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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [IAC-L:240] Re: Radios


Thread: [IAC-L:240] Re: Radios

Message: [IAC-L:240] Re: Radios

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From: "Tom R. Myers" <Tom_Myers at ENG.Trimble.COM>

Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 22:11:39 UTC


  > was pushing to the negative last year in his Eagle, and the radio did
> indeed come out of the rack and continued on through the canopy.

i had a transponder slide forward in its tray until it almost flew
free. the good news was the contol stick stopped it, which alerted me
to look up/down to see what happened. the bad news was i lopped off a
switch in the process. the transponder came loose because: under high
enough negative g-loads, the transponder body could shift far enough
away from the hex-screw-driven locking tab to be released from the
tray. the solution was to affix a couple of carefully trimmed pieces of
cardboard to the top of the transponder. the cardboard completely
filled any gap between the transponder body and the tray, and prevents
the transponder from shiting away from the locking tab. i have not had
a repeat of the problem in the last three years. tom.

Tom R. Myers
408-481-8796 (W)
415-328-2141 (H)
tomm at


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