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by I_Drive_Planes
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PA 27????
Replies: 15
Views: 2188

Re: PA 27????

PA23 is the ICAO type designator for the Apache. They use PA27 to differentiate the Aztec despite the fact that according to Piper model nomenclature they are all PA-23s. For whatever reason ICAO uses P28A to designate all 180hp or less PA-28s (Cherokee 235s and Dakotas are P28B) even though there i...
by I_Drive_Planes
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: A trip to the beach
Replies: 12
Views: 3655

Re: A trip to the beach

So how did you find out about landing on Burnett beach. Or did you just try it? I don't see it listed in COPA's places to fly or anywhere else. [shamelessplug] I found out about it through the BC General Aviation association airstrip map https://www.bcaviation.ca/bc-airstrip-map-intro.html You have...
by I_Drive_Planes
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: A trip to the beach
Replies: 12
Views: 3655

Re: A trip to the beach

Great video, looks like you had a fun day. It's coming up "video not available" on mobile, which I think is because of the music. Thanks, it was a great day. I've had a few people tell me it doesn't work on mobile, it works fine on my phone and I've posted lots of videos with copyrighted music that...
by I_Drive_Planes
Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: A trip to the beach
Replies: 12
Views: 3655

A trip to the beach

Everyone enjoys a trip to the beach, pilots just have access to better beaches! This is what I was up to last week.

by I_Drive_Planes
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hydro marker balls being removed from bc hydro lines
Replies: 10
Views: 2601

Re: Hydro marker balls being removed from bc hydro lines

I actually got a response out of BC Hydro on social media, they want to talk to me directly about it. I need to know as many locations as possible where this has happened.
by I_Drive_Planes
Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Oil filter change
Replies: 10
Views: 3734

Re: Oil filter change

Changing the oil and filter are both elementary maintenance tasks on small privately owned aircraft per CARs 625 app A. You do not need an AME to do that for you, you could just have them show you how and do it yourself if you are so inclined. 9/16" This is true, you can find it here: https://www.t...
by I_Drive_Planes
Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Green lake crash
Replies: 4
Views: 2221

Re: Green lake crash

It's in CADORS now: At 1914Z, Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria called Kamloops, BC (YKA) Flight Information Centre (FIC) asking for information on a privately registered Piper PA-28R-180 from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Green Lake, BC (CBG2) who's emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was ac...
by I_Drive_Planes
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee
Replies: 19
Views: 4949

Re: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee

If I'm remembering correctly you have a portable Garmin X96 mounted in your panel? That has RS232 output. Maybe because it's a VFR unit you aren't allowed to connect it to the ELT on a certified aircraft? I'll ask my avionics guy. That's right, I have a Garmin 495 (same as the 496, but without the ...
by I_Drive_Planes
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee
Replies: 19
Views: 4949

Re: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee

That is correct but I have yet to see someone go to all the trouble of installing a 406 and not hook it up to a GPS. Mine is not hooked to a GPS and it's not capable of receiving GPS input. Most GPS capable ELTs require a GPS mounted onboard with RS232 output (most panel mount GPSs have this) for t...
by I_Drive_Planes
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee
Replies: 19
Views: 4949

Re: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee

How easy would it be to deploy and activate a PLB in the cockpit to ensure it starts transmitting at the first sign of distress? How well would it work as it's sitting (possibly sliding around) on the glareshield as you'd be flying the airplane to its final resting spot? It's these questions which ...
by I_Drive_Planes
Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee
Replies: 19
Views: 4949

Re: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee

This agrees with my thinking, else a simple PLB would be the way to go if one only wanted a signalling device for use once the aircraft is on the ground. Another option would be to deploy the PLB's antenna and activate while in the air. Though, this is still not as good as having the track that the...
by I_Drive_Planes
Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee
Replies: 19
Views: 4949

Re: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee

Doesn't mounting it to the plane kinda defeat the whole point? I'd just keep it in my pocket. If your plane goes in the drink, doubt you'll be thinking of the SPOT when it hits the fan, I'd feel mighty silly getting out of the plane and watching both my ELT AND SPOT sink. Pocket No, it doesn't. Fro...
by I_Drive_Planes
Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Headset Competition S1 VS Zulu PFX VS AV100 VS A20
Replies: 47
Views: 6082

