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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.)

Aircraft Fuel Testing Cup

With Your $60 List Contribution receive a free Aircraft Fuel Testing Cup! Clear cup with a reinforced steel pin that works with most aircraft. Unconditional lifetime warranty.

Mountain Flying

With Your $60 List Contribution receive a free 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

The Right Seat

With Your $60 List Contribution receive a free The Right Seat! The Right Seat is an excellent introduction to flying for pilot companions and would-be pilots. Authored by noted aviation writer Avram Goldstein, CFII, this book lays a good foundation for that first lesson on the way to the private ticket. The Right Seat clearly explains in easy-to-understand text with illustrations: how the airplane flys, how the instruments work and how to read them, how to navigate, how to communicate, what to do if anything should happen to the pilot...

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.

Revision 12 of The AeroElectric Connection - CD Format

With Your $60 List Contribution receive a free Revision 12 of The AeroElectric Connection - CD Format! 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 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.

  • CD - AeroElectric Connection - 12th Edition - CD Format
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    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.

    Aircraft Logbook

    With Your $60 List Contribution receive a free Aircraft Logbook! Designed to help keep records of entire aircraft in order: inspections, tests, repairs, alterations, ADs, service bulletins, and equipment additions, removals or exchanges. Includes sections for major alterations and altimeter/static system checks.

    Engine Logbook

    With Your $60 List Contribution receive a free Engine Logbook! Simplify record keeping and ensure compliance with the regulations. This logbook lets you keep track of engine inspections, tests, repairs and alterations, airworthiness directives, manufacturers' mandatory service bulletins, and equipment removal or exchange.

    Propeller Logbook

    With Your $60 List Contribution receive a free Propeller Logbook! Record data for hub and blade inspections, repairs and alterations, airworthiness directives, and factory bulletins.

    Plotter 13 Inch

    With Your $60 List Contribution receive a free Plotter 13 Inch! This superior quality Lexan plotter features ultraviolet resistant ink with clearly distinguishable white, blue and black colors for quick recognition of Sectional and WAC sides. Scales are provided in both knots and MPH. The laminated design provides lifetime scratch resistance, and Lexan construction provides superior resistance to heat warping. This is a clearly superior product priced less than its counterparts from the major manufacturers.

    Aircraft Wiring & Electrical Bonding

    With Your $70 List Contribution receive a free Aircraft Wiring & Electrical Bonding! This is a highly detailed manual published by Aircraft Technical Book Company under license by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) presenting indepth instructions for aircraft electrical work covering topics from aged wiring inspection to modern fiber optic installation, inspection and repair. Material selection, circuit design, harness building, connectors, circuit protection, soldering, lacing, sealing, electrical bonding, grounding, repairs, and all other related skills are covered in a practical, no nonsense manner offering complete guidance to the A&P technician working with small and large aircraft electrical systems to commercial and military standards.

    Airplane Rigging

    With Your $70 List Contribution receive a free 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.

    TirePro Dial Tire Gauge

    With Your $70 List Contribution receive a free TirePro Dial Tire Gauge! The CruzTOOLS TirePro gauge has a 12'' flexible hose that makes even hard-to-get-to valves less of a task. Readings are held until released, and a built-in valve lets you bleed down to the desired pressure. Readings are in PSI and kPa, and the dial is protected by a rubber boot.

    First Aid Kit

    With Your $70 List Contribution receive a free First Aid Kit! A nice basic First Aid Kit to keep in the airplane or your flight bag. It comes stocked with all the items needed to treat minor cuts and scrapes. Protected by a latching system and waterproof seal, your supplies will be kept together, dry and ready for use. This kit is the answer to all your minor first aid needs. Features: * Nylon lanyard with breakaway clip * Waterproof Locker * Carabiner * Patented angle design * Crush resistant shell * Portable size Contents: * Large knuckle bandage (1) * Large elastic bandage (3) * Small round bandage (3) * Small butterfly closure (2) * Square gauze pad (1) * Ointment foil pack (1) * Antiseptic swab (3) * Sting relief swab (1) * Antacid (2) * Ibuprofen (2) * Aspirin (2) * First Aid booklet (1) * Poly Zip bag (1) * Dimensions: 2.7

    Flight Testing Homebuilt Aircraft

    With Your $80 List Contribution receive a free 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.

