Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Back from OSH

Back from my first trip to Oshkosh, wow what an experience.  Spent just 4 days there and there is no way you would have time to see everything. 

Can't wait to go back next year.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

New Glass

So the plastic "glass" window on the dash instrument cluster was cracked.  I finally got around to replacing it.  Easy peasy job but if anyone is curious as to what that panel looks like without the plastic cover here are the pics!

Interesting the 2 screws also hold the cluster securely to the dash, snugged those screws back up night a tight so everything is all firm and held in place.

Saturday, July 14, 2018


Had a great (but hot) trip to KFLO for my BFR on Wednesday.  Quick little trip down to KEQY -> KFLO and back.  Not only got my BFR knocked out but got more work with controlled airspace.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Trip to GSP

Was able to get up and down to GSP, was a fun flight just trying to get some experience with towered airports.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

New iFLY740 mount

So a few weeks ago the suction cup that holds the iFly 740 gave way and the unit fell to the floor and cracked in flight.  Fortunately it was only the touch layer that was broken and not the screen itself (the cheaper option)

But that got me thinking I've got to ditch these suction cup mounts cause they always give way at the worst times.  While the unit was shipped back to iFly for repair I decided to set about and see about building a mount into the blank plate where the ADF had been at one time.

After some suggestions from facebook I decided to go in and attach a RAM mount 1'' ball mount and arm to the plate.  I was able to get it all screwed down really tight so it won't "wobble" and the GPS finally arrived back on Friday.

I went down to the plane today and decided to install it before the storms rolled in.  One of the guys from facebook suggested wire loom to help tuck in the lose power cables and clean up the wires that goto the ADSB-in antenna. 

I couldn't be more pleased with the results and how it turned out overall.  The new iFLY update provides synthetic vision as well a host of bug fixes and I can't wait to try it out in flight.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

NC Aviation Museum

The little Cherokee visited the NC Aviation Museum today and we had a blast.  It was a pretty dreary day but still clear below 12,000 but humid.  Made it up from EQY in good time and spent a few hours looking around.

If you have never been before I would urge you to make a trip to KHBI and check it out on field.

After the museum we stopped into the FBO to see all the new renovations and met the great staff there.  The newly remodeled FBO is really great and the staff there love to show it off.

One of the joys of small airport hopping is being able to meet new people who operate the FBOs.  It's always cool to swap stories and chat about planes.

Check out the full picture album below!