After making the move from Charlotte to Blowing Rock, NC I was finally able to move the plane into its new home at NC27.
Thursday, March 3, 2022
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Monday, August 2, 2021
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Monday, January 25, 2021
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
The little Cherokee finally has had it's first panel upgrade in almost 25 years!
I have had a KLX-135 and KX-155 since I purchased the plane but had always had issues hearing over the radio or intermittent transmit issues.
I finally decided to bite the bullet and pull both my radios, audio panel and broken intercom and replace them with a single ICOM A220 radio.
I could not be happier with the outcome. I can finally hear crystal clear on the radio and the display is nice and bright and easy to see in direct sun.
I replaced ALL the wires including the headphone/headset jacks to make 100% sure we had all new wiring and no chance of crummy connections.
I've also been able to relocated my iFly 740 GPS to the center of the panel now which creates a more uniform and less cluttered look which I really enjoy.
Monday, October 5, 2020
Some absolutely beautiful flying this weekend, the weather couldn't have been better for visibility and winds.
Just did a quick hop up to EQY for lunch and to test out my new GoPRO mount and camera. While I like the placement of the new mount I'm not sold on it's sturdiness. I do like that it's just a clamp and not affixed to the plane however.
I also toyed around with recording in 4K at 60FPS so both of these videos are extremely high definition. However the file sizes are huge which makes editing them a real pain, so not sure I'll record more at this resolution, but they look nice.
This was a morning flight up to EQY and it was very smooth, no bumps at all.
This was a later afternoon flight and while the sky was clear it was much more bumpy and I had to fight the winds all the way back. Luckily it's a short hop. I tried to find some cleaner air at 3k with no luck so just had to ride it out till LKR.