    Vintage Altimeter Wall Clock

    With Your $80 List Contribution receive a free Vintage Altimeter Wall Clock! 10 inch Vintage Aviation Wall Clock is made to simulate as closely as possible a primary flight instrument. The Vintage Altimeter Wall Clock features the actual shape of an aircraft instrument and a dial which closely represents that of a the particular flight instrument. Features: Injection molded from high impact styrene and features a real glass lens for durability and scratch resistance. A high quality American made Quartz clock movement for accuracy which will provide many years of reliable service. One year warranty. Dimensions: 10.5 inch diameter. One AA alkaline battery required (for best performance use a high quality Alkaline battery)

    Fly The Engine

    With Your $90 List Contribution receive a free Fly The Engine! The ultimate book on aircraft engine operation, Fly the Engine takes you through all phases of engine operation, showing you how to spot engine discrepancies on preflight; how to start a hot, cold, or flooded engine; how to troubleshoot a rough runup; when (and when not) to lean the engine for all phases of flight; how to recognize valve sticking; and much more. Every chapter of Fly the Engine brims with hands-on advice, told with wit and style by one of aviation's most respected authors. Hailed as a modern-day classic when it first appeared in 1993, Fly the Engine is a goldmine of engine wisdom: essential reading for any pilot, of any skill level. Fly The Engine takes you through all phases of engine operation, one step at a time, showing you how to spot engine discrepancies on preflight; how to start a hot, cold, or flooded engine; how to troubleshoot a rough runup; when and when not to lean the engine for all phases of flight; how to recognize valve sticking; and much more. Confused by conflicting advice about shock cooling and mixture management? You won't be after reading chapter 7. Thinking about transitioning to a turbocharged aircraft? Chapter 8 will get you up the learning curve quickly. Want to be able to troubleshoot problems in flight? Heed the lessons of chapter 9. Every chapter of Fly The Engine brims with practical hands-on advice and real world examples told with the wit and style by one of aviation's most respected authors.

    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

    ASA CX-2 Pathfinder Flight Computer

    With Your $110 List Contribution receive a free ASA CX-2 Pathfinder Flight Computer ! ASAs new electronic flight computer is a price/performance breakthrough, resulting from advances in display and microcomputer technologies. Aviators can calculate true airspeed, ground speed, mach number, altitudes, fuel, headings and courses, time/speed/distance, winds, headwind/crosswind components, gliding information, and weight and balance. Continuing the tradition of the original, successful CX-1a, the CX-2 is the easiest to use, most versatile and useful aviation calculator available, with many outstanding features:

  • Authorized for use on FAA Exams.
  • 34 functions provides access to 40 aviation calculations, including weight and balance.
  • 16 unit conversion functions.
  • Prompts guide users through each problem for fast and easy operation.
  • Calculator and conversion functions can be used alone or within any aviation function.
  • Inputs and outputs are labeled and numbers are displayed with units.
  • Includes a stopwatch, cont down timer, and an internal clock.
  • Functions can be used together in chain calculations.
  • Menu organization reflects how a flight is planned and executed.
  • Hard plastic carrying case.
  • Uses four AAA batteries (included).
  • 5-year warranty.

  • Bushnell Wide-Angle Binoculars

    With Your $125 List Contribution receive a free Bushnell Wide-Angle Binoculars! Something that will work great in the airplane for spotting objects on the terrain below as well as a good set of optics that could be used at airshows or fly-ins. We are pleased to offer this Bushnell 7x50 PermaFocus Wide-Angle Binocular. High quality Bushnell optics to give you an bright, crisp images. The PermaFocus technology, which is constantly focusing for you, is a perfect fit for vibrations and movements found in an aircraft. It has a super-wide field of view so when you're flying, you and your passengers will be able to more easily locate and track objects on the landscape below. The wide field of view is also very helpful for airshow viewing. And, the 20mm of eye relief will accommodate most eyeglass and sunglass wearers.Weight: 27.2 oz. Full Size Binoculars Eye Relief: 20mm Waterproof: No Magnification: 7x Objective Lens Diameter: 50mm Field of View @ 1000 Yards: 372 ft. Exit Pupil: 7.1mm Focus Type: AutoFocus Tripod Adaptable: Yes Prism Type: Porro Prism Binoculars

    Kestrel 1000 Wind Meter

    With Your $150 List Contribution receive a free Kestrel 1000 Wind Meter! The Kestrel 1000 Pocket Wind Meter was developed in 1995 when co-owner, Richard Kellerman, needed a reliable wind meter for flying his glider. Over 10 years later, it looks a little slicker, and it still gives you the reliable, accurate wind measurements that you need. Every Kestrel Meter features a large, 1 inch impeller mounted on a sapphire jewel bearing, which means it starts rotating with the slightest puff of air 0.3 mph to be exact! And this unique impeller is user-replaceable, too, which means it can easily be replaced if it is damaged or worn. If your application demands regular calibration, simply pop in a new impeller and the Kestrel Wind Meter is restored to like-new factory calibration standards. The Kestrel 1000 can easily be switched between mph, km/h, ft/min, m/s, knots and Beaufort. Kestrel 1000 Measures: * Current Wind Speed. * Average Wind Speed. * Maximum Wind Gust. * Kestrel 1000 Features: * Protective cover with sure-grip overmolding. * Data hold function. * Large easy-to-read display. * Waterproof and floats. * Patented user-replaceable impeller. * Wide range of wind speeds and low startup speed. * Reliable, portable, and easy to use. * All instruments and accessories are completely assembled in the USA. * 5-year warranty.

    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!

    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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