'Twenty- six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is a-waitin' for me'
Santa Catalina is the island home of this brand new SUNDANCER. FYI: With its 30:1 glide ratio (in still air), from an altitude of 6,000 ft AGL, 26 miles is easily within gliding range for SUNDANCER.
Matt Liknaitzky (left), the president of MGL Avionics in Torrance, CA, is shown adjusting the software settings of the MGL iEFIS in SunDancer. Besides being the boss, Matt is a Sport Pilot Instructor (Airplane, Glider, WSC) and a Sport Pilot Examiner (Airplane, Glider, WSC).
We chose MGL as our avionics supplier for several reasons. Firstly, because everything MGL markets - hardware and software - is created in-house, their prices are quite reasonable compared to other manufacturers and providers. Secondly, all of their products “talk” to each other over a data link and engine monitoring is done with only one cable piercing the firewall. Lastly, their support and service is 5-star.
We started this web site to explain the joy of owning and flying a SUNDANCER. Since its inception in Late August, 2017 hundreds of folks from around the world have logged on. As of today, nearly 250 of those visitors were from the U.S.A. If you are returning to find out what's new, please take time to leave a note in our contact or comments section to tell us what intrigues you about SUNDANCER, or how you think we can improve upon our site.
A big thank you to the members of the CalPilots Association who attended the conference at the San Carlos Airport (KSQL) October 13-14 for making our exhibit a success. It was a delight to meet and speak airport managers, pilots and folks such as these members of the Seabird Protection Network (image above) who visited us on the flightline. And thank you for logging onto our web site to learn more about SUNDANCER.
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