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CD - Matronics Email List Archives with Search Engine

With Your $50 List Contribution receive a free CD - Matronics Email List Archives with Search Engine! This is a complete set of archives for all Email Lists currently hosted by Matronics. The Archives date back to the beginning of the each List. Also included on the CD is a copy of Chip Gibbion's Windows Archive Search Utility and includes a precompiled search index for each archive on the CD. If you'd like to have a personal copy of the complete List Archives for your aircraft library, here's your chance to do so and support the Lists at the same time! (For Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10. Windows 95/98/ME not supported at this time.)




All Kleer Windshield Cleaner & Polish - 8 oz

With Your $60 List Contribution receive a free All Kleer Windshield Cleaner & Polish - 8 oz! All Kleer was invented by a pilot over 25 years ago for cleaning and maintaining plastic aircraft windshields that require absolute clarity. All Kleer is different than most windshield products on the market as it not only cleans dirt, bugs and grease but leaves a very fine, slick finish. This finish helps to repel water, dust, bugs, and water spotting - making it easier to see and to clean the next time. All Kleer contains no wax, ammonia, or abrasives and does not require the use of any water. A non-pressurized leak proof 8oz bottle is designed to be carried on board if desired.




Book - Mountain Flying

With Your $60 List Contribution receive a free Book - Mountain Flying! Comprehensive guidance from an expert. Mountain flying has its own rules. This is the book that explains them with clarity and authority. Organized to follow the sequence of a typical flight, the book covers preflight, takeoff, en-route, arrival procedures, and landing. The author discusses fuel management, the magnetic compass, and the effects of high-altitude flying on weight and balance and the airspeed indicator. There's much more in this unique book, and it's a




Carbon Monoxide Detector

With Your $60 List Contribution receive a free Carbon Monoxide Detector! The Carbon Monoxide Detector can save a pilot's life, especially when flying with the heater on, by warning of the presence of CO in the cockpit - the spot will turn gray/black when CO is in the air. The spot on the detector returns to normal color after it is exposed to fresh air.




CD Format - Revision 12 of The AeroElectric Connection

With Your $60 List Contribution receive a free CD Format - Revision 12 of The AeroElectric Connection ! PDF format on CD. 12th edition. Over 300 pages. Information Service and Guide to Theory, Operation, Design and Fabrication of Aircraft Electrical Systems. Written, illustrated and published by an engineer and educator with 40 years experience in electrical and electronics systems design. Also included on the CD version: A duplicate of aerolectric.com website which includes all of how-to articles and threads from this website, An extensive searchable collection of frequency asked questions and answers gleaned from almost 10 years of conversation on the AeroElectric-List. AutoCAD drawings of wirebooks in progress, Symbol library used by the 'Connection in our publications and wiring diagrams. Advisory Circular AC 43.13-1B in .pdf format, FARs 21, 23, 25, 43, 61, 67, 71, 91 and 135, a 24 module basic electronics training course published by the US Navy. There's also an excellent DC electronics tutorial found on the 'net.




DVD - Building a Glass Panel for Homebuilt Aircraft

With Your $60 List Contribution receive a free DVD - Building a Glass Panel for Homebuilt Aircraft! The purpose of this DVD is to demonstrate the skills and planning process required in building a glass panel for a homebuilt. Mark Townsend of Can-Zac Aviation, leads the viewer, step by step from the planning stages through the actual fabrication procedures and wiring for a combination glass/conventional instrument panel to be used on one of his experimental aircraft.




DVD - Building My Zenith CH-701 - By George Race

With Your $60 List Contribution receive a free DVD - Building My Zenith CH-701 - By George Race! If you are building, or thinking of building a CH-701 either from a kit or scratch I think that I have something that may be of interest to you. During my build I have taken over 2000 pictures of every detail of the construction. There is not a nook or cranny that I have not photo documented. These pictures are all high resolution and their actual size is 2592 X 1944. When zoomed in on your photo browser you can see extreme close up detail of every part of the aircraft. Photos range in size from 1.5 to 3.0 meg each.




