Will be starting Gyro build this summer and wanted to know if anybody is installing ELT's/ Seems to be common practice in the fix wing arena but not in the gyro community. Any feedback will be helpful, Thanks, Bryan
In my opinion an ELT would be useful if you want someone to find your remains in the future after a crash. While spending years offshore on our sailboat we relied on a UHF EPIRB than would alert NOAA and search crews in minutes of an emergency and in most cases lead to a near real time response.
Go with an EPIRB if you are looking at rescue, ELT if you are concerned with eventual recovery of remains.
Ignorants sucks = What is a 6-axis-g-switch?Sorry, but that's out-of-date nonsense.
Your EPIRB and the 406 MHz ELTs ... The difference is that the ELT has a 6-axis-g-switch so that it will notify them even if you are incapacitated in a crash, while your EPIRB or PLB will sit by silently while you bleed if you are unable to activate it manually (EPIRBs are automatic only if submerged, so you'll have to crash into a lake to get it to respond automatically). ...