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Re: Q200 One year anniversity

Jeff Sellars
 

What are the numbers you are seeing with the o200?
I'm thinking of the conversion.
Climb rate? Cruise ? Top speed ?



At Jun 29, 2015, 9:55:53 PM, kjsheely1@... [Q-LIST] wrote:

I just finished the first year of flying my Q200 and I have enjoyed all 58 hours of it less about 40 seconds when the engine stopped with carb ice. I have given three friends a ride thus far who are impressed with the speed and stability.


I still have to work out how to adjust for different passenger heights, ingress and egress, personal items.


I have Sam's conditional inspection checklist in which I have added some items unique to mine. Some items that I will be adding are: ADSB- out antenna, roll and pitch servos for wing leveling/auto pilot and new tires. Plus, some method to cool the oil by 10 degrees on our hot Florida summer days.


Kevin


Re: Q200 One year anniversity

Jay Scheevel
 

congrats Kevin! You are an inspiration to us old timers..Hope to be joining the club before too much longer!

Jay Scheevel, Tri-Q, still building....


Q200 One year anniversity

Kevin Sheely
 

I just finished the first year of flying my Q200 and I have enjoyed all 58 hours of it less about 40 seconds when the engine stopped with carb ice. I have given three friends a ride thus far who are impressed with the speed and stability.


I still have to work out how to adjust for different passenger heights, ingress and egress, personal items. 


I have Sam's conditional inspection checklist in which I have added some items unique to mine. Some items that I will be adding are: ADSB- out antenna, roll and pitch servos for wing leveling/auto pilot and new tires. Plus, some method to cool the oil by 10 degrees on our hot Florida summer days.


Kevin


Re: Kit Planes scam?

Richard Thomson
 


Re: Kit Planes scam?

Jerry and Nancy Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
 





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Date: 06/25/2015 7:07 PM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: [Q-LIST] Kit Planes scam?

I received a call from a "Premier Services" today saying that my Kits Planes magazines is having a reduction sale and I could get it for "X-amount of dollars instead of the usual price.  I was sitting at my kitchen bar and looking at my Kit Planes magazines.   It showed on the front that it doesn't expire until 2017!  I called Kit Planes and explained the incident and the woman said she had not  heard of "Premier Services".

Most likely a scam!  Hopefully no one in our group has given them any info ie credit card number!

Bruce Crain
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Re: Kit Planes scam?

ZCHRL4 . <ohlson38@...>
 

Good one, Dave! Thanks!

On Jun 25, 2015 6:09 PM, "'jcrain2@...' jcrain2@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

I received a call from a "Premier Services" today saying that my Kits Planes magazines is having a reduction sale and I could get it for "X-amount of dollars instead of the usual price.  I was sitting at my kitchen bar and looking at my Kit Planes magazines.   It showed on the front that it doesn't expire until 2017!  I called Kit Planes and explained the incident and the woman said she had not  heard of "Premier Services".

Most likely a scam!  Hopefully no one in our group has given them any info ie credit card number!

Bruce Crain
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Kit Planes scam?

Bruce Crain
 

I received a call from a "Premier Services" today saying that my Kits Planes magazines is having a reduction sale and I could get it for "X-amount of dollars instead of the usual price. I was sitting at my kitchen bar and looking at my Kit Planes magazines. It showed on the front that it doesn't expire until 2017! I called Kit Planes and explained the incident and the woman said she had not heard of "Premier Services".

Most likely a scam! Hopefully no one in our group has given them any info ie credit card number!

Bruce Crain
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Want to place your ad here?
Advertise on United Online
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Re: Flight Report and Carbon Monoxide

Terry Adams
 

Thanks Mike.
Yep checked out the specs, looks like one problem is the sampling time frame.
Checked out the sensors....best not to power down, specs called for 48 hour aging after power restore.

Terry

On 6/24/2015 1:44 PM, Mike Dwyer q2pilot@... [Q-LIST] wrote:

 
Yes your missing something.  The First Alert $20 carbon monoxide detectors seem to have POOR sensitivity.  A 100 PPM level can get you sick and possibly impair your wonderful flight skills.  See this YouTube video for more info. 

