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Avionics work during the virus shutdown

Has anyone been getting anything done.

It seems an idea opportunity because

  • “maintenance” flights have been allowed more or less everywhere
  • avionics installers usually work alone on a plane
  • the customer is not usually around at all during the job (actually that’s a BAD idea, but that’s how it usually works out, due to distance)
Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom

The whole Corona-business-shutdown has created a massive delay in planned avionics work (and regular maintenance too). No idea when my number is up, but knowing my luck it’ll be somewhere during the summer season.

EBST, Belgium

Nothing lately because of other engagements, but coming up shortly: upgrading a radio on a customer’s Zlin 43 to a 8.33 one, doing a few upgrades on my own plane, a couple of annual ramp tests. Plus whatever else comes up.

LKBU (near Prague), Czech Republic

Did minor things, but many of those, like:

- 50 hours check
- extra lubrication
- trying to get back the disappeared wx500 indication on the IFDs and on Aspen. Ghrrrrrrr.
- weighing the TB
- adjusting aileron and flap alignment
- being happy about receiving expensive bolts and parts from Socata

…and now I try to find a plexiglass shop to remake the RH wingtip lens. I got the form somebody here. The factory new is 794 tiny USD.

Zsolt Szüle
LHTL, Hungary

We also use the Covid-downtime for time-consuming tasks such as sending in a Rotax gearbox for the 1000h-check of the friction Clutch, and actually some avionics work on our Arrow I, which is getting a pair of Garmin G5s at the moment.
And while we were at it, we decided to to other bits that aren’t exactly avionics, but easy to work on now that the panel is open and empty.

EDXN, Germany
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