Plane & Pilot
Tuesday, February 23, 2010

April 2010 Readback


PRODUCT PREVIEWS


Fuselage Frames
Cut from Boeing and Airbus commercial aircraft, MotoArt’s fuselage frames allow you to display photos of your friends and family in an actual passenger fuselage window. Frames are available in original, satin or polished finish, and each unit comes with a wire hanger for wall mounting. Contact: MotoArt, (310) 375-4531, www.motoart.com.

New Headset
DRE adds to its family of high-quality aviation headsets and intercoms with the new DRE-1000W headset. The 14.5-ounce PNR headset offers 24 dB of hearing protection and features an electret mic, dual volume control, comfortable foam ear sales and cotton cloth ear covers. The DRE-1000W comes with a three-year factory warranty and is offered in black or white. Contact: Aircraft Spruce, (877) 477-7823, www.aircraftspruce.com.

Focus On Flying
For decades, pilots have had to lean down and forward into the instrument panel and control yoke to reach the flap handle. Most people can’t even see out of the airplane while they’re leaning forward and down to get the flaps. EZ Flap solves that problem by putting the flap control at the correct distance from the pilot. The device is FAA approved for Cessna 170 through 185 aircraft, and soon, Piper PA28, PA20/22 and PA18 aircraft. Contact: Aircraft Spruce, (877) 477-7823, www.aircraftspruce.com.

Protect Your Logbook
Available in two sizes and in leather or fabric, Sporty’s Flight Log Case/Organizers are equipped with see-through vinyl pockets for your pilot certificate and medical. Mesh pockets and an interior compartment hold sectionals, en route charts, expense logs and other papers. Also included are a pen/pencil holder and card holder. Contact: Sporty’s, (800) SPORTYS, www.sportys.com.

Goodbye Vinyl, Hello Leather
Store, protect and organize your loose-leaf charts in style with Sporty’s Bonded Leather Chart Binder. Measuring 10.5x6x2 inches, the rugged binder will last for years and is for use with loose-leaf FAA charts. Contact: Sporty’s, (800) SPORTYS, www.sportys.com.

Mobile Flight Planning
With the introduction of ForeFlight Mobile 3, ForeFlight builds on its flagship product and adds to its line of intelligent aviation software. The new iPhone/iPod app adds a redesigned user interface and hundreds of new features, including HD Nexrad Slip Maps, future flight-plan filing and a flexible download manager. ForeFlight Mobile 3 is available as a free download at the iPhone App Store, www.foreflight.com/ itunes/mobile. Contact: ForeFlight, (866) 701-6529, www.foreflight.com.

World’s Fastest Tiedowns
Hook-N-Pull Tiedowns require only one hand to use, and feature reinforced aluminum bars and closed-end, steel “S” hooks that are cadmium-plated for weather resistance. The tiedowns are made with three-strand nylon rope, available in 1⁄2- or 3⁄8-inch diameters. Contact: Aircraft Spruce, (877) 477-7823, www.aircraftspruce.com.

In-Depth Inspections
The Seeker 200 Video Borescope Inspection System allows for inspection of otherwise inaccessible aircraft parts. Instantly view findings on a 2.4-inch color LCD screen. Standard probe length is one meter; probes of up to five meters also are available. Extension tools, a nine-volt battery and a carrying case come with the unit. Contact: Aircraft Spruce, (877) 477-7823, www.aircraftspruce.com.




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