How do you fund your flying "hobby"?

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Matthew K, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. Pilawt

    Pilawt Final Approach

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    How do I fund it? Same way the government funds things -- surreptitiously divert it from more important purposes, then lie about it.

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  2. Ted DuPuis

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    Thanks for the correction. Not sure where I got the 20k idea from, but with 12k and a 7500 hour airframe that changes the math a bit.
     
  3. Velocity173

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    IMG_3029.JPG IMG_3030.JPG Trying to figure out how to fund my latest upgrade.
     
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    Garmin G5! Nice! We’ve recently installed one of those into one of the club airplanes. Love it!
     
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    Does it have the optional external antenna? I'm hoping I get a signal with the internal one.
     
  6. Ryanb

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    It does. The G5 makes for a nice addition to the GNS480.

    The internal receiver does work, but it’s not as strong as having the external. You may find that it’s slow to fetch a signal from a satellite at times. Give it a few hours of trial in your airplane, because it might work just fine. Having the external antenna ensures that it’s always receiving a healthy signal. Worst case, is that it will need an external and they can be had fairly reasonably on the web if need be.

    Keep me posted. You’ll like it!
     
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    Stay at zero knots and 1g, imagine the am out u will save on gas

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    The external antenna is the GMU11 rt? Am planning for a dual G5 this winter and head into instrument training. Unfortunately I have to retain my vacuum AI for the piece of crap AP

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  9. Ryanb

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    Not sure about that specific antenna, but this one should work. I’m not sure of the exact one that’s connected to ours.

    https://www.gulfcoastavionics.com/products/1-ga-26c-remote-antenna.aspx
     
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    G5 worked great today. Internal antenna works fine and never lost any satellites. Love the JPI. That thing replaces like 6 different instruments in one easy to read display. Two test flights and already got the bugs worked
     
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    Excellent! Glad it’s working well! Looks like you’ve got a nice setup there. Great evening for a test flight. Thx for update!
     
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  12. Radar Contact

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    Looks great. I love my G5 and engine monitor as well. I just WAAS'ed the 530 and had them hook the G5 to it so if you end up ever having problems with the internal antenna, don't buy one just let me know. My external one could use a good home as I won't be needing it.
     
  13. Velocity173

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    Thanks. Right now the thing is flawless as is. Need to get in the books on both the G5 and the JPI. Pretty straight forward but need to read up on the buttonology for customization.