DVD - Computer Tablets 101

With Your $60 List Contribution receive a free DVD - Computer Tablets 101! The purpose of this presentation is to show the basics of choosing and using a portable computer tablet in your homebuilt aircraft. Perfect for first time computer users! If you have been thinking of purchasing that Ipad or other portable tablet for use in your experimental aircraft - this is the video for you! The first chapter starts with describing WHAT benefits can be expected while using a computer in the cockpit. Three areas are identified as having specific, positive impacts by using a computer: flight planning, navigation, and document management. A review of the tasks involved with these areas of work is first described without using a computer - so we can contrast the dramatic reduction of effort when we start using the computer. The result of these discussions is to prove to you that using a computer tablet in these 3 areas of activity will result in greatly increased efficiency (time savings), safety (accuracy of information) and more fun! You will also save money in the long run (no more sectional maps, AFDs, etc)




DVD - Fuel System Plumbing

With Your $60 List Contribution receive a free DVD - Fuel System Plumbing! The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate the tools and procedures for plumbing an experimental aircraft fuel system utilizing: Rubber hose, metal tubing, and high-tech flexible hoses. Perfect for beginning builders!




Metal Biplane Ornament (Red)

With Your $60 List Contribution receive a free Metal Biplane Ornament (Red)! With a touch of glitter, this classic metal toy airplane adds the perfect touch of nostalgia to your Christmas tree! Dimensions: 5.12 inches (W) x 2.75 inches (H) x 5.51 inches (D) Metal biplane ornament. Red. Approximately 2.5 inches.




Sunguard Sun Visor - Large

With Your $60 List Contribution receive a free Sunguard Sun Visor - Large! This is a unique, easy-to-use, and very useful product for those times when you are flying directly into the sun. Just grab the SunGuard and slap it on your windshield to substantially reduce the glare. Sunguard shields cling to the windshield by their own static electricity. Very handy! Sunguard is made of a transparent polymer, that will statically attach to any smooth surface (windows in aircraft, cars, boats, RV's and homes). It is available in




Book - Airplane Rigging

With Your $70 List Contribution receive a free Book - Airplane Rigging! Airplane rigging has a large influence on aircraft performance and is often the most easily changed. This manual on airplane rigging continues on where most manuals and instructions leave off, and provides some answers to the many questions that arise when building or rigging an airplane. For the homebuilder, the techniques, tools, and procedures given in this book may be used both during and after the construction process. This information is intended to supplement the kit or plans for an aircraft. This manual also discusses experimenting with the rigging of an airplane to increase performance and control in a particular phase of flight.




DVD - Aircraft Fiberglass 101

With Your $70 List Contribution receive a free DVD - Aircraft Fiberglass 101! This video shows aircraft builders how to make molds, fairings, and parts from fiberglass. It takes you step by step through the phases of glass work so that you can build parts yourself. There is much nonstructural fiberglass work awaiting the builder or restorer of most light aircraft including cowlings, wheel pants, gear leg fairings, canopy fairings, tail fairing, etc... This video shows how to make the molds and forms to achieve professional looking results by a well known expert using parts of a Van's RV-4 kitplane aircraft as an example. While this video does not excel for production quality, the amount of good information presented still makes it our favorite for the subject and well worth the money.




DVD - Aircraft Painting 101

With Your $70 List Contribution receive a free DVD - Aircraft Painting 101! An excellent 2 hour video in which Sam James takes you, in detail, through the finishing, priming, and painting of his RV-4 with the Dupont Veriprime and Chromabase systems. This video is not as finely produced as some others, but the vast quantity of practical information it contains more than makes up for it. In it Sam James takes you through the complete process of building a ventilated paint booth, setting up your equipment, cleaning and etching of surfaces, priming and painting of a metal wing, a fiberglass wheel pant, and detailed custom design on a horizontal stabilizer. By the producer of Fiberglass 101.




Jeppesen Fuel Tester

With Your $70 List Contribution receive a free Jeppesen Fuel Tester! The last fuel tester you will ever need! Strong, clear butyrate plastic resists cracking, breaking and yellowing. Works with both pin and petcock actuators. Removable splash guard prevents fuel spillage and attaches to side for flat, slimline storage. Solid bronze rod actuator prevents breaking and pushing down. Includes hard-tempered, reversible phillips and slotted bit. Raised and magnified viewing area allows close inspection of fuel contaminants. Measures 8-1/4 L x 3-1/4 W x 1 H inches.




Pilot Wings Hat (no top button)

With Your $70 List Contribution receive a free Pilot Wings Hat (no top button)! This is a unique baseball cap that we had to have specially made. We had the factory leave off the button that is traditionally found on the top of a baseball cap! If you've ever worn a baseball cap while flying, you'll immediately understand how much of a pain (literally) it can be to wear a headset and fight with that little button. Not with this stylish hat! Embroidered White Pilot Wings and a Red Airplane Crest on a black hat. Perfect for a sunny afternoon flying or spending the day with friends in the hangar.




