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by MarkT
Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee
Replies: 20
Views: 7412

Re: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee

Both aircraft in my club have 406 units but they are not GPS-enabled unfortunately. So, I'm building a case for the club to equip each aircraft with a SPOT.
by MarkT
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee
Replies: 20
Views: 7412

Re: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee

I was told that 406 ELTs do not send GPS coordinates to a satellite by default unless they are connected to a separate GPS receiver from which they get position data. As such, activating your 406 ELT may not guarantee that your location is broadcast to SAR, depending on the unit and its configuratio...
by MarkT
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee
Replies: 20
Views: 7412

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 m...
by MarkT
Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee
Replies: 20
Views: 7412

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 MarkT
Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee
Replies: 20
Views: 7412

Re: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee

Interesting about the Velcro. Any issues with it wearing out and/or loosening over time?

Originally, I was thinking of a RAM mount but still had some difficulty imagining how it would be fastened to the panel.

Cheers,

MarkT
by MarkT
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee
Replies: 20
Views: 7412

SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee

For those running SPOT devices in GA aircraft, what's the best way you have found to semi-permanently mount a SPOT device to a Cessna 172 and/or Piper Cherokee?

Cheers,

Mark Thibault
by MarkT
Thu May 14, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transitions Lenses - Any good for flight?
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Transitions Lenses - Any good for flight?

That's funny. I had just assumed that they'd darken in the Cessna cockpit as the windscreen doesn't seem to prevent me you from getting sunburned...
by MarkT
Thu May 14, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transitions Lenses - Any good for flight?
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Transitions Lenses - Any good for flight?

That's a great help. Thanks!

I think I'll stick with regular lenses and clip ons. That's worked for the last 7 years. I just thought the Transitions might be worth consideration if they worked properly in flight.

Cheers,

MarkT
by MarkT
Thu May 14, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transitions Lenses - Any good for flight?
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Transitions Lenses - Any good for flight?

Hi Everyone, I'm considering getting Transitions lenses (auto darkening) for a new set of prescription glasses that I plan on wearing when flying club Cessnas. Has anyone experience with them when flying light aircraft? Since the windshield in most light aircraft do not filter UV, the lenses should ...

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