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mark treidel
mark treidel
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Last Activity: 09-16-2017, 04:53 AM
Joined: 11-07-2005
Location: Beautiful Mile High Denver, Colorado
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  • mark treidel
    replied to Flycom adapter
    http://www.flycom.co.uk/products_res...ductCategoryID[

    Rick, Flycom uses a standard single 1/4" jack. You don't say what type is on your MTO helmet. The link above is to their adaptor page.
    If that doesn't work for you, the fellow (Bruce) who makes the Comtronics systems also...
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  • mark treidel
    replied to Radio question
    Thanks Abid, Glad you guys are all ok and back to work now. Trust the damage was minimal and no machines were hurt either. Haven't had much chance to fly lately due to a loss in the family but back to normal now. Will try the antenna later this week and let you know.
    Things are progressing...
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  • mark treidel
    replied to Radio question
    Does the radio work normally when it happens not to shut itself off? Can you receive and transmit to stations reasonably far away?

    Yes, The radio works 'normally' until it shuts down. Distance is not an issue and on a cloudy day, I have picked up Xmitions from a few hundred miles away....
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  • mark treidel
    replied to Radio question
    Chris, you speak of a dual ground issue. The antenna Silverlight uses (dipole Sirio MD-133 VHF antenna) is used in both trikes & all his gyros. It is mounted inside the vertical stab and grounded
    via its attachment point to the keel tube wherein the cable is threaded through it to the front...
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  • mark treidel
    replied to Sport Copter Vortex winter flying
    Interesting! ... I never knew they were an option. I made mine before they ever offered them and sent them the same photo. Go Figure...
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    Last edited by mark treidel; 09-14-2017, 06:20 AM.

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  • mark treidel
    replied to Radio question
    Thanks for the suggestions, Chris.
    The cable is a 50 ohm. What puzzles me is that the radio goes out on it's own...NOT when I transmit, but just stops receiving. Then, when I notice it (all is too quiet) I try to Xmit and that's gone too.
    I have yet to replace the antenna cable (had no...
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  • mark treidel
    replied to Radio question
    No Dave....Thought I had it though. Flew w/o a problem for over an hour. Radio was fine after rechecking all connections and then from Base to Final...radio crapped out....Sheesh!!
    If I didn't have to rewire the whole new loom, I'd have gone to a different brand long ago. I'm ready to put a bullet...
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    Last edited by mark treidel; 09-13-2017, 07:00 PM.

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  • mark treidel
    replied to Sport Copter Vortex winter flying


    I made these from smoked plexiglass and had them heat bent at 45. Drilled about 1/2 dzn. holes 8" apart and mounted them with a thin rubber 2 sided tape to absorb vibration between the body and the deflector.
    They worked very well at taking the excess wind off the sides (especially...
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  • mark treidel
    replied to Radio question
    Dave & Scott, I really enjoy my Flycom Helmets. They work well for noise attenuation and are very comfortable. Year round, I simply wear a cloth skull cap (doo rag) over my hair and it keeps the inside of the helmet liner dry and cool. Also hygienically beneficial for each passenger as I make them...
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    Last edited by mark treidel; 08-31-2017, 09:56 AM.

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  • mark treidel
    replied to Radio question
    The cable was never stressed or pulled in any way by me. There is plenty of slack behind the panel to leave it attached while pulling out the panel. However, I've always disconnected it from underneath before ever turning the first screw.
    My thought, like yours, was that perhaps something happened...
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  • mark treidel
    replied to Radio question
    Well, another week has gone by & I'm still chasing the elusive gremlins. Did some minor wiring adjustments to Rotax spex, rerouting the capacitor connections but during the next flight,
    the radio went silent after 15 min. again. That was fun since there were over a dozen 'young eagle' flights...
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    Last edited by mark treidel; 08-26-2017, 06:45 PM.

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