Book - Flight Testing Homebuilt Aircraft

With Your $80 List Contribution receive a free Book - Flight Testing Homebuilt Aircraft! You've invested time, effort, and money in building your dream airplane. You've learned many new things such as riveting, welding, fabric, wiring, instruments, avionics and construction in composites. So now what? It's time to learn a whole new discipline: flight testing. The new Flight Testing Homebuilt Aircraft, an updated and improved version of the 1992 edition, is designed to give you the techniques and tools to help you flight test your creation. Specifically it will help you: * Develop a useable envelope as safely and efficiently as possible. * Define your aircraft's limitations. * Identify and fix the problems that often crop up in even well proven designs. * Learn the characteristics of your airplane so you can get the most out of it. * Become a more precise and knowledgeable pilot. Even if you bring in a more experienced pilot to make the first couple of flights, this book will help you to work with them to agree on the best way to develop your aircraft.




Book - Sky Ranch Engine Manual

With Your $80 List Contribution receive a free Book - Sky Ranch Engine Manual! Sky Ranch Engine Manual is the best and most thorough book available covering the operation, inspection, and maintenance of the Lycoming and Continental piston aircraft engine, including a very comprehensive troubleshooting guide. Why things go bad, how to repair them, and most important; how to keep them from failing in the first place.




Phonetic Pilot T-Shirt (XL Only)

With Your $80 List Contribution receive a free Phonetic Pilot T-Shirt (XL Only)! From Alpha to Zulu and everything in between, this unique t-shirt uses the entire ICAO Phonetic Alphabet to form an airplane. Super cool, if we do say so ourselves! High quality 100% pre-shrunk cotton Gildan 2000 T-Shirt. ONLY IN SIZE XL, Black. No other sizes or colors available.




4 LED Headlamp

With Your $90 List Contribution receive a free 4 LED Headlamp! TACTIKKA PLUS E89AHB - Ultralight 4 LED headlamp with multiple lighting levels and pivoting red filter. This headlamp has the ability to switch between white or red-filtered proximity lighting along with long battery duration. The high powered white light is perfect for hands-free pre-flighting at night and the red light is great for use in the cockpit without compromising your night vision. Several modes and lighting colors adapt to each situation: * Mode adapted for close range vision; mixed beam with wide, uniform flood. * Modes adapted for movement and rapid movement: mixed beam with focused component allows user to move around comfortably. * Boost mode for temporary access to maximum power. * Red lighting for discreet close range vision and use in the cockpit. * Strobe mode for signaling one's presence, accessible at any time. Automatically switches to reserve mode when batteries are almost drained (signaled by blinking light). Red lighting switches on when batteries are practically empty to preserve maximum visibility. Push-button is easy to use, even with gloves on. Headband adjusts easily with buckle, for easy donning. Washable headband. Battery case opens easily for changing batteries. Uses 3 AAA batteries (included). IPX4 weather resistant.




ASA Flight Timer

With Your $100 List Contribution receive a free ASA Flight Timer! Designed by pilots for pilots, the ASA Fight Timer is a unique chronometer that fills a gap in the instruction and pilot aid category. Ergonomically designed and engineered for reliability, ease and convenience, the ASA Flight Timer should be considered essential equipment for all aviators. The ASA Flight Timer has been created with pilot functionality in mind, featuring: * Large, easily readable LCD backlight display * Multi-function clock (AM/PM, Universal Coordinated




Coast 1 LED Pocket Multi-Tool

With Your $100 List Contribution receive a free Coast 1 LED Pocket Multi-Tool! Super handy to have in your flight bag just in case! The Coast LED Pocket Pliers multi tool includes an LED light in the handle, pliers, wire cutter, main knife blade, file blade with wire stripper, flathead screwdriver, awl, small flathead screwdriver tip, Phillips screwdriver, a bottle opener with flathead screwdriver and a wire stripper, saw blade, and scissors. * Built in LED light: Click for constant on * Blade material:3Cr13 stainless steel * Sure grip rubber handle inlays * Spring loaded pliers head for easy one-handed operation * Light takes two (2) CR1220 batteries* LED run time 10-15 hours * 4 inches closed.




