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[September 30, 2013]


I was planning on getting out to the hangar tonight to do some minor maintenance on the RV, however, when I arrived at the airport, there was enough sun out to justify an evening flight. The wind was dead calm and the sky was cloudless and blue as can be. By the time I lifted off the ground, the sun had already set behind some clouds in the distant. Nevertheless, it was great to go up and tear some holes in the sky for 30 or so minutes.


I am glad I did go up...I was planning on mounting my Angle-of-Attack indicator where the dotted outline is. Unfortunately my iPad is current in the way from being able to view it.


I had the idea of ditching my Garmin 696 and putting the iPad mini where it was. Turns out it fits perfectly on the Garmin 696 mount. In fact, it's better than the 696 - I have much better access to the fuel selector valve with the iPad here. I really don't ever use the 696. I bought it when I was panicked my ADS-B receiver stopped working. With it working much better now, I am confidence ditching it and going back to the iPad.


My Dual XGPS150A stopped functioning about a month ago. Well, it technically didn't stop functioning - an upgrade to ForeFlight caused the current firmware in the XGPS150A to not be compatible. The upgrade seemed simple enough for the XGPS - download a file, connect the device to the computer with a USB cable, run the program. Simple firmware upgrade procedure. Well, not so simple for me. Halfway through the upgrade process things failed. Then it made the XGPS150A not recognizable by the computer. I ended up sending the unit back to Dual for repairs. They took a little over 2 weeks to get it back to me. It is working as good as new now. I am glad to have this guy back and GPS on my iPad mini again.

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