Lark Status – Lark is considered DOWN FOR WINCHING at this time but OK to use for AERO-TOWs. Jim Hopkins and I tested the Lark’s radio and found nothing wrong. The testing was performed on the ground but needs to be re-tested in the air for confirmation that it is OK so we can start winching with it again. Please test the radio during the next aero-tow flight and let me know – maybe during Monday’s operation.
1-26 – The 1-26 is considered DOWN FOR WINCHING at this time but OK to use for AERO-TOWs. I didn’t get a chance to test the radio on Saturday. I hope to get to this next week.
Tip on the 1-26 Comm: John, i flew 82H on 7-13 and the radio keys with PTT
button, with silent carrier , no voice modulation. A boom mike situation?
However, Mark R. and Logan T. have flown 82H in August, and may have a
The situation for the past few weeks has been: The radio itself and speaker
are fine, but the boom mic isn’t picking up voice or it’s not getting to
the radio. Could just be as simple as a loose connection
I flew the 1-26 off the winch last weekend with a hand radio. It was
fine, even with having to do two emergency releases, but I definitely agree
with not flying it off the winch until the radio is fixed.