Magneto Failure

From magneto failure to in the air again after just 27 hours.

Worx Hydroshot

The idea of using a pressure washer to clean your pride and joy might raise some eyebrows. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find a way of washing our aeroplane quickly, whilst not risking paintwork or skin and all without being anywhere near a wall socket or tap. The situation will be familiar to many…

Sky Echo – Poor Man’s TCAS!

This is a very short look at the practicalities of the, now replaced, uAvionix Sky Echo ADS-B in/out device. Originally around Β£600 I got hold of one for a fraction of that price as I wanted another GPS unit to feed SkyDemon, with the added benefit of being able to see some traffic at the…

In-Ear Aviation Headset – FARO AIR

Updated 30/3/2017: An ongoing review of the Faro Aviation AIR headset, so far tested in an Extra-200. Having lived with a dodgy Bose X (military to GA conversion) and a Sennheiser HME-95 (great, just noisy), I decided that it was time to move on to something a little more purposeful. I had been looking at…