Celebrity LS biplane repair project FOR SALE $2,700. Need to sell as I am not a builder. No FWF, airframe only. Landing gear needs to be replaced due to off-field landing. Also some damage to lower wings, front of fuselage & cowling. Originally built in 1998 by Mike Fisher, 400 plus...
  15. Don D

    US Senate Considering End to Ethanol Requirement for Auto Fuels

    I hope it passes, but isn't use of ethanol in gasoline also a state issue (mandate)? Here in Oklahoma there are many stations that do not sell gasoline containing ethanol (E10). I can stop at a half dozen places on my way to the airport and buy gasoline without ethanol. Don
  16. Don D

    Fisher celebrity biplane

    Streffpilot: I haven't built one, but I own one and fly it regularly. Like all airplanes, the Celebrity has its pros and cons. On the plus side, its pilots seat is large enough to accommodate a 6"1, 210 lbs pilot (me). The front seat is something else. I can't get into it. It is small and I...
  17. Don D

    Jordan Lake Aero Airbike

    There used to be an active Airbike flyer in the Wichita area. His webpage is still available, but he hasn't updated it in quite awhile. He did a lot of cross country with his bike. Good reading if your interested in Airbikes. Here's the link: Paul D. Fiebich Don
  18. Don D

    Valley Engineering (Culver prop)... any experience wtih custom design ?

    Jerry: I use a Culver prop from Valley Engineering on my Fisher Celebrity. It was quickly delivered, fit perfectly, nicely finished, and not too expensive. As you noted, Valley Engineering people are easy to work with. I can't comment on the performance, however, as I don't have another...
  19. Don D

    L-4 Grasshoper look-alikes

    I don't know if they are still selling kits, but Light Miniature Aircraft used to make a close Cub look-a-like. See the following link: LM 3W ultralight, Light Miniature Aircraft*LM-3X-W Aeronca Champ ultralight aircraft kit, Light Miniature Aircraft*LM-3X-W ultra lite plane, Ultralight News...
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