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Old 08-16-2018, 01:12 PM
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Had a chance to wire up the airhorn I bought for the plane. Sorry for the shotty production quality, just thought it would be fun to have the kids help with the test. My daughter almost dropped her phone....

https://youtu.be/O0P6OfAR_xs

Back when I was flying fires using a Bell 204 (CF-RSR) in Northern Ontario and Quebec, we had a Whelen system onboard with a siren and loud hailer. Ran the siren when we were inbound for a water drop so the guys on the ground could take cover. The loud hailer worked great for saying something to ground crews or at an FBO giving them instruction. Especially good for keeping people away from the aircraft during shutdown.



Would love to have a load hailer type setup on the RV-10
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Old 08-16-2018, 06:20 PM
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Excellent. I already have the parts waiting for my build to catch up. I'm right there with you, this is more of a personal amusement vs needed upgrade
Did you go with a Stebel or something else?
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:20 PM
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Excellent. I already have the parts waiting for my build to catch up. I'm right there with you, this is more of a personal amusement vs needed upgrade
Did you go with a Stebel or something else?
I went with a Marco Tornado. It had the highed DBs listed and is pretty loud!
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Old 08-17-2018, 06:07 AM
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OK, we're going to need a couple of install photos!

edit: I found them on your website. I love it, but man, oh man, 18 amp draw, but i still love it!

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Old 08-17-2018, 06:31 AM
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I love it. How much does the installation weigh?
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:14 AM
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I love it. How much does the installation weigh?
Here's what I used: https://www.amazon.com/SUPER-MARCO-T.../dp/B01FMN90KU

The description says it's under 2 lbs. Maybe with the inline fuse and wiring it's about 2 lbs.
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:03 AM
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I've got one on my -10 and it actually comes in pretty handy. On a busy ramp airplane noises tend to get ignored. A quick toot on the horn gets everyone's attention because it isn't expected - prior to start up or taxi. Also it's fun for tooting at spectators as I taxi by. Now the line guys give me the sign we used to give to semi-truck drivers to honk their horn.

Mine isn't as loud as this one, or as heavy. I like the sound better on this one, but not the weight.
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:22 AM
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Whenever I think about pilots attempting an engine-out forced landing on a beach shoreline, I think of what a lifesaver an air horn could be.

Without a way to clear unsuspecting people out of the flight path, the only ethical option would be a water ditching. Flipping an RV in shallow water is not likely survivable for more than a couple minutes
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Old 08-17-2018, 12:09 PM
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Whenever I think about pilots attempting an engine-out forced landing on a beach shoreline, I think of what a lifesaver an air horn could be.

Without a way to clear unsuspecting people out of the flight path, the only ethical option would be a water ditching. Flipping an RV in shallow water is not likely survivable for more than a couple minutes
Good point and something I had not considered. Sounds like a few good benefits to a horn besides a little fun.
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Old 08-17-2018, 12:48 PM
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My 9 will have a horn. Many times Iíve thought a beep would be handy about now.

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