On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 7:29 PM, Terry terrywadams@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Out here in the west the building code requires a carbon monoxide alarm in every home, you know the thing that looks like a smoke alarm, white/round/battery operated, available at any hardware store for under $50.  Been flying with one in the plane for six years, change the battery during condition inspection.  I see that HD has them for $14.95.  Am I missing something?

Terry
N41521  DF MkI
N51079  Thorp T18C



On 6/23/2015 10:59 AM, Mike Dwyer q2pilot@... [Q-LIST] wrote:
 
That's a scary subject for this email but the two items are unrelated!

Last weekend we tried to scoot out to the airport and get a morning flight in before it gets too hot.  Here in central Florida it is getting to 93F every day, that and 90% humidity!  So bottom line is we took off at 10am.  Now some of you are going to say that's not early and your right.  But I was taking the wife along and that seems to be about the best we can do.  Note: I can get there at 7:30am.  

At 10am it was already 88F.  The sky was clear except for a small shower on radar 20 miles away.  Our goal was to fly down the beaches.  The trusty 0-200A fired up and stayed running.  I taxied out to rwy 36.  Years ago it could take 20 min to get off the ground because the tower was so busy with arrivals and departures.  Today there is nothing going on, just dead.  Maybe cause it's so hot.

With the tinted canopy cracked open there is a decent breeze coming in so it's not bad for heat.

We get cleared for takeoff so I pour the coal to it.  We're going up at 1500 fpm.  Not your moma's Cessna.  Level out and pull the power back to 150K indicated.  Then get clear of the Tampa Class B and head for 3000' and cool air.  

The vis was excellent, dead smooth sky (no bumps).  The beaches were crowded, the water pretty clear.  Flew from Tarpon Springs down to south of St Pete where the rain was.  Nice little shower over there... hay we're getting rained on, didn't see that coming, we weren't under the clouds.

Flew back to the homedrome and the new tower op couldn't decide if I should be #1 or this other guy.  She tells me to keep my speed up and cleared to land.  I'm going 150K right up to about 4 mi out so I gradually pull off the power and do the landing checklist.  I'm surprised how she is slowing down nicely.  Darn a turboprop is taking off on the perpendicular runway with his blast right across my flight path.  Guess I'll stay high and land a few thousand feet down the runway.  So I used all the runway and just as I turn off I see the #2 traffic about to touch down.  He was following pretty close there!

Another successful flight.

*************************************

Now for the Carbon Monoxide.  I use these white square things that stick on the dash and turn black if they see CO.  Mine is sad again after a year.  Got to replace it.  But I see all these electronic ones for $200+.  I think I can build one that will have Green=Good, Yellow =Caution, Red = Land now LED lights plus talk to your headset for around $20 in parts.  At Yellow I plan to have it say "Carbon Monoxide Detected" into my headset.

Anybody else interested in one?

The sensors are interesting.  You can't get Silicone fumes near it.  It says it can't freeze.  If it sits for a month it really needs a few hours to stabilize.  That's somewhat of an issue for airplanes.  Maybe if you plug in a bat charger like me we could just keep the sensor on always.  I'm running it now in my garage.  0 is perfect clear air.  25 is eh ok air.  100 is bad air.  Check it out at:  https://thingspeak.com/channels/34247
You can also see how my solar energy production is going!

Fly Safe,

Mike Dwyer  N3QP

Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF





Re: Flight Report and Carbon Monoxide

Mike Dwyer
 

Yes your missing something.  The First Alert $20 carbon monoxide detectors seem to have POOR sensitivity.  A 100 PPM level can get you sick and possibly impair your wonderful flight skills.  See this YouTube video for more info. 

On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 7:29 PM, Terry terrywadams@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Out here in the west the building code requires a carbon monoxide alarm in every home, you know the thing that looks like a smoke alarm, white/round/battery operated, available at any hardware store for under $50.  Been flying with one in the plane for six years, change the battery during condition inspection.  I see that HD has them for $14.95.  Am I missing something?

Terry
N41521  DF MkI
N51079  Thorp T18C



On 6/23/2015 10:59 AM, Mike Dwyer q2pilot@... [Q-LIST] wrote:
 
That's a scary subject for this email but the two items are unrelated!

Last weekend we tried to scoot out to the airport and get a morning flight in before it gets too hot.  Here in central Florida it is getting to 93F every day, that and 90% humidity!  So bottom line is we took off at 10am.  Now some of you are going to say that's not early and your right.  But I was taking the wife along and that seems to be about the best we can do.  Note: I can get there at 7:30am.  

