The Club Planes
1979 Piper Dakota - N236PR
Our Piper Dakota is a perfect blend of range, performance and economy. With a useful load of approximately 1200 lbs, carrying 50 gallons of fuel, you can load up 4 adults with full fuel and 50 lbs or so of baggage and fly for almost 4 hours! Of course, do your W&B prior to flying but awesome pay load in this high performance aircraft. A recently overhauled 235 Hp Continental and brand new Hartzell 3 bladed Scimitar prop provides the power to move along at a cruise of 138 KTAS, and a solid autopilot makes the flying easy.
Upgraded Equipment in 2017:
Garmin GTN 650 NAV/COMM with the latest touch-screen WAAS IFR navigation (ILS and LPV precision approaches etc...)
Trigg TT31 transponder: Modern, easy-to-program transponder ADS-B 'out' 1090ES (2020 compliant) with GTN 650 as position source.
ABS-B 'in' provided by a Garmin GDL39 continuously displayed on the Garmin Aera 510 panel-mounted GPS (back-up GPS). The GDL39 has its own power supply and belly antenna, so no fiddling or fumbling with wires or batteries. Weather and traffic is always conveniently displayed on the Aera 510, regardless of whether or not you have a tablet with you (or weather it stays charged during long flights). The GDL39 also provides blue-tooth connectivity to tablets running ForeFlight or Garmin Pilot electronic flight bag (EFB) apps, for those pilots wanting multiple options to view ADS-B information.
1975 Cessna 172M - N9603Q
The Skyhawk was recently upgraded with an overhauled engine and prop. It has an in-panel GNS 430W, backed up with a Narco MK12 NAV/COMM unit with glide slope. Also has a JPI 730 LED display engine analyzer with fuel flow/totalizer, oil temperature and pressure, CHT readings on all cylinders (for ease of leaning), and EGT with audible alarms when parameters are exceeded. Data is backed-up internally and can be sent out for independent analysis (e.g. Savvy). This unit will really help the club keep the new engine healthy and happy A four place intercom and extended range tanks makes this a great platform for the local hamburger flight with your friends or family or the longer range trip. New to the plane are a pair of Whelen LED landing and taxi lights...so bright.
Upgraded Equipment in 2018:
Factory re-furbished Garmin GNS430 WAAS NAV/COMM with IFR navigation (ILS and LPV precision approaches etc...)
Garmin GTX 335 ADS-B 'out' transponder (2020 compliant) with GNS430W as position source.
ADS-B 'in' provided by an open-source Stratux ADS-B receiver (stowed in the baggage compartment) with it's own dedicated power supply and belly antenna. It is compatible (via wifi) with tablets running virtually any EFB app (FltPlan Go, ForeFlight, FlyQ, WingX, Naviator, AvPlan, iFly). Receiver powers up as soon as the master switch is flipped ON. Then pair your tablet with the Stratux wifi signal and you have all critical ADS-B information at your fingertips. This receiver also has AHRS and GPS modules that can provide emergency flight data on your tablet in the event of a partial panel failure.
Below are a couple EFB screenshots connected to the Stratux receiver: