Saturday, December 27, 2008


In the last few years we had only in our Ft Lauderdale area 4 mid air collisions that I can remember. The last one was couple of weeks ago with two planes and instructor and a student in each one. Two years ago the same exact scenario with my wife's instructor in one of them.
For the last two years I had Zaon MRX panel mount and it helps to warn you about traffic, but without directional info it makes for some tense moments if you can not visually locate the traffic. Two weeks ago friend of mine let me try his Zaon XRX on a weekend trip..

I was shocked how many aircraft are there that we had no clue about. It has it's own split screen that one half shows like a radar screen all the planes within 6 miles radius, and the other gives you direction, altitude above or below and distance for the closest threat. Nice feature is that you can feed the info into Garmin 398/496 and others, and display it on the moving map.

This week I'm installing permanently one (Christmas Gift :)) in the CZ. For what is worth, I highly recommend this unit. For the money, it gives you great peace of mind.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Selling Long-EZ N84RW Airplane

I am thinking of selling my airplane. It is Long-EZ N84RW. It is really good airplane. It flies really well. Very straight and true airplane.

It was dropped on its nose. The nose needs cosmetic repair. The plane needs an annual.

I truly love this airplane and it is hard to sell it, but I need the money for school.

Lycoming O-235-L2C - compression is good (80+ all cylinders) but needs annual.

LSE electronic ignition on bottom

Slick Magneto on top (one year old)

New Silver Bullet Propeller

A real king HSI (not emulated in software but a real HSI)

KX-165 radio

KX76A transponder

King DME (forget the model #)

Bose noise reducing headset

Garmin 396 gps (with XM radio)

Trio avionics one axis autopilot which is tied into the garmin gps

The plane is a 1984 model. Almost always hungered (except on trips when I

Won Osh Kosh in 1987. Was a show plane at that time.

7/10 outside

7/10 inside