Re: Headset Competition S1 VS Zulu PFX VS AV100 VS A20

I wonder if that's compatible with custom hearing protection? I have some "DB Blockers" from Custom Protect Ear that are so comfortable I forget I'm wearing them. http://www.protectear.com/ They say there's an aviation application for them but I have trouble finding a headset specifically designed ...
by I_Drive_Planes
Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Headset Competition S1 VS Zulu PFX VS AV100 VS A20
Replies: 47
Views: 6082

Re: Headset Competition S1 VS Zulu PFX VS AV100 VS A20

I've been thinking of trying a Quiet Technologies Halo. I had a weight lifting accident a few years ago and my neck has never been the same since. If I'm having a bad day, a full day of flying with the weight of a standard headset on my head will leave me with a stiff neck and headache for up to a c...
by I_Drive_Planes
Tue May 24, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Negative G Load Question
Replies: 13
Views: 3335

Re: Negative G Load Question

duCapo wrote:
He who shall not be named's father flew a lovely series of inside outside vertical 8 cominations at Gatineau a few years ago when well north of 70... impressive.
Who would that be? Beelzebub?
Colonel Beelzebub, I'm guessing.
by I_Drive_Planes
Fri May 20, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying airplane in Quebec
Replies: 13
Views: 2711

Re: Buying airplane in Quebec

It's on Barnstormers in the PA20 section. About half way down. It's the only one from Quebec listed. I asked the guy why he's selling in my list of questions and the best I got was "at that price it's a great deal. I don't have time for questions". Something like that. The guy is looking for seriou...
by I_Drive_Planes
Tue May 03, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane ditched North of Port Hardy B.C.
Replies: 8
Views: 3276

Re: Plane ditched North of Port Hardy B.C.

This is an account of the ditching written by the pilot: Final Flight of IHJE. I left Grand Forks for Qualicum on Monday April 18th at 6:45 am In my Allegro 2000 ultralight airplane. I received a weather briefing from FSS in Kamloops. The weather was forcast to be VFR along the route no reports of c...
by I_Drive_Planes
Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Your flight test
Replies: 26
Views: 5017

Re: Your flight test

My memory isn't that fresh, but I still have my flight test report 12 years later. My PPL flight test went quite well over all. I wound up scoring a 128 of the required 75 to pass (15x5, 9x4, 3x3, 2x2). Going through the report, the only twos I got were for the normal takeoff (forgot to retract flap...
by I_Drive_Planes
Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small note in CFS gets overlooked
Replies: 26
Views: 5568

Re: Small note in CFS gets overlooked

flysportstar wrote:
Solo night cross country????? What flight school or instructor would let anyone do that?
It is certainly not a requirement under CAR421.42
Mine did. I didn't ram a hill.
by I_Drive_Planes
Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Anyone use one of these for oil top-ups?
Replies: 7
Views: 3269

Re: Anyone use one of these for oil top-ups?

Phillips has a spout. Not sure if it comes in a case or not, but a quick google search shows you can find one for a buck. I screw the spout in first, then dump the oil in the spout and press down. It gives a positive "click" and you can walk away to finish your coffee while it drips. Phillips does ...
by I_Drive_Planes
Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Important aviation event, all are invited!
Replies: 27
Views: 4001

Re: Important aviation event, all are invited!

concert? you think they got my chemical romance to play at it? I've asked who is playing the concert. No one has gotten back to me yet. I knew I should have orbited Burnaby Mountain in something with a smoke system. If someone has an airplane with a smoke system in the lower mainland a few orbits o...
by I_Drive_Planes
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Important aviation event, all are invited!
Replies: 27
Views: 4001

Important aviation event, all are invited!

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/1905_776421215791724_3651954929616937519_n.jpg?oh=bbe2cf15e911d84635674908439d186b&oe=574AC732 I wish this was satire. It isn't. I think I'm going to go, I could really use some advice on adjusting my chemtrail sprayers. Now to find my tinf...
by I_Drive_Planes
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Building a New Grass Strip
Replies: 41
Views: 4119

Re: Building a New Grass Strip

Thanks for all the advice everybody, I'm meeting with a Hydro One representative this Friday to discuss options and costs associated with burying the section of lines. I'm also going to plop a windsock in the middle of the field and have my father in law watch it and record prevailing wind directio...
by I_Drive_Planes
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Quesnel to Bella Coola via Tweedsmuir Park
Replies: 6
Views: 3083

Re: Quesnel to Bella Coola via Tweedsmuir Park

Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it! I recently made another one:

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