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    Default Don't Let yer Deal Go Down - ELT that is!!!!!

    Steven's Crash:

    406Mhz ELT found on floor of de Havilland Dash-3T.

    Read NTSB Safety Recommendations:

    http://www.ntsb.gov/Recs/letters/2010/A-10-169-170.pdf

    Keep the Shiny side up!..

    RR

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    My mechanic tells me that the old 121.5 we replaced would send a recievable signal even if the elt broke loose and unhooked from the antena ... ergo ....we made sure the install was real secure.

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    I can't get that link to open
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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    I can't get that link to open
    Be patient.

    Lots of folks looking at it. Aught to be ok tomorrow.

    I just tried it and no probs..

    Are you using VOR/NDBs or GPS..It really makes a diff bec the God's of flight , the FAA, is suppose to stop VOR function in 2011.

    RR

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocnfish View Post
    My mechanic tells me that the old 121.5 we replaced would send a recievable signal even if the elt broke loose and unhooked from the antena ... ergo ....we made sure the install was real secure.
    Why would it be different than the 121.5 signal that was being transmitted from this elt?
    Usually a 121.5 can't be heard over any useful distance without an antennae either.

    www.sarsat.noaa.gov/406vs121.pdf

    NOAA has pages of info.
    Google NOAA and sarsat and elt or any combo thereof.

    Anyway, glad you doublechecked the elt security in your plane.

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