At 10am it was already 88F.  The sky was clear except for a small shower on radar 20 miles away.  Our goal was to fly down the beaches.  The trusty 0-200A fired up and stayed running.  I taxied out to rwy 36.  Years ago it could take 20 min to get off the ground because the tower was so busy with arrivals and departures.  Today there is nothing going on, just dead.  Maybe cause it's so hot.

With the tinted canopy cracked open there is a decent breeze coming in so it's not bad for heat.

We get cleared for takeoff so I pour the coal to it.  We're going up at 1500 fpm.  Not your moma's Cessna.  Level out and pull the power back to 150K indicated.  Then get clear of the Tampa Class B and head for 3000' and cool air.  

The vis was excellent, dead smooth sky (no bumps).  The beaches were crowded, the water pretty clear.  Flew from Tarpon Springs down to south of St Pete where the rain was.  Nice little shower over there... hay we're getting rained on, didn't see that coming, we weren't under the clouds.

Flew back to the homedrome and the new tower op couldn't decide if I should be #1 or this other guy.  She tells me to keep my speed up and cleared to land.  I'm going 150K right up to about 4 mi out so I gradually pull off the power and do the landing checklist.  I'm surprised how she is slowing down nicely.  Darn a turboprop is taking off on the perpendicular runway with his blast right across my flight path.  Guess I'll stay high and land a few thousand feet down the runway.  So I used all the runway and just as I turn off I see the #2 traffic about to touch down.  He was following pretty close there!

Another successful flight.

*************************************

Now for the Carbon Monoxide.  I use these white square things that stick on the dash and turn black if they see CO.  Mine is sad again after a year.  Got to replace it.  But I see all these electronic ones for $200+.  I think I can build one that will have Green=Good, Yellow =Caution, Red = Land now LED lights plus talk to your headset for around $20 in parts.  At Yellow I plan to have it say "Carbon Monoxide Detected" into my headset.

Anybody else interested in one?

The sensors are interesting.  You can't get Silicone fumes near it.  It says it can't freeze.  If it sits for a month it really needs a few hours to stabilize.  That's somewhat of an issue for airplanes.  Maybe if you plug in a bat charger like me we could just keep the sensor on always.  I'm running it now in my garage.  0 is perfect clear air.  25 is eh ok air.  100 is bad air.  Check it out at:  https://thingspeak.com/channels/34247
You can also see how my solar energy production is going!

Fly Safe,

Mike Dwyer  N3QP

Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF




Re: Flight Report and Carbon Monoxide

Kevin Sheely
 

Mike,

I have had my eye on this detector but it is $300. It hooks up directly with my MGL EFIS.

http://www.fdatasystems.com/gd-40-co-detector/

I could be interested in yours if we can do the same and figure out the power issue.

Kevin


From: Mike Dwyer q2pilot@... [Q-LIST] ;
To: ;
Subject: [Q-LIST] Flight Report and Carbon Monoxide
Sent: Tue, Jun 23, 2015 5:59:52 PM

 

That's a scary subject for this email but the two items are unrelated!

Last weekend we tried to scoot out to the airport and get a morning flight in before it gets too hot.  Here in central Florida it is getting to 93F every day, that and 90% humidity!  So bottom line is we took off at 10am.  Now some of you are going to say that's not early and your right.  But I was taking the wife along and that seems to be about the best we can do.  Note: I can get there at 7:30am.  

At 10am it was already 88F.  The sky was clear except for a small shower on radar 20 miles away.  Our goal was to fly down the beaches.  The trusty 0-200A fired up and stayed running.  I taxied out to rwy 36.  Years ago it could take 20 min to get off the ground because the tower was so busy with arrivals and departures.  Today there is nothing going on, just dead.  Maybe cause it's so hot.

With the tinted canopy cracked open there is a decent breeze coming in so it's not bad for heat.

We get cleared for takeoff so I pour the coal to it.  We're going up at 1500 fpm.  Not your moma's Cessna.  Level out and pull the power back to 150K indicated.  Then get clear of the Tampa Class B and head for 3000' and cool air.  

The vis was excellent, dead smooth sky (no bumps).  The beaches were crowded, the water pretty clear.  Flew from Tarpon Springs down to south of St Pete where the rain was.  Nice little shower over there... hay we're getting rained on, didn't see that coming, we weren't under the clouds.

Flew back to the homedrome and the new tower op couldn't decide if I should be #1 or this other guy.  She tells me to keep my speed up and cleared to land.  I'm going 150K right up to about 4 mi out so I gradually pull off the power and do the landing checklist.  I'm surprised how she is slowing down nicely.  Darn a turboprop is taking off on the perpendicular runway with his blast right across my flight path.  Guess I'll stay high and land a few thousand feet down the runway.  So I used all the runway and just as I turn off I see the #2 traffic about to touch down.  He was following pretty close there!

Another successful flight.

*************************************

Now for the Carbon Monoxide.  I use these white square things that stick on the dash and turn black if they see CO.  Mine is sad again after a year.  Got to replace it.  But I see all these electronic ones for $200+.  I think I can build one that will have Green=Good, Yellow =Caution, Red = Land now LED lights plus talk to your headset for around $20 in parts.  At Yellow I plan to have it say "Carbon Monoxide Detected" into my headset.

Anybody else interested in one?

The sensors are interesting.  You can't get Silicone fumes near it.  It says it can't freeze.  If it sits for a month it really needs a few hours to stabilize.  That's somewhat of an issue for airplanes.  Maybe if you plug in a bat charger like me we could just keep the sensor on always.  I'm running it now in my garage.  0 is perfect clear air.  25 is eh ok air.  100 is bad air.  Check it out at:  https://thingspeak.com/channels/34247
You can also see how my solar energy production is going!

Fly Safe,

Mike Dwyer  N3QP

Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF


Re: Flight Report and Carbon Monoxide

Terry Adams
 

Out here in the west the building code requires a carbon monoxide alarm in every home, you know the thing that looks like a smoke alarm, white/round/battery operated, available at any hardware store for under $50.  Been flying with one in the plane for six years, change the battery during condition inspection.  I see that HD has them for $14.95.  Am I missing something?

Terry
N41521  DF MkI
N51079  Thorp T18C

On 6/23/2015 10:59 AM, Mike Dwyer q2pilot@... [Q-LIST] wrote:

 
That's a scary subject for this email but the two items are unrelated!

Last weekend we tried to scoot out to the airport and get a morning flight in before it gets too hot.  Here in central Florida it is getting to 93F every day, that and 90% humidity!  So bottom line is we took off at 10am.  Now some of you are going to say that's not early and your right.  But I was taking the wife along and that seems to be about the best we can do.  Note: I can get there at 7:30am.  

At 10am it was already 88F.  The sky was clear except for a small shower on radar 20 miles away.  Our goal was to fly down the beaches.  The trusty 0-200A fired up and stayed running.  I taxied out to rwy 36.  Years ago it could take 20 min to get off the ground because the tower was so busy with arrivals and departures.  Today there is nothing going on, just dead.  Maybe cause it's so hot.

With the tinted canopy cracked open there is a decent breeze coming in so it's not bad for heat.

We get cleared for takeoff so I pour the coal to it.  We're going up at 1500 fpm.  Not your moma's Cessna.  Level out and pull the power back to 150K indicated.  Then get clear of the Tampa Class B and head for 3000' and cool air.  

The vis was excellent, dead smooth sky (no bumps).  The beaches were crowded, the water pretty clear.  Flew from Tarpon Springs down to south of St Pete where the rain was.  Nice little shower over there... hay we're getting rained on, didn't see that coming, we weren't under the clouds.

Flew back to the homedrome and the new tower op couldn't decide if I should be #1 or this other guy.  She tells me to keep my speed up and cleared to land.  I'm going 150K right up to about 4 mi out so I gradually pull off the power and do the landing checklist.  I'm surprised how she is slowing down nicely.  Darn a turboprop is taking off on the perpendicular runway with his blast right across my flight path.  Guess I'll stay high and land a few thousand feet down the runway.  So I used all the runway and just as I turn off I see the #2 traffic about to touch down.  He was following pretty close there!

Another successful flight.

