Category Archives: AircraftTroubleshooting

Where do I find a list of the F900 Spare Bulbs

GE 327 –

GE 328,  or GE 387 –

GE 1495 –

304 – BMB Isle lights, 2 pins on base

311 – MSC work light

WL-1315 – bmb spot lights in the headliner


GE 1308


gGE 313



da-27 DevoreLogo Light


6838 Small annunciator


701-2180 – bulb plus socket for overhead switch panel.




GE 1683 largebayonet


628 nav light










83 – small , shaped like a t1 only smaller


ge 1683


GE 305


GE 307

J12B  Oversize bulb for vanity.



7049 – very small single center pin, pin is spring loaded.

is that the same WI28t1pb15F for the Config Panel?




What are the EASA requirements for DFDR and CVR installations?

Here is my analysis of the specific requirements for DFDR Channel count requirements for

F900B S/N 051, Type certA46EU, originally issued March 7, 1979:

ICAO Annex 5 Part I, chapter 6

After reviewing every exciting paragraph carefully, we are NOT required to have a Type I, Type IA, Type II, OR a TYPE IIA recorder. These types of recorders have concisely defined lists of required parameters.

The paragraph that we are forced to comply is, and, including a), and b).

These requirements are VERY VAGUE and obviously meant to be looser requirements than the Type 1and type 2 recorder installations.



How do we comply?


DFDR P/N 980-4700-25 in BMB and BZZ:


We can now use the HHDLU owned by Duncan BTL.  Contact Scott Davis at FTW to rent it.


Send the results of the download to


Also send this list:


FalconAMM_Ch31_Appendix A


then fight through the results to see if anything is REALLY missing?  File the results.



some old notes


OTAR 91.140 (a) (1) (ii) 




Now then…. here is the history that was set in motion by the insistence of Dan Staina.

The items that we have been complying with up to this point are:
ICAO Annex 6 , Appendix 8, Section 7.
7.1 is complied by the Pilot’s Taxi Checklist.
         we got that sorted out 2 years ago with a Notice To Staff.
7.2 a), and b)  is complied by pulling the DFDR and sending it to Honeywell…..GIGANTIC pain in the behind.  Honeywell provides a letter that states the DFDR is correctly recording the parameters that the Falcon work card calls for. (32 parameter list)
c) is complied by having the pilots pull the C/B on the Taxi In prior to the removal.. That way we capture a full flight for Honeywell Analysis.
d) Honeywell.
e) The Falcon work cards fully test the CVR operation in the airplane.
f) “where practical” The CVR’s are removed  and read out every year. The CVR from BZZ goes to Duncan for readout. Honeywell for the other CVR’s.  We retain a voice CD of the recordings.  I was been verifying the “Intelligibility” myself by listening to the .WAV file.
I say that is SUPREMELY  UNPRACTICAL. I would like to suggest that you quit doing this and change the CAMP code to AS REQUIRED
g) N/A , none of the aircraft are fit with AIR (Video Recording)
7.4 we comply with this by filing the Honeywell and Duncan results right in the work order binder.
7.5 a) this is due on BMB.  It is not due on BZZ because it has been installed less than 5 years.  Best I can tell, this is ONLY the calibration of the 3 resistors that report the control column position.
This is the best summary of where we stood 6 months or so ago.
Portion of the ICAO ANNEX attached.









What are the Standard Data Interfaces for a DFDR?

ARINC Report 657 Airborne Recorder File Format

This document defines the characteristics necessary to standardize the airborne recorder download file format in order to facilitate data import, transcription, and exchange. A standardized data format will reduce the variety of readout equipment required for airborne recorder data transcription. This document defines the detailed architecture of the Recorder Standard Output (RSO) file. The architecture is a tagged file structure within which many different files and their formats can be supported. The structure is necessary to support newer recording requirements for flight data, data link, audio, and image recording. This structure is intended for use with all civil recorders and should support use with military recorders.

Last Print: 02/2009
Price (PAPER): $196.00
Price (PDF): $98.00

Godd reegulatory discussion


This AIRINC overview includes a detail of Airinc 573, for flight data recorders


Tool Box clean up

Diagonal cutters




Wrench Rail

tool box foam


Try FAST-CAP foam, or ROCKLER woodworking



foam blanks


better qualty



19.75 X 37.375Deep drawer is 14

5.5 tall.

Lower left large drawer is 7.5 tall 19.75 X 37.375

 wood is 15 x 19.5 for foam



Pelican 1650, very bottom shelf is flat 19×14



iwiss crimper tool