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Re: ADSB for Cessna Skycatcher 162

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:20 am
by ShawnM
drseti wrote:
ShawnM wrote:Also, flying around in Florida in the summers the storms can pop up in a second


True. Unfortunately ADS- B wx lags by several minutes, so it won't help you all that much with T-storm avoidance.


Oh, I dont need it for thunderstorm avoidance, I already avoid them. :mrgreen:

I guess I should have also clarified that I mainly use it for METARS and not a radar image as I'm usually on the ground when there's a even a hint of a shower or storm as I am a fair weather flyer.

For the radar, I like that it gives me a good look ahead many, many miles away long before I get there. I have seen many FAA videos on in flight weather and how they lag and certainly dont use in flight weather as my go/no go decision maker while in the air. We can get passing showers at any given moment so it's just nice to know roughly where they.

Re: ADSB for Cessna Skycatcher 162

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:29 pm
by HAPPYDAN
I was under the mistaken impression that the mandate included all but aircraft without an electrical system. Wrong. Many headaches and much discussion later, not to mention impending expense, this information came as some relief. Many in our EAA chapter had concerns, as not all of us possess the munificence to lay out thousands on request. And I'll bet some aviator out there, reading this forum, was not aware of these exceptions either. So, if meets your needs, go for it.

Re: ADSB for Cessna Skycatcher 162

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:24 pm
by TimTaylor
ADS-B out is not required in aircraft with no electrical system. It is required in all other aircraft flying in the airspace that you listed. It is not required in any aircraft not flying in those air spaces. This is spelled out in the FAR's. Nothing has changed. All pilots should be aware of all the FAR's that may apply to them and the aircraft they fly.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.225

By the way, ADS-B out requirements are very similar to mode C transponder requirements.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.215

Re: ADSB for Cessna Skycatcher 162

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:58 pm
by ryoder
I spoke to Cessna support today and they said to look at the service documents. I told them i check monthly and there is a SB that includes a LOA to install an ELT but no ADSB. I asked when it was coming. He didn’t know and put in a ticket under my name, number and airplane serial number. I’ll update when they get back with me.

To his knowledge no one has discussed it yet.

Re: ADSB for Cessna Skycatcher 162

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:20 pm
by stevem
After several weeks of not getting a reply to emails, I called Cessna last week again and actually spoke with someone. The service agent said that the upcoming service bulletin was being reviewed by the technical writers and would be available as soon as they finished. He did not have any details as to a time frame or the actual ADS-B solution.

Re: ADSB for Cessna Skycatcher 162

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:26 pm
by stevem
I felt like I was being given a runaround and didn't have much faith that I was being told the truth.

I had originally requested a LOA for GDL-82 and GDL-39 installs along with updating the G300 software to the latest G3X. I will also post if I get a definite soluton

Re: ADSB for Cessna Skycatcher 162

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:15 pm
by ryoder
Ok the tech called me back and told me the same thing. The SB is in draft and will be published in time.
I believe him. Things take time to go through approvals.

Re: ADSB for Cessna Skycatcher 162

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:02 pm
by drseti
ryoder wrote:Things take time to go through approvals.


Only if the company is paranoid about product liability. Any company that smashes perfectly good aircraft instead of selling them probably is...

Re: ADSB for Cessna Skycatcher 162

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:45 pm
by Warmi
If they are paranoid then obviously they have good reasons to be so ... companies are generally good at not wasting their money or they don’t last.