*************************************

Now for the Carbon Monoxide.  I use these white square things that stick on the dash and turn black if they see CO.  Mine is sad again after a year.  Got to replace it.  But I see all these electronic ones for $200+.  I think I can build one that will have Green=Good, Yellow =Caution, Red = Land now LED lights plus talk to your headset for around $20 in parts.  At Yellow I plan to have it say "Carbon Monoxide Detected" into my headset.

Anybody else interested in one?

The sensors are interesting.  You can't get Silicone fumes near it.  It says it can't freeze.  If it sits for a month it really needs a few hours to stabilize.  That's somewhat of an issue for airplanes.  Maybe if you plug in a bat charger like me we could just keep the sensor on always.  I'm running it now in my garage.  0 is perfect clear air.  25 is eh ok air.  100 is bad air.  Check it out at:  https://thingspeak.com/channels/34247
You can also see how my solar energy production is going!

Fly Safe,

Mike Dwyer  N3QP

Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF



Re: Flight Report and Carbon Monoxide

britmcman99
 

I am interested!  Are you a fan of Arduino OS or Tah IO?


On Jun 23, 2015, at 10:59 AM, Mike Dwyer q2pilot@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

 

That's a scary subject for this email but the two items are unrelated!

Last weekend we tried to scoot out to the airport and get a morning flight in before it gets too hot.  Here in central Florida it is getting to 93F every day, that and 90% humidity!  So bottom line is we took off at 10am.  Now some of you are going to say that's not early and your right.  But I was taking the wife along and that seems to be about the best we can do.  Note: I can get there at 7:30am.  

At 10am it was already 88F.  The sky was clear except for a small shower on radar 20 miles away.  Our goal was to fly down the beaches.  The trusty 0-200A fired up and stayed running.  I taxied out to rwy 36.  Years ago it could take 20 min to get off the ground because the tower was so busy with arrivals and departures.  Today there is nothing going on, just dead.  Maybe cause it's so hot.

With the tinted canopy cracked open there is a decent breeze coming in so it's not bad for heat.

We get cleared for takeoff so I pour the coal to it.  We're going up at 1500 fpm.  Not your moma's Cessna.  Level out and pull the power back to 150K indicated.  Then get clear of the Tampa Class B and head for 3000' and cool air.  

The vis was excellent, dead smooth sky (no bumps).  The beaches were crowded, the water pretty clear.  Flew from Tarpon Springs down to south of St Pete where the rain was.  Nice little shower over there... hay we're getting rained on, didn't see that coming, we weren't under the clouds.

Flew back to the homedrome and the new tower op couldn't decide if I should be #1 or this other guy.  She tells me to keep my speed up and cleared to land.  I'm going 150K right up to about 4 mi out so I gradually pull off the power and do the landing checklist.  I'm surprised how she is slowing down nicely.  Darn a turboprop is taking off on the perpendicular runway with his blast right across my flight path.  Guess I'll stay high and land a few thousand feet down the runway.  So I used all the runway and just as I turn off I see the #2 traffic about to touch down.  He was following pretty close there!

Another successful flight.

*************************************

Now for the Carbon Monoxide.  I use these white square things that stick on the dash and turn black if they see CO.  Mine is sad again after a year.  Got to replace it.  But I see all these electronic ones for $200+.  I think I can build one that will have Green=Good, Yellow =Caution, Red = Land now LED lights plus talk to your headset for around $20 in parts.  At Yellow I plan to have it say "Carbon Monoxide Detected" into my headset.

Anybody else interested in one?

The sensors are interesting.  You can't get Silicone fumes near it.  It says it can't freeze.  If it sits for a month it really needs a few hours to stabilize.  That's somewhat of an issue for airplanes.  Maybe if you plug in a bat charger like me we could just keep the sensor on always.  I'm running it now in my garage.  0 is perfect clear air.  25 is eh ok air.  100 is bad air.  Check it out at:  https://thingspeak.com/channels/34247
You can also see how my solar energy production is going!

Fly Safe,

Mike Dwyer  N3QP

Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF


Re: Flight Report and Carbon Monoxide

Kevin Sheely
 

Mike,

I have had my eye on this detector but it is $300. It hooks up directly with my MGL EFIS.

http://www.fdatasystems.com/gd-40-co-detector/

I could be interested in yours if we can do the same and figure out the power issue.

