desert flyer wrote:
Michael, with the light wing loading of a 150, even very light bumps will move the ADHAR and SV around. I assume you are instrument rated and might occasionally shoot approaches in the 150. In that case you will want it rock steady. I riveted two small 90 degree stringers 10 inches long under the glareshield to stiffen it. I find I have to keep the props in sync or I get a little jiggle in the ADHAR and SV. You probably flew the Hercs before the J model so you never saw any of this high tech stuff before. B-727s and 720s were my previous rides and all they had were two VORs and one ADF.
Dick Welsh-Desert Flyer
Thanks Dick, this makes perfect sense!
Indeed, it's a bumpy ride in the tiny 150 on gusty days...your mounting idea is very good.
I was on H models and then the AC-130H Gunships, mostly.
You flew some great aircraft and I bet flying those NDB approaches had to drive you nuts -- compared to what we have now it is just amazing. Ha Ha, crossing VOR radials to find fixes, VOR-A approaches, arcing approaches, dialing up the ADF....all things of the past and frankly, good riddance!
I welcome the digital age with open arms!
Mike in Carlisle
Flying the Gunship: AC-130H Spectre' -- 16th Special Operations Squadron, 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurburt Field, FL
"You can run, but you'll only die tired."