Oxi-Go Pro Pulse Oximeter

With Your $100 List Contribution receive a free Oxi-Go Pro Pulse Oximeter! The Oxi-Go Pro Pulse Oximeter answers the sports and aviation markets' demand for a lightweight, inexpensive monitor for measuring blood oxygen saturation and heart rate during physically active and high-altitude activities. It offers the user a greater ability to monitor these vital signs under motion and is less expensive than most available devices. The Oxi-Go Pro gives you a dual color, easy-to-read, high resolution OLED display. It also allows you to choose from six different display modes for reading from all sides and 10 adjustable settings of brightness that make it easy to read in the cockpit. The Oxi-Go Pro also includes a handy pulse bar and Plethysmogram. Pilots love Oxi-Go Pro Oximeter because it allows them to quickly assess their SpO2 while flying at high altitudes. Hypoxia can be a pilot's worst enemy, and Oxi-Go Oximeter is a low-cost product which gives pilots peace of mind.




TSC-100RA Airband Scanner

With Your $200 List Contribution receive a free TSC-100RA Airband Scanner! The TSC-100RA Airband Scanner was designed to appeal to the air band enthusiasts and other HAM radio hobbyists. Focused on air band, VHF band, VHF low band (66-88 MHz) and WFM broadcast band, this narrow band receiver has exceptionally high sensitivity and outstanding audio. The simplified functions make this an easy to use handheld, with a large LCD backlit screen and easy to read backlit buttons. TSC-100RA Airband Scanner Features: * 66 to 87.495 MHz (VHR low band) * 87.5 to 108 MHz (FM Broadcast Band) * 108.005 to 135.995 MHz (Aircraft Band) * 136 to 174 MHz (Federal Government, Amateur Band 2 Meters, and VHF high band) * 200 channel memories * Only weighs 5.7 oz * 200 Memory Channels * 10 Banks (Variable Memory) * Multiple Frequency Steps * Dual Watch * Squelch Level Adjustment * Keypad Lock * Beep Tone * LCD Backlighting * Automatic Power Save * Scan and Search * External Earphone Jack * AM and FM Reception * Band Selection Specifications: * Frequency Range: 66-88MHz, 88-108MHz, 108-136MHz, 136-174 MHz * Frequency Steps: 5 / 6.25 / 8.33 / 10 / 12.5 / 25 / 50 / 100 / 500KHz * Channel Memories: 200 Channel Memories * Operating Termperature Range: -10 C to +60 C * Antenna Impedance: 50 ohms * Dimensions: 56 (W) x 99.5 (H) x 30 (D) mm (without antenna) TSC-100RA Airband Scanner Includes: * TSC-100RA Handheld unit * 3 AA batteries * Antenna * Belt clip * Male SMA to female BNC connector to allow for alternative antenna connection * Operation manual







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Special Thanks To The Following Vendors

The following vendors have made a generous contribution to support though their donation of merchandise. Please visit their respective web sites and shop for their products!



Bob Nuckolls III of AeroElectric has generously provided copies of his renowned publication The AeroElectric Connection in support of this year's List Fund Raiser. Please check out Bob's website for full information on is other interesting offerings. Thank you, Bob, for your great support of the Lists!





Andy Gold of Builder's Bookstore has provided an exceptionally nice line up of free gifts to support this year's List Fund Raiser. Andy provides these items to me at substantial discounts and this allows me in turn to offer them to Listers making Contributions. Andy has a great website of Aviation and Homebuilder related material. Please take a moment to check out his web site. Thank you, Andy, for your great support of the Lists!





Andy Gold of Builder's Bookstore has provided an exceptionally nice line up of free gifts to support this year's List Fund Raiser. Andy provides these items to me at substantial discounts and this allows me in turn to offer them to Listers making Contributions. Andy has a great website of Aviation and Homebuilder related material. Please take a moment to check out his web site. Thank you, Andy, for your great support of the Lists!





Jon Croke of HomebuiltHELP has provided copies of his complete DVD video collection in support of this year's List Fund Raiser. Please check out their website for full information on their extensive line of great instructional DVD Videos for the homebuilder. Thank you, Jon, for your great support of the Lists!





Corbin Glowacki of My Pilot Store has provided a very nice line up of gifts to support this year's List Fund Raiser. My Pilot Store provides these items to me at an excellent discount and this allows me in turn to offer them to Listers making Contributions. My Pilot Store has a great website of Aviation products. Please take a moment to check out their web site. Thank you, Corbin Glowacki and My Pilot Store for your great support of the Lists!





George Race of Race Consulting has generously provided copies of his excellent how-to videos in support of this year's List Fund Raiser. Please check out George's website for full information on his other interesting offerings. Thank you, George for your great support of the Lists!






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