Kevin


From: Mike Dwyer q2pilot@... [Q-LIST] ;
To: ;
Subject: [Q-LIST] Flight Report and Carbon Monoxide
Sent: Tue, Jun 23, 2015 5:59:52 PM

 

That's a scary subject for this email but the two items are unrelated!

Last weekend we tried to scoot out to the airport and get a morning flight in before it gets too hot.  Here in central Florida it is getting to 93F every day, that and 90% humidity!  So bottom line is we took off at 10am.  Now some of you are going to say that's not early and your right.  But I was taking the wife along and that seems to be about the best we can do.  Note: I can get there at 7:30am.  

At 10am it was already 88F.  The sky was clear except for a small shower on radar 20 miles away.  Our goal was to fly down the beaches.  The trusty 0-200A fired up and stayed running.  I taxied out to rwy 36.  Years ago it could take 20 min to get off the ground because the tower was so busy with arrivals and departures.  Today there is nothing going on, just dead.  Maybe cause it's so hot.

With the tinted canopy cracked open there is a decent breeze coming in so it's not bad for heat.

We get cleared for takeoff so I pour the coal to it.  We're going up at 1500 fpm.  Not your moma's Cessna.  Level out and pull the power back to 150K indicated.  Then get clear of the Tampa Class B and head for 3000' and cool air.  

The vis was excellent, dead smooth sky (no bumps).  The beaches were crowded, the water pretty clear.  Flew from Tarpon Springs down to south of St Pete where the rain was.  Nice little shower over there... hay we're getting rained on, didn't see that coming, we weren't under the clouds.

Flew back to the homedrome and the new tower op couldn't decide if I should be #1 or this other guy.  She tells me to keep my speed up and cleared to land.  I'm going 150K right up to about 4 mi out so I gradually pull off the power and do the landing checklist.  I'm surprised how she is slowing down nicely.  Darn a turboprop is taking off on the perpendicular runway with his blast right across my flight path.  Guess I'll stay high and land a few thousand feet down the runway.  So I used all the runway and just as I turn off I see the #2 traffic about to touch down.  He was following pretty close there!

Another successful flight.

*************************************

Now for the Carbon Monoxide.  I use these white square things that stick on the dash and turn black if they see CO.  Mine is sad again after a year.  Got to replace it.  But I see all these electronic ones for $200+.  I think I can build one that will have Green=Good, Yellow =Caution, Red = Land now LED lights plus talk to your headset for around $20 in parts.  At Yellow I plan to have it say "Carbon Monoxide Detected" into my headset.

Anybody else interested in one?

The sensors are interesting.  You can't get Silicone fumes near it.  It says it can't freeze.  If it sits for a month it really needs a few hours to stabilize.  That's somewhat of an issue for airplanes.  Maybe if you plug in a bat charger like me we could just keep the sensor on always.  I'm running it now in my garage.  0 is perfect clear air.  25 is eh ok air.  100 is bad air.  Check it out at:  https://thingspeak.com/channels/34247
You can also see how my solar energy production is going!

Fly Safe,

Mike Dwyer  N3QP

Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF


Re: Flight Report and Carbon Monoxide

Kevin Sheely
 

Mike,

I have had my eye on this detector but it is $300. It hooks up directly with my MGL EFIS.

http://www.fdatasystems.com/gd-40-co-detector/

I could be interested in yours if we can do the same and figure out the power issue.

Kevin


From: Mike Dwyer q2pilot@... [Q-LIST] ;
To: ;
Subject: [Q-LIST] Flight Report and Carbon Monoxide
Sent: Tue, Jun 23, 2015 5:59:52 PM

 

That's a scary subject for this email but the two items are unrelated!

Last weekend we tried to scoot out to the airport and get a morning flight in before it gets too hot.  Here in central Florida it is getting to 93F every day, that and 90% humidity!  So bottom line is we took off at 10am.  Now some of you are going to say that's not early and your right.  But I was taking the wife along and that seems to be about the best we can do.  Note: I can get there at 7:30am.  

At 10am it was already 88F.  The sky was clear except for a small shower on radar 20 miles away.  Our goal was to fly down the beaches.  The trusty 0-200A fired up and stayed running.  I taxied out to rwy 36.  Years ago it could take 20 min to get off the ground because the tower was so busy with arrivals and departures.  Today there is nothing going on, just dead.  Maybe cause it's so hot.

With the tinted canopy cracked open there is a decent breeze coming in so it's not bad for heat.

We get cleared for takeoff so I pour the coal to it.  We're going up at 1500 fpm.  Not your moma's Cessna.  Level out and pull the power back to 150K indicated.  Then get clear of the Tampa Class B and head for 3000' and cool air.  

The vis was excellent, dead smooth sky (no bumps).  The beaches were crowded, the water pretty clear.  Flew from Tarpon Springs down to south of St Pete where the rain was.  Nice little shower over there... hay we're getting rained on, didn't see that coming, we weren't under the clouds.

Flew back to the homedrome and the new tower op couldn't decide if I should be #1 or this other guy.  She tells me to keep my speed up and cleared to land.  I'm going 150K right up to about 4 mi out so I gradually pull off the power and do the landing checklist.  I'm surprised how she is slowing down nicely.  Darn a turboprop is taking off on the perpendicular runway with his blast right across my flight path.  Guess I'll stay high and land a few thousand feet down the runway.  So I used all the runway and just as I turn off I see the #2 traffic about to touch down.  He was following pretty close there!

Another successful flight.

*************************************

Now for the Carbon Monoxide.  I use these white square things that stick on the dash and turn black if they see CO.  Mine is sad again after a year.  Got to replace it.  But I see all these electronic ones for $200+.  I think I can build one that will have Green=Good, Yellow =Caution, Red = Land now LED lights plus talk to your headset for around $20 in parts.  At Yellow I plan to have it say "Carbon Monoxide Detected" into my headset.

Anybody else interested in one?

The sensors are interesting.  You can't get Silicone fumes near it.  It says it can't freeze.  If it sits for a month it really needs a few hours to stabilize.  That's somewhat of an issue for airplanes.  Maybe if you plug in a bat charger like me we could just keep the sensor on always.  I'm running it now in my garage.  0 is perfect clear air.  25 is eh ok air.  100 is bad air.  Check it out at:  https://thingspeak.com/channels/34247
You can also see how my solar energy production is going!

Fly Safe,

Mike Dwyer  N3QP

Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF


Flight Report and Carbon Monoxide

Mike Dwyer
 

That's a scary subject for this email but the two items are unrelated!

Last weekend we tried to scoot out to the airport and get a morning flight in before it gets too hot.  Here in central Florida it is getting to 93F every day, that and 90% humidity!  So bottom line is we took off at 10am.  Now some of you are going to say that's not early and your right.  But I was taking the wife along and that seems to be about the best we can do.  Note: I can get there at 7:30am.  

At 10am it was already 88F.  The sky was clear except for a small shower on radar 20 miles away.  Our goal was to fly down the beaches.  The trusty 0-200A fired up and stayed running.  I taxied out to rwy 36.  Years ago it could take 20 min to get off the ground because the tower was so busy with arrivals and departures.  Today there is nothing going on, just dead.  Maybe cause it's so hot.

With the tinted canopy cracked open there is a decent breeze coming in so it's not bad for heat.

We get cleared for takeoff so I pour the coal to it.  We're going up at 1500 fpm.  Not your moma's Cessna.  Level out and pull the power back to 150K indicated.  Then get clear of the Tampa Class B and head for 3000' and cool air.  

The vis was excellent, dead smooth sky (no bumps).  The beaches were crowded, the water pretty clear.  Flew from Tarpon Springs down to south of St Pete where the rain was.  Nice little shower over there... hay we're getting rained on, didn't see that coming, we weren't under the clouds.

Flew back to the homedrome and the new tower op couldn't decide if I should be #1 or this other guy.  She tells me to keep my speed up and cleared to land.  I'm going 150K right up to about 4 mi out so I gradually pull off the power and do the landing checklist.  I'm surprised how she is slowing down nicely.  Darn a turboprop is taking off on the perpendicular runway with his blast right across my flight path.  Guess I'll stay high and land a few thousand feet down the runway.  So I used all the runway and just as I turn off I see the #2 traffic about to touch down.  He was following pretty close there!

Another successful flight.

*************************************

Now for the Carbon Monoxide.  I use these white square things that stick on the dash and turn black if they see CO.  Mine is sad again after a year.  Got to replace it.  But I see all these electronic ones for $200+.  I think I can build one that will have Green=Good, Yellow =Caution, Red = Land now LED lights plus talk to your headset for around $20 in parts.  At Yellow I plan to have it say "Carbon Monoxide Detected" into my headset.

