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Twin Commander Turbine / Re: Ice light modification idea...
« Last post by donv on Today at 01:45:03 pm »
The great thing now is that I can carry two little LED flashlights that actually are easily accessible-- and will illuminate the wing!

With the tax lights on the gear, it's easy to stay on the taxiway at night. The taxiway to my hangar is a little tight (due to my neighbor's stacked containers, but don't get me started on them!), but as long as the nosewheel is on the yellow line, I'm good. So that's all I'm looking at.
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Commander Travels / Re: Scottsdale to Bahamas
« Last post by JMA on Today at 11:36:04 am »
Awesome, and you sold them that plane!
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Twin Commander Turbine / Re: Ice light modification idea...
« Last post by Bruce Byerly on Today at 11:13:15 am »
That's when the flashlight comes in handy. That and functioning boots!  ;)


Yes.  The D cell flashlight is always readily accessible. Ha.
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Commander Travels / Re: Scottsdale to Bahamas
« Last post by Bruce Byerly on Today at 11:11:49 am »
Awesome!  Anyone fly a turbo into Staniel?  There was a medical emergency and since we had 'angel flight' designation they turned on the runway lights... Didn't even know they had them.

Regularly.  N771FF is there all the time. 
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Twin Commander Turbine / Re: A guide to spotting Turbo Commanders.
« Last post by donv on October 17, 2018, 12:21:15 pm »
Those are the standard 690 retractable landing lights that you're seeing. I believe all 690s have them.

A lot of people don't use them much because they are worried they will go down but not come up. I never used them during the day, but generally did use them at night.

Funny, I know Maria, who has flown N98AJ for at least the last 20+ years... at least, I assume she's still flying it. I haven't seen her in a few years.
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Twin Commander Turbine / Re: A guide to spotting Turbo Commanders.
« Last post by JMA on October 17, 2018, 09:24:24 am »
Ok- sorry if I missed the answer.
This video is a good example of what Im curious about.     Lights mid-wing? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaavclyKgFE

Yet in other pics and videos of this N98AJ I don't see the lights (do they retract?)
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Twin Commander Turbine / Re: Ice light modification idea...
« Last post by Adam Frisch on October 16, 2018, 07:47:28 pm »
That's when the flashlight comes in handy. That and functioning boots!  ;)
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Commander Travels / Re: Scottsdale to Bahamas
« Last post by JMA on October 16, 2018, 11:35:29 am »
Awesome!  Anyone fly a turbo into Staniel?  There was a medical emergency and since we had 'angel flight' designation they turned on the runway lights... Didn't even know they had them.
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Twin Commander Turbine / Re: Ice light modification idea...
« Last post by Bruce Byerly on October 15, 2018, 11:20:52 pm »
Adam - I just keep my head down and look my iPad taxi diagram. No need to look outside  ;)

Honestly never thought about it but I do notice when the ice lights are burned out and Iím in the clouds. At night. And scared.
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Commander Travels / Re: Scottsdale to Bahamas
« Last post by Bruce Byerly on October 15, 2018, 11:16:53 pm »
I really want to get back there. I don't think it's happening this year, though... once my daughter is in college (next year), we might have more time to go there, maybe in mid-January.

Don - Take her with you. Some of my best memories as a family are from cape Santa Maria!

Now my oldest, Amelia, wants to go away to prep school for high school. It could be the last year! I say we organize the fly-in at CSM!!
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