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Aviation Related Presentations

I have created several presentations explaining soaring avionics, flight computers, flight recorders and general avionics wiring.


Avionics Wiring for Soaring Pilots

I have seen many glider avionics installations which have made my hair stand on end (or fall out altogether)! This presentation is intended to provide basic instruction in some best practices on the wiring of avionics. Topics include wires types and gauges, crimp lugs, power, batteries, installation, mounting, etc.

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Be sure to also read the free FAA bible on aircraft repair in the
Advisory Circular AC 43.13-1B and especially
Chapter 11 - AIRCRAFT ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS.


Transceiver Troubleshooting

Trying to figure out why your transceiver (radio) isn't working as well as it should is FRUSTRATING. This presentation may just help you!

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Trailer Wiring & LED Conversion

Trailer wiring can be daunting. Converting a European trailer like a Cobra to a US connector can a chore. Then dealing with burn out or corroded bulbs can be frustrating. This presentation may just help you!

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Carbon Fiber Instrument Panel Overlay

This presentation talks about applying the following types of carbon fiber to the face of an instrument panel plus the pros and cons of each with examples of the finished products;

  • Rigid sheets of real carbon fiber panels
  • Non-rigid sheets of 3M's Di-Noc "carbon fiber"
Download this 2016 ChicagoLand Glider Council presentation for complete details.


Wedekind Sleeves

This presentation details the installation of Wedekind Sleeves on L'Hotelier fittings.

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ChicagoLand Glider Council

These presentations come from past ChicagoLand Glider Council meetings.


SPOT, Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT) and Personal Locator Beacons (PLB)

NEEDS SOME SERIOUS UPDATING!

This presentation talks about the basics of what SPOT, ELTs and PLBs do and how they might benefit you. It covers the applicable ELT FARs and TSOs. It also covers the 6 September 2007 announced termination of processing of distress signals emitted by 121.5 MHz by the International COSPAS-SARSAT Organization 1 February 2009 and how that might impact you. A comparison is shown between the features and pricing of the SPOT versus the ACR ResQFix PLB.

Download this 2008 ChicagoLand Glider Council presentation for complete details.


Soaring Flight Computers

NEEDS SOME SERIOUS UPDATING!

This presentation details GPS systems for use for soaring pilots. I talk about how flight recorders are used, how they are wired together, how to upload and download flight logs and other details. I deal with what flight computers bring to the party, how they can help soaring, how they enhance moving map PDA displays, file structure, etc.

Download this 2007 SSA Convention presentation for complete details.


Basics of Dr Jacks BlipMaps and BlipSpots(PLB)

NEEDS SOME UPDATING!

Here is a short presentation on the use of blipmaps and blipspots which was created for a ChicagoLand Glider Council meeting.

Download this 2007 presentation for complete details. Also available is Dr. Jack's presentation from the 2003 SSA convention (by kind permission).


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