Re: VHF Radio in the cockpit
Originally Posted by Ritchard
I realize it's heresy, but I never even look at the compass
. I am a GPS
man. I know, you respond, "But what happens if the GPS
system goes out?" To which I then reply "if the GPS
system goes out that probably means all out war, so I have worse problems to think about."
If I really needed the compass
, I am sure I could switch off the radio
and use the one in the cabin.
Okay further to that, would a radio
give off enough heat that keeping it in the navpod would kill anything?
only generates significant heat when transmitting and that's just in short bursts. Also consider all the VHF
's mounted in the nav station jammed in with lots of other electrics. The navpod (on the cockpit I assume) is better from a heat perspective than that.
1979 Contessa 26