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radio

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:04 am
by billy5823
hey guys i have a michell 170 radio and was wondering if a bendix IN-226 vor/ils marker will work with it .as you can tell i know nothing about avionics thanks billy

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:37 am
by DaveU
VOR/ILS marker?  I thought GPS had done away with that.  The Garmin 196 does all of that, and I can take it out when I dont need it.  I would go with a light simple radio, the Icom or similar.

Keep it simple and light.  What don't you need to fly the airplane.

Dave

gps

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:58 pm
by billy5823
i have a gps but i am going to get my ifr rating, so i think i need this to do it. i dont see renting a ifr plane when i can make mine acceptable to get my rating ,after that i can throw it away .what you think thanks billy

VOR receiver

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:32 pm
by Roger
Billy:
The FAR's say something along the lines of, you need a navigation device appropriate to the ground facilities to be used. (see FAR 91.205.(d)If I were you, I'd call the local FISDO and speak to a checkride inspector. The requirements may defferent for Sport Pilot airplanes. Or if you happen to know a designated examiner, ask him, before you go to any additional expense.
Roger

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:22 am
by Dave Krall CFII SEL SES
DaveU wrote:VOR/ILS marker?  I thought GPS had done away with that.  The Garmin 196 does all of that, and I can take it out when I dont need it.  I would go with a light simple radio, the Icom or similar.

Keep it simple and light.  What don't you need to fly the airplane.

Dave


All the GPSs are way cool until they go TU when you really need them. It's a great idea to have redundancy achieved through independent systems, especially in IMC.

For training for the IFR in VFR while NOT in the ATC system, one can use many VFR only aircraft but to file IFR to get into the system for training, both the ship and PIC or CFII must be IFR certified and current.