Builder Tip #67 from HomebuiltHELP 
NEW choices for an Affordable ADS-B receiver:
simple Kit or factory Assembled
Getting In-flight Weather and Traffic just got easier and cheaper!

Last year (Tip #1) we demonstrated building an ADS-B box from "scratch" using the Stratux open source software design. The function of this box was to provide in-flight weather and traffic displayed on your tablet's mapping software (e.g. ForeFlight)Many builders successfully built and operated this box. The building process required sourcing individual parts, downloading software and assembling a small computer.

For those that did not posses the skills or feel comfortable with this technical effort, the alternative was to purchase a similar box from manufacturers which cost close to $1000.

Recently, a new company (Open Flight Solutions) has produced a kit and factory built version of this box - at a price far below the competition. The best value is available with their easy to assemble kit. Several challenges that cropped up with the "scratch" version (cooling issues, fitting parts into a box, dual receive) have been addressed with these products.

And the best for last:  an option for just a few dollars more allows for AHRS functionality in the same box!  That's an incredible value! We love to give attention to those companies that help keep aviation affordable.

Decide for yourself. Watch this week's Tip video for details on this product:

Above: Choice: Easy Kit or Factory built
Above: AHRS upgrade kit installed in same box
Fuel Plumbing still a hot Topic

Our Fuel system Plumbing DVD released last year has been exceptionally well received by builders. We felt it a good idea to remind our audience that obtaining good fuel system knowledge and skills is critical in creating a safe aircraft. The days of using rubber hoses for all fuel connections is over - as the average builder now has the access and knowledge to fabricate and install rigid fuel lines as desired.

Our DVD explains the tools and procedures for plumbing an experimental aircraft fuel system utilizing: rubber hose,metal tubing, and high-tech flexible hoses. Target audience: those that have never worked with rigid fuel lines before! At just $29, this is our best value - Order one today!

   Creating fuel lines is what the DVD is all about!
Choosing best components is discussed
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