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Instruments and Avionics

Active Noise Cancellation

10/6/2015 3:33:00 PM By Ian Brown, EAA 657159

Oshkosh provides unlimited opportunities to dispense with our hard-earned cash. This year was no exception for yours truly.

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Live Weather and Traffic for Less Than $120

9/3/2015 9:09:00 AM By Tom Charpentier

For decades, the homebuilt movement has allowed pilots affordable access to the latest in aircraft technology. One area where it hasn’t always been so prominent is in the field of cockpit electronics.

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Making Your Instrument Panel

7/1/1996 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, July 1996)

You have probably studied photos of numerous instrument panels from time to time during the construction of your homebuilt. And by now, you undoubtedly have toyed with a few ideas of what you would like to work into your panel.

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Swinging The Compass

3/1/1996 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Experimenter, March 1996)

With a loran and handheld GPS onboard, who needs something as old fashioned as the "whiskey compass"? Who? Why, you do, of course, amigo.

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Why Tolerate Radio Noise

4/1/1995 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, April 1995)

When you install a radio in an engine-powered aircraft you will be subjecting it to an environment that can be quite hostile to good radio reception

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A Gyro Instrument System? (Your Options)

6/1/1984 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, June 1984)

PUTTING GYRO INSTRUMENTS in a fun airplane (Volksplane, Acro Sport or whatever) makes just about as much sense as installing cruise control in a dune buggy.

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A Look at Stall Warning Devices

9/1/1983 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in Sport Builder, September 1983)

ANY AIRPLANE THAT does not give the pilot unmistakable warning (buffeting, shaking, etc.) that a complete stall is developing is a dangerous airplane to fly . . . no matter how delightful its other flight characteristics might be.

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Installing a Pitot-Static System

1/1/1982 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, January 1982)

AMONG THE MINIMUM instrumentation required for VFR (Visual Flight Rules) flying are two flight instruments - the airspeed indicator and the altimeter.

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Making Instrument Panels More Accessible

8/1/1981 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, August 1981)

WHEN YOU PASS an open hangar and happen to see a pair of squirmy legs sticking out of a cockpit, you can bet your bottom dollar that they belong to some poor soul who is propped up on sweaty shoulders squinting at - or messing with - the jumble of wires and plumbing behind his instrument panel.

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Cockpit Standardizing For Homebuilts?

9/1/1979 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, September 1979)

NOBODY KNOWS OR will know how many thousands of pilots, at some time, operated the wrong control or moved the correct control in the wrong direction.

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