Anybody else interested in one?

The sensors are interesting.  You can't get Silicone fumes near it.  It says it can't freeze.  If it sits for a month it really needs a few hours to stabilize.  That's somewhat of an issue for airplanes.  Maybe if you plug in a bat charger like me we could just keep the sensor on always.  I'm running it now in my garage.  0 is perfect clear air.  25 is eh ok air.  100 is bad air.  Check it out at:  https://thingspeak.com/channels/34247
You can also see how my solar energy production is going!

Fly Safe,

Mike Dwyer  N3QP

Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF


Re: Good Day for Jim Masal

Patrick Panzera
 

Good to hear.

On Jun 17, 2015 8:52 PM, "'Sam Kittle' skittle@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

 

Received a message from Mary this evening that Jim started responding this morning 24 hrs after the sedation ended.  He was taken off the respirator and the endotracheal tube was pulled this afternoon.  He is still not talking but does respond with a thumb to questions.

 

Best regards,

Sam Kittle


Good Day for Jim Masal

Sam Kittle
 

Received a message from Mary this evening that Jim started responding this morning 24 hrs after the sedation ended.  He was taken off the respirator and the endotracheal tube was pulled this afternoon.  He is still not talking but does respond with a thumb to questions.

 

Best regards,

Sam Kittle


Dragonfly For Sale

Patrick Panzera
 

Friends,

This is back on the market and I want it gone!
Hit me up with an offer- you might be pleasantly surprised.
And don't be too considered about distance- we can work something out to get the plane home. 

http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/for/5077758422.html

Thanks!

Pat


Radio noise and Iridium plugs

Jay Scheevel
 

Hi Guys,

This note came through on the Jabiru engines group and I thought it may be of interest to you all:

"I have a 3300 on a pusher, with the VHF antenna embedded in the vertical fin.  The ignition noise dramatically limited communication from distant stations.  I have a VAL Com 2000 which seems not to have any pulse limiting circuitry at all.

So I found the magnecore cables and installed the 8.5mm ones.  This helped significantly, but the static whas still there.  Then, based on information from this forum, I bought NKG iridium resistor plugs.  To do an A/B comparison I put resistor plugs on one mag only.  The difference was remarkable.  I had no discernible noise on the resistor plugs. 

So now I have them all installed and am virtually noise free.  Thanks to all who posted on the subject."



Re: Update on Jim Masal . . .

kfly@...
 

Thanks Dan for letting us all know.

 

I don't know how much y'all know about pacemakers but I can tell ya what my heart doc said to me.

I had a reason to see the heart specialist recently due to a slow heart rate as well, have known about it a few years, then went through a dizzy, sweaty spell while driving a few months back, not good.

 

After the stress test and all, my heart rate went down to 40 while on the table, doc told me I might eventually be a candidate for a pacemaker.  All disappointed and down he said "Oh don't worry about that, I just wish all heart conditions could be as easily treated".  He said the pacemaker is a miracle.  Once in, life goes on as normal.  Batteries will last 12 or more years now a days and they're maintenance free.  Said he would put em in all day if he could.  Just a fantastic device.

 

So with that, good luck Jimmy.  Lookin forward to having you back on the list.

And thanks again Dan.

Keith Welsh

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: "dan@... [Q-LIST]"
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 10:33pm
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] Update on Jim Masal . . .

 

 

All,
I just wanted to give you all a heads up that Jim Masal (Founder of the Quickie Builders Association) has been in the ICU for several days.  He was taken to the hospital with a low heart rate, after collapsing at home.  They had to wait several days for some of his blood thinners to leave his system, so that they could perform surgery.  But, today they successfully installed a pacemaker that should take care of the heart problem.  He is expected to remain in the ICU for at least the next 48 hours under heavy sedation, and then move to the step down unit before hopefully going back home.

Mary has been sending me daily updates, and it sounds like the situation is much improved.  At any rate, Mary hasn't given me specific permission to tell everyone, but my hope is that you all will keep them both in your thoughts and prayers.

Thanks everyone,
Dan Yager
QBA Editor
www.quickheads.com

 

 

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