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Old 01-21-2022, 09:24 AM
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I use my Sentry...multi purpose tool.
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Old 01-21-2022, 09:38 AM
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Default My personal experience

I had a CO experience in a car when I was 20 in the navy. Me and a buddy were heading to Pensacola after work. Our ship was in the yards in Mobile, AL. Got in my car and headed across Mobile Bay. By the time we were a mile or two down the bridge we were both yawning uncontrollably. I felt lots of heat floating in from under the back seat and quickly realized what was happening. Rolling the windows down we were able to get our heads out just enough. Made it to the eastern shore and got it fixed. Huge crack in the muffler. I can see how quickly this can become a MAJOR emergency real fast.

I've looked at CO detecters for the plane but admit I don't have one... yet. I want one before my next cross country. In the mean time, I devised an area of my checklist in case I notice those same type of symptoms.

cabin heat …..off
mixture …..aggressively lean
cabin …..vents open-> close

NOTE: If leaning and venting fails, shut
down engine and again vent
cabin. While holding breath,
restart then shutdown & vent as
needed to make airport or
suitable off field landing site.
Declare emergency.
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Old 01-21-2022, 10:02 AM
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Interesting. Coincidentally just installed the Aithre Shield EX 2.0 behind the Dynon HDX in my RV12 this past week. It's nice having a 'set it and forget it' install with alerts.
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Old 01-21-2022, 10:08 AM
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Interesting. Coincidentally just installed the Aithre Shield EX 2.0 behind the Dynon HDX in my RV12 this past week. It's nice having a 'set it and forget it' install with alerts.
Don't forget it, test it!
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Old 01-21-2022, 10:14 AM
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Don't forget it, test it!
No doubt! I meant forget it as in I don't have to remember to turn on, replace batteries, remember to turn off, etc.. It turns on/off with ship power.
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Old 01-21-2022, 10:23 AM
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What if my plane leaks so much air under the canopy that I always have a fresh air supply in the cabin?
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Old 01-21-2022, 11:03 AM
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A CO detector is probably a good idea, but is that something that needs a regulation?

Based on the NTSB review, in 38 years of data there have been 31 CO-related accidents. And one of those did have a CO monitor installed.

If memory serves 99% of GA accidents are pilot error (split between running out of gas and loss of control?), perhaps mandating more frequent flight reviews would give a better safety outcome than mandating CO detectors.
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Old 01-21-2022, 11:09 AM
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I have used this one and its predecessors for decades. The batteries last for about 5 years - less than the sensor life. Then, you just replace it. On all the time. It gets tested every time the fuel truck arrives.
Incidentally, having one on-board led to the discovery of an exhaust leak (crack) in a friend’s Piper Dakota. Convincing!

https://www.aeromedix.com/product/co...xide-detector/
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Old 01-21-2022, 11:21 AM
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These guys have several models - I have this one and it goes off from time to time when I'm doing a ground run and the wind is behind me:

https://www.forensicsdetectors.com/p...hicle-aircraft
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Old 01-21-2022, 11:22 AM
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It gets tested every time the fuel truck arrives.
Very Nice!

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