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Old 03-12-2018, 04:04 PM   #21
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This was a great podcast on ELT testing and operation from a representative from SARSAT and The Finer Points podcast.

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Old 03-13-2018, 09:28 AM   #22
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There is an AD out on the Ameri-King ELT's model AK-450-( ) and AK-451-( ),
2017-16-01 Ameri-King Corporation, effective October 24, 2017. You can download the AD from the web. Quite extensive but since you have to inspect the ELT every year, the compliance is not that hard to do.

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Old 03-13-2018, 09:55 AM   #23
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There is an AD out on the Ameri-King ELT's model AK-450-( ) and AK-451-( ),
2017-16-01 Ameri-King Corporation, effective October 24, 2017. You can download the AD from the web. Quite extensive but since you have to inspect the ELT every year, the compliance is not that hard to do.

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Where we run in to trouble is the batteries. When they reach the end of their useful life, a TSO replacement is not available as Ameri-King would have to do the TSO and the FAA yanked their TSO capability. So in my case with dead batteries there is really not a legal replacement turning the AK ELT in to a desk ornament.

My plan was to buy some batteries to get it out of the shop and then immediately work on installing the ACK. I would rather have the shop do it, but they are wrapped around the higher testing concept and won’t touch it. I am hoping with some local help I can pull off the install.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:10 AM   #24
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And, for what it is worth, the Ameri-King encoders are a POS also. When I built the plane, they were cheap and I guess they knew what their stuff was worth.

IMHO - if an Ameri-King product becomes unservicable - compost it and replace it with something that works.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:58 AM   #25
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Painful, but that is exactly the plan.
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